May 24

NHL DFS DraftKings Picks (May 24/22)

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Slate Summary

  • The optimizer has been on fire this playoffs and will look to keep going with these small 2 game slates. We don’t have very many of them left so let’s enjoy it while we can.
  • To start my cash game builds, I am locking in Leon Draisaitl who is 7.5. He has been an absolute beast in this series posting 27.5, 26 and 29 fpts. He has yet to play under 20 minutes and has 10 points in 3 games. He is too cheap and should be closer to 8k at least.
  • I had McDavid and Draisaitl both as my core play last time and they had monster games. I will look to do the same and pair these 2 in my cash games and find salary relief plays as they are the two most expensive skaters.
  • Hyman and RNH are both 4.5 which is exactly what we need in order to stay under the salary cap. Both are solid offensive players who are on the top PP unit. Barrie is not a core play for me but for 3.7, he is really making me consider which will give you all 5 of the Oilers players on the PP.
  • My goalie for the slate is Shesterkin who happens to be the cheapest. Once again, pricing is soft on DK and it seems like a straight forward build if you are a fan of the Oilers tonight.


  • Leon Draisaitl (EDM) (RW) (7.5)
  • Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) (9.8)
  • Zach Hyman (EDM) (LW) (4.5)
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM) (C) (4.5)
  • Igor Shesterkin (NYR) (G) (7.9)


  • Tyson Barrie (EDM) (D) (3.7)
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM) (C) (4.5)
  • Zach Hyman (EDM) (LW) (4.5)


  • EDM

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.