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NHL Plays: Monday

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: February 3, 2020, 10:30 am ET

NHL Plays will highlight the best and the most underrated daily fantasy options among forwards, defensemen and goaltenders.  

Please note, these players were chosen early in the day, so make sure to check Rotoworld’s player news for any lineup changes, injuries and potential changes in the crease for starting goaltenders.  

Additionally, it is worth reminding everyone 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, 1UTIL). Yahoo has a $200 cap for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 2G).

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There are three games in the NHL on Monday.

NBCSN’s coverage of the 2019-20 NHL season continues Monday with a clash between the Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here!


Auston Matthews (Toronto) - C - $8,600 (FanDuel), $8,300 (DraftKings), $35 (Yahoo)

Matthews is third in NHL goal scoring with 36 goals and has chipped in with 25 assists in 52 games. He is great at home where the Leafs take on Florida as he has 27 goals and 40 points. With only three games on tap, you should go with the best.

Artemi Panarin (New York Rangers) – W - $8,200 (FanDuel), $7,100 (DraftKings), $33 (Yahoo)

Panarin is having an outstanding season for the Rangers with 27 goals and 70 points in just 49 games. He is poised to smash his career best set last season when he garnered 87 points for Columbus. He has hit the 70-point mark in all five of his NHL seasons to date.

Zach Hyman (Toronto) - W - $5,400 (FanDuel), $5,600 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)

All of a sudden, Hyman has turned into an offensive machine with 14 goals and 25 points in 33 games. He has been hot of late with four goals and nine points in his last seven contests. Hyman is a nice price, especially in FanDuel and Yahoo.

Bargain Bin:  Mika Zibanejad (New York Rangers) - C - $8,000 (FanDuel), $6,800 (DraftKings), $31 (Yahoo), Frank Vatrano (Florida) – W - $3,300 (FanDuel) $4,300 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo), Joel Farabee (Philadelphia) – W- $3,500 (FanDuel) $3,300 (DraftKings), $15 (Yahoo)


Tyson Barrie (Toronto) - $5,400 (FanDuel), $5,700 (DraftKings), $21 (Yahoo)

There aren’t a lot of good blueliners to look at Monday with only three games on the schedule, but Barrie has been coming on of late, especially with the long-term injury to Morgan Rielly. Barrie has five goals and 30 points in 52 games but has been strong of late with two goals and 15 points in 15 games.

Rasmus Sandin (Toronto) – $3,700(FanDuel), $3,500 (DraftKings), $14 (Yahoo)

Another beneficiary of the Rielly injury is Sandin. The rookie has a goal and seven points in 12 games this season with his first NHL goal and five helpers coming in his last seven games. The Leafs drafted very well when taking him 29th overall in 2018.

Bargain Bin:

Adam Fox (Columbus) - $3,900 (FanDuel), $3,500(DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo)

Ivan Provorov (Philadelphia) - $4,600 (FanDuel), $5,000 (DraftKings), $15 (Yahoo)


Ben Bishop (Dallas) - $8,600 (FanDuel), $7,700 (DraftKings), $36 (Yahoo)

Bishop continues to be a stud in net this season as he is 18-11-3 for Dallas. Where he shines is his peripherals as he has a 2.31 GAA and a .925 save percentage. He is a good play, or you may want to go with Brian Elliott (below) as the Flyers play lowly Detroit.

Bargain Bin:  Brian Elliott (Philadelphia) - $8,000 (FanDuel), $7,600 (DraftKings), $27 (Yahoo)

Michael Finewax

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