NHL Plays will highlight the best and the most underrated daily fantasy options among forwards, defensemen and goaltenders.
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Thursday night has eight games scheduled.
Leon Draisaitl (Edmonton) - W - $8,900 (FanDuel), $7,800 (DraftKings), $34 (Yahoo)
Draisaitl has been scorching hot with nine goals and 11 assists during a 10-game point streak. He has registered a multi-point effort in three of the last four contests. Draisaitl has also racked up 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) in 12 career matches versus Colorado.
Jonathan Huberdeau (Florida) - W - $7,600 (FanDuel), $7,000 (DraftKings), $24 (Yahoo)
Huberdeau has four goals and seven helpers over a six-game point streak going into Thursday night’s action. He is coming off a three-assist performance against Boston on Tuesday. Huberdeau has generated five goals and 11 points in six contests on home ice this campaign.
Elias Pettersson (Vancouver) - C - $7,300 (FanDuel), $7,100 (DraftKings), $28 (Yahoo)
Pettersson scored a pair of goals in Tuesday’s win over Nashville after picking up only one assist in his previous four outings. He will look to keep the ball rolling on Thursday night with a home match against a Dallas team that played the night before in Calgary. The Canucks have been good at home this year and Pettersson has provided five goals and 11 points in eight contests at Rogers Arena.
Brayden Point (Tampa Bay) - C - $7,200 (FanDuel), $6,800 (DraftKings), $28 (Yahoo)
Point and the Lightning will return to action after getting two wins against Buffalo in Sweden last Friday and Saturday. He had one assist in the two-game set, but already has 11 points in 12 matches this year. Point has played well against the New York Rangers in his career with four goals and five assists in nine meetings.
Anthony Mantha (Detroit) - W - $6,700 (FanDuel), $6,300 (DraftKings), $22 (Yahoo)
Mantha has two goals and three assists over a four-game point streak. He is having a great season so far with 11 goals and 19 points in 20 contests.
Bargain Bin: Timo Meier (SJ) - W - $5,600 (FanDuel)/$5,200 (DraftKings)/$19 (Yahoo), Sam Reinhart (BUF) - W - $5,800 (FanDuel)/$5,900 (DraftKings)/$17 (Yahoo), Joonas Donskoi (SJ) - W - $4,900 (FanDuel)/$5,600 (DraftKings)/$ $18 (Yahoo), Martin Necas (CAR) - W - $3,600 (FanDuel)/$3,600 (DraftKings)/$14 (Yahoo), Clayton Keller (ARI) - W - $5,400 (FanDuel)/$4,600 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo)
Erik Karlsson (San Jose) - $6,400 (FanDuel), $5,500 (DraftKings), $23 (Yahoo)
Karlsson has collected six assists in the last seven games. He is coming off a three-assist performance against Edmonton on Tuesday. Karlsson has one goal and three assists in his last five outings versus Anaheim. He has a great price and appears to be gaining steam offensively.
Cale Makar (Colorado) - $5,000 (FanDuel), $5,600 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)
Makar has accounted for four goals and three assists during a four-game point streak. The rookie blueliner continues to have plenty of bang for the buck potential. Makar has amassed 18 points in 18 matches this campaign.
Bargain Bin: Keith Yandle (FLA) - $5,600 (FanDuel)/$5,000 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Kevin Shattenkirk (TB) - $5,500 (FanDuel)/$5,300 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Adam Fox (NYR) - $3,700 (FanDuel)/$4,200 (DraftKings)/$17 (Yahoo)
Darcy Kuemper (Arizona) - $8,300 (FanDuel), $7,700 (DraftKings), $37 (Yahoo)
Kuemper bounced back from a loss to Minnesota with a strong showing against St. Louis in a 3-2 shootout win on Tuesday night. If he gets the call against the Wild on Thursday then there’s a good chance he will be better against his former team. Kuemper has a 5-2-0 record on the road this campaign with a 2.10 goals-against average and .924 save percentage.