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NHL Plays: Sunday

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: February 9, 2020, 10:29 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 - $8,300 (FanDuel), $8,000 (DraftKings), $34 (Yahoo)

Eichel is having a career year and establishing himself as one of the top players in the NHL. Eichel has 31 goals and 68 points in 54 games on a mediocre Buffalo team, which makes his plus-16 even more enticing. Eichel had a pair of helpers against the Rangers Friday and the Sabres are home to Anaheim which is finishing a four-game road trip.

David Pastrnak (Boston) – W - $8,600 (FanDuel), $8,500 (DraftKings), $35 (Yahoo)

As good as Eichel has been this season, Pastrnak is better and is third in NHL scoring with 77 points, trailing only the Edmonton duo of Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid. Pastrnak is third in goals with 38 with Alex Ovechkin and Auston Matthews tied at 40. The Bruins take on lowly Detroit Sunday and that says it all.

Andre Burakovsky (Colorado) - W - $5,100 (FanDuel), $5,400 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo)

Burakovsky is getting second line time with Nazem Kadri and Valeri Nichushkin. He saw his six-game points streak end on Saturday but he was red-hot with four goals and 12 points in the six contests. Burakovsky has a career-best 40 points in 50 games and his next goal will set a career-high as well, with 18.

Bargain Bin:  Mika Zibanejad (New York Rangers) - C - $8,100 (FanDuel), $8,200 (DraftKings), $31 (Yahoo), Alex Iafallo (Los Angeles) – W - $4,900 (FanDuel) $4,200 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo), Pavel Buchnevich (New York Rangers) – W- $4,800 (FanDuel) $4,700 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo)

Defensemen: 

Ryan Graves (Colorado) - $4,100 (FanDuel), $5,300 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)

Graves has two goals and five points in his last seven games and continues to lead the NHL in plus/minus at plus-38. It has been a great season for Graves who played 26 games, one more than allowed, or he would be under consideration for the Calder Trophy as well. Graves has eight goals and 21 points this season, without any points on the power play.

Torey Krug (Boston) – $5,700 (FanDuel), $5,800 (DraftKings), $20 (Yahoo)

Krug has two goals and five assists in his last seven, which was helped immensely by a two-goal, four-point performance on February 1 in Minnesota. The Bruins take on Detroit, the worst team in the NHL, Sunday so look for a big game from Krug who has seven goals and 38 points in 48 games.

Bargain Bin:

Nikita Zadorov (Colorado) - $3,700 (FanDuel), $3,100(DraftKings), $15 (Yahoo)

Colin Miller (Buffalo) - $3,500 (FanDuel), $2,700 (DraftKings), $11 (Yahoo)

Goaltenders: 

Carter Hutton (Buffalo) - $7,300 (FanDuel), $8,300 (DraftKings), $24 (Yahoo)

Hutton has won two of his last three starts after going over three months without a win. He has taken over the net once again as Linus Ullmark is out with a lower-body injury and takes on Anaheim at home Sunday. He has a very good price in FanDuel and 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.