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NHL Plays: Monday

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: November 5, 2018, 10:51 am ET

DRAFT is back for another season of quick and exciting daily fantasy action. Their DFS platform offers poolies with a chance to participate in a format that most of us have grown very accustomed to over the years. You can compete in a live snake draft in which the participants take a player with each pick. Unlike other DFS games, this gives you the opportunity to use your knowledge to craft a team that no one else will have because the players you select cannot be chosen by your competition.


The draft is quick as you are allotted just 30 seconds per pick and you take five players. Your team is comprised of three forwards, a defenseman and a goalie.


Your strategy can be dictated by the positions being selected ahead of you. For instance, if you are going last and everyone else has a goaltender then you can wait until your last pick to make that selection. Of course, selecting players going up against weaker competition or players who are riding hot streaks are always popular strategies as well.


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Forward Rankings


1. Connor McDavid

2. Evgeni Malkin

3. Sidney Crosby

4. Alex Ovechkin

5. David Pastrnak

6. Patrice Bergeron

7. Phil Kessel

8. Brad Marchand

9. Taylor Hall

10. Kyle Palmieri

11. Tyler Seguin

12. Jamie Benn


A lot of high-scoring forwards are going tonight so you really cannot go wrong with most. Connor McDavid is the best player in the world and deserves to go first. Malkin and Crosby have been great of late and if you are able to get an entire line, like in Boston, with Bergeron, Pastrnak and Marchand, that’s a good way to go as well. Take your forwards early.


Defenseman Rankings


1. Kris Letang

2. John Carlson

4. John Klingberg

4. Torey Krug


There are easily four very good defensemen so unless you absolutely love one of them, you can wait. Letang, Carlson, Klingberg and Krug are all good. Krug is coming off an injury that has kept him out most of the season but he is on the verge of a big game.


Goaltending Rankings


1. Darcy Kuemper

2. Matt Murray

3. Tuukka Rask

4. Robin Lehner


Kuemper and the Coyotes have surprisingly been the best defensive team in the NHL, as Arizona has allowed only 10 goals at home in seven games. The Penguins are at home to the suddenly reeling New Jersey Devils. Boston hosts Dallas as Rask will take on his backup from the last few seasons, Anton Khudobin. Boston is at home so Rask looks to be the one. Lehner is likely to go for the Islanders as Thomas Greiss has played the last two games. There are plenty of choices so you can leave your goalie until the final round.


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, 1UTIL).


Darcy Kuemper (Arizona) - G - $7,500 FanDuel, $8,100 Draft Kings

Torey Krug (Boston) - D - $5,400 FanDuel, $4,900 DraftKings

Ivan Provorov (Philadelphia) - D - $4,900 FanDuel

Jesperi Kotkaniemi (Montreal) - C - $3,500 FanDuel, $3,600 DraftKings

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton) - W - $6,700 FanDuel, $6,500 DraftKings

Alex Chiasson (Edmonton) - W - $3,600 FanDuel, $4,200 DraftKings

Carey Price (Montreal) -W - $7,500 DraftKings


Raanta is underpriced in FanDuel. I loved Krug in Draft.com and the value is there in FanDuel and DraftKings. Provorov has played quite well in his last three games and that has yet to be reflected in FanDuel. Kotkaniemi had a pair of goals two games ago. Chiasson has six goals in only eight games. Price is a nice price in DraftKings.




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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.