May 18

NHL DFS DraftKings Picks (May 18/22)

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Slate Summary

  • Building a cash game lineup is a bit more tricky here on DK, especially with the goalie position. As for now, my lean is going down to Igor who can still get value without the win.
  • Matthew Tkachuk is going to be such a pest this series and will get under the skin of McDavid and Draisaitl. As long as he stays on the ice for most of the game, he is a fantastic play for 5.9k playing L1/PP1.
  • Tyler Toffoli is too cheap here for 3.7k. For his price tag, he can get up shots quickly and get you that 5+ shot bonus. You also get positive correlation with Tkachuk on the top PP unit.
  • It’s really hard to fade the best player on a small 2 game slate. I will most likely end up with him on both sites.
  • Draisaitl is my last core play for 6.9k. At least a point in 6/7 games against the Kings, he should continue this while all eyes will be on McDavid. Again, another good way to give you positive correlation.


  • Matthew Tkachuk (CGY) (RW) – $5,900
  • Tyler Toffoli (CGY) (RW) – $3,700
  • Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $8,800
  • Leon Draisaitl (EDM) (LW) – $6,900


  • Blake Coleman (CGY) (RW) – $2,700
  • Tyler Toffoli (CGY) (RW) – $3,700
  • Andrew Mangiapane (CGY) (LW) – $3,100
  • Vincent Trocheck (CAR) (C) – $3,600
  • Mikael Backlund (CGY) (C) – $3,500


  • CGY
  • EDM
  • CAR

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.