NHL Plays: Sunday

Michael Finewax

NHL Plays will highlight the best and the most underrated daily fantasy options among forwards, defensemen and goaltenders.  

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There are five games in the NHL on Sunday.

Forwards

Connor McDavid (Edmonton) - C - $9,300 (FanDuel), $8,100 (DraftKings) $35 (Yahoo) 

It’s never the wrong move to take the best in the game and that is McDavid. He was held pointless for the first time last game but still leads the NHL with 17 points in eight contests. Look for another big night from the superstar.

Alex DeBrincat (Chicago) - W - $6,300 (FanDuel), $5,400 (DraftKings) $25 (Yahoo) 

DeBrincat was off to a bit of a slow start with a goal and an assist in four games but broke out Friday against Columbus with a goal and an assist. DeBrincat had 41 goals as a sophomore last season and at the age of only 21, the diminutive winger’s potential is through the roof.

J.T. Miller (Vancouver) - W - $5,700 (FanDuel), $18 (Yahoo)  

The pundits thought that the Canucks gave up too much to Tampa Bay in the off-season to acquire Miller but he has been great in the early going with four goals and eight points in seven games. He also provides the Canucks with some veteran leadership (which is meaningless in DFS). Replace him with someone below in DraftKings as he is not eligible in most pools due to the early start time.

Bargain Bin:  James Neal (Edmonton) - W - $5,700 (FanDuel)/$6,300 (DraftKings)/ $21 (Yahoo) ,  Jakub Vrana (Washington) - W - $4,100 (FanDuel)/$3,500 (DraftKings)/ $13 (Yahoo) ,  Zack Kassian (Edmonton) -W- $4,300 (FanDuel)/$4,300 (DraftKings)/ $19 (Yahoo)   Dylan Strome -C- (Chicago) - $5 ,100 (FanDuel)/$4,100 (DraftKings) /$19 (Yahoo) 

Defensemen: 

John Carlson (Washington) - $7,000 (FanDuel), $6,900 (DraftKings), $27 (Yahoo)

Carlson is tied for the NHL scoring lead with McDavid at 17, as he has three goals to go along with 14 assists. He has been among the league leaders the last couple of seasons and this could be the year he leads in points as well as capturing his first Norris Trophy. He is a must-start.

Oscar Klefbom (Edmonton) - $5,700 (FanDuel), $6,000 (DraftKings), $22 (Yahoo) 

It has been a great start to the season for Klefbom who has a goal and nine points in just eight games with the Oilers. He has four power play assists and is seeing plenty of ice time on the Oilers first unit. Klefbom was always highly regarded and now at the age of 26, he seems poised to smash his career best of 38 points set three seasons ago.

Bargain Bin: 

Erik Gustafsson (Chicago) - $5,100 (FanDuel)/$4,700 (DraftKings)/ $20 (Yahoo) Josh Morrissey (Winnipeg) - $4,600 (FanDuel), $5,100 (DraftKings)/ $18 (Yahoo) Matt Dumba (Minnesota) - $4,200 (FanDuel), $4,800 (DraftKings)/ $17 (Yahoo) Quinn Hughes (Vancouver) - $3,900 (Fan Duel), $15 (Yahoo)

Goaltenders: 

Jacob Markstrom (Vancouver) - $8,200 (FanDuel), $32 (Yahoo) 

Markstrom is not available in DraftKings due to the early start time unless you are playing only that one game. He returns to action after missing most of the week due to a serious family matter and should be in fine form against the Rangers. He is 2-2 but has a 2.23 GAA and a .926 save percentage thus far.

Bargain Bin: 

Cam Talbot (Calgary)- $7,200 (FanDuel)/$7,400 (DraftKings)/$27 (Yahoo) Braden Holtby (Washington) $7,900 (FanDuel)/$7,500 (DraftKings)/ $28 (Yahoo)