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NHL Plays: Wednesday

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: January 8, 2020, 10:16 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) and Yahoo has a $200 budget for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 2G). 

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Wednesday night has three games on tap.

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Forwards: 

Mitch Marner (Toronto) - W - $8,000 (FanDuel), $7,000 (DraftKings), $30 (Yahoo)

Marner has one goal and five assists during a five-game point streak going into Wednesday night’s action.  He has been working well with Auston Matthews on the top line of the Maple Leafs.  Marner also has two goals and seven points in six career outings versus Winnipeg.  

Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg) - C - $7,700 (FanDuel), $6,500 (DraftKings), $25 (Yahoo)

Scheifele has amassed 24 points, including 11 goals, over the last 16 matches.  His three-game point streak came to an end on Monday, but that’s only the third time that he’s been held off the scoresheet during that 16-game span.  Scheifele also has 10 goals and 18 points in 13 career matches versus Toronto.  

Claude Giroux (Philadelphia) - W - $7,600 (FanDuel), $5,600 (DraftKings), $24 (Yahoo) 

Giroux has accounted for two goals and five assists in the past seven games.  He has racked up 27 shots on target during that span as well as three power-play points.  Giroux also has five goals and four helpers in his last nine appearances versus Washington.  

Bargain Bin: Roope Hintz (DAL) - C - $5,400 (FanDuel)/$4,600 (DraftKings)/$17 (Yahoo), Alex Iafallo (LA) - W - $4,900 (FanDuel)/$4,200 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Lars Eller (WSH) - C - $4,800 (FanDuel)/$3,400 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Kasperi Kapanen (TOR) - W - $4,500 (FanDuel)/$3,900 (DraftKings)/$16 (Yahoo)

Defensemen: 

John Carlson (Washington) - D - $7,100 (FanDuel), $6,400 (DraftKings), $31 (Yahoo)

Carlson is the most expensive blueliner available for Wednesday night’s slate, but his body of work this season speaks for itself.  He has compiled 54 points through 43 contests, including four assists during a three-game point streak going into Wednesday night's action.  Carlson has also picked up one goal and 10 assists in his last nine contests versus Philadelphia.  

Bargain Bin: Tyson Barrie (TOR) - $5,500 (FanDuel)/$5,600 (DraftKings)/$19 (Yahoo), Esa Lindell (DAL) - $4,000 (FanDuel)/$3,900 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Neal Pionk (WPG) - $4,200 (FanDuel)/$4,600 (DraftKings)/$20 (Yahoo) 

Goaltenders: 

Braden Holtby (Washington) - G - $8,200 (FanDuel), $7,900 (DraftKings), $25 (Yahoo)

Holtby stopped 30 of 31 shots in a 2-1 shootout win over Philadelphia back on Nov. 13.  He was also 3-0-0 versus the Flyers last season and has played very well against them during his career with a mark of 13-4-8, a 2.39 goals-against average, a .920 save percentage and two shutouts.  

Bargain Bin: Carter Hart (Philadelphia) - $7,500 (FanDuel)/$7,400 (DraftKings)/$30 (Yahoo)

Corey Abbott

Corey Abbott is an Editor for Hockey on Rotoworld. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @CoreAbbott.