NHL Plays will highlight the best and the most underrated daily fantasy options among forwards, defensemen and goaltenders.
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Wednesday night has six games scheduled.
Leon Draisaitl (Edmonton) - W - $8,700 (FanDuel), C - $8,400 (DraftKings), $32 (Yahoo)
Draisaitl has been red hot with five goals and seven assists during a five-game point streak. He has posted four multi-point efforts over that stretch. Draisaitl has amassed 11 markers and 33 points in the past 17 matches. He notched one goal and one assist on Jan. 4 against Boston and he has nine points (four goals, five assists) in 10 career contests versus the Bruins.
Mika Zibanejad (New York Rangers) - C - $8,200 (FanDuel), $7,600 (DraftKings), $32 (Yahoo)
Zibanejad has compiled nine goals and 21 points in his last 17 outings. He has eight multi-point performances over that span. Zibanejad has nine points (five goals, four assists) in seven matches going into Wednesday night’s action, including three goals and two assists during a four-game point streak.
J.T. Miller (Vancouver) - C - $6,500 (FanDuel), $6,200 (DraftKings), $23 (Yahoo)
Miller has accounted for seven goals and 17 points in his last 15 appearances. He has picked up one goal and two assists in two contests against Minnesota this season to give him four markers and 11 points in 12 career meetings with the Wild.
Andre Burakovsky (Colorado) - W - $5,600 (FanDuel), $6,000 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)
Burakovsky has plenty of bang for the buck upside, while skating on the top line with Nathan MacKinnon. He also occupies a spot on the top power-play unit of the Avalanche. Burakovsky has provided six goals and 19 points in his past 15 contests. That includes two markers and two helpers in four matches going into Wednesday’s match against the Islanders.
Bargain Bin: Tyler Toffoli (VAN) - W - $5,600 (FanDuel)/$4,700 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Joe Pavelski (DAL) - C - $5,500 (FanDuel)/$4,500 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Adam Henrique (ANA) - C - $5,000 (FanDuel)/$4,800 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Kailer Yamamoto (EDM) - W - $4,700 (FanDuel)/$5,900 (DraftKings)/$17 (Yahoo)
John Klingberg (Dallas) - D - $5,800 (FanDuel), $4,500 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo)
Klingberg has generated two goals and six assists in his last 10 outings. He has 24 shots on target during that span. Klingberg has one goal and three helpers during a three-game point streak going into Wednesday night’s slate. He also has five goals and 12 points in 16 career matches versus Arizona.
Bargain Bin: Quinn Hughes (VAN) - $5,200 (FanDuel)/$5,300 (DraftKings)/$19 (Yahoo), Aaron Ekblad (FLA) - $5,000 (FanDuel)/$5,100 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Charlie McAvoy (BOS) - $4,900 (FanDuel)/$4,800 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Miro Heiskanen (DAL) - $4,700 (FanDuel)/$4,900 (DraftKings)/$17 (Yahoo)
Pavel Francouz (Colorado) - G - $7,300 (FanDuel), $8,100 (DraftKings), $26 (Yahoo)
Francouz has posted strong numbers this season, while serving as Philipp Grubauer’s understudy. Grubauer is out with a lower-body injury, so Francouz will likely to get another crack at the New York Islanders. He stopped 32 of 33 shots in a 1-0 loss to the Islanders on Jan. 6. Francouz is in a good spot to come out on the winning side on Wednesday, as New York has been struggling. The Isles have one goal in the last three games and have lost all three times.