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FanDuel NHL Plays: Wednesday

by Chris Lowery
Updated On: December 3, 2018, 6:02 pm ET

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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Are you new to Daily Fantasy Hockey? Check out these strategies documents first for tips and recommendations to craft your winning FanDuel hockey lineups:

 

 

Introduction to Daily Fantasy Hockey: Breaking it Down

Winning Strategies for Cash Games (head-to-head, 50/50s)

Winning Strategies for GPP Tournaments

Advanced Tips for Winning by Utilizing Vegas Odds and Line Combinations

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Hockey Research and Strategy Tools

 

 

After an exciting Tuesday night of hockey, we slow down a little on this Wednesday evening with four games on tap. The Anaheim Ducks are huge favorites tonight and the other three games are a little tougher to figure out. Cash games will be more difficult on this short slate with little room for error. However, GPPs will be a blast. With only eight teams in action, you can easily get a piece of every team in your tournaments.

 

 

 

GOALTENDERS

 

Make sure to check the RotoGrinders NHL Starting Goalies Page to confirm that the goalies listed below are starting prior to game time.

 

Frederik Andersen, Anaheim Ducks, $8,700 – The Anaheim Ducks are massive favorites tonight and Andersen is easily the top option in goal for your cash games. Despite being winless on the season, Anderson has been terrific, posting a 1.45 GAA and a .957 SV%. The Arizona Coyotes are not a strong offensive team (ranked 29th in goals per game last season), and I expect the Ducks to dominate this game from puck drop. Andersen is practically a lock for the win and your best chance at a shutout.

 

 

Other Goalies To Target (Cash Games) – Sergei Bobrovsky

 

Other Goalies To Target (Tournaments) – Craig Anderson, Corey Crawford, Semyon Varlamov

 

 

 

CENTERS

 

Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks, $8,300 – Ryan Getzlaf is the straw that stirs the drink for the Ducks offense, and now that he has been reunited with Corey Perry, I expect him to start racking up the points. Look for Getzlaf to produce his first multi-point effort of the season.

 

 

Other Centers to Target (Cash Games) – Ryan Johansen, Claude Giroux, Nathan MacKinnon

 

Other Centers to Target (Tournaments) – Jonathan Toews, Kyle Turris, Patrice Bergeron

 

 

 

WINGERS

 

Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche, $6,200 - Landeskog was outstanding in the second half of last season (14 G, 31 PTS, 34 GP) and he has picked up right where he left off this year (3 G, 5 PTS, 2 GP). The Boston Bruins have looked awful to start the 2015-16 season (0-3, 16 goals allowed) and Tuukka Rask has really struggled in net (4.72 GAA, .846 SV%). Landeskog and his linemate Nathan MacKinnon have shown tremendous chemistry together, and I expect this dynamic duo to stay hot in this game.

 

 

Brandon Saad, Columbus Blue Jackets, $5,300 – Saad and his linemates played their best game in Buffalo on Monday, but it still wasn’t enough to get the Blue Jackets their first win of the season. Saad is one of the best young two-way players in the game and he is a great cash game play on a nightly basis. Look for Saad to hit the scoresheet and fire at least three shots on net tonight.

 

 

Artemi Panarin, Chicago Blackhawks, $3,100 – Panarin had a monster game (1 G, 3 PTS, 2 SOG, + 2) versus the New York Islanders on Saturday, and he has looked great all season playing on the Blackhawks’ second line with Artem Anisimov and Patrick Kane. At $3,100, you can’t go wrong with him in any format.

 

 

Other Wingers to Target (Cash Games) – Corey Perry, Patrick Kane, Jakub Voracek

 

Other Wingers to Target (Tournaments) – Mark Stone, Michael Raffl, Jiri Sekac

 

 

 

DEFENSE

 

Sami Vatanen ($5,100) and Cam Fowler ($4,300), Anaheim Ducks – The Ducks are the top team to target tonight and that means I am all over Vatanen and Fowler where I can afford them. Both of these talented offensive defensemen have multi-point upside in this matchup.

 

 

Other Defensemen to Target (Cash Games) – Erik Karlsson, Tyson Barrie, Duncan Keith

 

Other Defensemen to Target (Tournaments) – Torey Krug, Mark Streit, Ryan Murray

Chris Lowery
Chris "Pepsi7" Lowery is the 2013 FanDuel Baseball Champion, pocketing $235,00 between that first place finish and a third place finish with his other entry. He also qualified for the FanDuel DFBC finals in 2012, finishing 7th. Impressively, MLB may not be his best sport as Chris is one of the best Daily Fantasy NHL minds in the business. Chris contributes to RotoGrinders, and you can follow him on Twitter @Pepsi7DFS.