Below is a breakdown of Monday’s four-game NHL DFS slate followed by example lineups. Please note that pivots in the lineups are geared more towards GPP contests. 

Teams to Target

The four favorites in tonight’s games all opened as at least -155 favorites. It’s no surprise given how large the favorites are that the four teams with above average matchups per my own matchup stat are the four favored teams. That means it’s likely to be an extremely chalky night. Of the four favorites, the Avalanche have the lowest implied goal total and the worst matchup per my matchup stat, so they’re the favorite to throw out in the interest of narrowing options, though you might consider having a piece of them somewhere if playing multiple lineups.

The biggest favorite is Washington at -220 at home against Columbus. Columbus does not present any obvious individual matchups to target or avoid, and Washington’s second line is overpriced on both sites, which makes Washington’s first line the...