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

This article is part of our FanDuel NHL series.

Goalie

Connor Hellebuyck, WPG at PHI ($8,400): Hellebuyck has won each of his last three starts and sports an impressive 35-10-8 record on the season to go along with a 2.39 goals-against average, .923 save percentage, and six shutouts. Winnipeg is 8-2 over its last 10, which includes a four-game winning streak. While the Jets continue their six-game road trip, look for Hellebuyck to continue to dazzle in the blue paint.

Center

Paul Stastny, WPG at PHI ($5,900): Stastny has made quite this impression since joining the Jets and jumping on a line with Patrik Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers. The veteran pivot has recorded a point in four of his five appearances as a Jet, totaling two goals and four assists. It's tough to overlook Stastny and his linemates as a stack in some form with how successful they've been as a unit, combining for 10 goals as a unit in 5-on-5 situations.

Brayden Point, TB vs MTL ($6,400): After a poor showing in a dream matchup against the Rangers on Thursday, Point has a chance to redeem himself in a great spot on Saturday. The Canadiens have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to centers – 19 goals and 31 assists – over the last four weeks. Point, who has notched 27 goals and 30 assists on the campaign, has seven goals in his last 10 outings and lit the lamp against Montreal earlier this season.

Wing

Patric Hornqvist, PIT at TOR ($6,300): Hornqvist continues to be underpriced as a top scoring option for the ever-dangerous Penguins. With a goal and an assist in his last four, the Swede has had plenty of chances to do more with 14 shots on goal over that span. Hornqvist averages 6.17 high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes in 5-on-5 situations, which is tied for second in the league. Furthermore, the winger averages 8.42 such chances in all game situations.

Ryan Spooner, NYR at FLA ($5,300): Spooner has made the most of his time with the Rangers since being traded from the Bruins before the deadline. In five games with New York, he has recorded eight points — including two goals — and 12 shots on goal. Spooner has had success against the Panthers of late with seven points in his last eight head-to-head matchups.

Kyle Connor, WPG at PHI ($4,800): Connor is looking to get back on track, as he's gone scoreless in his last four outings. The Flyers have been generous to left wingers over the last four weeks, allowing the second-most fantasy points with 16 goals and 10 assists. Connor has been a fixture on the top line for the majority of the year and averages a very respectable 1.29 goals per 60 minutes.

Defense

Jeff Petry, MTL at TB ($4,400): Petry's salary keeps dropping regardless of the quality of his matchup and ice time. With Shea Weber out for the season, the veteran represents the only true offensive threat on the Canadiens' blueline. Petry had eight shots on goal in his last appearance and draws a juicy matchup against the Lightning, who have allowed the second-most fantasy points to defensemen over the last month surrendering seven goals and 30 assists to the position.

Ryan Ellis, NSH vs NJ ($5,500): Ellis has made up for the loss of Roman Josi with two goals, four assists and 14 shots on goal over his last four games. Look for the bearded blueliner to continue producing from the blue line in a soft matchup against New Jersey. Over their last 15 contests, the Devils have allowed nine goals and 29 assists to defensemen, which ranks as the fourth-most fantasy points conceded over that period.

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
Geriak covers hockey for RotoWire. He previously was the DFS Content Director at DraftShot and appeared on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio for Scout Fantasy Sports.
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