3 NHL FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Thursday 5/12/22

Let's explore ways to save some salary tonight in NHL DFS. Which value plays stand out?

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.

Thursday night opens up with four Game 6s. Let's see what values can be unearthed.

Charlie Coyle, Center, Boston Bruins

FanDuel Salary: $3,700

The Boston Bruins are home on Thursday night versus the Carolina Hurricanes in a must-win Game 6.

The floor is reasonable for Charlie Coyle, as he has three blocked shots, a goal, and three assists in two games at TD Garden.

Now, this series has been too predictable for words. Coyle, at home, has been way better than on the road. He may be worth a look again.

Ross Colton may start to get out of that salary tier along with Seth Jarvis, but both are very good spark plugs for Tampa and Carolina.

Ondrej Palat, Wing, Tampa Bay Lightning

FanDuel Salary: $4,100

So, Ondrej Palat has real-world points in three straight games now for Tampa Bay.

The two goals and two assists in his last three games might keep him in the top-six against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Palat has had quite a few scoring chances and has cashed in a few times. He is one of those playoff cogs who have a knack of producing when it is needed most.

Simply, it is Game 6, and Tampa needs this the most. The winger will likely have a higher roster percentage again with the potential for three-plus shots and four-plus scoring chances.

Cody Ceci, Defenseman, Edmonton Oilers

FanDuel Salary: $3,800

The Edmonton Oilers defenseman had three assists in two games on the road in Los Angeles so far this postseason.

Now, concerns about the floor of Cody Ceci are well-founded at home, but he has played much better away so far. He has four shots, six scoring chances, and six blocked shots in Los Angeles.

The defender easily sees 22-plus minutes a night and can be a threat even on the penalty kill. He just seems to engage offensively a bit more when not at home.

His $3,800 salary is reasonable enough to take a flier on Ceci.

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