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NHL Plays: Friday

Friday, January 12, 2018


NHL Plays will look at some players to consider adding while building your lineups. Remember to check back on this page later in the day for confirmations on starting goalies and keep an eye on Rotoworld’s daily blurbs for all your fantasy hockey needs.

 

Keep in mind 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, 1UT). Winnipeg, Edmonton and Arizona will play the first games of their back-to-back situations, while Columbus, Calgary, Washington and Carolina will skate for the second time in two nights.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom (WSH) - C - $6,700 (FanDuel), $6,700 (DraftKings)

 

Backstrom will be looking to bounce back after he was held in check Thursday night. He has two goals and six assists in the last five contests. He has two goals and seven helpers in the past 10 matches against Carolina. Backstrom has enjoyed plenty of success versus the Hurricanes in his career with 55 points (14 goals, 41 assists) in 51 matches.

 

Nick Schmaltz (CHI) - C - $5,900 (FanDuel), $5,300 (DraftKings)

 

Schmaltz will enter Friday night’s action riding a five-game point streak. He has recorded five goals and three assists during that span. Schmaltz also has two goals and two assists in four career matches versus Winnipeg, which includes a goal and a helper in a 5-1 win over the Jets on Dec. 14.

 

Jonathan Huberdeau (FLA) - W - $7,600 (FanDuel), $6,600 (DraftKings)

 

Huberdeau has been red hot with seven goals and four assists in eight contests. He is riding a four-game point streak going into Friday night’s match against Calgary. Huberdeau has also been great on home ice this year with nine goals and 22 points in 19 outings.

 

Micheal Ferland (CGY) - W - $5,300 (FanDuel), $4,500 (DraftKings)

 

Ferland has plenty of bang for the buck potential Friday night.  He has registered a goal and an assist in each of the past four games. He has found the back of the net nine times and he has accounted for 14 points over his last 18 appearances. Ferland already has personal bests with 19 goals and 28 points through 42 contests this year. He has been great on the top line alongside Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau.  

 

Tyler Myers (WPG) - D - $4,500 (FanDuel), $4,500 (DraftKings)

 

Myers could be a valuable under-the-radar roster addition on Friday night. He has collected four assists during a three-game point streak. Myers has seven shots and seven blocks during that span. He also picked up an assist in against Chicago on Dec. 14.

 

Cam Talbot (EDM) - G - $7,600 (FanDuel), $8,200 (DraftKings)

 

Talbot has a favorable matchup and a fairly good price tag on FanDuel. He is a bit pricier on DraftKings, but could still work there as well. Talbot has had his share of struggles this season, but he has played well against Arizona in his career. He has posted a 7-3-1 record with a 2.24 goals-against average and .928 save percentage in 11 previous appearances. The Coyotes also rank 30th in the league in goals for per game with 2.26.

 

Probable Goaltenders:

 

Vancouver (Jacob Markstrom) Confirmed @ Columbus (Sergei Bobrovsky)

Calgary (David Rittich) Confirmed @ Florida (James Reimer) Confirmed

Washington (Philipp Grubauer) Confirmed @ Carolina (Cam Ward)

Winnipeg (Connor Hellebuyck) Confirmed @ Chicago (Jeff Glass) Confirmed

Edmonton (Cam Talbot) Confirmed @ Arizona (Antti Raanta) Confirmed



Corey Abbott is an Associate Editor for Hockey on Rotoworld. Feel free to follow him Twitter @CoreAbbott.
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