FanDuel NHL: Saturday Value Plays
FanDuel NHL: Saturday Value Plays

This article is part of our FanDuel NHL series.

Goalie

Matt Murray, PIT at ARI ($8,500): Considering that we've become used to seeing Murray priced up in the high-8/low-9 thousand dollar range, he finds himself at $8,500 working in his second game since returning from injury. This one is a no-brainer, as the Penguins are huge favorites against a poor Arizona team. His floor is solid with the expected victory and his upside is sky-high as Murray can shutout any team on any night, especially one like Arizona who are 3-9-1 at home and average just 2.21 goals per game.

Center

Brayden Point, TB at COL ($5,800): Few are hotter right now than Point, who has tallied goals in each of his last five contests to go along with three assists. The Avalanche have allowed the most fantasy points to centers over the last four weeks, with 14 goals and 29 assists conceded over the 14-game stretch. With Tampa projected to score at least three times in this spot, expect Point to be involved.

Kyle Turris, NSH at CGY ($5,600): Nashville is fifth in the NHL with 3.32 goals and maintain the second-best power play with a success rate of 27.2 percent. Turris is a huge part of their recent upswing, riding a six-game point streak in which he has two goals and seven assists. The Flames have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points over the last month to centers and sport the 28th-ranked penalty kill with an awful 76.7 percent rate.

Wing

Josh Bailey, NYI vs LAK ($5,900): Bailey is red-hot coming off of a hat trick and racking up points in each of his last five. He skates on the first line with John Tavares and Anders Lee and the trio has been one of the most productive groups of late. With the Islanders home against a Kings side that played last night and will likely be starting their backup goalie, the club – and Bailey – should be in a favorable spot.

Wayne Simmonds, PHI vs DAL ($5,300): Simmonds had his four-game point-scoring streak stopped in the last outing, but looks to be primed to produce tonight at home against the Stars, who are playing their second road game in as many nights. Simmonds is seeing time on the first line and top power-play unit, making him a solid option.

Cam Atkinson, CBJ at CAR ($5,900): The Blue Jackets are coming off of a five-goal game in which Atkinson had an assist. It's been a forgettable year when compared to last season, but he draws into an advantageous matchup with the Hurricanes, who have allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to left-wingers in the last month.

Defense

Seth Jones, CBJ at CAR ($4,800): Jones had a goal in his last appearance, which was his first point in two after scoring in three straight. Carolina has struggled mightily against defensemen in their last 13 games by allowing seven goals and 27 assists. Jones should do well seeing time on the first pairing and top power-play unit.

Jake Muzzin, LA at NYI ($4,800): Muzzin, who sits at three goals and 16 assists, finds himself in a very friendly matchup tonight. The Islanders have allowed the most fantasy points to defenders over the last month. Muzzin is multitalented, with four power-play points, 71 blocked shots, and 76 shots on goal in 33 games.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Rob Geriak plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: yikettyyack, DraftKings: robgeriak.
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Rob Geriak
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