Yahoo DFS Hockey: Sunday Picks

Yahoo DFS Hockey: Sunday Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Hockey series.

Game 4 between the Canadiens and Golden Knights begins at 8 p.m. EDT, and Yahoo has a single-game contest where you're not position-restricted and can select five players while staying under a $115 salary cap. Here are a number of recommendations and fades from the player pool.

All statistics from Natural Stat Trick and Hockey Reference.

Picks

Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK at MON ($32): The Golden Knights enter as notable road favorites, and a bounce-back showing shouldn't surprise. While the veteran has allowed three goals in consecutive games with a .880 save percentage, he did post a .927 mark through his previous 13 postseason starts.

Carey Price, MON vs. VGK ($30): With wins in nine of his past 10 appearances supported by a .937 save percentage and 1.91 GAA, Price is probably in must-start territory. Obviously, the Golden Knights boast the firepower to fill the net like they did in Game 1, but that risk is already built into Price's manageable salary.

William Karlsson, VGK at MON ($17): With a steep decline in salary, Karlsson should be back on your radar. He had a six-game point streak snapped last time out while his 12 five-on-five points pace postseason scorers.

Alex Tuch, VGK at MON ($17): If Chandler Stephenson ($15) remains out, Tuch's fantasy value skyrockets as he'll slide into the top-line center role between Max Pacioretty ($34) and Mark Stone ($29). The trio have generated seven high-danger scoring chances and driven possession with a 75.9 Corsi For percentage the past two contests. 

Nicolas Roy, VGK at MON ($13): This is a fair salary for Roy. The 24-year-old center has been on the ice for Vegas's most high-danger scoring chances at five-on-five during the series and he found the back of the net in Game 3. There's probably not a lot of upside here and there's definitely a low fantasy floor. Still, Roy's unlikely to be a popular target and he's been driving possession and generating scoring opportunities.

Josh Anderson, MON vs. VGK ($11): The breakthrough game finally happened for Anderson last time out and his salary didn't climb enough to take him out of consideration as a low-salary flyer. 

Pans

Max Pacioretty, VGK at MON ($34): Coming off his best game of the series with 8.5 fantasy points backed by an assist and five shots, Pacioretty remains a risky fade. However, his contest-high salary makes it difficult to roster him and both netminders. If it's low scoring, the two goalies are probably the better targets.

Shea Weber, MON vs. VGK ($16): It's been four games since Weber found the scoresheet and he's recorded an underwhelming 41.9 Corsi For percentage through the first three this series. And with just four shots during the noted four-game stretch, the veteran blueliner hasn't had as many opportunities to move the fantasy needle.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Neil Parker plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: naparker77, DraftKings: naparker77.
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Neil Parker
A loyal Cubs, Cowboys and Maple Leafs fan for decades, Neil has contributed to RotoWire since 2014. He previously worked for USA Today Fantasy Sports.
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