February 16

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (February 16/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Buddy Hield (IND) (SG/SF) – $6,000

  • Hali and Buddy look really good in a Pacers uniform and look a lot happier getting out of Sacramento. In terms of basketball, Buddy has been amazing for his new team averaging close to 1.2 fp per min. I also love to target the Wizards whenever I can as they are a very poor defensive team.

Kyle Kuzma (WAS) (SF/PF) – $7,700

  • Kuzma is still under 8k and could have a ceiling game with all his teammates either injured or traded. No Beal, Harrell, Dinwiddie and KP which slots him as the number 1 option. I wouldn’t go near him on DK as he is priced at 8.6k and stick to him on FD.


Buddy Hield (IND) (SG/SF) – $6,200

  • My favorite cash play on both sites. Buddy Buckets day!

Aaron Wiggins (OKC) (SG/SF) – $3,000

  • He might not be Andrew Wiggins but Aaron has the opportunity to play a ton of minutes again in a favorable matchup. This would be my first time rostering Aaron this season and for a player close to min price expect to play heavy minutes, it’s a no brainer to lock him in.

Clint Capela (ATL) (C) – $5,300

  • It’s crazy to think that Capela is available at 5.3k as I remember him being closer to 7k earlier this season. He did have a bad game yesterday but I will gladly run it back at this price tag against the Orlando Magic.

Cash Play Considerations


  • OG Anunoby (TOR) (SF/PF) – $5,700
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (WAS) (SG/SF) – $4,200
  • Dejounte Murray (SA) (PG/SG) – $10,800


  • Trae Young (ATL) (PG) – $9,400

Key Injury News

  • Ja Morant – questionable
  • Fred VanVleet – questionable
  • Anthony Edwards – questionable
  • Christian Wood – questionable

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Rajon Rondough

About the author

Rondough has been playing DFS for the last 5 years as a core team member of DFS Crunch. He specializes in cash game contests and is a community leader at DFS Crunch.