FanDuel NHL: Monday Targets

FanDuel NHL: Monday Targets

This article is part of our FanDuel NHL series.

SLATE PREVIEW

Will it be anything but dramatic? After Corey Perry scored the most Perry-esque goal to extend the series to six games, the Stars moved into a tie for third for most overtime wins in a single playoff (qualifying round included). The Lightning have seven overtime wins, just one more than the Stars. and sit tied for second in NHL history.

A one-day break will give both teams some much needed rest, and keep in mind the Stars have managed to win three straight twice already against Calgary and Vegas, and only managed to do so by securing wins in overtime. Can the Stars make another push with the momentum gained from Game 5? Can the Lightning close out the series knowing that there is no more help coming with Steven Stamkos? Puck drop is at 8 p.m. EDT.

GOALIES

As per usual, FanDuel does not make goalies available for selection. Andrei Vasilevskiy and Anton Khudobin are expected to start.

VALUE PLAYS

Corey Perry, DAL ($7,500): The 2007 Cup winner put in a monster performance with two goals, including the overtime winner, on nine shots with 23 minutes of ice time. The real value isn't really his hot hand, but how Rick Bowness has moved him up and down the lineup depending on the situation and used him as a net-front presence. He has the fourth-lowest salary among Dallas forwards, ahead of Mattias Janmark, Jason Dickinson and Denis Gurianov.

Joel Kiviranta, DAL ($6,500): He played on a line with Perry and Joe Pavelski but literally had nothing to show for it, posting zeroes across the board. It'll be interesting to see if Bowness moves Kiviranta off this line, but as a trio they posted a positive 55.17 CF% at even strength, and Kiviranta's individual 52.94 CF% ranked second only to Perry's 56.76 CF%, according to Natural Stat Trick.

LINE STACKS

Dallas

Tyler Seguin (C - $13,000), Joel Kiviranta ($6,500), Corey Perry ($7,500)

The second line looked good and it's much cheaper than the top line, which generated 13 shot attempts to Seguin's 16 at evens. Kiviranta and Perry are both good value plays and Seguin has shown much more life recently with five apples in his past two games.

Tampa Bay

Yanni Gourde (C - $8,500), Blake Coleman ($7,000), Barclay Goodrow ($7,500)

Gourde has far more upside on offense than Coleman and Goodrow, who are mainly forecheckers and penalty killers and have not been effective at converting chances into goals. However, they generated the same number of shot attempts (30) as the top line in Game 5 despite playing four fewer minutes at even strength and obviously being a much cheaper line stack.

DEFENSEMEN

Victor Hedman, TB ($12,000): He didn't score a point but still managed to gain 14.4 fantasy points on five shots and four blocked shots. Asides from Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov, he's probably one of the safest picks you can make.

John Klingberg, DAL ($10,500): Not sure why he continues to be more expensive than Heiskanen, but there's no denying how big of a role he plays. At an average of $1,022 per fantasy point, he's definitely not a bargain at this salary.

Mikhail Sergachev, TB ($9,000): The type who does more than the score sheet suggests, he's at least scored three points in the past two games. You'd have to go back to August 17 against Columbus to find a game where he didn't register at least one shot or one blocked shot.

Kevin Shattenkirk, TB ($8,500): A three-game point streak and then zero points in Game 5, which is what we've been expecting. The silver lining is that he's blocking shots at a much higher rate in the postseason, which helps buoy his value.

Miro Heiskanen, DAL ($8,500): He's averaging more than 10 fantasy points this series, and at an average of $813 per fantasy point, he's a pretty good bargain. It's slim pickings on defense but it's difficult to pass on him at this salary.

Jamie Oleksiak, DAL ($8,000): He's a good source of blocked shots so his floor is about five fantasy points, but add on a couple shots and maybe a point and he can easily get into the double-digit range. He's failed to block a shot in only three games in the playoffs.  

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Jason Chen
Jason joined RotoWire in 2013. In 2014, he was a finalist for the FSWA Hockey Writer of the Year award. Jason has also written for Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports, The Hockey News, The Hockey Hall of Fame's Legends Magazine, and Centre Ice Magazine.
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