February 17

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (February 17/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Dennis Schroder (HOU) (PG/SG) – $4,300

  • It’s really sad to say but this is the last NBA slate for the next 6 days so let’s enjoy it! With KPJ and Eric Gordon out for the Rockets today, all eyes will be on Schroder as he is trying to grab the bag he fumbled this with the Lakers. He had a monster game the other night and has all the opportunity to do the same here with the injury news. This is a 100% lock for me on both sites and you should not fade in cash games.

Kyle Kuzma (WAS) (SF/PF) – $7,700

  • Kuzma crushed when we picked him sub 8k (7.7k) and he is once again still priced the same. This is his team now with the highest usage rate with all his teammates either injured or traded. Enjoy him while he is still priced under 8k.

Reggie Jackson (LAC) (PG) – $6,700

  • Mr. June has turned into Mr. February, especially in his last 4 games. Reggie Jackson has been on a hot streak and his price tag on both sites is just too good to pass up on. If you are a game log chaser, this play is a must for you. I should also note that if Schroder wasn’t on the slate, Reggie would be my cover boy as he is my second favorite player today right behind Schroder.


Dennis Schroder (HOU) (PG/SG) – $4,400

  • Lock to start your DK build.

Seth Curry (BKN) (SG/SF) – $5,500

  • Curry in his first two games for the Nets has gone over 30+ fps easily and for him to still be priced under 6k is quite shocking. Another lock for me on DK as the matchup can’t get any better for the sniper wearing 30. He has the possibility to break the slate against one of the worst defensive teams in the Wizards.

Reggie Jackson (LAC) (PG) – $6,800

  • Must play on both sites.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Kyle Lowry (MIA) (PG) – $5,600
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (WAS) (SG/SF) – $4,200
  • Jimmy Butler (MIA) (SF/SG) – $9,100


  • Jimmy Butler (MIA) (SF/PF) – $8,800

Key Injury News

  • None

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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.