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NHL Plays: Wednesday

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

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). Columbus and St. Louis will be playing the first games of their respective back-to-back situations, while Toronto and Detroit will play their second matches in two days.


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Artemi Panarin (CBJ) - W - $7,100 (FanDuel), $6,400 (DraftKings)


Panarin hasn’t scored a goal in seven straight games, but thanks to a couple of multi-point performances he has collected eight helpers during that span. This will be his first contest against Toronto as a member of the Blue Jackets, but he has generated two goals and six assists in four career matches versus the Leafs. Toronto is also slated to have backup Curtis McElhinney in goal, which is a much easier matchup for Columbus’ shooters than facing Frederik Andersen.


Jakub Voracek (PHI) - W - $7,700 (FanDuel), $6,800 (DraftKings)


Claude Giroux could work here as well, but with Voracek there is the potential for more shots and blocks so he gets a slight edge. Voracek has also amassed 14 multi-point efforts this campaign, which ranks him second in the league. Additionally, he had one goal and two helpers in three games versus Detroit last year. Philadelphia will be the rested team after the Red Wings played Tuesday night on the road versus the Islanders.


Henrik Zetterberg (DET) - C - $5,700 (FanDuel), $5,200 (DraftKings)


Zetterberg has heated up with one goal and six assists over a four-game point streak. He has collected 11 points in his last 12 outings. Zetterberg has also picked up a point on the power play in each of the past three games and Philadelphia’s penalty kill has struggled this year (27th in the league).


Mikael Backlund (CGY) - C - $5,100 (FanDuel), $4,700 (DraftKings)


Backlund has been quiet offensively of late with one assist in the last eight games, but there is potential for him to return to the scoresheet on Wednesday night. He has some under-the-radar value because of the success he has enjoyed against the Blues recently. Backlund has two goals and one assist in two meetings versus St. Louis this season.


Mitch Marner (TOR) - W - $4,100 (FanDuel), $4,700 (DraftKings)


Marner broke out in a big way on Tuesday afternoon with one goal and three assists in an 8-1 win over Carolina. If he can carry that momentum into Wednesday’s match then he could be a great value pick.


Colton Parayko (STL) - D - $4,800 (FanDuel), $5,600 (DraftKings)


Parayko has produced 13 points (two goals, 11 assists) in his last 17 games. He has two helpers in two matches against Calgary this season and eight points (three goals, five assists) in eight contests versus the Flames in his career. Parayko is an especially solid play on FanDuel, where he is a bit undervalued.


Probable Goaltenders:


Toronto (Curtis McElhinney) Confirmed @ Columbus (Joonas Korpisalo) Confirmed

Detroit (Jimmy Howard) @ Philadelphia (Brian Elliott) Confirmed

St. Louis (Carter Hutton) Confirmed @ Calgary (Mike Smith) Confirmed

Corey Abbott

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