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FanDuel NHL: Thursday Value Plays

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.


Alex Stalock, MIN at NJ ($7,600):
Stalock is starting his first game since Feb. 3., squaring off against the Devils, who have lost five of their last nine games. The cap flexibility that Stalock provides is tremendous considering how many high-priced skaters options there are on Wednesday.


Brayden Point, TB at OTT ($6,300):
Point has registered a point in each of his last five games with three goals and three assists over that span. Ottawa has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to centers over the last four weeks and have to play for the second straight night.

Tyler Bozak, TOR vs NYI ($4,900): Over his last five games, Bozak has recorded a point in four of them. The Islanders have allowed 3.57 GPG which is 31st in the NHL. Conversely, the Maple Leafs have averaged 3.23 GPG, which is the sixth-highest mark.


Vladislav Namestnikov, TB at OTT ($5,700):
The young Russian has 19 goals and 23 assists with eight tallies coming on the power play. I touched upon Ottawa’s defensive woes already leaving Namersnikov as one of the top value options for Tampa Bay. He has a point in two of his last four games and will look to continue his production against the Senators.

Travis Konecny, PHI vs CBJ ($5,300): Konecny’s move to the top line with Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux has been a great benefit for the 20-year-old. The Ontario native has a point in four of his last five games with two goals and five assists.

Alex Galchenyuk, MTL vs NYR ($5,800): Galchenyuk and the Canadiens are in a great spot to put up some goals Thursday against the Rangers, who are starting Alexander Georgiev in his NHL debut. The 24-year-old has a point in two of his last three games, and with the Rangers allowing an average of 3.12 goals per game, I like Galchenyuk’s chances to make his way onto the scoresheet.


Ryan Ellis, NSH vs SJ ($5,300):
The Predators’ blueliner has a goal and five assists over his last five games skating on the top pairing and go-to power-play unit. The Sharks have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to defensemen over the last six weeks. Nashville has been one of the better home teams in the league with a 20-7-3 record.

Ryan Suter, MIN at NJ ($5,600): The Devils have allowed the second-most fantasy points to defensemen over the last four weeks, including 10 goals and 24 assists surrendered. Suter comes in as a steady commodity on the blue line, especially with the 26-plus minutes of ice time he sees. The veteran has five assists over his last seven games.

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