FanDuel NHL: Wednesday Value Plays
FanDuel NHL: Wednesday Value Plays

This article is part of our FanDuel NHL series.

There are four NHL games on the slate Wednesday. Here are my recommendations for your daily fantasy lineup.

GOALIE

Frederik Andersen, TOR at VAN ($8,900): Andersen is having a career year, as he's posted a 2.56 GAA and .924 save percentage. He's also got the benefit of having a great offense providing goal support for him, increasing his chances of winning any given start. The Canucks don't give their goalies much support on that front, though, as they've only scored 2.68 goals per game.

CENTER

Nicklas Backstrom, WAS at PHI ($6,400): Backstrom has been a power-play maven for basically his entire career. This season has been no different, as he's averaged 3:41 per game with the extra man and tallied 22 power-play points. Though the goaltending in Philadelphia has been better recently, the Flyers still have the 27th-ranked penalty kill.

Tyler Bozak, STL at ANA ($4,700): Bozak hasn't exactly lit the world on fire as the center of St. Louis' second line, but he does have eight points in his last 12 games. Plus, he has averaged 2:28 per game on the power play as well. The Ducks have allowed 33.6 shots on net per contest, and they are also playing on the second night of a back-to-back Wednesday.

WING

Travis Konecny, PHI vs. WAS ($5,600): Konecny has a four-game point streak, and he has nine points in his last nine contests. That has given him an even 21 goals and 21 assists on the season. The Capitals have struggled a bit defensively on the road, as they have a 3.33 GAA in away games. That's bottom 10 in the NHL.

Jaden Schwartz, STL at ANA ($4,900): At this point, it's frankly implausible that Schwartz still has a 4.2 shooting percentage. It's almost impressive how much bad luck he's had. He keeps shooting, though, as he's notched 22 shots on net in his last three games. Given that the Ducks have allowed 33.6 shots on goal per contest, and are on the second night of a back-to-back, Schwartz should rack up some shots. Maybe he'll finally get some puck luck too.

Oskar Lindblom, PHI vs. WAS ($4,500): Lindblom has been moved to the top line for the Flyers, and with Jakub Voracek banged up that's not likely to change for this game. The 22-year-old has picked up his play recently as well, tallying seven points in his last nine games. As previously noted, the Capitals have a 3.33 road GAA.

DEFENSE

John Carlson, WAS at PHI ($6,400): Carlson, at the very least, is a proven commodity. He's tallied 57 points in 65 games, including 26 with the extra man. The Flyers' 27th-ranked penalty kill is a part of this, but mostly I just have faith in Carlson, and on a day like this it's worth the extra bit of cash you have to spend on him.

Colton Parayko, STL at ANA ($4,500): Parayko isn't shy about shooting the puck. He's notched 154 shots on net in 65 games from the blue line, potting 10 goals in the process. As previously mentioned, the Ducks have allowed 33.6 shots on net per contest. That should give Parayko opportunity to be active.

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.
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