4 NHL FanDuel Values to Target on 2/8/21
Spending lower in any daily fantasy lineup is a way to incorporate some diversity into your roster. In NHL DFS, there is typically more value in this strategy but also a good deal more risk. This is especially true on tonight's slate, where there are lots of lower-salaried plays. Plugging in these options will afford you more chances to play some studs, as well.
Monday night has a half dozen contests on the main slate. Let's take a look at what values we can find.
Jordan Staal, Center, Carolina Hurricanes
FanDuel Salary: $3,900
Keep playing the Carolina Hurricanes' center until he goes up in salary. Jordan Staal topped double-digits again on Sunday afternoon (five out of six times now), and still, his price is just $3,900 despite having nine real-world points on the season.
Playing again versus the Columbus Blue Jackets should help as far as chances. Staal is seeing the ice much better and has been healthier than he has been in years. The results are obvious and his confidence is extremely high. The only thing to do is ride the wave until he cools off especially when price algorithms refuse to catch up.
Jack Roslovic, Wing, Columbus Blue Jackets
FanDuel Salary: $3,700
This may feel like an experiment by John Tortorella but Jack Roslovic is getting top-line ice time again on Monday night versus the Carolina Hurricanes. He had points in four straight games and though he has not topped two shots in any game since with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Roslovic has produced nonetheless.
That being said, there is risk. Will he play 19 minutes again? That is unknown. What is known is that the young winger handled his increase in ice time well. He has performed well for Columbus averaging over two scoring chances per game.
Tim Stuetzle ($3,400) has been up and down in his rookie season for the Ottawa Senators but when he hits value, he exceeds it by a good margin (three double-digit FanDuel outputs in his last four outings).
Jakob Chychrun, Defenseman, Arizona Coyotes
FanDuel Salary: $4,200
With value plays mostly less than desirable, Chychrun has not seen his salary rise that much for the Arizona Coyotes. He scored twice in his last game versus the St. Louis Blues and yes, he plays them again on Monday night.
Chychrun's salary is still a good investment because with Oliver Ekman-Larsson out yet again, he is the sole option for the Coyotes. More and more, the Russian defenseman is showing the consistency needed to produce at a higher DFS level.
Noah Dobson ($3,700) has provided a nice floor and could surprise in tonight's "Battle Of New York".
Alexandar Georgiev, Goalie, New York Rangers
FanDuel Salary: $7,300
This is a high-danger pick but previous results suggest that Alexandar Georgiev could perform well in net for the New York Rangers. He had a shutout in his only meeting against them earlier this season. With the Rangers in better spirits since the departure of Tony DeAngelo, they have been playing more improved. This is all while the New York Islanders have struggled mightily over their last seven or eight outings.
The shot output may be the only question as the Islanders have been under 30 shots in six of their last nine games. Georgiev will have to allow two goals or less and get the win to exceed value on this night.
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