FanDuel NHL: Thursday Value Plays
FanDuel NHL: Thursday Value Plays

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GOALIE

Devan Dubnyk, MIN at LOS ($8,900): The Wild really struggled on the road last year, and in truth they have a 3.14 GAA on the road this season. However, it's a small sample size of seven games, and Alex Stalock made two of those starts. Dubnyk has a 2.25 GAA and .930 save percentage overall, so the fact this game is on the road is not all that concerning at this point.

CENTER

Leon Draisaitl, EDM at FLA ($6,300): Draisaitl has 16 points through 15 games, and though his shooting percentage is unusustainably high, the German has notched at least 70 points in each of his last two seasons. Additionally, he's averaged 4:07 per game on the power play, and seven of his points have come with the extra man. That's encouraging heading into this matchup, as the Panthers have the lowest-ranked penalty kill in the NHL.

David Krejci, BOS vs. VAN ($5,400): Krejci has started 65.4 percent of his shifts in the offensive zone, which is highest among Boston forwards. It's something of a new role for the center, but it's paying off, as he has 10 points through 14 games. With Anders Nilsson on injured reserve, the onus is on Jacob Markstrom in net for the Canucks, and he has a 3.12 GAA and .902 save percentage.

WING

Clayton Keller, ARI at PHI ($6,200): Arizona's offense has had some issues, but Keller has risen above that. He's notched a point in each of his last five games. The Flyers have a 3.73 GAA, tied for second highest in the NHL, and their goalies have posted a collective .873 save percentage as well.

Teuvo Teravainen, CAR at CHI ($5,200): Teravainen has cooled down over his last few games, but he still has 11 points on the season, Plus, he only has a 7.9 shooting percentage, which is solidly below his career average, so he should be able to pick it back up. Perhaps he will do so against his old team, as the Blackhawks have a 3.73 GAA, and they just fired their head coach.

Alex Tuch, VGK at OTT ($4,800): Tuch missed the start of the season, but he's made up for lost time. He has five points and 29 shots through seven games. The promising youngster has been helped by the fact that he's started 65.7 percent of his shifts in the offensive zone, highest among Vegas forwards. Tuch has to be excited for this matchup, as the Senators have a 4.13 GAA and have allowed a whopping 39.1 shots on goal per game.

DEFENSE

Keith Yandle, FLA vs. EDM ($5,500): Yandle and the Panthers are back from Finland, and he will hope to continue his hot start to the season. He's got 12 points through 11 games, including five with the extra man. The Oilers have a 3.07 GAA, which isn't all that bad this season, but they also rank 26th on the penalty kill.

Shea Theodore, VGK at OTT ($4,600): Hey, the Senators have the league's highest GAA and have allowed the most shots on goal per game, so why not get another Golden Knight in your lineup? Theodore has a four-game point streak, and though he only has one goal, he's put 39 shots on net through 15 games. If he keeps shooting like that against Ottawa, another goal could be on its way.

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