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FanDuel NHL Plays: Monday

by Chris Lowery
Updated On: December 3, 2018, 6:02 pm ET

Each day I will be providing my recommended player picks for your FanDuel daily fantasy hockey lineups.

 

My FanDuel NHL Plays will be broken down by player positions, and will include picks for cash games (50/50s/double-ups/head-to-head) and GPPs (guaranteed prize pool tournaments).

 

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Are you new to Daily Fantasy Hockey? Check out these strategies documents first for tips and recommendations to craft your winning FanDuel hockey lineups:

 

Introduction to Daily Fantasy Hockey: Breaking it Down

Winning Strategies for Cash Games (head-to-head, 50/50s)

Winning Strategies for GPP Tournaments

Advanced Tips for Winning by Utilizing Vegas Odds and Line Combinations

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Hockey Research and Strategy Tools

 

It is a typically quiet Monday night with only five games of NHL action. The Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning are the biggest favorites this evening, and there are no teams playing on consecutive nights.

 

 

 

GOALTENDERS

 

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

 

Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning, $8,600 – Bishop has been nothing short of brilliant in goal this season for the Lightning, posting a 1.96 goals against average and a .930 save percentage. The 6’7” Denver native may not be the biggest favorite tonight, but he is the goalie I trust the most. Bishop should also see plenty of shots this contests, and that just means more points for our cash game lineup.

 

 

Other Goalies To Target (Cash Games) – Tuukka Rask, Petr Mrazek, Jonathan Quick

 

Other Goalies To Target (Tournaments) – Craig Anderson, Linus Ullmark, Anders Nilsson, Curtis McElhinney

 

 

 

CENTERS

 

Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers, $3,800 - There are a lot of great options at center tonight, but it is hard to ignore Draisaitl at this price. With six points in his last two games and 26 points in 20 games this season, the 20-year-old German is a must play in cash games.

 

 

Other Centers to Target (Cash Games) – Steven Stamkos, Jeff Carter, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Nicklas Backstrom, Henrik Zetterberg

 

Other Centers to Target (Tournaments) – Anze Kopitar, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jack Eichel

 

 

 

WINGERS

 

Loui Eriksson, Boston Bruins, $5,200 - I expect the Bruins to have Patrice Bergeron play against the Edmonton Oilers' top line tonight, so that should leave Boston’s second line in a great spot to produce all evening. Eriksson has been a beast on home ice (9 G, 16 PTS in 14 GP) and he has multi-point upside in this plus matchup.

 

 

Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning, $6,400 - Kucherov has very quietly been heating up with three goals in his last three games and five goals in his last five contests. The Bolts’ new top line (Ondrej Palat, Steven Stamkos and Kucherov) is explosive and they have big-game upside against the defensively-challenged Columbus Blue Jackets and sieve Curtis McElhinney.

 

 

Other Wingers to Target (Cash Games) – Alexander Ovechkin, Taylor Hall, Tyler Toffoli, Evander Kane

 

Other Wingers to Target (Tournaments) – Gustav Nyquist, Teddy Purcell, Dylan Larkin, Ondrej Palat, Justin Abdelkader, Beau Bennett

 

 

 

DEFENSEMEN

 

Torey Krug, Boston Bruins, $6,300 - Even through this nice stretch, the Edmonton Oilers are still struggling in their own end. Edmonton has allowed the fourth-most goals against (3.00) in the NHL this season. On the flip side, the Boston Bruins have scored the second-most goals per game in the league, thanks in large part to their number one ranked power play. Krug quarterbacks the Bruins’ lethal power play, and I love his upside in this game. 

 

 

Other Defensemen to Target (Cash Games) – John Carlson, Anton Stralman, Drew Doughty

 

Other Defensemen to Target (Tournaments) – Victor Hedman, Rasmus Ristolainen, Jake Muzzin, Justin Schultz

Chris Lowery
Chris "Pepsi7" Lowery is the 2013 FanDuel Baseball Champion, pocketing $235,00 between that first place finish and a third place finish with his other entry. He also qualified for the FanDuel DFBC finals in 2012, finishing 7th. Impressively, MLB may not be his best sport as Chris is one of the best Daily Fantasy NHL minds in the business. Chris contributes to RotoGrinders, and you can follow him on Twitter @Pepsi7DFS.