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FanDuel NHL: Monday Value Plays

Rob Geriak

Geriak covers hockey for RotoWire. He previously was the DFS Content Director at DraftShot and appeared on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio for Scout Fantasy Sports.

The NHL has just two games Monday, but there are contests to be played and value to be had on FanDuel. Consider these players below when building your lineups…


Martin Jones, SJ at NYR ($8,900):
The Rangers haven't been able to find any consistency scoring, while Jones has been very good. He’s won each of his last three games and hasn't allowed more than two goals in any of those contests. He holds a solid floor in this matchup and is underpriced given his performance.


Joe Thornton, SJ at NYR ($5,600):
Thornton is on a roll to start the 2017-2018 campaign with six points (one goal, five assists) in seven games. The top-line center has points in three straight games with one goal and four assists over that span and is in a good spot against a Rangers team that has struggled defensively.

Nick Shore, LA at TOR ($3,200): Shore is stepping into the vacated spot left by Jeff Carter, who is going to miss some time due to injury. At just $3,200, Shore is worth a look as a bargain option that should see upwards of 18 minutes of ice time. The Maple Leafs have shown lapses defensively, and looking to a guy like Shore will help you spend up at most of the other positions.


Mats Zuccarello, NYR vs SJ ($5,500):
The Rangers have been a mess to start the year, but Zuccarello finds himself in a good situation against the Sharks, who are in the midst of a lengthy road trip. In nine games, Zuccarello has two goals and five assists and offers good value on this slate.

Dustin Brown, LA at TOR ($4,700): Brown is still on fire with five goals and six assists overall. He had a goal and three assists in his last game and is in a good matchup against a Maple Leafs team that has been lacking defensively.

Zach Hyman, TOR vs LA ($3,500): The Leafs shook some pieces up on their lines, but Hyman has remained entrenched on the top unit with Auston Matthews and William Nylander. Getting a winger skating with these two young playmakers at a salary like Hyman’s always has to be a consideration. He has three points in his last three games (one goal, two assists).


Nikita Zaitsev, TOR vs LA ($4,800):
Zaitsev has two goals and three assists from the blue line and should see plenty of ice time against the Kings.

Alec Martinez, LA at TOR ($4,300): At just $4,300, Martinez offers nice offensive upside at the position. He has just one assist on the season, but is still rounding into form after being injured early.

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. Rob Geriak plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: yikettyyack, DraftKings: robgeriak.