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NHL Plays: Sunday

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: March 8, 2020, 10:13 am ET

NHL Plays will highlight the best and the most underrated daily fantasy options among forwards, defensemen and goaltenders.  

Please note, these players were chosen early in the day, so make sure to check Rotoworld’s player news for any lineup changes, injuries and potential changes in the crease for starting goaltenders.  

Additionally, it is worth reminding everyone 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, 1UTIL). Yahoo has a $200 cap for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 2G).

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There are seven games in the NHL on Sunday.


Nathan MacKinnnon (Colorado) - C - $9,000 (FanDuel), $8,500 (Draft Kings), $35 (Yahoo)

MacKinnon is in the talk for the Hart Trophy and deservedly so as he is the heart-and-soul of the Colorado Avalanche. MacKinnon has 34 goals and 90 points this season and is on a three-game points streak with a goal and five points. The Avs play a tired and a hurting defensemen team in the Sharks who have Erik Karlsson, Mario Ferraro and Jacob Middleton missing from their blueline.

Matthew Tkachuk (Calgary) - W - $6,700 (FanDuel), $6,000 (DraftKings), $21 (Yahoo)

Tkachuk has been on fire since the All-Star break with seven goals and 22 points in 19 games to give him 60 points this season. Tkachuk has two goals and nine points in his last six games and is one of the best, if not the best, power forwards in the NHL.

Kevin Fiala (Minnesota) - W - $6,300 (FanDuel), $6,900 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)

Fiala was finally stopped Saturday in a loss to Los Angeles but there were not many, if any, players hotter than him heading into Saturday’s action. The first star of the week last week, Fiala has 21 goals and 31 assists in 63 games which includes 12 goals and 24 points in his last 17 contests. He has set a career-high in points and still has 14 games to improve on his totals.

Bargain Bin:  Mikael Backlund (Calgary) - C - $5,900 (FanDuel), $4,800 (Draft Kings), $18 (Yahoo), J.T. Miller (Vancouver) - C - $7,000 (FanDuel), $6,500 (DraftKings), $24 (Yahoo), Tyler Toffoli (Vancouver) – W - $5,800 (FanDuel) $5,900 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo)


Colton Parayko (St. Louis) - $4,900 (FanDuel), $5,700 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo)

Parayko has been hot of late as the defenseman has three goals and seven points in his last seven games. Overall, Parayko has only nine goals and 27 points in 61 contests but his play of late gives him DFS value. His value is not as high in DraftKings but is so in FanDuel and Yahoo.

Alexander Edler (Vancouver) - $4,300 (FanDuel), $6,000 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)

Edler has five goals and 31 points in 57 games this season and has been especially hot of late with a goal and seven assists in his last eight games. As with Parayko, Edler has great value in FanDuel and Yahoo but not so much in DraftKings.

Bargain Bin:

T.J. Brodie (Calgary) - $4,000 (FanDuel), $2,800 (DraftKings), $14 (Yahoo)

Brad Hunt (Minnesota) - $3,500 (FanDuel), $3,200 (Draft Kings), $12 (Yahoo)


David Rittich (Calgary) - $7,200 (FanDuel), $7,700 (DraftKings), $21 (Yahoo)

Rittich has lost his last two games but gets a home start (check Rotoworld to make sure that he is in net) against Vegas. Rittich is a great price for a netminder and is 24-16-6 this season for a Calgary team that needs a win on Sunday.

Other plays:  Pavel Francouz (Colorado) - $8,800 (FanDuel), $7,900 (DraftKings), $36 (Yahoo)

Michael Finewax

Michael Finewax is entering his 15th season as the Senior Hockey Writer and Editor for Rotoworld. You can follow him on Twitter @mfinewaxhockey.