4 NHL FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Tuesday 3/8/22

With a larger NHL slate, value plays are a bit easier to come by on Tuesday night. Let's dive a bit deeper.

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 of risk, too. The right low-salary plays can give you good production while affording you more chances to roster high-salary studs.

Tuesday night fires up 11 more games. It is time to save a bit of salary.

Adam Ruzicka, Center, Calgary Flames

FanDuel Salary: $3,600

The Calgary Flames forward is an interesting option on Tuesday night. Does he get a bit more ice time than the usual fourth-line minutes?

Adam Ruzicka could play a bit more since the Flames played last night at home. Anything around 10 minutes a night cannot hurt.

Most do not know that Ruzicka quietly has four goals and four assists in 20 games for Calgary this season.

There are a few red flags like the shots on goal (1.2 per game) and, again, that ice time. However, Washington is not the most fleet of foot defensively.

This makes him a halfway decent choice for Tuesday. Filip Chytil is a nice alternative on the road for the New York Rangers, as he is getting "showcased."

Lawson Crouse, Wing, Arizona Coyotes

FanDuel Salary: $3,900

Can Lawson Crouse start to string together some games? That would be great. The potential has always been there.

One of the realities is this. He struggles too often. For someone who plays a lot, he should be averaging more than 2.07 shots per game and 2.50 scoring chances per contest.

He has to keep shooting the puck. It is the reality for the Arizona Coyotes. Even as a team, they must shoot the puck more. Too many opportunities miss the mark for this team.

The Detroit Red Wings are a pretty good matchup, as they have been giving up goals in bunches lately (27 goals in the last five games). Crouse, with his power-forward presence, is worth at least a look.

Adam Larsson, Defenseman, Seattle Kraken

FanDuel Salary: $3,700

Adam Larsson has always had a little more offensive acumen than most expect. It is just that he was typically known more for defensive play.

The Seattle Kraken defenseman enjoys a nice floor while blocking more than two shots a game on average. He has assists in consecutive games for the first time all season.

Seattle has a few targets, including the extremely risky Alexander Wennberg to pair Larsson with. A home matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs, who can give up three goals at the drop of a hat, is like dangling a carrot in front of a starving burrow.

With other value options not thriving of late, it cannot hurt to give the Swede a try.

Karel Vejmelka, Goalie, Arizona Coyotes

FanDuel Salary: $6,900

While it is true that Arizona can allow tons of goals, they do allow a high volume of shots.

His games have been nuts, but when Karel Vejmelka plays well, he often sees 35-plus shots. In his last win, the Arizona goaltender saw 43 and stopped 42 against the Colorado Avalanche.

While his record is not stupendous (5-8 in the last 13), he has seven FanDuel performances of 20-plus points in that span. That does carry some value at least.

Two low-scoring teams help here. Detroit ranks 22nd offensively with just 2.86 goals per game, but both teams allow a combined 68 shots per game. There is a chance to see exorbitant shot volume once more.

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