3 NHL FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Friday 3/11/22

Value is a bit tougher to spot on Friday's short slate, but there are a few gems to spotlight. Who are they?

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.

Friday night features four games on the schedule. Let's hunt again for values!

Sean Kuraly, Center, Columbus Blue Jackets

FanDuel Salary: $4,000

Taking shots at the Minnesota Wild defense seems to be working lately. Even when they win, they give up goals.

Minnesota has yielded a whopping 61 goals in their past 13 games. It is no wonder they have just five wins in that span. Sean Kuraly is a solid middle-six forward who can contribute some offense. He even has been seeing some increased playing time of late for Columbus.

The goal and three assists over his last four games may be a bit of a blip, but this is a palpable risk worth taking on a night where popularity may steer towards Columbus' studs.

He also has eight blocked shots over his previous five games, which adds a bit to his floor at this salary.

Josh Bailey, Wing, New York Islanders

FanDuel Salary: $3,500

With a bit of a breakout against Columbus, is one of those patented Josh Bailey streaks finally going to come?

He broke out with a goal and an assist for the New York Islanders on Thursday night and has another prime matchup against the Winnipeg Jets.

Bailey does not see the ice time he used to, but he still plays in offensive situations at home to the tune of 13-to-14 minutes per night.

The winger's basement-level floor presents great risk, but his salary is basically near the bottom for forwards on Friday night -- and we know he's capable of scoring.

Ben Hutton, Defenseman, Vegas Golden Knights

FanDuel Salary: $3,800

Ben Hutton is seeing a few more chances for the Vegas Golden Knights, and he is making a little bit of a positive out of them.

Though he is still a third-pairing defender getting around 14 minutes a night, the offensive-minded Hutton does have two goals in his last four games.

Vegas struggled last night except for Hutton who had three scoring chances, two shots, and a blocked shot. The Penguins' defense is stout, but their top-10 Corsi For this season (3469) should also give Hutton some chances at blocks.

With just a $3,800 salary, the Vegas blueliner could be a panacea for a slate short on value.

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