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NHL Plays: Saturday

Saturday, January 13, 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).

 

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Tuukka Rask G (Boston) - $8,900 FanDuel, $8,000 DraftKings

 

Rask saw his six game winning streak end on Sunday with a 6-5 overtime loss to the Penguins but he has been a top-two goalie over the last six weeks and will be motivated when he plays the Canadiens as he should have been the second goalie for the Atlantic as he is playing much better than Habs goalie Carey Price.

 

John Klingberg D (Dallas) - $5,700 FanDuel, $5,900 DraftKings

 

The NHL’s top scoring defenseman, Klingberg has been especially hot of late with two goals and 12 points in his last nine games. Another one of the great Swedish defensemen in the NHL, Klingberg and the Stars could put up more than a few goals against the Avalanche in Dallas tonight.

 

Samuel Girard D (Colorado) - $3,700 FanDuel, $3,200 DraftKings

 

The Avalanche lost Tyson Barrie on December 24 as he suffered a fractured right hand and Samuel Girard has taken over the point on the first power play. He has four assists in his last four games and is the future of the Avs blueline after they dealt Matt Duchene to Ottawa in a three team deal and he was the major asset coming back.

 

Logan Couture C (San Jose) - $6,700 FanDuel, $6,600 DraftKings

 

Couture returned to action five games ago after missing over two weeks with a concussion. He was pointless in his first three games back after the incident but as a goal and four points in his last two games. He leads the Sharks with 16 goals and is tied for the team lead in points with 30. He is on the first power play and centers the Sharks second unit in even strength situations with Tomas Hertl and Kevin Labanc on his wings.

 

Brian Boyle C – (New Jersey) – $4,300 FanDuel, $3,700 DraftKings

 

Although he has only one goal in his last six games, Boyle is having a strong season. He is on the fourth line in even strength situations but is on the top power play and is tied with five goals for the New Jersey lead despite missing the first month of the season. He has 11 goals and 17 points in 31 games and is a nice choice if you need an inexpensive center.

 

Kyle Connor W (Winnipeg) - $4,500 FanDuel, $6,000 DraftKings

 

This is a FanDuel pick. Connor is severely underpriced as he plays on the top line as well as the first power play with Blake Wheeler and Patrik Laine. It’s not like he is a slouch either as he went 17th overall in 2015. He has 15 goals and 28 points in 39 games and should be in your lineup, especially if you are looking for a low priced winger who can score.

 

Alexander Radulov W (Dallas) - $6,200 FanDuel, $5,700 DraftKings

 

Radulov is red hot right now with two goals and six points in his last two games and nine points including four goals in his last five. He is seeing top line minutes with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn as the Stars have their top three players on the same line. Radulov has 16 goals and 38 points and is fourth on the Stars in scoring but just two points in arrears of leader Seguin.

 

Goaltenders

New York Islanders (Thomas Greiss) confirmed @ New York Rangers (Ondrej Pavelec) confirmed

Detroit (Jimmy Howard) confirmed @ Pittsburgh (Tristan Jarry) confirmed

Winnipeg (Connor Hellebuyck) confirmed @ Minnesota (Devan Dubnyk)

Boston (Tuukka Rask) confirmed @ Montreal (Carey Price) confirmed

Philadelphia (Brian Elliott) confirmed @ New Jersey (Cory Schneider) confirmed

Colorado (Jonathan Bernier) confirmed @ Dallas (Ben Bishop) confirmed

Edmonton (Cam Talbot) @ Vegas (Marc-Andre Fleury) confirmed

Anaheim (John Gibson) confirmed @ Los Angeles (Jonathan Quick) confirmed

Arizona (Scott Wedgewood) @ San Jose (Martin Jones) confirmed



Michael Finewax is entering his 13th season as the Senior Hockey Writer and Editor for Rotoworld. You can follow him on Twitter @mfinewaxhockey.
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