Please note, these players were chosen early in the day, so make sure to check Rotoworld’s player news for any lineup changes, injuries and potential changes in the crease for starting goaltenders.
Additionally, it is worth reminding everyone that FanDuel allows you to roster five players (a captain worth 1.5 points and four other players) with a salary cap of $55,000, while DraftKings has a cap of $50,000 for six players (a captain at 1.5 times the points and five other players).
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Max Pacioretty (Vegas) - C - $14,000 (FanDuel), $10,000 (Draft Kings)
Pacioretty had three fabulous games against Vancouver but like everyone else, was shut down the final three games by Thatcher Demko. He has not been a factor in this series and has gone the last seven games without a goal. That’s not as bad as Reilly Smith and Jonathan Marchessault who have not scored since Game 1 of the Vancouver series, a span of 10 games. The Golden Knights need a win tonight as they face elimination, so look for Pacioretty to get things going.
Mark Stone (Vegas) - W - $14,500 (FanDuel), $9,000 (DraftKings)
Stone had a goal and an assist Thursday against the Stars but has been held off the scoresheet in the other three games against Dallas. He has a nagging injury at this time and may not play, so check Rotoworld throughout the day to make sure of his status. Stone is the Golden Knights best all-around player and they need him badly Monday night.
Jonathan Marchessault (Vegas) – W - $10,000 (FanDuel), $8,400 (DraftKings)
As mentioned earlier, Marchessault has been slumping terribly and is due for a breakout game. Of course, this could have been said for the last five games as well, but with the Golden Knights backs against the wall, the former Panther needs to up his game. He still has three goals and 10 points in 19 post-season games but has only one helper in four games against Dallas.
Alec Martinez (Vegas) - D - $7,500 (FanDuel), $6,200 (DraftKings)
Martinez is the best value per dollar in FanDuel and 12th best in DraftKings with only cheap players above him. Martinez scored on Saturday for the lone Vegas goal and it was a power play effort. Goals are hard to come by in this series, so look for players like Martinez who play on the power play as special teams are so important in the playoffs.
Shea Theodore (Vegas) - D - $7,500 (FanDuel), $9,400 (DraftKings)
This is a tough one as Theodore is so highly priced in both. The problem is that goals should be at a premium in this series so any point(s) are so valuable. Theodore is the Golden Knights best blueliner and leads the team with 17 points including seven goals. Theodore quarterbacks the power play and while there are less expensive options, Theodore may be one of your best plays.
Miro Heiskanen (Dallas) – D- $9,000 (FanDuel), $7,600 (DraftKings)
As great as Theodore has been, Heiskanen has been even better with 22 points in the post-season thus far. He quarterbacks the Dallas power play and the Stars have been a scoring machine in the post-season with the young Finn leading the way. There are not too many times that both teams have defensemen leading their respective teams in points, but that is true right now with the Stars and Golden Knights.
Bargain Bin: Reilly Smith (Vegas) - W - $8,500 (FanDuel), $7,200 (DraftKings), Alex Tuch (Vegas) – W - $8,500 (FanDuel) $6,600 (DraftKings), Denis Gurianov (Dallas) – W- $7,500 (FanDuel) $6,400 (DraftKings), Chandler Stephenson (Vegas) – C - $7,500 (FanDuel) $4,400 (DraftKings), Zach Whitecloud (Vegas) -D - $6,000 (FanDuel) $2,800 (DraftKings)