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Carey Price, MON vs. OTT ($8,200): Price hasn't been dominant at any point this season and the Sens rank third in goals scored, so admittedly it's a dicey situation. However, Price is 22-9-5 with a .921 save percentage in his career against the Sens, and the last time these two teams met, the Habs didn't have Shea Weber in the lineup and lost in overtime. Possession numbers suggest the Habs are the better possession team and the Sens have been luckier than normal this season.
Auston Matthews, TOR at BUF ($8,100): You can't really lose picking Matthews, but the upside here is that this will be potentially William Nylander's debut, and it'll re-unite him with his linemate from last season. However, there's a chance the Leafs may ease Nylander back into the lineup and leave Kasperi Kapanen in that spot, but both are good options for Matthews. Matthews has four points in two games and five goals in seven games in his career against the Sabres.
Bo Horvat, VAN vs. MIN ($5,500): It's Horvat and Aleksander Barkov in a two-horse race for the Selke so far this season. Both players are being leaned on heavily as they try to stay in the playoff race, and Horvat in particular has been outstanding. He's scored a goal and three assists in four games, which is difficult to do if you're not playing on the same line as Elias Pettersson. Horvat has a high-floor because of his role and consistency.
David Pastrnak, BOS at FLA ($7,200): The drawback to Pastrnak is the absence of Patrice Bergeron and head coach Bruce Cassidy's recent experiment with playing Brad Marchand on a different line. Regardless, Pastrnak has four points in three games and Roberto Luongo, who skated Monday and could get the start, has lost three straight games and allowed 17 goals in his past four appearances.
Elias Lindholm, CGY at CLS ($6,200): With another two points against Chicago, Lindholm is now over a point-per-game, and he's also registered 76 shots, which is fourth on the team. Expected starter Sergei Bobrovsky has won three of his past four but allowed 12 goals in that span.
Drake Batherson, OTT at MON ($4,900): He's playing on the top line with Matt Duchene at the moment, which is a great fantasy spot given Duchene's explosion in production this year. While Batherson's scoring is still highly dependent on Duchene, he's also providing production in other categories, including shots and blocked shots. With Carey Price still struggling and the Sens offense rolling, Batherson is a smart gamble.
Shea Weber, MON vs. OTT ($5,900): The Habs have lost two of three games since Weber's return, but his impact is immediate with three points in three games. The hulking captain has also dished out 11 hits, 11 shots on goal and three blocked shots. His DraftKings price has increased for the fourth straight game, so this may be the last time Weber, who is averaging five fantasy points per game, can be had for less than $6,000.
Zach Werenski, CLS vs. CGY ($4,400): He didn't score a point against the Islanders but played over 28 minutes, the first time he's done so since the season-opener. Werenski is quietly having yet another solid season with 15 points in 26 games, forming a pair with Seth Jones that could anchor a team for a decade. The Jackets have two solid power-play units, but Werenski is the one that gets to play with Artemi Panarin.