Each day I will be providing my recommended player picks for your FanDuel daily fantasy hockey lineups.
My FanDuel NHL Plays will be broken down by player positions, and will include picks for cash games (50/50s/double-ups/head-to-head) and GPPs (guaranteed prize pool tournaments).
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If you are reading this article, you are an NHL die hard. With only three games on the slate, only the true grinders come out and play on these nights. With just six teams hitting the ice tonight, it won’t be easy to differentiate yourself in cash games. On the flip side, GPPs will be a lot fun, as there aren’t many standout games. Let’s get to the NHL Daily Plays!
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Antti Raanta, Chicago Blackhawks, $7,600 – Raanta stole the show in the Hawks’ 4-1 win over the Blues Tuesday night. He was nothing short of brilliant, stopping 40 of the 41 shots he faced. Raanta has been a great back-up goalie in his short career and I like his chances of winning again tonight. Finding a stand-out, number one goalie tonight will not be easy. In a game where the Hawks are a big favorite, Raanta gets the nod as top goalie tonight.
Other Goalies To Target (Cash Games) – None. It is a tough night for tenders.
Bryan Little, Winnipeg Jets, $5,600 – Little is having another solid season as the Jets’ number one center, and he has found great chemistry with his linemates Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler. The Avalanche gave up four more goals last night in Calgary and sit near the bottom of the league in shots against and goals allowed. Colorado will be playing back-to-back road games and that won’t help their defensive woes. Little has a nice price and I think he has a big game against the Avalanche this evening.
Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild, $8,700 – Parise has picked up his game of late with five points in his last three contests. The Ducks are a solid team, but have given up 16 goals in their last four games and appear a little vulnerable right now. Parise is the Wild’s best offensive threat and I think he finds the back of the net tonight versus Anaheim.
Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks, $8,600 – Kane has been smoking hot with seven points (4 G, 3 A, + 8 and 18 SOG) in his past four games. With all the injuries in Chicago, Kaner has taken this team on his back. Kane has been unstoppable of late and I think he continues on his torrid pace.
Jacob Trouba, Winnipeg Jets, $4,300 – Trouba had a monster game versus Edmonton on Wednesday night, scoring a goal and adding two assists. Trouba has been terrific for the Jets since taking over as the powerplay quarterback. With all of Colorado’s struggles defensively and the fact that they are playing in consecutive road games, I think Trouba can have another strong performance tonight.