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NHL Plays: Sunday

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: December 22, 2019, 9:41 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 four games in the NHL on Sunday.


Mika Zibanejad (New York Rangers) - C - $7,800 (FanDuel), $14,100 (DraftKings), $26 (Yahoo) 

Zibanejad is on a four-game points streak with four goals and seven assists. The talented Swede has 11 goals and 24 points in 21 games after a breakout season last year in which he struck for 74 points including 30 goals. He missed 13 games in late October through late November but that did not slow him down.

Taylor Hall (Arizona) – W - $7,300 (FanDuel), $7,500(DraftKings), $26 (Yahoo)

Hall was traded earlier in the week from the Devils and is seeing first line action with Christian Dvorak and Phil Kessel. He has an assist in each of his two games with the Coyotes and Arizona gets lowly Detroit Sunday. Hall has six goals and 27 points in 32 games this season and could break loose tonight.

Evander Kane (San Jose) - W - $6,900 (FanDuel), $6,600(DraftKings), $23 (Yahoo)

Kane has been in a bit of a slump of late with only a goal and an assist in his last five games. One of the NHL’s best power forwards, Kane has 14 goals and 26 points in 34 games this season. They face their arch-rival Vegas Golden Knights at home Sunday and Kane should be ready and able in this one.

Bargain Bin:  Robby Fabbri (Detroit) - W - $3,900 (FanDuel), $4,800 (DraftKings), $12 (Yahoo), Tomas Hertl (San Jose) - W - $6,300 (FanDuel), $5,100 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo), Christian Dvorak (Arizona) – C - $4,200 (FanDuel) $5,400 (DraftKings), $16 (Yahoo).  


Jakob Chychrun (Arizona) - $4,100 (FanDuel), $4,900 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo)

Chychrun’s big problem in his first three NHL seasons was the ability to stay healthy. That has not been a problem this season as he has played in all 37 Arizona contests. He had two goals Thursday against the Wild and has three goals and an assist in his last five games. Chychrun was always highly-regarded and has flourished this season.

Miro Heiskanen (Dallas) - $4,800 (FanDuel), $4,700 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo)

Heiskanen broke a five-game pointless drought Friday against the Panthers with an assist. The 20-year-old blueliner is one of the best young defensemen in the NHL and the Stars top blueliner to date this season. He has seven goals and 22 points in 37 games with a plus-10 rating and should be an easy player to start in DFS.

Bargain Bin: 

Nate Schmidt (Vegas) - $4,000 (FanDuel), $4,800 (DraftKings), $14 (Yahoo), Filip Hronek (Detroit) - $4,600 (FanDuel), $4,100 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo)


Marc-Andre Fleury (Vegas) - $8,500 (FanDuel), $8,000 (DraftKings), $34 (Yahoo) 

Fleury was rocked on Thursday, giving up five goals on 34 shots to Vancouver, but had two straight wins before that, giving up five goals on 55 shots. Look for the talented netminder to bounce back against the Sharks. Fleury is 14-7-3 with a 2.63 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

Bargain Bin:  Ryan Miller (Anaheim) $7,300 (FanDuel), $15,600 (DraftKings), $23 (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.