February 24

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (February 24/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Devin Booker (PHO) (SG) – $8,800

  • We officially start the second half of the NBA season today. Let’s start off with a bang and to lead my core plays is Devin Booker. CP3 and Payne are out which makes Booker the chalkiest play on the slate. He has seen his points per minute and usage rate sky rocket whenever both points guards are off the court so for 8.8k on both sites, he is an auto lock for me. Don’t worry CP3, it’s POINT BOOK show now as he should handle the rock much more for the next 6-8 weeks.

Nikola Jokic (DEN) (C) – $11,400

  • I don’t usually like picking two spend ups as my core plays but there are a ton of value on this slate which allows me to pay up for Booker and Jokic comfortably. I’ve listed the best value plays down below under “Cash Play Considerations” so definitely check them out. The spread is 4.5 for the Nuggets so if Jokic plays his usual minutes, he will dominate the Kings. FD only lets you play 1 center so I try to stay away from locking in a big man but I will be locking the best big in the league.


Devin Booker (PHX) (SG) – $8,800

  • Lock on both sites.

Nikola Jokic (DEN) (C) – $12,500

  • Definitely prefer him more on FD due to his price tag but like I mentioned before, lots of value today where you can jam both Booker and Jokic.

Rajon Rondo (CLE) (PG) – $3,900

  • RONDOOOOOOOOO! If Rondo is announced as the starting PG, I am locking him on both sites. Currently, I am praying that JB picks him over Goodwin today against the Detroit Pistons. Rondo is a very good points per minute player so if he gets a good run, he will crush his price tag.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Trendon Watford (POR) (PF) – $3,500
  • Josh Hart (POR) (SG/SF) – $7,000
  • Aaron Holiday (PHO) (PG) – $3,500
  • Rajon Rondo (CLE) (PG) – $3,900


  • De’Andre Hunter (ATL) (SF) – $4,500
  • James Johnson (BKN) (PF) – $3,500

Key Injury News

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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.