NHL Plays: Sunday

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  • Anaheim Ducks
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  • Detroit Red Wings
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  • Pavel Buchnevich
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    Russian ice hockey player

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NHL Plays will highlight the best and the most underrated daily fantasy options among forwards, defensemen and goaltenders.

Please note, these players were chosen early in the day, so make sure to check NBCSports Edge’s player news for any lineup changes, injuries and potential changes in the crease for starting goaltenders.

Additionally, it is worth reminding everyone that FanDuel allows you to roster nine players (2C, 2W, 2D, 2UTIL, 1G) with a salary cap of $55,000, while DraftKings has a cap of $50,000 for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 1G, 1UTIL). Yahoo has a $200 cap for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 2G).

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There are two games in the NHL on Sunday.

Forwards

Dylan Larkin (Detroit), C - $7,700 (FanDuel), $7,200 (Draft Kings), $22 (Yahoo)

It has been a comeback season for Larkin who has 16 goals and 32 points in 31 games after a 23-point season in 2020-21 in 44 games. Larkin was held off the scoresheet Saturday but had seven minutes in penalties as he tried to get things going for the Red Wings with a fight. He has seven points including four goals in his last five games. The Red Wings are in Anaheim to take on the Ducks Sunday.

Pavel Buchnevich (St. Louis), W - $7,300 (FanDuel), $6,300 (Draft Kings), $24 (Yahoo)

Buchnevich is coming off a big game Friday as he had a pair of goals and an assist against the Capitals. Buchnevich has 13 goals and 33 points in 32 games as he shown the NHL that the Rangers may have made an error in not signing the talented Russian.

Jason Robertson (Dallas), W - $7,100 (FanDuel), $6,900 (Draft Kings), $19 (Yahoo)

Robertson is on a six-game points streak with three goals and nine points during the streak. Robertson has shown no evidence of a sophomore slump after he had 17 goals and 45 points in 51 games in his first season, as he has 11 goals and 29 points in just 25 contests. Robertson is a solid DFS player at this time and is a great price in Yahoo.

Bargain Bin: Robert Thomas (St. Louis), C $5,300 (FanDuel), $5,000 (Draft Kings), $17 (Yahoo), Sam Steel (Anaheim), C $3,900 (FanDuel), $3,200 (Draft Kings), $10 (Yahoo), Joe Pavelski (Dallas), C/W $6,300 (FanDuel) $6,100 (Draft Kings), $21 (Yahoo), Troy Terry (Anaheim), W $7,000 (FanDuel), $5,500 (Draft Kings), $18 (Yahoo)

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Defensemen:

Torey Krug (St. Louis), $5,100 (FanDuel), $5,400 (Draft Kings), $18 (Yahoo)

There is not a lot to pick from with only two games as the blueline seems a bit weak among the four teams. Krug is on a four-game points streak with two goals and five points, giving him six goals and 19 points in 30 games this season. Krug has had some big offensive seasons as he had 50-plus points for three straight seasons and could hit that mark once again this season.

Justin Faulk (St. Louis), $4,800 (FanDuel), $4,900 (Draft Kings), $17 (Yahoo)

Faulk has assists in three of his last four games and was a plus-four Friday in a huge win over Washington. Faulk has scored double-digit goals four different seasons and with five goals and 14 points in 29 games to date, he is on pace to do it for a fifth time in his 11-year NHL career.

Bargain Bin:

Hampus Lindholm (Anaheim), $4,800 (FanDuel), $5,600 (Draft Kings), $17 (Yahoo), Jamie Drysdale (Anaheim), $4,200 (FanDuel), $4,500 (Draft Kings), $12 (Yahoo), John Klingberg (Dallas), $4,900 (FanDuel), $5,200 (Draft Kings), $17 (Yahoo)

Goaltenders:

Jordan Binnington (St. Louis), $8,300 (FanDuel), $8,300 (Draft Kings), $25 (Yahoo)

Binnington is a huge bargain in Yahoo Sunday. He is having an okay season with a 10-7-3 mark to go with a GAA of 3.00 and a .908 save percentage. He has struggled a bit in his last two games, giving up nine goals on 74 shots, but will look to turn it around Sunday when the Blues take on Dallas.

Other plays:

Anthony Stolarz (Anaheim), $7,900 (FanDuel), $8,000 (Draft Kings