3 NHL FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Wednesday 5/4/22

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.

Wednesday night has four Game 2's. Let's see what value can be found.

Erik Haula, Center, Boston Bruins

FanDuel Salary: $4,400

The Boston Bruins need Erik Haula to be even more of a catalyst on Wednesday night.

Game 1 was not bad. He had a helper on Boston's only goal and fired a couple of shots at Antti Raanta. Haula had a few more opportunities in the first period that did not result in goals. With how much scoring becomes a premium in the playoffs, it is those missed chances that come back to haunt a player and team.

Expectations around Game 2 will be increased. Can Haula stand up and deliver once more with David Pastrnak by his side?

Kailer Yamamoto, Wing, Edmonton Oilers

FanDuel Salary: $4,100

Kailer Yamamoto was a spark plug on the ice for the Edmonton Oilers in Game 1. The Oilers will be hoping for more of the same in Game 2.

Yamamoto has three goals and five helpers across his last six games. He also has 15 shots and three blocked shots during that span.

The much-maligned forward can get into areas where the Los Angeles Kings' defensive coverage seems to be lacking. That bodes well when he is paired with Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl.

If Yamamoto continues to create, the FanDuel points will be there.

Alexander Edler, Defenseman, Los Angeles Kings

FanDuel Salary: $4,000

This play is there again. Therefore, Alexander Edler will continue to have value on Wednesday night.

In his last game, Edler had an assist with two shots on goal, three scoring chances, and three blocked shots in 22-plus minutes. The defender provided solid defense and an ability to still create some offense of his own. His creativity eventually sparked a Sean Durzi goal.

Edler is one of those playoff values who must be thrown into at least a few lineups. His floor is too good.

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