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NHL Plays: Tuesday

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: January 14, 2020, 2:36 pm 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) and Yahoo has a $200 budget for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 2G). 

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Tuesday night has 11 games scheduled.

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Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh) - C - $8,200 (FanDuel), $7,200 (DraftKings), $31 (Yahoo) 

Malkin has racked up seven goals and 22 points in the past 15 games.  He has been held off the scoresheet just two times during that span.  Malkin has six multi-point performances in that stretch, including the last two games.  Additionally, he has seven goals and 16 points in 14 career matches versus Minnesota.  

Mitch Marner (Toronto) - W - $7,900 (FanDuel), $7,100 (DraftKings), $29 (Yahoo) 

Marner has generated three goals and six assists during a seven-game point streak going into Tuesday night’s action.  He has amassed nine goals and 26 points in the last 16 contests.  Marner has been logging big minutes under coach Sheldon Keefe alongside Auston Matthews.  

Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg) - C - $7,400 (FanDuel), $6,400 (DraftKings), $25 (Yahoo) 

Scheifele has netted 13 goals and he has added 14 assists in the past 19 games.  He has been held without a point in just four matches during that span and he has produced four multi-point efforts in his last seven outings.  Scheifele also has eight goals and 15 points in 17 career contests versus Vancouver, including three goals and one helper in the last four meetings.  

Filip Forsberg (Nashville) - W - $7,200 (FanDuel), $5,900 (DraftKings). $22 (Yahoo)

Forsberg has accounted for four goals and nine points in 12 games going into Tuesday night’s action.  He has generated eight markers and 14 points in 14 career contests versus Edmonton.  Forsberg had three goals and 18 shots in three games against the Oilers in 2018-19.  

Brayden Point (Tampa Bay) - C - $7,000 (FanDuel), $6,900 (DraftKings), $29 (Yahoo) 

Point hasn’t picked up a point in the last two matches following a seven-game point streak.  He has provided eight goals and 19 points in the past 16 matches.  Point also has the enviable position of playing between Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos.  He had two goals and one assist in two contests versus Los Angeles last season.  

Reilly Smith (Vegas) - W - $5,300 (FanDuel), $5,300 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo) 

Smith has plenty of bang for the buck upside going into Tuesday night’s slate.  He has five goals and 10 points in the past 11 games.  That includes four markers in the last six matches.  Smith also has one goal and three helpers in his past three meetings against Buffalo and he may get Jonathan Marchessault back on his line for Tuesday night.  

Bargain Bin: Pierre-Luc Dubois (CBJ) - C - $5,800 (FanDuel)/$5,100 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), J.T. Miller (VAN) - W - $5,600 (FanDuel)/$ (DraftKings)/$21 (Yahoo), Jordan Eberle (NYI) - W - $5,100 (FanDuel)/$4,300 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Dominik Kubalik (Chicago) - W - $4,600 (FanDuel)/$4,000 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Nikita Gusev (NJ) - W - $4,300 (FanDuel)/$ (DraftKings)/$4,200 (DraftKings)/$17 (Yahoo), Kailer Yamamoto (Edmonton) - W $3,700 (FanDuel)/$3,400 (DraftKings)/$11 (Yahoo) 

Defensemen: 

Erik Karlsson (San Jose) - D - $6,700 (FanDuel), $5,200 (DraftKings), $21 (Yahoo) 

Karlsson has one goal and five assists over a five-game point streak going into Tuesday night’s slate.  He also has 14 shots on goal during that span.  Karlsson has provided five goals and 16 points in 17 career matches against the Coyotes.  He has picked up a point in each his last three appearances versus Arizona.  

John Klingberg (Dallas) - D - $5,800 (FanDuel), $4,200 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo) 

Klingberg is expected to return to action on Tuesday night after missing four games due to injury.  He was playing well before he got hurt with eight helpers in six matches.  That included five assists during a three-game point streak.  Klingberg has three assists in three previous contests against Colorado this campaign.  

Bargain Bin: Rasmus Dahlin (BUF) - $4,900 (FanDuel)/$4,300 (DraftKings)/$17 (Yahoo), Samuel Girard (COL) - $4,600 (FanDuel)/$3,700 (DraftKings)/$17 (Yahoo), Quinn Hughes (VAN) - $4,200 (FanDuel)/$4,600 (DraftKings)/$16 (Yahoo), Neal Pionk (WPG) - $4,100(FanDuel)/$4,400 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo)

Goaltenders: 

Tristan Jarry (Pittsburgh) - G - $8,500 (FanDuel), $8,200 (DraftKings), $39 (Yahoo) 

Jarry has posted a record of 8-1-1 in his last 10 outings.  He has a .925 save percentage during that span and one shutout.  He has won his last two starts and he’s been outstanding on home ice in 2019-20.  Jarry has gone 9-3-1 with a 1.75 goals-against average, a .941 save percentage and three shutouts at PPG Paints Arena.  

Thomas Greiss (New York Islanders) - G - $7,700 (FanDuel), $8,300 (DraftKings), $27 (Yahoo)

Greiss has a favorable matchup against the basement-dwelling Red Wings on Tuesday night if he gets the nod.  Semyon Varlamov surrendered six goals on 35 shots in an ugly 6-2 loss to the Rangers on Monday night.  Greiss played less than 10 minutes in relief and faced just one shot.   He was in goal for a 4-3 OT win over New Jersey on Jan. 7 in his last start.  

Bargain Bin: Elvis Merzlikins (CBJ) - $7,200 (FanDuel)/$7,100 (DraftKings)/$29 (Yahoo), Aaron Dell (SJ) - $7,400 (FanDuel)/$7,100 (DraftKings)/$27 (Yahoo), 

 

Corey Abbott

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