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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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Jimmy Howard G (Detroit) - $8,000 FanDuel, $8,000 DraftKings


Howard is getting his fourth straight start in goal for Detroit and is home for this one against Colorado. He is 8-5-1 with a 2.23 GAA and a .931 save percentage and has given up only four goals in his last three starts while facing 80 shots. It’s a good spot to take the veteran Red Wing netminder.



Erik Karlsson D (Ottawa) - $7,300 FanDuel, $6,900 DraftKings


It’s a tough day to pick defensemen so go with the best in Erik Karlsson. He is pointless in his last two games so he is ready to break out against the Rangers. Karlsson has a goal and 17 points in only 13 contests this season and is the cornerstone of the Senators defense and offense.


Mike Green D (Detroit) - $4,700 FanDuel, $4,400 DraftKings


Mike Green has the exact same stats as Karlsson heading into action on Sunday, albeit in 20 games rather than 13. Green is having a comeback season as he used to be the top offensive defenseman in the NHL, but that was in 2008-09 and the following season when he combined for 50 goals and 149 points in only 143 games. Since then he has been at best okay with 45 points in 2014-15 being his top offensive season until this year.


 Nathan MacKinnon C (Colorado) - $6,400 FanDuel, $5,900 DraftKings


It has been tough sledding the last few years for MacKinnon after a great rookie season in 2013-14 when he had 63 points in a full season. But this year is different. He has six goals and 20 points in 18 games and has been especially hot of late with five goals and 15 points in his last eight games. This is the guy the Avalanche thought they were getting when they drafted him ahead of Seth Jones and first overall in 2013.  


Rick Nash W (New York Rangers) - $6,600 FanDuel, $6,000 DraftKings


I’m not a big fan of the Rangers veteran but he was moved to the top line on Friday in the third period, alongside Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider.  If he stays there tonight, it’s a good spot for him. He has seven goals and 11 points in 20 games but has been rather hot of late with five goals in his past six contests. He is still a little pricey but could have another good game on Sunday.


Evgenii Dadonov W (Florida) - $5,200 FanDuel, $6,000 DraftKings


Dadonov is due. The winger has only a goal and three points in his last eight games but still has seven goals and 17 points in 19 games this season. He is still on the first line with Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov as well as the first power play and his salary is more than fair. He is a better play in FanDuel than DraftKings.



New York Islanders (Jaroslav Halak) Confirmed @ Carolina (Cam Ward) Confirmed

Colorado (Jonathan Bernier) Confirmed @ Detroit (Jimmy Howard) Confirmed

Ottawa (Craig Anderson) Confirmed @ New York Rangers (Henrik Lundqvist) Confirmed

Los Angeles (Jonathan Quick) @ Vegas (Maxime Lagace) Confirmed

Florida (Roberto Luongo) @ Anaheim (John Gibson)

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.