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FanDuel NHL Plays: Monday

by John Britt
Updated On: December 3, 2018, 6:01 pm ET

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After an exciting weekend of hockey that did very little to clarify the playoff picture, we’re greeted with another solid seven-game slate of NHL games tonight. With several of the NHL’s worst teams this season in action, there are plenty of favorable matchups to exploit in your daily fantasy hockey contests. Here are my top options on FanDuel.

GOALTENDERS

Make sure to check the RotoGrinders NHL Starting Goalies Page to confirm that the goalies listed below are starting prior to game time.

Andrew Hammond, Ottawa Senators, $7,500 – While FanDuel may have recently bumped Hammond’s salary quite a bit, he’s still grossly underpriced and a near must play in your cash games. The Hamburglar has posted 13-0-1 record to start his career and sports a ridiculous 1.65 GAA and .947 SV% through his first 14 NHL starts. With six straight wins, Ottawa is storming towards a playoff berth and have now gone 14-1-1 over their last 16 games. San Jose limps into Ottawa having been shutout in Montreal on Saturday and as losers of three of their last four games. Hammond turned away 28 of the 30 shots the Sharks threw his way and cruised to a fairly easy victory when these teams squared off at the end of February.

Other Goalies to Target (Cash Games): Jonathan Quick, Corey Crawford, Devan Dubnyk

Other Goalies to Target (GPPs): Cory Schneider, Karri Rammo, Kari Lehtonen

CENTERS

Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars, $8,400 – The Buffalo Sabres head to Texas to take on the Stars tonight, which means you’re going to want some exposure to Dallas. He’s not cheap, but Seguin’s offensive talent in undeniable and it’s simply too hard for me to fade him in my cash games this evening. He enters tonight’s game with 33 goals and 31 assists in 62 games and lit the lamp against Buffalo when they met earlier this season. Buffalo has allowed an embarrassing 3.75 goals per game on the road this season and own the NHL’s worst penalty kill.  

Kyle Turris, Ottawa Senators, $5,800 – With a pair of goals in each of the last two games, it’s safe to say that Turris is sizzling. The former first round pick has now scored five goals and added two assists over the last five games. He dished out a pair of assists against the Sharks in their first meeting and now owns 12 goals and 11 assists in 25 games since the All-Star break. He centers the team’s top powerplay unit and should find plenty of scoring opportunities against San Jose’s subpar 79% penalty kill.

Other Centers to Target (Cash Games): Jonathan Toews, Anze Kopitar, Mika Zibanejad, Mikko Koivu, Jason Spezza, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Other Centers to Target (GPPs): Logan Couture, Ryan O’Reilly, Sean Monahan, Mark Scheifele

WINGERS

Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild, $7,700 – I love Parise tonight at this price. Not only are the Wild in the midst of a very tightly contested battle for a wildcard spot in the Western Conference, but tonight they’ll take on a Toronto team that is in complete disarray. The Maple Leafs have now dropped five straight games while surrendering at least four goals in each game. Parise scored his 28th goal of the season on Saturday against St. Louis and is the heart-and-soul of this Minnesota team. He routinely logs 19+ minutes of ice-time and sees a heavy dose of playing time on the wing of the #1 powerplay unit.

Jordan Eberle, Edmonton Oilers, $5,800 – With a goal and an assist against Philadelphia on Saturday, Eberle extended his point streak to seven games. He’s tallied five goals and added nine assists during his current heater and already owns a pair of assists against Winnipeg this season. He’s posted 8 goals and 21 assists in 25 games since the All-Star break and his 21 powerplay points leads the team. With Winnipeg owning just a 76.5% penalty kill since the All-Star break, Eberle looks to be a terrific value.

Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets, $7,700 – While I may like Eberle for his offensive upside, his Edmonton team certainly won’t be winning any rewards for their defensive prowess this season. No team in the NHL has allowed more goals per game than the Oilers (3.33 GA/G) and Wheeler has already tallied a pair of assists against them this season. Wheeler has been wielding a hot stick lately, scoring six goals and dishing out six assist in just nine games this month. He logs big minutes on the Jets’ #1 powerplay unit and it would be surprising to see him held off of the score-sheet tonight.

Other Wingers to Target (Cash Games): Tyler Toffoli, Marian Hossa, Jiri Hudler, Jason Pominville, Bobby Ryan, Jamie Benn, Andrew Ladd

Other Wingers to Target (GPPs): Thomas Vanek, Johnny Guadreau, Phil Kessel, Mike Hoffman, Cody Eakin

DEFENSEMEN

Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators, $7,000 – With lots of value on the board elsewhere, it’s not going to be too hard to spend fairly heavily on the blue-line tonight, and Karlsson is my favorite option by a landslide. He scored a goal and added an assist against Toronto on Saturday and now leads all NHL defensemen in both points and shots on goal. Karlsson posted a goal and an assist against the Sharks in their first meeting and has scored 8 goals and added 17 assists in 25 games since the All-Star break. He rarely comes off the ice when the Senators are on the powerplay (9:40 of powerplay time on Saturday) and I already touched on San Jose’s penalty kill struggles above. Pay up.

John Klingberg, Dallas Stars, $4,500 – After missing a week with an upper body injury, Klingberg returned to action over the weekend and was able to log 20+ minutes in both games since returning. At just $4,500 and playing against Buffalo, fading him in cash games is a risky proposition. Klingberg basically came out of nowhere this season to rack up 10 goals and 26 assists in just 56 games and has taken the reigns of the point of Dallas’ very lethal #1 powerplay unit. He tallied a pair of assists against Buffalo in their first meeting and he could easily match that performance tonight with the scene shifting to Texas.

Other Defensemen to Target (Cash Games): Ryan Suter, Duncan Keith, Drew Doughty, Dennis Wideman, Tyler Myers

Other Defensemen to Target (GPPs): Brent Seabrook, Morgan Rielly, Brent Burns, Peter Wiercioch, Justin Schultz