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NHL Plays: Wednesday

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: April 7, 2021, 2:39 pm 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 NBC Sports EDGE'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, 2W, 2D, 2UTIL 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).

Don’t forget, for everything NHL, check out NBC Sports EDGE's Player News, and follow @NBCSEdgeHK and @CoreAbbott on Twitter.

Wednesday has five games on the schedule, including an early matchup between Edmonton and Ottawa starting at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Connor McDavid (Edmonton) - C - $9,000 (FanDuel), $34 (Yahoo)

McDavid is coming off a relatively quiet performance against Montreal on Monday, but he stands a good chance of getting back on track on Wednesday. He has amassed 16 points, including 13 assists, in seven matches versus Ottawa this season. McDavid has 23 shots on target during that time and five multi-point performances.

Gabriel Landeskog (Colorado) - W - $7,100 (FanDuel), $7,000 (DraftKings), $28 (Yahoo)

Landeskog has four goals and four assists during a five-game point streak. He has been credited with 13 shots on target during that span. Landeskog has been held off the scoresheet only one time in his past 13 outings, while racking up eight markers and 21 points. Additionally, he has amassed three goals and six helpers in seven previous matches against Minnesota this year.

Conor Garland (Arizona) - W - $5,300 (FanDuel), $5,800 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo)

Garland has collected one goal and four points in the last four games. He picked up two assists and two shots in Monday’s win over Los Angeles. That gives Garland one goal, three helpers and 10 shots in four contests versus the Kings this campaign.

Bargain Bin: Eric Staal (MTL)  - C - $3.900 (FanDuel), $3,500 (DraftKings), $10 (Yahoo), William Karlsson (VGK) - C - $5,400 (FanDuel), $4,900 (DraftKings), $21 (Yahoo), Michael Bunting (ARI) - W - $3,200 (FanDuel), $3,200 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo), Connor Brown (OTT) - W - $3,900 (FanDuel), $17 (Yahoo), Kevin Fiala (MIN) - W - $5,100 (FanDuel), $5,200 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo), Zach Hyman (TOR) - W - $4,800 (FanDuel), $5,500 (DraftKings), $21 (Yahoo)


Alec Martinez (Vegas) - $4,400 (FanDuel), $5,500 (DraftKings), $20 (Yahoo)

Martinez is coming off a two-goal performance against St. Louis on Monday, while being credited with five shots and two blocks. He has registered nine points over 11 matches, including four goals and six points in his past seven outings. Additionally, Martinez has three goals and three assists in five meetings with the Blues this year. He also checks in with solid cap hits across the board.

Bargain Bin: Jakob Chychrun (ARI) - $4,600 (FanDuel), $20 (Yahoo), Devon Toews (COL) - $4,600 (FanDuel), $5,000 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo), Alex Goligoski (ARI) - $3,700 (FanDuel), $3,700 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo)


Adin Hill (Arizona) - $6,700 (FanDuel), $7,700 (DraftKings), $30 (Yahoo)

Hill has started seven straight games for the Coyotes, while posting a 6-1-0 record with a .917 save percentage and one shutout. He has stopped 176 of 192 shots during that span, including a 36-save effort in Monday’s 5-2 victory over Los Angeles. The Coyotes and Kings will meet again on Wednesday and Hill offers plenty of bang for the buck potential.

Bargain Bin: Jake Allen (MTL) - $7,300 (FanDuel), $7,500 (DraftKings), $26 (Yahoo)

Corey Abbott

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