October 22

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (October 22)


Jonas Valanciunas (NO) (C) – $6,500

  • Jonas struggled in his debut for the Pelicans shooting 3-19 but I expect him to bounce back against the Bulls tonight. He is in a good matchup and has a big role for the team as Zion is still out. He is a lock for me on FD at this price.

Spencer Dinwiddie (WAS) (SG/PG) – $6,200

  • Brad Beal is official ruled out which means there will be a ton of shots for the other players. Unfortunately, the Raptors did not show up in Spencers debut as a Wizard. Since it was a blow out, we only got to see 26 minutes of Spencer but I expect the game to be better today. Jonas and Spencer are my locks on FD so I will be building around them.

Evan Mobley (CLE) (C/PF) – $6,100

  • The 3rd overall pick had a really nice start to his career dropping 42.8 FD points in 38 minutes. He simply does it all as a big man and with minutes close to 38, this is an easy play. I don’t expect him to get 38 again but if he gets what we project (34), he will easily pay off his price tag.


Spencer Dinwiddie (WAS) (PG) – $5,600

  • Spencer is my favorite play on the slate for both sites. Beal is out so I expect the ball to go through Dinwiddie almost every drive. I don’t recommend fading him in cash games as I see him playing close to 33 minutes.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC) (PG) – $6,700

  • Canadian boy SGA will be my other core play here on DK. I love the matchup, the price is good and the game should stay close. Everything lines up for SGA and most importantly, the Rockets are a terrible defensive team. Lock SGA and Dinwiddie today as they should be the foundation for your lineup.

Rajon Rondough

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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.