May 22

NHL DFS DraftKings Picks (May 22/22)

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Slate Summary

  • NHL has been crushing all week and no better way to end the week off by winning in this 3 game slate. I have 4 core plays I recommend you playing and starting with the best player on the slate, Connor McDavid.
  • McDavid is 2k more than the 2nd most expensive player (Barkov at 7.5). Even if McDavid is priced like this, he is not priced high enough in my opinion. In his last 5 games, he has really flipped the switch and has showed the world that he is clearly the best player in the league.
  • Leon Draisaitl is performing well and continues to trend in the right direction. After having 2 monster games, his price tag increased surpassing the 7k mark. I think this is a fair price and the best way to go in your cash game build by playing the 2 studs from the Oilers.
  • RNH has always been under the shadows of McDavid and Draisaitl but many people forget he was a former 1st overall pick. In his last 6 games, 3 of them he went over 20+ minutes and the other 3 was 18+. For 4.4k, he gives you flexibility and breathing room.
  • Another cheap play and one of the best value plays on the slate is Tyler Toffoli. He has produced in these playoffs but what scares me are his minutes. He hasn’t been getting his expected playing time but for 3.7, I’m fine with taking the risk.


  • Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) (9.5)
  • Leon Draisaitl (EDM) (RW) (7.3)
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM) (C) (4.4)
  • Tyler Toffoli (CGY) (RW) (3.7)


  • Brett Pesce (CAR) (D) (2.8)
  • Mikhail Sergachev (TB) (D) (3.1)
  • Tyler Toffoli (CGY) (RW) (3.7)


  • EDM
  • TB
  • CGY

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.