January 8

NFL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (January 8/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Patrick Mahomes (KC) (QB) – $8,500

  • After a tough defeat against the Bengals last weekend, Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will come out hungry to get the win against the Denver Broncos. We have a small 2 game slate this Saturday before Sunday comes around so let’s get going! Although, there are two other viable QBs, I am going with the best QB in the league. Mahomes is a lock for me on both sites and I expect him to dominate the game.

Kenneth Gainwell (PHI) (RB) – $4,800

  • It looks like both Scott and Howard will be out today and if ruled out, Gainwell becomes one of the chalkiest plays on the slate.

Tyreek Hill (KC) (WR) – $7,000

  • Last but not least, I am locking in Cheetah as my third and last lock. I know there’s Travis Kelce on the other side but trying to decide Hill or Kelce is like trying to decide LeBron or AD in single game slate. However, I do on playing both of them on FD and DK but I prefer Hill in cash games.

Darrel Williams (KC) (RB) – $7,000

  • Williams had a fantastic game last week and if everything goes according to plan, we should see Mahomes feed his WR early to go up big where Williams can come in and run the ball in the late game. He should see around 80% of the snaps and as long as this game doesn’t turn into a massive blowout, rostering Williams will be worth it.


Patrick Mahomes (KC) (QB) – $7,500

  • I am locking Mahomes on both sites and don’t plan on rostering any other QB unless news breaks. LET’S GO MAHOMES!

Kenneth Gainwell (PHI) (RB) – $4,100

  • Lock on both sites.

Tyreek Hill (KC) (WR) – $8,000

  • Lock on both sites.

Darrel Williams (KC) (RB) – $5,900

  • Should see most of the snaps and the Chiefs are favored to win by 10.5. Let’s hope Mahomes eats with his WRs so that Williams can also eat in the late game by running the ball.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Travis Kelce (KC) (TE) – $8,000


  • Travis Kelce (KC) (TE) – $7,000

Key Injury News

  • None

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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.