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NHL Plays: Monday

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

NHL Plays will look at some players to consider adding while building your lineups. Remember to check back on this page later in the day for confirmations on starting goalies and keep an eye on Rotoworld’s daily blurbs for all your fantasy hockey needs.

 

Keep in mind that FanDuel allows you to roster nine players (2C, 4W, 2D, 1G) with a salary cap of $55,000, while DraftKings has a cap of $50,000 for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 1G, 1UT).

 

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Frederik Andersen G (Toronto) - $8,400 FanDuel, $8,400 DraftKings

 

Andersen was once again poor in October at least as far as peripherals go, but has picked it up in November as he is working on two straight shutouts in which has made 75 saves. He is also working on a five game winning streak and the Maple Leafs draw lowly Arizona who are finishing up an East Coast road trip on Monday. Andersen has bumped his save percentage to .914 with his outstanding play this past week.

 

Zach Werenski D (Columbus) - $5,200 FanDuel, $5,200 DraftKings

 

Werenski is a solid second year defenseman who is only 20-years-old. His offensive prowess was apparent last season when he had 11 goals and 47 points in 78 games and he is on pace for a similar point total this season with 12 in 20 games including six goals.

 

Tim Heed D (San Jose) - $4,000 FanDuel, $4,100 DraftKings

 

There is a bit to heed when it comes to Tim Heed as he has been pointless in his last six, but San Jose has had trouble scoring as well. They face a tired Anaheim team that gave up 52 shots to Florida on Sunday night and had to travel up the coast to San Jose for the game. Heed continues to get shots on goal and for the money, this is a good selection at this time.

 

Auston Matthews C (Toronto) - $7,900 FanDuel, $8,000 DraftKings

 

This game is going back to Matthew’s hometown of Scottsdale Arizona and he will want to put on a great show for his friends and family. Matthews returned to action on Saturday after missing four games with an upper body injury and promptly scored twice to give him 12 goals and 21 points in just 17 games. Matthews should be a great play in DFS tonight.

 

Micheal Ferland W (Calgary) - $5,200 FanDuel, $5,000 DraftKings

 

Micheal Ferland has been hot as he is on a six-game scoring streak. He has eight goals and 12 points this season and has taken over the spot on the first line with Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau that was reserved for Jaromir Jagr. But Ferland’s play has been great of late with five goals and eight points in the six game streak. The whole line has been hot but Ferland offers you the best bang for your buck.

 

Mikael Granlund W (Minnesota) - $6,300 FanDuel, $4,900 DraftKings

 

Granlund has only a goal and nine points this season in 14 games but seems to be coming out of his offensive shell of late as he has four assists in his last three games. Granlund was a force last season with 26 goals and 69 points and he is still only 25. He is ready to break out after an early season injury hampered the start of his season. A real bargain in DraftKings.

 

Goaltenders

Calgary (Mike Smith) Confirmed @ Washington (Braden Holtby) Confirmed

Columbus (Sergei Bobrovsky) Confirmed @ Buffalo (Robin Lehner) Confirmed

Arizona (Antti Raanta) Confirmed @ Toronto (Frederik Andersen) Confirmed

Winnipeg (Connor Hellebuyck) Confirmed @ Nashville (Pekka Rinne)

New Jersey (Cory Schneider) Confirmed @ Minnesota (Devan Dubnyk) Confirmed

Anaheim (John Gibson) @ San Jose (Martin Jones) Confirmed

Michael Finewax

Michael Finewax is entering his 16th season as the Senior Hockey Writer and Editor for NBC Sports Edge. You can follow him on Twitter @mfinewaxhockey.