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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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Roberto Luongo G (Florida) - $8,000 FanDuel, $7,400 DraftKings

 

Luongo has played quite well of late but did give up four goals Saturday to the Blackhawks in 39 shots. Luongo is definitely the number one netminder in Florida. He has started eight of the last ten games and has given up only 14 goals in his last seven, including the Chicago game. He’s a better value in FanDuel than DraftKings.

 

Zach Werenski D (Columbus) - $5,100 FanDuel, $5,100 DraftKings

 

I like to take a defenseman against Montreal tonight and Werenski has been scoring more than Seth Jones of late as Jones does not have a point in eight games. Werenski has six goals and 12 points in 23 games despite a three game pointless streak. Werenski is a very good offensive player who is due to break out.

 

Jared Spurgeon D (Minnesota) - $4,700 FanDuel, $4,900 DraftKings

 

The last time Spurgeon went pointless in three games, he had four points in his next two contests. Well, he has gone pointless in his last three and still has 15 points in 23 games this season. They face the Jets in Winnipeg and I’m looking for Spurgeon to get some points.

 

 Sean Couturier C (Philadelphia) - $6,700 FanDuel, $7,000 DraftKings

 

Boy is Sean Couturier having a breakout campaign. His best season coming into this one was 39 points in 63 games two seasons ago. He has never had more than 39 points but already has 25 in just 23 games. He centers the top line in Philadelphia with Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek on his wings as well as play on the first power play, something he was not doing at the beginning of the season.

 

Taylor Hall W (New Jersey) - $7,200 FanDuel, $7,500 DraftKings

 

Hall is on fire! He is the player the Devils thought they were getting when they dealt Adam Larsson for him in the summer of 2016. His season is reminiscent of 2013-14 when he had 80 points in 75 games and dominated for the Oilers. Hall has 26 points in 23 games thus far and deserves to be taken, especially in FanDuel.

 

Kyle Connor W (Winnipeg) - $4,200 FanDuel, $4,800 DraftKings

 

Kyle Connor is a great selection if you are looking to spend salary elsewhere. He was a former first round pick in 2015 and is playing on the top line with the Jets alongside Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler. Connor has six goals and 12 points in 18 games as a rookie and if Scheifele and Wheeler break out, Connor is there to ride on their coattails.

 

Goaltenders

Philadelphia (Brian Elliott) Confirmed @ Pittsburgh (Matt Murray) Confirmed

Florida (Roberto Luongo) Confirmed @ New Jersey (Cory Schneider) Confirmed

Columbus (Sergei Bobrovsky) Confirmed @ Montreal (Carey Price) Confirmed

Minnesota (Alex Stalock) Confirmed @ Winnipeg (Connor Hellebuyck) Confirmed

Anaheim (John Gibson) Confirmed @ Chicago (Corey Crawford) Confirmed

Michael Finewax

Michael Finewax is entering his 15th season as the Senior Hockey Writer and Editor for Rotoworld. You can follow him on Twitter @mfinewaxhockey.