November 8

NHL DFS FanDuel and DraftKings Core Plays (November 8)


Jack Campbell (TOR) (G) – $8,600

  • The Maple Leafs are playing very well recently and Campbell is the main reason. He is on a 3 game winning streak and I expect him to get another win tonight which that’s important over on FD. I am fine with him being the most expensive goalie on the slate and Matthews being the most expensive skater as I will provide solid salary relief plays down below.

Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $9,500

  • Auston has finally looked like himself the last few games averaging little over 32 FD points per game. He has been on fire with 4 goals and 2 assist in 3 games. The best spend up today is Matthews and it is a premium price at 9.5k but he will be chalk. Lock him in your cash game builds


Jack Campbell (TOR) (G) – $8,000

  • Lock the cover boy on FD and DK. Great spend up for a goalie and is my favorite play on the slate.

Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $8,900

  • Auston has hit the 5+ shot bonus in 2 of his last 3 games. He can easily get it again here and I expect the stud to continue his hot form against the rebuilding LA Kings.

John Tavares (TOR) (C) – $6,800

  • Captain John Tavares is a great mid range play at 6.8k. Much better price over here than FD. I am looking to roster as many Maple Leafs as I can.

Alex Ovechkin (WAS) (LW) – $9,200

  • I always favor the Great Eight on DK because of the 5+ shot bonus. He has hit it 6 games in a row and 7 out of 10 times. On top of that, he has 9 goals in 10 games. He is in a great spot to put up multiple goals which could put him up to 1 goal per game.

Cash Play Considerations


Mitchell Marner (TOR) (W) – $7,500

  • Been on fire like Matthews and will play on the top power play unit.

Jake Muzzin (TOR) (D) – $3,900

  • Great salary relief play if you plan on playing Matthews and Campbell.

Jacob Trouba (NYR) (D) – $4,000

  • Great salary relief play if you plan on playing Matthews and Campbell.


Connor Sheary (WAS) (LW) – $2,700

  • I really like Sheary and he is cheap playing on L2/P2. With my cores, you are left with $3,420 average per player so you will need players close to min price.

Daniel Sprong (WAS) (RW) – $2,500

  • Sprong is min price also playing L2/P2 so pairing him up with Sheary is positive correlation. I much prefer Sheary over Sprong but playing both is viable.

Rajon Rondough

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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.