4 NHL FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Tuesday 3/15/22
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 delivers 11 more games. It is time to save a bit of salary.
Filip Chytil, Center, New York Rangers
FanDuel Salary: $3,900
Can Filip Chytil be a key contributor for the New York Rangers down the stretch?
As of now, no one has the answer for that. But, Chytil is playing better lately. At the very least, he is shooting the puck more (14 shots in the last five games).
Most may not notice that Chytil is also averaging more than a blocked shot per game over the last seven contests.
He even has a respectable goal and two assists in his last five starts despite just playing 14 minutes a night, so it may not take long for Chytil to pay off on Tuesday night.
Rem Pitlick, Wing, Montreal Canadiens
FanDuel Salary: $4,400
Can Lawson Crouse start to string together some quality performances? While that answer is attempted to be answered, we can instead look at the rise of Rem Pitlick.
Pitlick has come out of nowhere (off the waiver wire) to produce two goals and five assists in his last five games.
He has to keep shooting the puck. Sometimes, Pitlick just does not and that can be frustrating (1.67 per game over the past six starts) and unhelpful for his fantasy floor. Occasionally, he can block a few shots as well.
The fact that Arizona and Montreal are two of the worst defenses in the NHL helps justify anyone in this game. Arizona ranks 28th in goals allowed and Montreal is 32nd. Plan accordingly.
K'Andre Miller, Defenseman, New York Rangers
FanDuel Salary: $3,700
Lost in that crazy end to the road trip for the New York Rangers was the development of K'Andre Miller.
The Rangers' blueliner played extremely well while rushing the puck up the ice and joining the play in consecutive games for the first time all season. He was rewarded with a goal and a couple of assists in the two games along with nearly 45 minutes of ice time in that span. He added six shots and two blocks.
New York is coming home to a great matchup against the Anaheim Ducks, and that begs one question -- can this trend continue? It's possible. After all, not every defenseman develops on the same curve. Miller is improving at a pace not expected.
Since some other value plays at defensemen have been duds lately, why not give the young defenseman a shot?
Nico Daws, Goalie, New Jersey Devils
FanDuel Salary: $6,800
This simply is the biggest risk and dangerous option of the night.
His games have been very chaotic because of how New Jersey plays defense, but Nico Daws, at least, has proven he belongs in the NHL.
Daws has 6 wins in 10 decisions this year for the Devils. That comes with a 2.50 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage. Some believe New Jersey needs just average goaltending to eventually snag a playoff spot next year. Daws is doing that -- and then some -- for the Devils now.
Vancouver can be prone to struggle a bit on offense (2.83 goals per game despite 32.1 shots per contest). That translates into a shooting percentage which ranks 27th. Also, it means Daws should see good, not-as-dangerous-as-normal volume on Tuesday night at the very least.
When hunting for a goalie down here, a quality win will work. Daws is capable.
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