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DraftKings NHL: Wednesday Picks

Neil Parker

A loyal Leafs, Cubs and Cowboys fan for decades, Neil has contributed to RotoWire since 2014. He previously worked for USA Today Fantasy Sports and founded TheFakeHockey.com.

GOALIE

Frederik Andersen, TOR vs. CLM ($8,300):
The Blue Jackets played in Brooklyn on Tuesday and has scored just 2.39 goals per 60 minutes through its past 10 road contest, so this sets up as a favorable home spot for the Maple Leafs. Andersen has won three consecutive games and sports a rock-solid .921 save percentage for the campaign.

CENTER

Auston Matthews, TOR vs. CLM ($7,800):
Considering Matthews is far and away the most talented scorer in the player pool, he's a strong candidate because of his manageable salary. The sophomore has collected seven goals and seven assists through his past 11 contests and sports a high-end 3.2 points per 60 minutes. It also helps that Columbus is playing its second road game in consecutive nights.

Tyson Jost, COL vs. MON ($3,700): Montreal has won just one of its past nine road games while allowing 3.11 goals per 60 minutes, so Jost's salary stands out as a strong discount. The rookie center has climbed into a scoring role and recorded two goals and an assist while averaging 3:58 of power-play time per outing through his past four games.

WING

Jonathan Huberdeau, FLA at VAN ($6,900):
With Huberdeau locked in, this sets up as a great matchup for the emerging star. Vancouver enters with an active 7-12-2 record while allowing 3.12 goals per hour, and Huberdeau has marked the scoresheet in 15 of his past 19 games for nine goals and 12 points.

William Nylander, TOR vs. CLM ($6,400): Similar to linemate Auston Matthews, Nylander has found an offensive groove with five goals and eight assets through his past 10 contests. The duo have combined for an elite 4.84 goals per 60 minutes this season, and as noted, this isn't a daunting matchup for Toronto.

Artturi Lehkonen, MON at COL ($3,900): The second-year winger has collected three goals, five points and nine shots through his past three games while skating atop the depth chart alongside Max Pacioretty and Paul Byron. With a scoring role and a low salary, Lehkonen offers cap relief without sacrificing upside.

DEFENSE

Tyson Barrie, COL vs. MON ($5,100):
The 26-year-old defenseman has marked the scoresheet in consecutive games while averaging 4:20 of power-play time per contest. Barrie is now up to an impressive 2.14 points per 60 minutes, and as noted, there's nothing scary about a date with the Canadiens.

Jake Gardiner, TOR vs. CLM ($5,000): Another reasonably priced Maple Leaf to consider, Gardiner has been a consistent source of offense with a goal and 14 assists through his past 12 contests. Additionally, he's provided solid peripheral coverage during that stretch with 22 shots and 19 blocked shots.

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. Neil Parker plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: naparker77, DraftKings: naparker77.