April 1

NHL DFS DraftKings Picks (Apr 1/22)

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Core Plays

Nikita Kucherov (TB) (RW) – $7,100

  • Kucherov is simply way too cheap here against the Sabres. They are one of the worst teams playing one of the best, if not the best. I wouldn’t be surprised if TB scores 5+ goals and I would certainly think that Kucherov is involved in most of them. Smash that lock button.

Trevor Zegras (ANH) (C) – $4,800

  • I have Zegras currently on both lineups. It really depends on who I play in net. I’m considering Karel on FD so I might fade Zegras but there is no way I am playing Karel on DK for 7.7k. Zegras and his team are on a 11 game losing streak. During those 11 games, Zegras hasn’t been terrible posting 7 points.

Value Plays

Phil Kessel (ARI) (RW) – $2,800

  • Kessel is a sniper and loves to shoot the puck on net. Although he has only hit the DK shot bonus 2/5 times, I think he can get there in this matchup. Being close to min price, he provides the salary relief needed to grab more studs.

Nick Ritchie (ARI) (LW) – $2,500

  • Ritchie being min price is the only reason I am considering him. I don’t like him as a player but being min price against a struggling Ducks team could give you an edge tonight. He is projected to play on L1 and PP1 and has a projected 3.06 points per dollar. The only other player higher than him is Kessel

GPP Plays

Nikita Kucherov (TB) (RW) – $7,100

  • I am all in on the Russiasn Rifle tonight. I am locking him in cash games and I would also lock him for GPP. The Lightning’s 3 best forwards are all now skating on the top line which is scary. My favorite stack for this slate is L1 from TB.

Jonathan Marchessault (VGK) (LW) – $6,500

  • I am going to ride the hot hand and pick Marchessault. He has been on a heater as of late and being promoted to the top PP unit, he can have himself another ceiling game against the Kraken. Our projections have him at 12.9 but I can see him hit 20+ points again.

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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.