FanDuel NHL: Sunday Targets

FanDuel NHL: Sunday Targets

This article is part of our FanDuel NHL series.

Things could not be harder right now both in reality and the fantasy sports world, but I'll do my best to help you navigate these uncertain slates. We have four games starting at 2 p.m. EST with the Golden Knights and Penguins in prime matchups. 

We also have a few teams on the second-half of a back-to-back: Los Angeles and New Jersey. Vegas enters with a middle-of-the-league goals against (3.01) and will visit the goal-deficient Islanders while St. Louis will look to use their sixth-best offense (3.35) in Winnipeg.

DISCLOSURE: Things may not be the same at puck drop as it is during the writeup due to COVID-19. Make sure to monitor the news feed and play at your own risk.

GOALIES

Tristan Jarry, PIT at NJ ($8,400): Jarry is on fire having won his last four games while posting a save percentage north of .905 in all but one. He now gets to put his streak on the line against the struggling Devils, who are on the second-half of a back-to-back and only average 2.7 goals.

VALUE PLAYS

Anthony Beauvillier, NYI vs VGS ($4,400): Beauvillier and the rest of the Islanders' offense has gone dry. However, he's at least providing a floor with three or more shots in three of his last five appearances. The Golden Knights haven't been great on D of late and they'll most likely concede early once again, which could lead to plenty of scoring chances for Beauvillier.

Kasperi Kapanen, PIT at NJ ($4,000): Kapanen is ultimately letting many down with his current line position, but he's posted double-digit fantasy points in three of his last four contests. The main issue of his play is a lack of a floor. Kapanen will continue to remain a boom-or-bust option at best in a plus matchup with a low salary playing alongside Sidney Crosby

LINE STACKS TO CONSIDER

Blues at Jets

Ivan Barbashev (C - $5,500), Pavel Buchnevich (W - $6,500), Vladimir Tarasenko (W - $7,300)

The Blues' second line has been their strength. Out of 287 total points, the trio has provided 78 of them - representing almost 30 percent of their scoring. Over their last five matches, they've produced a combined seven goals, 12 assists and 37 shots. Winnipeg is still adapting to life under interim head coach Dave Lowry and it'll prove that much harder to shut down this dangerous line.

Golden Knights at Islanders

William Karlsson (C - $4,500), Reilly Smith (W - $5,200), Jonathan Marchessault (C - $7,000)

The Golden Knights continue to rack up the goals. However, their top unit of Chandler Stephenson, Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone usually garner the most attention, which leaves little coverage to the featured trio. Across their last five appearances, they've combined for a 4-8-12 line to go with 27 shots. Nothing to brag about, but they're still producing when required. Going against an injury-riddled Islanders team, they should be able to hold their own.

DEFENSE

Sean Durzi, LA at WAS ($4,400): Durzi is still not seeing a proper salary increase, despite running the Kings' top power play. He's only managed one assist from his last four games, but has supplemented that six shots and six blocks. In an uptempo environment against the Capitals, Durzi is primed to surpass value.

Josh Morrissey, WPG vs STL ($4,200): Nate Schmidt is currently day-to-day with the possibility of missing this contest. If that's the case, Morrissey will get full control of the second power-play unit. He's recorded a goal, assist, seven shots, and two blocks over his last three appearances.

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. Brandon Wampler plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: DraftKings: PensDangleSniper94 FanDuel: bmwuniteddfs.
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