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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

 

 

Today is the calm before the storm. We have a two-game slate this evening before the NHL schedule explodes with 11 games on Thursday night. The Washington Capitals and the Boston Bruins are your biggest favorites, and those are teams you will want exposure to in your cash games. 

 

 

 

GOALTENDERS

 

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

 

Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals, $10,300 – With Carey Price out due to injury, an argument could be made that Holtby is currently the league’s best goaltender. Holtby has been nothing short of brilliant in net for the Capitals this season (1.87 GAA, .933 SV%). Look for Washington to dominate this game from puck drop and for Holtby to pick up his 20th win of the year.

 

 

Other Goalies To Target (Cash Games) – Tuukka Rask

 

Other Goalies To Target (Tournaments) – Jeff Zatkoff, Andrew Hammond

 

 

 

CENTERS

 

David Krejci, Boston Bruins, $5,900 - The Pittsburgh Penguins are a mess right now. They have not been able to win consistently all season long, thanks to injuries as well as inconsistent play in all aspects of their game. With Patrice Bergeron focused on shutting down the Penguins offense, we know Krejci will be out there against Pittsburgh’s weaker lines. Krejci has 18 points in 15 home games and he will only add to those totals in this game.

 

 

Other Centers to Target (Cash Games) – Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Patrice Bergeron, Nicklas Backstrom

 

Other Centers to Target (Tournaments) – Mika Zibanejad, Evgeny Kuzetsov, Ryan Spooner

 

 

 

WINGERS

 

Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals, $9,900 – The Ottawa Senators are a defensive disaster and without Craig Anderson in goal to bail them out, I expect the Washington Capitals to be the highest scoring team this evening. Ovechkin is a must play tonight.

 

 

Mike Hoffman, Ottawa Senators, $7,300 - As much as I love Washington tonight, it is hard to ignore Hoffman on this short slate. Hoffman has been a cash game beast and I doubt I fade him, despite the tough matchup. The Capitals win, but Hoffman also has a productive night in the loss.

 

 

Other Wingers to Target (Cash Games) – Mike Hoffman, Loui Eriksson, Bobby Ryan, T.J. Oshie

 

Other Wingers to Target (Tournaments) – Mark Stone, Patric Hornqvist, Justin Williams, David Perron, Marcus Johansson

 

 

 

DEFENSEMEN

 

David Warsofsky, Pittsburgh Penguins, $3,000 - I love both John Carlson and Torey Krug tonight, and if you can afford them, that is where I would look first. However, if you want a high upside defenseman at minimum price, David Warsofsky is your guy. The 25-year-old ex-Bruin is currently the Penguins’ power-play quarterback and he should find the score sheet against Boston’s 20th-ranked penalty kill.

 

 

Other Defensemen to Target (Cash Games) – John Carlson, Erik Karlsson, Torey Krug

 

Other Defensemen to Target (Tournaments) – Matt Niskanen, Chris Wideman, Zach Trotman

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.