​3 NHL FanDuel Studs to Target on Friday 2/11/22​

Spending up in any daily fantasy lineup is how to get the superstars and the highest upside players in your lineup.

In NHL DFS, it’s different from spending up in sports like NBA or NFL. Someone can be one of the highest salaried players at his position and put up a total dud of a performance, and paying that much for him would be a huge mistake. Let’s make sure we are spending salary in the right spots when building our lineups tonight.

Friday night features four games on the schedule. Here are a few studs.

Leon Draisaitl, Center, Edmonton Oilers

FanDuel Salary: $10,100

With Edmonton struggling some, Leon Draisaitl looked a little like himself on Wednesday against the Chicago Blackhawks. Draisaitl scored a power-play goal on three shots and three scoring chances.

Draisaitl has been a bit up and down production-wise in his last seven games alternating between games with real-world point(s) and no real-world point(s).

Edmonton's opponent, the New York Islanders, played a bit of a strange game for them on Wednesday against the Vancouver Canucks, as the teams combined for nine goals.

Projections have Edmonton scoring just 2.90 goals tonight, but the Oilers are capable of three and maybe even four. The risk is palpable here.

The Oilers have a big defender to use for stacking in the form of Evan Bouchard. He will be one to watch along with Kailer Yamamoto.

Joe Pavelski, Wing, Dallas Stars

FanDuel Salary: $8,200

The trio of Jason Robertson, Roope Hintz, and Joe Pavelski can be quite lethal. Who are we kidding? They are.

Despite not scoring in this homestand, Pavelski did have three shots on goal, four scoring chances, and SIX blocked shots against Nashville Predators. He has not registered a real-world point in four contests.

Usually, the cold hand is not one to go with, but Pavelski has been racking up FanDuel points other ways. The feeling is the goals and assists could come.

Any one of the three players mentioned from Dallas are good options, but Pavelski's ability to tip pucks gives him the extra edge against Winnipeg.

Victor Hedman, Defenseman, Tampa Bay Lightning

FanDuel Salary: $7,400

After the epic battle against Colorado on Thursday, Victor Hedman and Tampa Bay face the Arizona Coyotes on Friday. The thought process is that they will lean on their blueliner more.

Hedman is one of the best in the NHL from the defensive position. He had five blocked shots on Thursday. Expect a few more offensive opportunities on Friday night.

After the clash of the "titans," the expectation is to see double-digit FanDuel points once again from the Tampa defenseman.

Hedman has three goals and four assists in his last seven games. His offense has been pretty close to automatic all season. He averages exactly one real-world point per game.

With Tampa Bay looking for vengeance, one almost feels bad for Arizona.

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