3 NHL FanDuel Values to Target on Wednesday 4/21/21
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.
Wednesday night has four contests to look at. Let's dig in for some picks.
Kirby Dach, Center, Chicago Blackhawks
FanDuel Salary: $3,600
The Chicago Blackhawks center briefly was off the top-line but now was placed back on it Monday night against the Nashville Predators. He expects to be there on Wednesday as well. The risk is the lack of production in the past few contests.
The thing is this. Nashville's penalty kill is just 28th at home. When a penalty kill is hovering around 75%, it must be attacked. Acquiring Dach in stacks is a cheap option that carries risk because of lower shot volume. He did have three scoring chances on Monday but missed the net on all three. It boils down to execution.
Jesse Puljujarvi, Wing, Edmonton Oilers
FanDuel Salary: $3,700
Jesse Puljujarvi is back with Connor McDavid again which means naturally he is fantasy relevant again. He has three goals in his last four games with seven shots and yes, three blocked shots. The Edmonton Oilers' forward can be rather inconsistent but is on a run right now against a reeling Montreal Canadiens team.
With McDavid creating as many matchup problems as he has, Puljujarvi can pick his spots to attack the net and garner scoring chances of his own. He had three in the third period alone on Monday night. Edmonton scored four times in the final 20 minutes with the winger playing a role in two of them.
Alex Goligoski, Defenseman, Arizona Coyotes
FanDuel Salary: $3,700
As for riding hot streaks of sorts, Alex Goligoski is criminally underpriced on FanDuel. We have to come clean here.
The defenseman excels at moving the puck up ice and getting opportunities. He has double-digit FanDuel points in five of his previous six games now and his salary has barely budged an inch or a dollar. Goligoski is one of those Arizona Coyotes players that fall through the salary wormhole. He is a player that can block four or more shots as easily as getting four or more shots on goal during some nights.
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