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 12 games scheduled.
Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh) - C - $8,600 (FanDuel), $8,200 (DraftKings), $31 (Yahoo)
Malkin has compiled four goals and eight assists in the last six games. The bulk of that production came thanks to two multi-point efforts, but the Penguins center has been all over the scoresheet this year. Malkin has 26 points in 19 appearances and he has stepped up following Sidney Crosby's injury. Additionally, he has been superb against Montreal in his career with 51 points (17 goals, 34 assists) in 40 contests.
Auston Matthews (Toronto) - C - $8,300 (FanDuel), $7,100 (DraftKings), $34 (Yahoo)
Matthews scored a pair of goals against St. Louis this past Saturday to end his five-game goalless skid. Getting that boost of confidence could help him get on a bit of a roll. He also has three goals and three assists in six career meetings versus Vancouver.
Artemi Panarin (New York Rangers) - W - $8,200 (FanDuel), $6,600 (DraftKings), $27 (Yahoo)
Panarin is having a great year with the Rangers. He has racked up 14 goals and 36 points in 29 games, including three markers and eight assists in the past nine matches. He has four multi-point efforts during that nine-game span.
Kyle Connor (Winnipeg) - W - $6,700 (FanDuel), $6,300 (DraftKings), $21 (Yahoo)
Connor has amassed five goals and 12 points in the last 10 games. He has 28 shots on target during that span and he has only been held off the scoresheet two times. Connor also has a three-game point streak, with one goal and four assists, going into Tuesday night’s action against a struggling Detroit team.
J.T. Miller (Vancouver) - W - $6,400 (FanDuel), $6,400 (DraftKings), $22 (Yahoo)
Miller has supplied five goals and six assists during an eight-game point streak going into Tuesday night’s action. He has been a great addition to the Canucks this campaign, while leading the team with 13 goals and sitting second on the club with 31 points in 30 matches.
Alexander Radulov (Dallas) - W - $6,300 (FanDuel), $4,800 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)
Radulov responded to being a healthy scratch with one goal and one assist in his return to the lineup on Saturday. Dallas has a favorable matchup against New Jersey at home. Radulov has accounted for three goals and 11 helpers in seven career matches versus the Devils.
Bargain Bin: Ryan Getzlaf (ANA) - C - $6,500 (FanDuel)/$6,000 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Andrei Svechnikov (CAR) - W - $6,600 (FanDuel)/$5,600 (DraftKings)/$25 (Yahoo), Mats Zuccarello (MIN) - W - $5,700 (FanDuel)/$4,400 (DraftKings)/$17 (Yahoo), Alex Tuch (VGK) - W - $4,600 (FanDuel)/$4,700 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Calle Jarnkrok (NSH) - W - $4,300 (FanDuel)/$4,900 (DraftKings)/$14 (Yahoo)
Kris Letang (Pittsburgh) - $6,600 (FanDuel), $7,000 (DraftKings), $23 (Yahoo)
Letang has provided three goals and three assists in the past six games. He has 21 shots on goal during that span and two multi-point performances. The Montreal native has compiled 27 points (five goals, 22 assists) in 32 career matches versus the Canadiens. That includes one goal and two helpers in two outings last year.
Keith Yandle (Florida) - $5,800 (FanDuel), $4,500 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)
Yandle has a five-game point streak going into Tuesday night. He has one goal and seven assists during that span, which includes four power-play points (one goal, three assists). Florida’s fourth-ranked power play could be a factor against a Tampa Bay team that played the night before.
Bargain Bin: Jacob Trouba (NYR) - $5,500 (FanDuel)/$5,200 (DraftKings)/$19 (Yahoo), Rasmus Ristolainen (BUF) - $5,200 (FanDuel)/$4,800 (DraftKings)/$17 (Yahoo), Quinn Hughes (VAN) - $4,600 (FanDuel)/$5,400 (DraftKings)/$19 (Yahoo), Mattias Ekholm (NSH) - $4,500 (FanDuel)/$5,000 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo)
Darcy Kuemper (Arizona) - $8,900 (FanDuel), $8,200 (DraftKings), $42 (Yahoo)
Kuemper doesn’t come cheap and he will face a Calgary team that has been playing much better since the coaching change. However, his play this season has been outstanding and he has had plenty of success against the Flames in his career. Kuemper has gone 4-1-1 versus Calgary with a 1.61 goals-against average and .948 save percentage. He blanked the Flames with 37 saves on Nov. 16 and he posted a 30-save shutout versus Calgary in his only appearance against the team in 2018-19.
Laurent Brossoit (Winnipeg) - $7,400 (FanDuel), $8,300 (DraftKings), $27 (Yahoo)
Brossoit will face the basement-dwelling Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. He offers plenty of bang for the buck upside on FanDuel and Yahoo. He played well in his last outing on Nov. 30 against Los Angeles despite a 2-1 and this is a good opportunity for him to get back in the win column.
Bargain Bin: Henrik Lundqvist (NYR) - $7,300 (FanDuel)/$7,600 (DraftKings)/$27 (Yahoo), Linus Ullmark (BUF) - $7,400 (FanDuel)/$7,500 (DraftKings)/$23 (Yahoo), Sergei Bobrovsky (FLA) - $7,800 (FanDuel)/$7,700 (DraftKings/$26 (Yahoo),