​3 NHL FanDuel Studs to Target on Wednesday 5/4/22​

Wednesday brings another night to choose between Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid. Which one gets the nod?

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.

Wednesday night brings us four games as the 2022 NHL Playoffs continues. Here are some studs.

Connor McDavid, Center, Edmonton Oilers

FanDuel Salary: $10,100

The Edmonton Oilers might have gotten to overtime if it not had been for Mike Smith. However, Connor McDavid still had a good night in Game 1 with a goal and an assist.

The Oilers' forward had three shots on goal, five scoring chances, and was everywhere on the ice in his 25-plus minutes of ice time.

Fortunately, the Los Angeles Kings did not exactly contain McDavid. The scoring chances were there.

Expect the forward to create even more scoring chances on Wednesday. McDavid must have more than one of those "wow moments", and he now knows it.

David Pastrnak, Wing, Boston Bruins

FanDuel Salary: $8,800

Now, David Pastrnak did everything but score a goal on Monday night for the Boston Bruins.

The winger had five shots on goal and seven scoring chances. He even blocked a shot as well.

The frustrating part for Boston and the forward was that Antti Raanta stopped all but one shot as the Carolina Hurricanes went on to win 5-1.

Pastrnak had a 40-goal season, so it's not like he forgot how to score goals. If he gets the same amount of chances on Wednesday, one of them is likely to find twine.

Torey Krug, Defenseman, St. Louis Blues

FanDuel Salary: $5,000

The St. Louis Blues defenseman is a stud -- even if some remember him from his days of guiding the Boston defenses on the power play in the playoffs.

Torey Krug had three assists in Game 1, giving him six assists in his previous three games.

While he continues to block shots at two per game and get two shots on goal per contest, that provides a solid floor for the defenseman.

Since the Minnesota Wild have the worst penalty kill in the league since January 8th, Krug remains an asset -- and one of the lowest-salaried studs out there.

He also makes the life of Ville Husso easier.

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