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FanDuel NHL: Tuesday 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.

Goalie

Connor Hellebuyck, WPG vs ARI ($8,400):
Winnipeg has been stout at home all season with a 19-3-2 record. The Coyotes have not been as successful on the road with a 6-15-6 mark. Much of that record can be attributed to the lack of goal-scoring with an average of 2.33 goals per game on the road.

Center

Vincent Trocheck, FLA vs VAN ($6,500):
The Pittsburgh native has recorded 47 points — 18 goals — in 50 games with seven goals and eight assists on the power play. Trocheck’s recent form suggests that he’s in for a productive night, as the 24-year-old has recorded a point in eight of his last 10 games.

Nico Hischier, NJ at OTT ($5,700): The matchup for Hischier doesn’t get much better, as Ottawa has been destroyed by centers. Over the last month the Senators have allowed the most fantasy points to pivots with 17 goals and 25 assists over an 11-game span. The Devils are sixth in the NHL with 3.04 goals scored per game on the road. On the other side, the Senators have allowed the most goals per game at home with 3.54.

Wing

Evgenii Dadonov, FLA vs VAN ($4,900):
The right wing on the top line for the Panthers has dropped back down below $5,000 for the first time since Jan. 12. The young Russian averages 2.45 shots on goal, over 18 minutes of ice time, and 4.26 high-danger scoring chances per game. Florida should be able to score in this matchup with Vancouver allowing 3.17 goals per game — sixth most in the league — and getting Dadonov’s first-line exposure at this price is a steal.

Matthew Tkachuk, CGY at CHI ($6,700): The 20-year-old has a point in nine of his last 12 games with nine goals and four assists over that span. With 17 goals on the season, Tkachuk isn’t afraid to go into the crowded areas in front of and around the net as he’s third in the NHL among left wingers with 6.06 high-danger scoring chances per game.

Jeff Skinner, CAR vs PHI ($5,600): Skinner has had a tough season but much of that can’ been due to some bad luck. The sniper is still sixth among left wingers in high danger scoring chances. The Flyers are a familiar foe for Skinner as he has recorded a goal in three of his last four games against them. The eighth-year winger is seven among the wing position — left wing and right wing — in shots on goal per game with a mark of 3.49.

Defense

Dustin Byfuglien, WPG vs ARI ($5,100):
Winnipeg’s averaging 3.21 goals per game, which is fifth most in the league. The Coyotes allow the second-most goals per game at a mark of 3.42. Furthermore, Arizona has allowed six goals and 22 assists in its last nine games.

Ivan Provorov, PHI at CAR ($5,300): Provorov has just two points in his last six games, but the Hurricanes have allowed the third-most fantasy points to defensemen over the last month, with nine goals and 15 assists surrendered over a 12-game stretch. Provorov offers a solid floor at his salary based on his average shots on goal (2.46) and blocks (2.23).

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