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.
Brad Marchand (Boston) - W - $7,500 (FanDuel), $7,600 (DraftKings), $29 (Yahoo)
Marchand has gone three games without a point going into Wednesday night’s slate, but he had a three-game point streak before that and likely won’t be silenced on the scoresheet much longer. He has one goal and two assists in his previous three outings versus Montreal this year.
Elias Pettersson (Vancouver) - C - $6,900 (FanDuel), $7,200 (DraftKings), $28 (Yahoo)
Pettersson picked up two assists in Tuesday’s win over Nashville after a pair of quiet performances. Still, he has five goals and 16 points in the last 16 contests. Pettersson has also generated two goals and six points in five career matches versus Chicago, including one marker and three helpers in two previous outings this campaign.
Elias Lindholm (Calgary) - W - $6,200 (FanDuel), $5,600 (DraftKings), C - $17 (Yahoo)
Lindholm has two goals and five assists during a seven-game point streak. He has picked up an assist in each of the past four games, while being credited with 10 shots on goal. Lindholm is back playing with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan on Calgary’s top line and the first power-play combination.
Bargain Bin: Ilya Kovalchuk (MON) - W - $5,000 (FanDuel)/$4,700 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Charlie Coyle (BOS) - C - $4,900 (FanDuel)/$4,200 (DraftKings)/$17 (Yahoo), Dominik Kubalik (CHI) - W - $4,900 (FanDuel)/$4,800 (DraftKings)/$17 (Yahoo), Mikael Backlund (CGY) - C - $4,800 (FanDuel)/$3,800 (DraftKings)/W - $16 (Yahoo)
Quinn Hughes (Vancouver) - D - $5,200 (FanDuel), $5,300 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo)
Hughes has been red hot with three goals and seven assists in the last seven games. He has five helpers and eight shots during a three-game point streak going into Wednesday night’s action. The rookie blueliner has been a key contributor for the Canucks this season with 44 points through 56 matches.
Bargain Bin: Noah Hanifin (CGY) - $4,300 (FanDuel)/$4,000 (DraftKings)/$15 (Yahoo)
David Rittich (CGY) - G - $7,600 (FanDuel), $7,700 (DraftKings), $29 (Yahoo)
Rittich dropped two games, including an overtime decision, to Los Angeles back in October, but he has plenty of upside on Wednesday night. He checks in with solid prices and he has posted victories in each of his last two starts, while stopping 59 of 63 shots. The Flames have played well on their current road trip, while the Kings have been struggling mightily.
Bargain Bin: Carey Price (MON) - $7,000 (DraftKings)