NHL Plays will highlight the best and the most underrated daily fantasy options among forwards, defensemen and goaltenders.
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Tuesday night has nine games on tap.
Brad Marchand (Boston) - W - $8,700 (FanDuel), $7,700 (DraftKings), $31 (Yahoo)
It’s going to be costly if you want to stack Boston’s top line against San Jose on Tuesday night. If you just want to get a piece of the action then Marchand is a great option. He doesn’t cost as much as David Pastrnak and he’s been a consistent producer with seven goals and 13 assists during a 10-game point streak.
Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay) - W - $8,600 (FanDuel), C - $7,300 (DraftKings), W - $30 (Yahoo)
Stamkos and the Lightning have plenty of upside against a Rangers team that has surrendered 3.78 goals against per game. He had four goals and two assists in three meetings with the Rangers last season. Stamkos leads the Lightning in points (11) and power-play points (4) this campaign.
Sebastian Aho (Carolina) - C - $7,000 (FanDuel), $5,700 (DraftKings), $25 (Yahoo)
Aho has two goals and three assists in the last five games along with four points (two goals, two assists) in six career outings against Calgary. He is slated to be reunited with Teuvo Teravainen on Tuesday night, which could help him further.
Jakub Voracek (Philadelphia) - W - $6,700 (FanDuel), $5,400 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo)
Voracek has heated up with nine points (four goals, five assists) in his last six games, including two goals and three helpers in the past two contests. He has been clicking with James van Riemsdyk and Claude Giroux on the top line of the Flyers after a slow start to the 2019-20 season.
James Neal (Edmonton) - W - $5,900 (FanDuel), $5,900 (DraftKings), $22 (Yahoo)
Neal scored his 10th goal of the season on Sunday. It was his seven power-play tally, which makes him an attractive option for Tuesday night’s slate. Edmonton ranks first in the league in power-play efficiency (33.3%) and Detroit sits 29th overall on the penalty kill. Neal also has two goals and one assist in his last three outings versus the Red Wings.
Bargain Bin: Nicklas Backstrom (WSH) - C - $6,400 (FanDuel)/$5,600 (DraftKings)/$26 (Yahoo), Alexander Kerfoot (TOR) - C - $4,300 (FanDuel)/$3,400 (DraftKings)/$15 (Yahoo), Alexander Radulov (DAL) - W - $5,600 (FanDuel)/$4,900 (DraftKings)/$20 (Yahoo), Andrei Svechnikov (CAR) - W - $5,000 (FanDuel)/$5,200 (DraftKings)/$17 (Yahoo)
John Carlson (Washington) - D - $7,100 (FanDuel), $7,000 (DraftKings), $29 (Yahoo)
Carlson is another pricey option, but his upside remains high despite his nine-game point streak coming to an end this past Friday. He has amassed 21 points in 13 games this season, which includes a three-point performance against Tuesday’s opponent, the Toronto Maple Leafs, on Oct. 16.
Victor Hedman (Tampa Bay) - D - $6,100 (FanDuel), $5,800 (DraftKings), $23 (Yahoo)
Hedman has plenty of bang for the buck value. He has a five-game point streak (two goals, three assists) going into Tuesday’s action. Hedman has failed to hit the scoresheet just one time over his 10 appearances this season.
Bargain Bin: Tony DeAngelo (NYR) - $4,500 (FanDuel)/$4,300 (DraftKings)/$17 (Yahoo), Jake Muzzin (TOR) - $4,600 (FanDuel)/$4,400 (DraftKings)/$17 (Yahoo), Michal Kempny (WSH) - $3,700 (FanDuel)/$4,400 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo)
Ben Bishop (Dallas) - G - $8,400 (FanDuel), $8,100 (DraftKings), $32 (Yahoo)
Bishop has been playing much better following a rocky start to the year. He has a 2-1-0 record with a .958 save percentage in his last three starts. Bishop and the Stars will host a Minnesota team that has struggled to score this season, much like the Stars have. Still, Bishop had a 4-1-0 record, including one shutout, with a minuscule 0.89 goals-against average and .966 save percentage versus the Wild last season.
Andrei Vasilevskiy (Tampa Bay) - G - $8,500 (FanDuel), $8,200 (DraftKings), $33 (Yahoo)
Vasilevskiy has won four of his last five starts. He bounced back nicely with 37 saves on 39 shots in a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh last Wednesday after a rough outing against Colorado before that. New York has struggled this season and the team might be without the services of Mika Zibanejad, which puts Vasilevskiy in a favorable spot. He also has a 2-1-1 record versus the Rangers in his career with a 2.34 goals-against average and .926 save percentage.
Bargin Bin: Petr Mrazek (CAR) - $7,400 (FanDuel)/$7,900 (DraftKings)/$31 (Yahoo), John Gibson (ANA) - $8,000 (FanDuel)/$8,000 (DraftKings), $35 (Yahoo), Mikko Koskinen (EDM) - $8,100 (FanDuel)/$7,600 (DraftKings)/$33 (Yahoo)