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NHL Plays: Monday

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: May 3, 2021, 3:04 pm 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 night has 14 games on tap. 

Forwards:

Connor McDavid (Edmonton) - C - $9,300 (FanDuel), $9,100 (DraftKings), $34 (Yahoo)

McDavid has amassed six goals and 18 points in his last seven outings. He has six multi-point performances during that span. McDavid also has 26 shots on goal and five power-play points (one goal, four assists) over that time. Additionally, he has five goals and eight points in five previous matches against Vancouver this season.

David Perron (St. Louis) - W - $6,200 (FanDuel), $6,000 (DraftKings), $21 (Yahoo)

Perron has picked up two goals and five assists during a four-game point streak. He has added three assists on the man advantage and 10 shots on goal in that four-game stretch. Perron also has two goals, 14 shots and six points in six contests versus Anaheim this year.

David Krejci (Boston) - C - $5,400 (FanDuel), $6,000 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)

Krejci has compiled six goals and eight helpers in his past 11 appearances. His hot play started with a four-game point spree and he has a three-game point streak going into Monday’s match against New Jersey. Krejci has two goals, five assists, seven shots and two points (one goal, one assist) on the man advantage in his past three outings.

Sam Bennett (Florida) - C - $4,000 (FanDuel), $6,100 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)

Bennett has been a great addition to the Panthers, while playing alongside Jonathan Huberdeau. He has racked up five goals and 13 points in nine games since he was acquired from Calgary. Bennett also has 36 shots and 28 hits with Florida. He has two goals and six assists over a five-game point streak heading into Monday’s matchup versus Dallas. Bennett also has great cap hits on FanDuel and Yahoo.

Teuvo Teravainen (Carolina) - W - $5,200 (FanDuel), $5,100 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo)

Teravainen still has plenty of bang for the buck upside. It didn’t take long for Teravainen to rediscover his scoring touch following his return from a concussion. He has two goals and one assist in his past two contests. Teravainen had two assists and six shots in his last appearance versus Chicago.

Anthony Beauvillier (NY Islanders) - W - $4,700 (FanDuel), $4,400 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)

Beauvillier has five goals and three assists in six matches heading into Monday night’s action. That includes three goals and 12 shots in his last two outings. He has big fantasy point potential, a good matchup and great cap hits across the board. Beauvillier also has one goal, one assist and nine shots in his past three contests against Buffalo.

Bargain Bin: Chandler Stephenson (VGK) - C - $4,600 (FanDuel), $5,100 (DraftKings), $20 (Yahoo), Nick Suzuki (MTL) - C - $4,800 (FanDuel), $4,800 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo), Josh Norris (OTT) - C - $4,900 (FanDuel), $4,900 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo), Yegor Sharangovich (NJ) - W - $4,400 (FanDuel), $4,900 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo), Mike Hoffman (STL) - W - $4,800 (FanDuel), $5,200 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo), Anthony Duclair (FLA) - W - $4,000 (FanDuel), $5,400 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo), Craig Smith (BOS) - W - $4,700 (FanDuel), $4,500 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo), Nick Foligno (TOR) - W - $4,100 (FanDuel), $4,200 (DraftKings), $14 (Yahoo)

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Defensemen:

Cale Makar (Colorado) - $5,700 (FanDuel), $6,800 (DraftKings), $26 (Yahoo)

Makar has generated 11 points, including nine assists, in his last nine appearances. He has registered seven points (two goals, five assists) on the power play during that time. Makar also has 22 shots on target in that span.

Thomas Chabot (Ottawa) - $5,100 (FanDuel), $5,600 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo)

Chabot has filled the scoresheet with two goals, one assist, six shots, three hits and five blocks in the past two games. He also has picked up two helpers in each of his last two outings versus Winnipeg.

Bargain Bin: MacKenzie Weegar (FLA) - $4,100 (FanDuel), $5,000 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo), Alex Goligoski (ARI) - $3,900 (FanDuel), $4,300 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo), Ryan Ellis (NSH) - $4,300 (FanDuel), $5,400 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo), Wyatt Kalynuk (CHI) - $3,500 (FanDuel), $3,600 (DraftKings), $13 (Yahoo)

Goaltenders:

Philipp Grubauer (Colorado) - $8,500 (FanDuel), $8,300 (DraftKings), $33 (Yahoo)

Grubauer returned to the lineup on Friday and stopped all 21 shots he faced for his sixth shutout of the season. He has blanked the Sharks three times this season. Grubauer has a 4-1-0 record versus San Jose this year with a 1.61 goals-against average and .935 save percentage. He has stopped 116 of the 124 shots he has faced during that time. 

Juuse Saros (Nashville) - $7,500 (FanDuel), $8,100 (DraftKings), $42 (Yahoo)

Saros blocked all 28 shots he faced on Saturday in a 1-0 overtime win against Dallas. He will face a Columbus team that has struggled to score this season. The Blue Jackets rank 29th in the league with 2.31 goals for per game played and they have been held to two goals or fewer in seven of the past eight games. Saros has a mark of 4-1-0 this campaign versus Columbus with a 1.40 goals-against average and .955 save percentage.

Bargain Bin: Elvis Merzlikins (CBJ) - $7,200 (FanDuel), $7,100 (DraftKings), $26 (Yahoo), Jordan Binnington (STL) - $7,300 (FanDuel), $28 (Yahoo), Laurent Brossoit (WPG) - $7,000 (FanDuel), $24 (Yahoo), Mackenzie Blackwood (NJ) - $6,600 (FanDuel), $7,000 (DraftKings), $21 (Yahoo), Darcy Kuemper (ARI) - $6,900 (FanDuel), $26 (Yahoo) 

Corey Abbott

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