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FanDuel NHL Plays: Monday

by Chris Lowery
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 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

 

 

The National Hockey League kicks of the week with an exciting four-game slate. The New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning are tonight’s biggest favorites, and none of the eight teams in action are playing in consecutive games.

 

 

 

GOALTENDERS

 

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

 

Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers, $9,200 – Lundqvist has been a little more inconsistent than would we like this season, but he is still an elite goaltender and he has been solid on home ice (2.23 GAA, .921 SV%). With only four games on the schedule, King Henrik is easily our best option in cash games. The New Jersey Devils don’t pose much of a threat offensively and Lundqvist should cruise to an easy victory.

 

 

Other Goalies To Target (Cash Games) – Marc-Andre Fleury, Ben Bishop

 

Other Goalies To Target (Tournaments) – Cory Schneider, John Gibson, Craig Anderson

 

 

 

CENTERS

 

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins, $10,100 - Crosby has been a man on a mission lately, making up for a slow start the season. Sid the Kid is currently riding a ten-game point streak, including five of the multi-point variety. During this hot streak, Crosby has produced a ridiculous ten goals and 18 points. Crosby is as safe as they come in cash games tonight.

 

 

Other Centers to Target (Cash Games) – Derek Stepan, Ryan Getzlaf, Tyler Johnson, Aleksander Barkov

 

Other Centers to Target (Tournaments) – Vladislav Namestnikov, Adam Henrique, Pavel Datsyuk

 

 

 

WINGERS

 

Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning, $7,200 - The Ottawa Senators have been a defensive disaster all season long and they are definitely the top team to pick on tonight. The Senators are a bottom five team in just about every single defensive category, and they lead the league in shots allowed and goals against per game. With his steady production and moderate price, Kucherov continues to be a staple in my cash game lineup.

 

 

Mats Zuccarello, New York Rangers, $6,000 – Playing on the New York Rangers’ top line and number one power-play unit, Zuccarello has generated three points and five shots on goal in his last two games. The 28-year-old Norwegian is one of the top bargains on the board tonight and he is in a great spot to produce.

 

 

Other Wingers to Target (Cash Games) – Steven Stamkos, Patric Hornqvist, Mike Hoffman, Jaromir Jagr

 

Other Wingers to Target (Tournaments) – Odrej Palat, David Perron, Lee Stempniak, Alex Killorn, Chris Kreider, Mark Stone, Joseph Blandisil, Reilly Smith, Dylan Larkin

 

 

 

DEFENSEMEN

 

Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins, $6,900 – There is not a whole lot to love on the blue line tonight because of the short slate, but if I am paying up, I am going with Kris Letang. After a sub-par start to the 2015-16 season, Letang has turned things around big time, with six goals and 19 points in his last 13 games. Look for him to easily hit the score-sheet again tonight.

 

 

Other Defensemen to Target (Cash Games) – Erik Karlsson, Anton Stralman

 

Other Defensemen to Target (Tournaments) – Aaron Ekblad, Victor Hedman, Mike Green, Eric Gelinas, Derrick Pouliot

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.