April 18

NHL DFS DraftKings Picks (Apr 18/22)

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Slate Summary

  • MacKinnon leads it off for me over on DK for 9k. It’s just easier to get to him compared to FD today. MacKinnon always has the shot bonus upside and the 3+ point bonus as well so I will be locking him in for cash games. I will also be playing Rantanen which gives me positive correlation not only on the same line but also on the top power play unit. As for my final core play, I’m going with Brady Tkachuk for 6.1k as a solid mid-tier play. The Senators vs Kraken should be a close game and I don’t see any team with the edge tonight. If you need salary relief, Coleman and Donato are one of the best point per dollar plays, one being min price and the other just being $300 more. As for GPP stacks, COL L1 / PP1 should produce multiple points and for a lower owned stack, VGK top 6 forwards are great options.


  • Nathan MacKinnon (COL) (C) – $9,000
  • Mikko Rantanen (COL) (RW) – $7,500
  • Brady Tkachuk (OTT) (LW) – $6,100


  • Blake Coleman (CGY) (RW) – $2,500
  • Ryan Donato (SEA) (LW) – $2,800


  • COL L1
  • COL PP1
  • VGK L1
  • VGK L2

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.