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). Always put your best player in the captain’s spot!
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Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay) - W - $14,000 (FanDuel), $15,300 (Draft Kings)
Kucherov is ready to go after being injured in Game 5 of Round 2 against the Bruins. He has been hot of late with two goals and 10 points in his last six games, which included playing less than nine minutes before he was hurt in his last contest. The former Art Ross Trophy winner finished seventh in NHL scoring during the regular season and has been strong in the post-season to date.
Brayden Point (Tampa Bay) - C - $15,500 (FanDuel), $9,000 (DraftKings)
Point is a huge bargain in DraftKings on Monday and is a must in your DFS lineup if you are playing DK. Point is tied for fourth in the NHL with 18 points and leads the Lightning in scoring. He has taken on a bigger role with the Lightning with the injury to Steven Stamkos and has come through with flying colors.
Victor Hedman (Tampa Bay) - D - $10,000 (FanDuel), $12,900 (DraftKings)
Hedman is a top-three defenseman in the NHL and is a finalist for the Norris Trophy this season after winning it in 2017-18. He has five goals and nine points in 13 games and is third in the playoffs with a plus-11 rating. Hedman leads the Lightning defensive corps and is a huge part of their potent power play. He is a very good play in FanDuel.
Beauvillier had 18 goals and 39 points in 68 games this season but has turned it on in the post-season with eight goals and 12 points in 16 games. He is finally showing why he was a first-round pick in 2015 and playing with Brock Nelson and Josh Bailey on the second unit, has given the Islanders enough scoring to get into the Conference Final.
Mathew Barzal (Islanders) – C - $12,500 (FanDuel), $14,100 (DraftKings)
Barzal is the heart and soul of the Islanders and had a pair of goals with four assists against the Flyers in a tough seven game series. He led New York in the regular season with 60 points in 68 games and if the Islanders are to have any chance to beat Tampa Bay, Barzal has to be at his best, especially when in the offensive zone.
Bargain Bin: Josh Bailey (Islanders) - W - $8,500 (FanDuel), $9,600 (Draft Kings), Anthony Cirelli (Tampa Bay) - C - $7,500 (FanDuel), $5,200 (DraftKings), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Islanders) – C - $8,000 (FanDuel) $10,500 (DraftKings), Ryan Pulock (Islanders) – D - $9,000 (FanDuel) $11,400 (DraftKings)