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NHL Plays: Sunday

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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Connor Hellebuyck G (Winnpeg) - $8,200 FanDuel, $8,400 DraftKings


Hellebuyck gets the call against a tired Panthers team that played in Vancouver on Saturday night. Hellebuyck has 30 wins already this season and has been one of the best goaltenders in the NHL to date. He has a 2.34 GAA and a .923 save percentage and with Steve Mason and Michael Hutchinson injured, only Eric Comrie is still available as a backup so Hellebuyck is as sure a thing as you can get in net Sunday.


Esa Lindell D (Dallas) - $4,400 FanDuel, $4,100 DraftKings


Lindell has not scored in his past four games but has six goals and 23 points this season in 58 games and is ready to break loose again. Lindell gets first unit minutes alongside John Klingberg in even strength situations and gets second power play time as well. The Stars play the Sharks in San Jose and it could be a high scoring affair.


Mike Matheson D (Florida) - $4,200 FanDuel, $4,000 DraftKings


I made this selection last night before the start of the Vancouver game and he had a couple of goals so I guess I should have picked him last night instead. He has really come on of late after a very poor start to the season. Matheson has eight goals and 21 points with five points coming in his last four games. He has become a threat offensively for the Panthers along with Keith Yandle and Aaron Ekblad.


Auston Matthews C (Toronto) - $7,900 FanDuel, $7,300 DraftKings


Matthews faces a weaker Detroit team and has not scored a goal in three games although he does have four assists in that span. One of the best goal scorers in the NHL, Matthews has 26 in 50 games this season.


Timo Meier W (San Jose) - $5,000 FanDuel, $5,100 DraftKings


Meier has quietly made a splash of late for the Sharks and is up to 14 goals in 57 games after scoring just two in his first 25 contests. The Sharks first round pick in 2015 and ninth overall, Meier is seeing first line time with Joe Pavelski and is only going to get better the rest of the way.


Mathieu Perreault W (Winnipeg) - $4,500 FanDuel, $5,200 DraftKings


Perreault has points in only one of his last four games but should break out soon and it could be as early as Sunday with Florida in town. Perreault has 15 goals and 34 points in only 46 games and is a great bargain in FanDuel. Perreault is currently seeing second line action with Bryan Little and Jack Roslovic and gets second power play time on the point.



Philadelphia (Michal Neuvirth) Confirmed @ New York Rangers (Henrik Lundqvist) Confirmed

Edmonton (Cam Talbot) Confirmed @ Colorado (Semyon Varlamov) Confirmed

New Jersey (Keith Kinkaid) Confirmed @ Carolina (Cam Ward) Confirmed

Pittsburgh (Tristan Jarry) Confirmed @ Columbus (Sergei Bobrovsky) Confirmed

Toronto (Curtis McElhinney) Confirmed @ Detroit (Petr Mrazek) Confirmed

Florida (James Reimer) @ Winnipeg (Connor Hellebuyck) Confirmed

Dallas (Ben Bishop) Confirmed @ San Jose (Martin Jones) 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.