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NHL Plays: Monday

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: March 1, 2021, 11:42 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 NBC Sports EDGE'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, 2W, 2D, 2UTIL 1G) with a salary cap of $55,000, while DraftKings has a cap of $50,000 for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 1G, 1UTIL) and Yahoo has a $200 budget for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 2G).

Don’t forget, for everything NHL, check out NBC Sports EDGE's Player News, and follow @NBCSEdgeHK and @CoreAbbott on Twitter.

Monday has seven games on the schedule. 

Forwards: 

Mitch Marner (Toronto) - W - $7,800 (FanDuel), $7,900 (DraftKings), $34 (Yahoo)

Marner went two games without a point, which was his longest scoreless skid of the season, prior to posting one goal and one assist on Saturday versus Edmonton. He has two markers and six points over five matches against the Oilers this season. If Auston Matthews isn’t available to return on Monday then Marner can be stacked with John Tavares.

Brayden Schenn (St. Louis) - C - $6,200 (FanDuel), $6,100 (DraftKings), W - $19 (Yahoo)

Schenn has produced a goal in three of his last five games, while adding one assist and 11 shots during that span. He has recorded a multi-point performance in each of his previous two outings against Anaheim this year, while accounting for two goals and two assists.

Pierre-Luc Dubois (Winnipeg) - W - $5,300 (FanDuel), $4,700 (DraftKings), C - $17 (Yahoo)

Dubois has three goals and two assists in the last three games, while skating alongside Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler. He didn’t pick up a point on Saturday, but stands a good chance of getting back on the scoresheet against Vancouver on Monday. He had two goals and one helper versus the Canucks on Feb. 21 to earn his first points as a member of the Jets.

Mats Zuccarello (Minnesota) - W - $5,500 (FanDuel), $5,400 (DraftKings), $20 (Yahoo)

Zuccarello has accumulated three goals and eight assists during a six-game point streak entering Monday night’s action. He has been great since returning to the lineup from off-season arm surgery, while skating alongside Kirill Kaprizov.

Vincent Trocheck (Carolina) - C - $5,400 (FanDuel), $5,600 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)

Trocheck is enjoying a bounce-back year with the Hurricanes with 10 goals and 17 points in 19 games. He has scored a goal in each of his previous two outings versus Florida this season, while being credited with 10 shots on target. Trocheck will be looking for more against his former team on Monday night.

Bargain Bin: Kirill Kaprizov (MIN) - W - $5,300 (FanDuel), $4,200 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo), Andre Burakovsky (COL) - W - $5,000 (FanDuel), $3,500 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo), Joonas Donskoi (COL) - W - $3,600 (FanDuel), $3,100 (DraftKings), $13 (Yahoo), Brandon Saad (COL) - W - $4,800 (FanDuel), $3,400 (DraftKings), $14 (Yahoo), Mikael Backlund (CGY) - C - $4,400 (FanDuel), $4,500 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo), Drake Batherson (OTT) - W - $4,500 (FanDuel), $3,900 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo), William Karlsson (VGK) - C - $5,200 (FanDuel), $4,900 (DraftKings), $20 (Yahoo)

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Defensemen:

Thomas Chabot (Ottawa) - $5,200 (FanDuel), $5,800 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo)

Chabot has posted a multi-point performance in three of the past five games, while earning seven assists and 11 shots during that stretch. He has picked up five helpers during a three-game point spree going into Monday’s match. That includes four points in two previous outings versus Calgary.

Bargain Bin: Jake Muzzin (TOR) - $4,500 (FanDuel), $4,500 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo), Devon Toews (COL) - $4,800 (FanDuel), $5,400 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo), Samuel Girard (COL) - $5,100 (FanDuel), $3,400 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo), Matt Dumba (MIN) - $4,800 (FanDuel), $4,400 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo)

Goaltenders:

Jordan Binnington (St. Louis) - $7,500 (FanDuel), $8,000 (DraftKings), $34 (Yahoo)

Binnington has a good chance to rebound on Monday night versus the low-scoring Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks still sit last in the league with 1.95 goals for per game played. Binnington has a 1-0-0 record against Anaheim this season. He stopped 23 shots in a 6-1 victory over the Ducks back on Jan. 30.

Bargain Bin: Chris Driedger (FLA) - $7,800 (FanDuel), $7,300 (DraftKings), James Reimer  (CAR) - $8,000 (FanDuel), $7,600 (DraftKings), $25 (Yahoo), Jack Campbell (TOR) - $7,900 (DraftKings), $30 (Yahoo)

Corey Abbott

Corey Abbott is an Editor for Hockey on NBC Sports Edge. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @CoreAbbott.