The NHL is back Tuesday with a nice 11-game slate featuring the Rangers hosting the Penguins and the high-octane Jets welcoming the Blue Jackets in a game that should be entertaining, to say the least. Here are some value options to consider…
Craig Anderson, OTT vs VAN ($8,100): Anderson is coming off of his 39th career shutout and has been red-hot to start the season. He’s allowing 1.75 goals per game, has a save percentage of .937 and has two wins. He’s home Tuesday against a Vancouver team that is averaging just 2.25 goals per game.
Sean Couturier, PHI vs FLA ($4,900): The Flyers moved captain Claude Giroux to wing in the offseason and it opened up a door on the first line at center. Couturier has stepped into that spot and performed well thus far. He’s coming off a two-goal, three-point performance and has averaged over 18 minutes per game this season. Once regarded as a defensive-minded center, Couturier has shown that he has the offensive ability to hold his own on both ends of the ice.
Alexander Wennberg, CBJ at WPG ($5,800): Wennberg remains underpriced while still centering the first line and top power-play unit. The playmaker has one goal and two assists in his last two games and overall has five points (one goal, four assists) in five contests. The Jets have allowed the fourth most fantasy points to opposing centers.
Kailer Yamamoto, EDM vs CAR ($3,800): With the injury to Leon Draisaitl, Yamamoto has stepped in on the Oilers’ top line and has been playing well. In his last two games having the luxury of skating with Connor McDavid, Yamamoto has one assist and 10 shots on goal. He saw over 18 minutes of ice time in his last game and with Draisaitl expected to be out again, there’s plenty of value here.
Chris Kreider, NYR vs PIT ($4,900): Kreider is off to a slow start this season but is in a good spot Tuesday. The Penguins have allowed the most fantasy points to left wings this season with six goals, 12 assists, and 50 shots on goal allowed to the position. Skating on the first line and top power-play unit, it’s only a matter of time before Kreider has a big night.
Clayton Keller, ARI at DAL ($4,800): Keller has been productive thus far in his rookie campaign, averaging close to 20 minutes of ice time and four shots on goal. With six goals and 13 assists against, the Stars have allowed the most fantasy points to right wings this season.
Ryan McDonagh, NYR vs PIT ($4,800): The captain of the Rangers is off to a slow start in the offensive department but is still a great value option. Facing a Penguins team that has allowed by far the most fantasy points to opposing defensemen, McDonagh could break out of his slump in this spot. He’s averaging two shots on goal per game while seeing the ice for more than 20 minutes in each contest this year. The blueliner skates on the top pairing and second power-play unit.
Shayne Gostisbehere, PHI vs FLA ($5,600): Gostisbehere is tied for the lead in assists by defensemen with eight and has been playing much better after a rough 2016-2017 campaign. Seeing time on the top power-play unit while running the point, Gostisbehere is a great back-end option.