4 NHL FanDuel Values to Target on 3/9/21
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 more risk. This is especially true on tonight's slate, where there are lots of lower-salaried plays. Plugging in these options will afford you more chances to play some studs, as well.
Tuesday night is an eight-game slate that starts at 7 p.m. EST.
Jason Spezza, Center, Toronto Maple Leafs
FanDuel Salary: $3,600
The Toronto Maple Leafs' center is utilized to brilliant effectiveness, but the risk in DFS is the minutes played. Honestly, his salary has crept up another several hundred dollars. However, he still provides value on Tuesday night. With Toronto maintaining a top power-play unit that converts at better than a 30% clip, Spezza's numbers are enticing.
He had seven scoring chances in his previous three starts despite those time limitations. Again, Spezza keeps getting more than two minutes a night on the man advantage. As long as Toronto keeps drawing penalties at a top-five level, he should be rostered on a consistent basis.
If you want to try to spend up a bit on the value tier, Yanni Gourde ($4,300) may be a strike-while-the-iron-is-hot play. He almost topped 50 FanDuel points on Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks and will play top-six like minutes (17-plus) against the Detroit Red Wings.
Eeli Tolvanen, Wing, Nashville Predators
FanDuel Salary: $3,800
So, Eeli Tolvanen is garnering more and more power-play opportunities for the Nashville Predators, and that means value. Nashville is converting more power play, and that could pay some dividends. He has four real-world points in his previous five outings with tw0-plus shots in each of those games (13 shots overall) and 10 scoring chances created.
Tolvanen is seeing increasing ice time, as well. Getting 15-plus minutes in three of those outings and almost two minutes of power-play time per game, which is helpful for fantasy potential. At last, the winger is being utilized better.
Adam Pelech, Defenseman, New York Islanders
FanDuel Salary: $3,600
Value is all over the place today, but Adam Pelech often fares well against teams with higher shot potentials. Boston is no exception here. Pelech is a risk but has two assists in his previous two games.
The New York Islanders' defenseman has played well previous versus the Bruins and has shown an ability to frustrate Boston. He is risky because of a lower floor (shots and blocked shots). However, aside from the past couple of games, Pelech had previously been averaging slightly more than two shots per game over his last six starts.
Sergei Bobrovsky, Goalie, Florida Panthers
FanDuel Salary: $7,600
With Sergei Bobrovsky poised to get more starts, the Florida Panthers' goalie becomes a bit less risky on Tuesday night. He has won his last two starts and has faced 30 or more shots in four consecutive games. That higher shot volume is good news, but he has allowed one goal or fewer just once the entire season.
The upside is that Bobrovsky has yielded two goals in three of the previous five appearances. This is progress given that the Florida goalie has had a rough tenure for the Panthers -- to say the least. Focus and rebound control has been a problem for the goaltender, but that has improved of late.
The goaltending position could see some value open up later. Mackenzie Blackwood is just $6.700 and may be in goal for the New Jersey Devils, and Anton Khudobin ($7,400) may have some value if he starts for the Dallas Stars. Finally, see who starts for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Currently, Joonas Korpisalo is projected to be the guy in the crease.
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