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FanDuel NHL: Saturday Value Plays

Rob Geriak

Geriak covers hockey for RotoWire. He previously was the DFS Content Director at DraftShot and appeared on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio for Scout Fantasy Sports.

Goalie

Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK vs EDM ($8,000)
: Fleury has regained the form that made him one of the better NHL goaltenders while with the Penguins. Now as a member of the Golden Knights, Fleury is back in full force after missing some time early in the season due to injury. Over his last four games, Fleury has averaged 30 fantasy points. With Vegas sporting an excellent home record and facing a shaky Oilers team, Fleury’s momentum should continue tonight.


Center

Logan Couture, SJ vs ARI ($6,700)
: As the ninth-highest priced center on the slate, Couture could very well end up being the most productive. He has four points in his last two contests and has scored in four straight outings versus Arizona, including two goals and three assists. In addition to playing their second straight night, the Coyotes have allowed centers to rack up 16 goals and 20 assists in their last 10 games.

Mikko Koivu, MIN vs WPG ($5,400): Koivu has points in each of his last four and has averaged three shots on goal over that stretch. The Jets, on their second game in as many nights, have conceded 13 goals and 15 assists to center icemen in their last 13 games. Koivu also happens to be skating on the Wild’s second line as well as their top power-play unit.


Wing

Kyle Palmieri, NJ vs PHI ($5,300)
: Palmieri isn't having the same season as he did last year, but he's still someone that can put the puck in the net and isn’t afraid a shoot. He’s averaging four shots on goal over his last four and has been productive against the Flyers in the past, with 11 points over his last nine head-to-head matchups – including six on the power play.

Dustin Brown, LA vs ANH ($5,800): Brown’s bounce back campaign continues, with two goals in his last three games. Overall, he sits at 15 goals and 17 assists and has skated on the Kings’ first line for the majority of the season. Brown has enjoyed a productive history against the Ducks, with a goal in each of his last four appearances against the Western Conference rival.

David Perron, VGK vs EDM ($5,800): Perron has been rock solid when healthy for the majority of his career. He has notched points in 12 of his last 14 contests for the Golden Knights, who are averaging 3.44 goals per night - the second-highest mark in the league. With the Oilers on the second of back-to-back outings and with major concerns in net, Perron is worth a look skating on the first line and top power-play unit.


Defense

Ivan Provorov, PHI at NJ ($4,900)
: Provorov has tallied points in four straight games, including three goals and two assists. He’s averaged almost four shots over his last six contests and has displayed more aggression with the puck, which also offers a solid floor in the blocked shot department. In six of his last seven, Provorov has produced double-digit fantasy points and – at his salary – it won’t take much from him to reach value in this spot.

John Klingberg, DAL vs COL ($5,700): The Avalanche have struggled against defensemen, with eight goals and 16 assists allowed to the position over their last 10. Klingberg, the Stars’ All-Star defenseman, has been on fire of late with points in eight of his last nine, totaling two goals and 10 assists. In Klingberg’s last five, he’s counted six points and is currently at the top of his game.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Rob Geriak plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: yikettyyack, DraftKings: robgeriak.