5 NHL FanDuel Values to Target on 12/17/19
If you follow the NHL, you already know all of the top players. Obviously, when playing DFS, those players will come at a high cost. In this article, we are looking to find the cheaper value plays to help you afford the superstars.
Anthony Cirelli, Center, Tampa Bay Lightning
FanDuel Price: $4,500
With some injuries to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Anthony Cirelli is expected to play on the teams second line at even strength. This means he will be centered by Steven Stamkos with Alex Killorn on the other side. While Cirelli does not play on the team's top power-play unit, he is on the second unit.
Oliver Bjorkstrand, Winger, Columbus Blue Jackets
FanDuel Price: $4,800
Another team on a back end of a back-to-back is the Columbus Blue Jackets. They defeated the Washington Capitals at home last night and visit the Detroit Red Wings tonight. Oliver Bjorkstrand has been firing the puck at an insane rate as of late, with 43 shots over his last eight games -- an average of 5.38 per night.
Morgan Rielly, Defense, Toronto Maple Leafs
FanDuel Price: $4,800
With Tyson Barrie manning the top power play, Morgan Rielly has been relegated to the second unit. This has definitely hurt his value, but he has more than enough offensive talent to make up for some of that lack of man-advantage time.
The price here is simply far too cheap for a defenseman with as much offensive prowess as Rielly has despite the demotion off the top power-play unit.
Torey Krug, Defense, Boston Bruins
FanDuel Price: $5,300
This is above my typical $5,000 threshold, but this price point is absurd for Torey Krug. He has 22 points in 29 games, along with 64 shots and 26 blocks. The Boston Bruins have a home matchup against a Los Angeles Kings team that is giving up 27.9 shots per game (first) but allowing 3.14 goals per game (20th).
Krug also plays on the top power-play unit with the offensive studs who make up the teams first line at even strength: Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand. Krug has elite upside in this matchup and is one of the best bargains on the slate.
Thomas Greiss, Goaltender, New York Islanders
FanDuel Price: $7,900
The price may seem high, but Thomas Greiss is listed as the ninth-most expensive goaltender, projected for the fifth-most points and comes in as the third-best point-per-dollar goalie on the slate, per our projections.
Greiss has been elite this season as he has put up an incredible 2.16 goals against average and a .932% save percentage. In this home matchup against a Nashville Predators team that is scoring 3.31 goals per game, the sixth-most in the NHL, Greiss shouldn't see gobs of ownership. It's a tough matchup, but he is certainly up for the task.
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