​3 NHL FanDuel Studs to Target on Friday 4/1/22​

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 seven games on the schedule. Here are a few studs.

Connor McDavid, Center, Edmonton Oilers

FanDuel Salary: $10,300

The Edmonton Oilers face a St. Louis Blues team that is a bit down on its luck confidence-wise. It is a perfect time to look at the first NHL player to get to 100 real-world points this season.

Connor McDavid has an 11-game real-world point streak overall (8 goals, 13 assists). In his last three games, McDavid has 17 shots on goal and 21 scoring chances.

St. Louis has been giving up goals with regularity. Even with the two wins versus Vancouver, the Blues have yielded 34 goals in their last eight games.

McDavid is the big play, and you can consider players like Kailer Yamamoto and even Evan Bouchard to stack.

Chris Kreider, Wing, New York Rangers

FanDuel Salary: $8,500

The New York Rangers get to play an unrested New York Islanders team that is missing Ilya Sorokin.

Chris Kreider has six goals in his last six games while chipping in four helpers. Quietly, he has five blocked shots in that span with 19 shots.

The Rangers sure have been entertaining. Even against Detroit Red Wings, they needed a little more time to win than expected on Wednesday.

Our numbers project just 2.82 goals for the Rangers, but this seems low given how both offenses have been rolling.

While some think this may be a risk, Kreider has defied expectations all season long.

Victor Hedman, Defenseman, Tampa Bay Lightning

FanDuel Salary: $7,000

Victor Hedman has looked great of late with goals in consecutive games and 13 shots on goal.

The Tampa Bay Lightning get a prime matchup against an unrested Chicago Blackhawks team that gave up 44 shots on goal last night in a 4-0 loss to the Florida Panthers.

The Blackhawks allow the third-most shots unblocked from the point, as they are yielding 3.5 goals per game and almost 33 shots per game.

Hedman expects to have plenty of chances from the point, and Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov benefit, as well.

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