NHL Plays: Tuesday

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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 NBC Sports 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) and Yahoo has a $200 budget for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 2G).

Tuesday has seven games on the schedule.

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Forwards:

Brayden Point (Tampa Bay) - C - $7,800 (FanDuel), $7,300 (DraftKings), $27 (Yahoo)

Point has compiled six goals and 10 points in seven games since returning to the lineup from an upper-body injury. He has been held off the scoresheet once during that span and he will go into Tuesday’s game against Buffalo with three goals and two helpers over a three-game point streak.

Tomas Hertl (San Jose) - C - $6,800 (FanDuel), $6,700 (DraftKings), $20 (Yahoo)

Hertl has 12 goals in his past 12 games along with six assists and 40 shots on target. He has two hat tricks over that span, including one on Saturday against Philadelphia when he was credited with seven shots. Hertl has been held off the scoresheet once during that 12-game stretch.

Anthony Duclair (Florida) - W - $5,900 (FanDuel), $4,700 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)

Duclair has had a productive year and he has been red hot since the Panthers returned from the holiday break, while generating five goals and eight points in six outings. He also has 16 shots on target during that time. Duclair also offers some stack upside alongside Jonathan Huberdeau.

Bargain Bin: J.T. Miller (VAN) - $5,600 (DraftKings), $20 (Yahoo), Ondrej Kase (TOR) - $5,700 (FanDuel), $3,900 (DraftKings), $20 (Yahoo), Alexander Kerfoot (TOR) - $4,800 (FanDuel), $2,900 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo), Tanner Pearson (VAN) - $5,000 (FanDuel), $3,800 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo), Carter Verhaeghe (FLA) - $5,200 (FanDuel), $4,300 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo), Oliver Bjorkstrand (CBJ) - $5,800 (FanDuel), $4,800 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo)

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Defensemen:

Devon Toews (Colorado) - $6,800 (FanDuel), $5,700 (DraftKings), $24 (Yahoo)

Toews has two goals, one assist, eight shots and six blocks during his recent three-game point spree. He has produced 14 points in his past 11 outings. The category coverage he can provide makes him an attractive option.

Bargain Bin: Brian Dumoulin (PIT) - $4,100 (FanDuel), $3,300 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo), Adam Boqvist (CBJ) - $4,700 (FanDuel), $3,700 (DraftKings), $15 (Yahoo), Rasmus Dahlin (BUF) - $5,400 (FanDuel), $4,700 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo), Gustav Forsling (FLA) - $4,600 (FanDuel), $3,600 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo)

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Goaltenders:

Juuse Saros (Nashville) - $8,000 (FanDuel), $7,200 (DraftKings), $37 (Yahoo)

Saros does not have an easy matchup against Colorado, but he has already beaten them before this year and this will be the sixth game in 10 days for the Avalanche. It is also Colorado’s third match in four nights following a win over Seattle on Monday. The Predators, and a red hot Saros, could take advantage of that. He has won his past four starts, while stopping 162 of 169 shots for a .959 save percentage. Saros has held the opposition to two goals or fewer in each of those matches.

Bargain Bin: Thatcher Demko (VAN) - $7,600 (FanDuel), $7,000 (DraftKings), $32 (Yahoo), Adin Hill (SJ) - $7,200 (FanDuel), $8,100 (DraftKings), $24 (Yahoo)