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NHL Plays: Sunday

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: December 8, 2019, 10:49 am ET

NHL Plays will highlight the best and the most underrated daily fantasy options among forwards, defensemen and goaltenders.  

Please note, these players were chosen early in the day, so make sure to check Rotoworld’s player news for any lineup changes, injuries and potential changes in the crease for starting goaltenders.  

Additionally, it is worth reminding everyone that FanDuel allows you to roster nine players (2C, 4W, 2D, 1G) with a salary cap of $55,000, while DraftKings has a cap of $50,000 for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 1G, 1UTIL). Yahoo has a $200 cap for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 2G).

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There are five games in the NHL on Sunday.

Forwards

Jack Eichel (Buffalo) - C - $8,700 (FanDuel), $7,900 (DraftKings), $33 (Yahoo) 

Two of the best centers in the NHL are playing in Edmonton tonight as Connor McDavid faces off against Eichel. Eichel has been great, especially of late, as he has 18 goals and 41 points this season including 10 goals and 22 points in his current 14-game points streak. You can’t go wrong with either Eichel or the great McDavid.

Victor Olofsson (Buffalo) – W - $6,800 (FanDuel), $5,700 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo)

If you are going to take Eichel then piggyback Olofsson as well (Do the same if you take McDavid with Kassian below). Olofsson has 12 goals and 14 assists in 30 games and has seven power play goals. He has been a fine addition to the Sabres squad after playing only six games for them at the end of last season.

Zack Kassian (Edmonton) - W - $4,400 (FanDuel), $4,100(DraftKings), $14 (Yahoo)

Kassian is expected to rejoin the Oilers lineup Sunday after missing all week with a back injury. He will claim his spot on the wing with Connor McDavid and likely Leon Draisaitl as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is also expected to return and center the second line, bumping Draisaitl back to the first unit. Kassian has nine goals and 19 points in 28 games.

Bargain Bin:  Nick Schmaltz (Arizona) - W - $4,600 (FanDuel)/$4,100 (DraftKings)/ $13 (Yahoo), Brendan Lemieux (New York Rangers) - W - $3,700 (FanDuel)/$3,600 (DraftKings)/ $13 (Yahoo), Dylan Strome (Chicago) – C - $5,200 (FanDuel)/$4,500 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo).  

Defensemen: 

Rasmus Ristolainen (Buffalo) - $5,200 (FanDuel), $4,500 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo)

Ristolainen has taken over quarterbacking the Buffalo power play now that Rasmus Dahlin is out indefinitely with a concussion. Ristolainen has only two goals and 14 points in 30 games this season but has a goal and five assists in a five-game scoring streak.

Keith Yandle (Florida) - $5,700 (FanDuel), $4,700 (DraftKings)

Yandle got off to a slow start this season but has been coming on of late with six assists in his last four games. He has only two goals in 28 games but has made up for it with 22 assists.

Bargain Bin: 

Josh Morrissey (Winnipeg) - $4,600 (FanDuel)/$4,500 (DraftKings), Tony DeAngelo (New York Rangers) - $4,000 (FanDuel), $4,200 (DraftKings), $16 (Yahoo)

Goaltenders: 

Darcy Kuemper (Arizona) - $8,800 (FanDuel), $7,700 (DraftKings), $39 (Yahoo) 

Kuemper has been terrific this season as he is 12-6-2 with a 1.92 GAA and a .937 save percentage. Little more has to be said as the Coyotes take on the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday.

Bargain Bin:  Marc-Andre Fleury (Vegas) $8,700 (FanDuel)/$8,300 (DraftKings)/ $33 (Yahoo)

Michael Finewax

Michael Finewax is entering his 16th season as the Senior Hockey Writer and Editor for Rotoworld. You can follow him on Twitter @mfinewaxhockey.