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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).




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



We kick off NHL All Star week with a six-game schedule on this Monday night. The Dallas Stars and the Minnesota Wild are tonight’s biggest favorites, and we have two teams (Calgary Flames and the New York Rangers) playing on consecutive nights.






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


Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild, $7,900 – Dubnyk is the only cash game goalie I trust tonight. He is very reasonably priced and he has been superb at the Xcel Energy Center (2.12 GAA, .923 SV%) this season. The Wild have sputtered of late, but they are a completely different team on home ice. Look for Minnesota to dominate this game and for Dubnyk to cruise to an easy victory.



Other Goalies To Target (Cash Games) – Antti Raanta, Mike Condon, Kari Lehtonen


Other Goalies To Target (Tournaments) – Tuukka Rask, Jaroslav Halak, Steve Mason, Jimmy Howard






Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars, $7,700 – Seguin has gone pointless in three straight games, disappointing a lot of fantasy owners along the way. Despite the slump, I am all over Seguin again tonight in this prime matchup. Not only are the Calgary Flames playing their second game in as many nights, but they continue to struggle defensively. The Flames sit in the bottom third of the league in just about every single defensive category, including Corsi, scoring chances allowed and goals against per game. Look for Seguin to finally break out of his slump tonight.



Other Centers to Target (Cash Games) – John Tavares, Henrik Zetterberg, Patrice Bergeron, Tomas Plekanec, David Krejci


Other Centers to Target (Tournaments) – Claude Giroux, Jack Eichel, Jason Spezza






Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild, $8,000 – The Arizona Coyotes have lost four of their last five games and I think they have been playing over their heads this year. The Desert Dogs are one of the National Hockey League’s worst possession teams, which has led to the sixth-most goals against on the season, even with the strong play of Louis Domingue. The Minnesota Wild are a whole different animal on home ice and I expect them to break out of their offensive slump tonight. Parise has hat-trick upside in this plus matchup on home ice.


Brendan Gallagher, Montreal Canadiens, $5,100 - The Columbus Blue Jackets are a team we definitely want to pick on tonight. The Blue Jackets’ poor defensive play and lack of possession skills has them dead last in the standings and in goals against per game this season. Making matters worse, Columbus is also an undisciplined team, leading the league in penalty minutes per game. Gallagher is one of the best bargains in Daily Fantasy Hockey and he should see plenty of scoring opportunities in this one.



Other Wingers to Target (Cash Games) – Jamie Benn, Max Pacioretty, Johnny Gaudreau, Mats Zuccarello, Loui Eriksson, Patrick Sharp


Other Wingers to Target (Tournaments) – Jakub Voracek, Justin Abdelkader, Evander Kane, Sam Bennett






Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild, $4,200 – Thanks to the matchup and his inexpensive salary, Suter is the top play on defense again this evening. The Arizona Coyotes have taken the seventh-most penalty minutes per game and they own the NHL’s worst penalty kill. At the very least, Suter should break through on the power play tonight.



Other Defensemen to Target (Cash Games) – John Klingberg, Ryan Suter, P.K. Subban, Torey Krug


Other Defensemen to Target (Tournaments) – Shayne Gostisbehere, Nick Leddy, Mike Green, Andrei Markov, Jason Demers, Jared Spurgeon

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.