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 Rotoworld’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, 4W, 2D, 1G) with a salary cap of $55,000, while DraftKings has a cap of $50,000 for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 1G, 1UTIL) and Yahoo has a $200 budget for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 2G).
Thursday has two games on tap.
Elias Pettersson (Vancouver) - C - $7,300 (FanDuel), $6,800 (DraftKings)
Pettersson was held in check in Game 1 against Vegas, but he erupted for three points (one goal, two assists) and three shots on Tuesday night. He benefited from the return of Tyler Toffoli to the lineup in Game 2 and they make for an intriguing stack play for Thursday’s slate. Pettersson has been held off the scoresheet in only three of 12 matches this postseason. He has posted five multi-point efforts in his last seven outings.
Alex Tuch (Vegas) - W - $4,500 (FanDuel), $4,200 (DraftKings)
Tuch is worth highlighting for his bang for the buck potential. Max Pacioretty could be well worth the investment, but Tuch brings plenty of value to the table. He has three goals and one assist during a three-game point streak going into Thursday night’s action. That includes has two markers, one helper and seven shots in two contests for Tuch versus Vancouver.
Beauvillier has one goal and 11 shots on target in two matches against Philadelphia. He has generated three goals in his last three appearances and sits first on the Islanders with seven markers in 11 postseason games. Beauvillier is one point behind linemate Josh Bailey, who has 11 points in 11 outings, for the team lead.
Travis Konecny (Philadelphia) - W - $5,300 (FanDuel), $5,300 (DraftKings)
Konecny has struggled in the postseason following a productive regular season, but he appears to rounding back into form. He picked up one assist, three shots, one hit and one block in Game 2 on Wednesday versus the Islanders. Konecny also had four shots on goal in the series opener of the second round. Linemate Kevin Hayes is starting to warm up as well, which makes them an appealing value stack for Thursday.
Bargain Bin: Tyler Toffoli (Vancouver) - W - $5,600 (FanDuel), $5,500 (DraftKings), Kevin Hayes (PHI) - $5,300 (FanDuel), $5,400 (DraftKings), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (NYI) - C - $4,800 (FanDuel), $4,900 (DraftKings)
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Shea Theodore (Vegas) - $6,400 (FanDuel), $6,200 (DraftKings)
Theodore has amassed 11 points (four goals, seven assists) through 10 postseason games. He has been held off the scoresheet just three times during that stretch. Theodore is riding a four-game point spree (one goal, five assists) going into Thursday’s contest. He has collected two assists in each of the first two games against Vancouver, while being credited with 10 shots on goal and four blocked shots.
Robin Lehner (Vegas) - $8,200 (FanDuel), $8,000 (DraftKings)
Lehner will look to bounce back if Vegas goes back to him in Game 3 against Vancouver. He allowed four goals on 26 shots on Tuesday after he posted a 26-save shutout win over the Canucks in the series opener. Semyon Varlamov has bounce-back appeal as well after he was pulled in Game 2 on Wednesday afternoon against Philadelphia.