3 NHL FanDuel Values to Target on 1/8/20

Nikolaj Ehlers has intriguing upside on this short three-game slate. What other players can you find to save salary?

If you follow the NHL, you already know all of the top players. Obviously, when playing DFS, those players will come at a high cost. In this article, we are looking to find the cheaper value plays to help you afford the superstars

Denis Gurianov, Winger, Dallas Stars

FanDuel Price: $3,600

From December 19th to 29th, Denis Gurianov had a solid five-game point streak. He has 9 goals and 15 points in 37 games this season which is pretty good considering he only averages 12:40 minutes of ice-time this season. He has played more than 14 minutes in three of the last five games and is playing on the second line tonight at even strength which could be a sign that more ice-time is on the way.

He'll be playing with Joe Pavelski and Roope Hintz which is what happens when the Dallas Stars stack their top line, but it's fine. He also plays on the teams second power-play unit which gives him a bit of an offensive boost.

Nikolaj Ehlers, Winger, Winnipeg Jets

FanDuel Price: $4,900

For the offensive upside that Nikolaj Ehlers has, this price seems pretty cheap. While the Winnipeg Jets top line is stacked, the second line is definitely underrated. Ehlers is playing with Blake Wheeler and Jack Roslovic which is solid and he also plays on the Jets second power-play unit.

The matchup is certainly difficult as the Jets visit the Toronto Maple Leafs, a team that has looked dominant since Sheldon Keefe took over despite a couple stumbles along the way. However, on this short slate, this could be a low owned line that has solid upside.

Morgan Rielly, Defense, Toronto Maple Leafs

FanDuel Price: $5,000

On the opposite side of this game is Morgan Rielly — a defenseman that has seen a massive offensive drop this season. After putting up an insane 72 points last season — 20 more than his previous career-high — Rielly is on pace for a lowly 47 points this season.

It is at even strength that you're going to hope for some points from Rielly at this point as he plays on the second power-play unit which gets very little ice-time. However, he's paired with Tyson Barrie at even strength and this pairing is extremely potent from an offensive standpoint. There is still a decent floor as Rielly is averaging 2.68 shots per game and 1.43 blocks per game along with the offense he brings.

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