3 NHL FanDuel Values to Target on Monday 5/24/21

Five NHL games on the slate Monday night might provide a little value. What lower-salaried players can we target?

Spending lower in any daily fantasy lineup is a way to incorporate some diversity into your roster. In NHL DFS, there is typically more value in this strategy but also a good deal more risk. This is especially true on tonight's slate, where there are lots of lower-salaried plays. Plugging in these options will afford you more chances to play some studs, as well.

Monday night has five more playoff games. So, what values lurk on this slate?

Adam Lowry, Center, Winnipeg Jets

FanDuel Salary: $3,400

Adam Lowry is an odd sort for the Winnipeg Jets but could provide a little bit of upside on Monday night against the Edmonton Oilers. The back end of a back-to-back scenario often produces strange results in the playoffs.

Lowry had an assist on two shots in Game 3 while playing 19 minutes. If the top-six playing time continues on Monday, he may get a few more scoring chances against a beleaguered Edmonton team. If one has to save salary somewhere, the center could be a solid option.

Keegan Kolesar ($3,200) is an extreme risk choice on Monday against the Minnesota Wild at home.

Jason Spezza, Wing, Toronto Maple Leafs

FanDuel Salary: $3,300

The Montreal Canadiens' penalty kill can be vulnerable again on Monday. Jason Spezza still has the ability on the man advantage to make them pay.

There is this danger in trying to play the winger, but the salary again is just so low. That minimizes the risk of him having a one or two-shot effort. His ice time is limited to 11-12 minutes a night but Game 2 on Saturday saw him get three scoring chances, five shots, and, yes, a goal.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are home tonight and honestly have several lines that can cause matchup problems with Montreal. Spezza's power-play unit is one of them. They had several high-danger chances in the last contest.

Andrew Copp ($3,600) is a nice and safe play from Winnipeg. He just seems to always be on the ice in 2021.

Erik Cernak, Defenseman, Tampa Bay Lightning

FanDuel Salary: $3,600

Erik Cernak could benefit from Tampa Bay given the unknown health of Victor Hedman. Hedman will play but it does seem Cernak is getting some better chances of late.

While Cernak has not quite developed like some expected when it comes to DFS, his game is better suited to produce FanDuel points in the second season where spaces are tighter. He had two assists in Game 4 versus the Florida Panthers in a hair less than 20 minutes of ice time. The defenseman will be rested if he is needed to play more in Game 5.

There are some other defensemen to look at as well. Josh Morrissey ($3,700) still gets prime time and power-play time from the Jets. Also, Ryan McDonagh has a bit more of a stable floor than most at just $4,100.

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