NHL Plays will highlight the best and the most underrated daily fantasy options among forwards, defensemen and goaltenders.
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 with only game on the schedule that FanDuel allows you to roster five players, including a captain worth 1.5 points, with a salary cap of $55,000, while DraftKings has a salary cap of $50,000 for six players, including a captain at 1.5 times the points, and they have goaltenders as an option.
Nikita Kucherov (Tamp Bay) - $15,500 (FanDuel), $16,800 (DraftKings)
Kucherov has two goals and seven assists through five games of the Eastern Conference Final. He was held off the scoresheet for the first time by the Islanders in Game 5 on Tuesday night in a 2-1 double overtime loss, but he was still dangerous with five shots on goal. Victor Hedman is also a strong play for the captain spot. He would occupy less cap space and has five points, including three goals, during the Eastern Conference Final. Mathew Barzal has plenty of upside for the captain slot as well following an impressive performance in Game 5.
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Ondrej Palat (Tampa Bay) - $11,000 (FanDuel), $12,000 (DraftKings)
Palat didn’t have a point in Game 5, but he had four shots on target and he has been held off the scoresheet just two times in the last 10 matches. He has provided eight goals and three assists during that span, while skating on Tampa Bay’s top line.
Brock Nelson (NY Islanders) - $12,500 (FanDuel), $12,600 (DraftKings)
Nelson has nine goals this postseason, including six markers in the last nine contests. He has added four assists during that span and has three points (two goals, one assist) in the past three games.
Yanni Gourde (Tampa Bay) - $9,000 (FanDuel), $8,400 (DraftKings)
Gourde has been a great source of offense beyond the top line for Tampa Bay during the postseason. He has five goals and 12 points in 18 games, including two goals and three helpers in five matches during the Eastern Conference Final against the Islanders.
Bargain Bin: Anthony Beauvillier (NYI) - $10,000 (FanDuel), $11,400 (DraftKings), Blake Coleman (TB) - $8,000 (FanDuel), $10,500 (DraftKings) Josh Bailey (NYI) - $8,000 (FanDuel), $9,900 (DraftKings), Nick Leddy (NYI) - $7,500 (FanDuel), $5,700 (DraftKings), Anthony Cirelli (TB) - $7,500 (FanDuel), $9,000 (DraftKings), Tyler Johnson (TB) - $7,500 (FanDuel), $7,800 (DraftKings)