April 19

NHL DFS DraftKings Picks (Apr 19/22)

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Slate Summary

  • There are a ton of value plays on this slate which makes it a lot easier to build lineups, especially for cash games. Starting with my favorite core play who has been recently promoted to the top line and power play unit, Vasily Podkolzin. He is surprisingly min price and for someone who has been on a heater, it just doesn’t make sense. His minutes are up and his role is secured now with Horvat out for 2 weeks. Another min price player who won’t get unnoticed is Liljegren at min price. Both great options today to save you some money. Moving on to another must play is John Tavares. We already know Matthews is out tonight but should be back for the road trip shortly after. For 6.8k, JT is too cheap and is a lock for me. As for goalies, Igor Shesterkin stands out compared to the rest of the goalies because of his price tag and matchup. I will be locking him to be in between the pipes for cash games. TOR, TB and even VAN are teams I am prioritizing in cash games and GPPs.


  • Vasily Podkolzin (VAN) (LW) – $2,500
  • John Tavares (TOR) (C) – $6,800
  • Igor Shesterkin (NYR) (G) – $8,000


  • Vasily Podkolzin (VAN) (LW) – $2,500
  • Timothy Liljegren (TOR) (D) – $2,500


  • TOR L1
  • TB L1

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.