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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Wednesday night has five games scheduled, but DraftKings does not have the Anaheim-St. Louis game in their offerings.
Artemi Panarin (New York Rangers) - W - $8,000 (FanDuel), $7,800 (DraftKings), $33 (Yahoo)
Panarin has racked five goals and 23 points in his past 17 appearances to go along with 38 shots on target. He has been held off the scoresheet just two times during that span. Panarin notched one goal, two assists and eight shots in a 5-3 win over Colorado on Jan. 7 to give him six markers and 16 points in 14 career matches versus the Avalanche. He will be playing for the second time in two nights, but he has 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in 11 matches on zero days rest this year.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton) - W - $7,400 (FanDuel), $6,900 (DraftKings), $23 (Yahoo)
Nugent-Hopkins has amassed eight goals and 16 helpers in his last 16 outings. He has been held without a point only two times during that span. Nugent-Hopkins has four markers and seven assists during a six-game point streak. He also has one goal and two assists in two previous matches versus Winnipeg this campaign. RNH has 20 points, including 14 helpers, in 18 career matches against the Jets.
Timo Meier (San Jose) - W - $6,400 (FanDuel), $5,700 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo)
Meier has accumulated five goals and 15 points in 16 games going into Wednesday night’s action. He has also been credited with 59 shots during that stretch. Meier has four assists and 17 shots during a three-game point streak. Additionally, he has eight points (five goals, three assists) in 10 career contests against Chicago. That includes one goal, two helpers and six shots in two games this year.
Bargain Bin: Pavel Buchnevich (NYR) - W - $5,700 (FanDuel)/$4,900 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Nikolaj Ehlers (WPG) - W - $5,500 (FanDuel)/$5,500 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Chris Tierney (OTT) - C - $4,400 (FanDuel)/$3,700 (DraftKings)/$15 (Yahoo), Alex Iafallo (LA) - W - $5,200 (FanDuel)/$5,000 (DraftKings)/$18 (Yahoo), Dylan Strome (CHI) - C - $4,100 (FanDuel)/$4,400 (DraftKings)/W - $16 (Yahoo)
Oscar Klefbom (Edmonton) - D - $5,300 (FanDuel), $6,500 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)
Klefbom has picked up one assist, four shots and four blocks since returning from a nine-game absence due to a shoulder injury. He has registered 18 of 34 points this season on Edmonton’s top ranked power play.
Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles) - G - $8,200 (FanDuel), $7,900 (DraftKings), $27 (Yahoo)
Quick has won his last three starts, while stopping 89 of 91 shots. He has a 5-0-1 record in his last six outings, while turning aside 176 of the 184 shots he has faced for a .957 save percentage and one shutout. The Kings have six-game win streak and will host a Senators squad that played the night before.
Bargain Bin: Mikko Koskinen (EDM) - $7,900 (FanDuel)/$8,100 (DraftKings)/$23 (Yahoo), Alexandar Georgiev (NYR) - $7,700 (FanDuel)/$6,900 (DraftKings)/$30 (Yahoo), Connor Hellebuyck (WPG) - $7,300 (DraftKings)/$31 (Yahoo)