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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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.
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
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.
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.
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.