5 NHL FanDuel Values to Target on Wednesday 11/24/21
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.
With a whopping 14 games on Wednesday night, there are plenty of places to dig and scour for value.
Seth Jarvis, Center, Carolina Hurricanes
FanDuel Salary: $3,200
The Carolina Hurricanes top-line forward lucked into a role with Sebastian Aho but has proven he more than belongs so far. He has real-world points in four straight games and 13 shots on goal during that span.
The best part with Jarvis? He has not needed a lot of ice time to get it done. He is seeing just over 15 minutes of ice time a night since a November 6th meeting with the Florida Panthers.
Jarvis has an ideal matchup against the Seattle Kraken; the Kraken allow a league-worst 3.78 goals per game. In this case, Carolina's quality top line may prove quite profitable.
Richard Panik, Wing, New York Islanders
FanDuel Salary: $3,200
Thanks to COVID and injuries, Richard Panik is now playing in the New York Islanders' top-six forwards versus the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. He has an assist in his last two games and is playing around 13 minutes a night.
Although this is not the most ideal situation, the Islanders have a sense of coming up large in these spots where urgency is required. They have defeated the Rangers in eight of their last ten meetings. Often in these games, the Isles get off to fast starts. Crazier things have happened, but Panik has six scoring chances in his first two games with the big club.
Panik is a dicey choice that might pay off Wednesday.
Valeri Nichushkin, Wing, Colorado Avalanche
FanDuel Salary: $4,000
Gradually, the salary of Valeri Nichushkin is moving upward. He is averaging 13.61 FanDuel points per game for the year on one of the top offenses in the league and is still right at $4,000 somehow.
Although the Russian winger missed four weeks with an injury, the Colorado Avalanche have seen the forward thrive with three goals and three assists in six games so far this season. Nichushkin is playing in all phases and has seen his ice time rise up to 17:04 a contest.
Nichushkin is an excellent play on Wednesday against an Anaheim team that is far from imposing.
P.K. Subban, Defenseman, New Jersey Devils
FanDuel Salary: $4,200
As a solid defensive squad last year, it's surprising to see Minnesota this year giving up quite a few goals. They've surrendered 59, which is the 10th-most in the NHL.
The New Jersey defenseman has a solid chance to hit double-digit FanDuel points again, which would make it five times in the last seven appearances. Since he is only playing about 18 minutes a night, Subban appears to be more effective scoring than during his days as a workhorse.
During this six-game run, where Subban has six real-world points, the defenseman has only played 20-plus minutes once.
Scott Wedgewood, Goalie, Arizona Coyotes
FanDuel Salary: $7,000
Suddenly, the Arizona Coyotes are not so easy to play against. A big reason for that is the play of Scott Wedgewood. It is hard to believe the goaltender was plucked off waivers for the second time in his career by Arizona, but here we are.
The Coyotes' goalie is 3-3-2 on the season overall and 2-0-1 in his last three starts with Arizona. He has stopped 109 of 116 shots in that span.
Though Arizona is still one of the worst -- if not the worst -- teams in the National Hockey League, Wedgewood's point-per-dollar value ranks in the middle of the pack. Though they have some huge names, the Oilers are just 16th in the league in high-danger chances (155).
Wedgewood is workable as many will stack against him on name value.
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