January 2

NFL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (January 2/22)


Sony Michel (LAR) (RB) – $7,100

  • Almost down to our last week of the NFL regular season. Let’s get into week 17 and talk about my favorite plays. With Darrell Henderson out and Akers unlikely to play this Sunday, I expect Sony to play almost all the snaps against the Ravens. For 7.1k, he is my cover boy and the best play on both sites.

David Montgomery (CHI) (RB) – $7,200

  • Montgomery is simply too cheap on both sites. He gets a ton of touches / snaps and in the last 5 games, he has been a threat in the air as his targets has increased by a lot. With everything rising in the right direction, I would lock him on FD.

Trey Lance (SF) (QB) – $6,400

  • Trey Lance is my number one target for QB. 6.4k is cheap for the 3rd overall pick who faces off against one of the worst defensive teams in the league in the Houston Texans. I don’t see another option in cash games for QB.


Sony Michel (LAR) (RB) – $5,800

  • 5.8k is a steal for someone who will get about 90% of the snaps as both Henderson and Akers (who should be out) will be out.

Trey Lance (SF) (QB) – $4,800

  • There is no need to fade a 4.8k Trey Lance in cash or even in GPP.

Braxton Berrios (NYJ) (WR) – $3,700

  • My best value play of the slate. With Crowder and Moore out, Berrios will be the guy who gets most of the targets. If you plan on playing Michel, Lance and Berrios, those will be 3 amazing salary relief plays to comfortable play the best WR in Kupp.

David Montgomery (CHI) (RB) – $6,500

  • I like his price tag on FD and he’s even cheaper on DK.



  • Zach Ertz (ARI) (TE) – $5,500


  • Cooper Kupp (LAR) (WR) – $9,500
  • Antonio Brown (TB) (WR) – $6,100


  • Cam Akers – questionable
  • Antonio Brown – questionable
  • Marquise Brown – questionable
  • James Conner – questionable
  • Damien Harris – questionable
  • Curtis Samuel – questionable

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.