NHL Plays: Saturday

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NHL Plays will highlight the very best and the most underrated everyday dream alternatives amongst forwards, defensemen and goaltenders.

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There are 12 video games in the NHL on Saturday.

Forwards

Leon Draisaitl (Edmonton), C $9,900 (FanDuel), $9,200 (Draft Kings), $35 (Yahoo)

It was difficult selecting in between Draisaitl and his colleague Connor McDavid however either choice is a great one as they are one-two in NHL scoring. Draisaitl leads the NHL with 17 objectives and 33 points and is 3 points ahead of McDavid. They handle a hot Chicago group however the Blackhawks might not have the ability to remain with the Oilers in the house.

Nick Suzuki (Montreal), C $6,900 (FanDuel), $5,300 (Draft Kings), $17 (Yahoo)

Suzuki will aim to return on the scoresheet after going meaningless in his last 4 video games. He is a fantastic cost in Draft Kings and still has 4 objectives and 14 points in 19 video games. Suzuki is a skill and among the couple of on the Canadiens at this time. He sees a lot of ice time as he is balancing 19:21 per video game.

Patrick Kane (Chicago), W $8,900 (FanDuel), $8,100 (Draft Kings), $32 (Yahoo)

Kane is off to a fantastic start in spite of missing out on action in COVID procedure. The skilled winger has 6 objectives and 17 points in 12 video games with 5 objectives and 12 points can be found in the 7 video games because he returned from the disease. The Blackhawks have actually been hot of late, winning 4 in a row under brand-new head coach Derek King, making Kane a great play at this time.

Mitch Marner (Toronto), W $7,600 (FanDuel), $7,300 (Draft Kings), $28 (Yahoo)

When Marner is hot, kid is he hot. However this season he has actually been cold a lot more than hot. Still his four goals and 15 points in 18 games is okay, but not so for the winger who was fourth in NHL scoring last season with 67 points in 55 games. He is worth a shot tonight as the Leafs take on Pittsburgh.

Timo Meier (San Jose), C/W $7,300 (FanDuel), $6,200 (Draft Kings), $21 (Yahoo)

Meier has actually a goal and three assists in 4 games since returning from COVID protocol. Before the illness, Meier was on fire, scoring five objectives and adding six assists in only eight video games. He is nicely priced in Draft Kings and Yahoo. Meier is only 25 and has had a 30-goal season in the 2018-19 season however did slump in his last two seasons before regaining his form this season.

Bargain Bin: Ryan Hartman (Minnesota), C/W $4,600 (FanDuel), $4,600 (Draft Kings), $18 (Yahoo), Anthony Cirelli (Tampa Bay), C/W $5,300 (FanDuel), $4,300 (Draft Kings), $18 (Yahoo), Boone Jenner (Columbus), C/W $4,600 (FanDuel) $5,700 (Draft Kings), $19 (Yahoo), Reilly Smith (Vegas), W $5,000 (FanDuel), $4,100 (Draft Kings), $19 (Yahoo), Jesper Bratt (New Jersey), W $4,100 (FanDuel), $3,800 (Draft Kings), $18 (Yahoo)

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Defensemen:

Dougie Hamilton (New Jersey), $7,000 (FanDuel), $7,400 (Draft Kings), $28 (Yahoo)

Hamilton has been scoring at great pace with five goals and 10 points in 12 video games. Hamilton has three goals in his last four games with an assist as he has really helped out the Devils scoring from the blueline.

Brent Burns (San Jose), $6,200 (FanDuel), $7,000 (Draft Kings), $20 (Yahoo)

Burns has not had a point in his last three games but does have a goal and 12 points in 16 games. Burns has returned to form after a couple of weak seasons, especially last season when he had seven goals and 29 points in 56 games. He should be closer to 55-60 points this season as the Sharks look to be a much better team than in their previous two campaigns.

Tyson Barrie (Edmonton), $5,500 (FanDuel), $5,600 (Draft Kings), $16 (Yahoo)

The Oilers have lost Darnell Nurse for a while so look for Barrie to end his six-game pointless drought. Barrie led all defensemen in points last season with 48 and while his two goals and eight points in 16 games are so-so, playing with McDavid and Draisaitl on the power play certainly won’t hurt his points potential. The Oilers play Chicago this evening and look for Barrie to break loose.

Bargain Bin:

Shayne Gostisbehere (Arizona), $5,000 (FanDuel), $5,200 (Draft Kings), $18 (Yahoo), Oliver Kylington (Calgary), $4,300 (FanDuel), $3,500 (Draft Kings), $17 (Yahoo), Evan Bouchard (Edmonton), $4,300 (FanDuel), $5,400 (Draft Kings), $18 (Yahoo), Nicolas Hague (Vegas), $4,000 (FanDuel), $3,600 (Draft Kings), $16 (Yahoo)

Goaltenders:

Jack Campbell (Toronto), $8,700 (FanDuel), $8,300 (Draft Kings), $38 (Yahoo)

Campbell has been outstanding this season as he leads all NHL goalkeepers with a 1.63 GAA and a .944 save percentage while being tied with former teammate Frederik Andersen for the league-lead in wins with 10. Campbell is on a four-game winning streak, giving up only two goals on 119 shots so you should definitely play him on this hot streak.

Carter Hart (Philadelphia), $7,400 (FanDuel), $7,200 (Draft Kings), $33 (Yahoo)

Hart has been a star this season with a 5-3-3 mark to go with a 2.25 GAA and a .932 save percentage. It is a complete turnaround from last season when he seemed lost as he ended the year at 9-11-5 with a 3.67 GAA and a .877 save percentage. The difference has been unbelievable and Hart is always a fine play. He has given up five goals in his last 3 starts, going 2-0-1.

Other plays:

Elvis Merzlikins (Columbus), $7,700 (FanDuel), $7,300 (Draft Kings), $36 (Yahoo), Jordan Binnington (St. Louis), $8,000 (FanDuel), $7,500 (Draft Kings), $36 (Yahoo)

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.