December 3

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (December 3)


Max Pacioretty (VGK) (W) – $8,200

  • Pacioretty was my core play last night and is my favorite play tonight for both sites. He played really well last night and will look to dominate again against the dreadful Arizona Coyotes. Priced bumped up by $200 but I think he is still viable.

Jakob Chychrun (ARI) (D) – $5,200

  • I can’t remember the last time Chychrun was priced something else other than 5.2k. He continues to play heavy minutes and will try to slow down Pacioretty. Great mid range price for cash games. He is viable on DK but is priced up. Definitely a cash play consideration.

Mark Scheifele (WPG) (C) – $6,100

  • I really like Scheifele here in this matchup vs the Devils. I also like his price here at 6.1k. He has only hit the double digit mark once in the last 5 games but he has a great chance to trend in the right direction.

Blake Wheeler (WPG) (W) – $5,000

  • Pairing up Wheeler with Scheifele today is the route I am going. We get positive correlation on the first line and as a bonus, they play on the top PP unit as well.


Max Pacioretty (VGK) (LW) – $7,300

  • Max is just way too cheap here for 7.3k. He was a bargin last night at 7k and in my opinion, still is. He gets to play one of the worst team, if not the worst in the Arizona Coyotes. He as the potential to have a multi-point night.

Mika Zibanejad (NYR) (C) – $6,400

  • It seems like it’s been forever since Mika has scored a goal. He is too good of a player to be on a scoring drought. Even if he continues his streak after tonights game, he can still get there by racking up the shots, blocks and even pick up a helper or two.

Clayton Keller (ARI) (LW) – $3,600

  • Best salary relief value here. Keller plays on L1/PP1 so save your money and play Keller.



  • Connor Hellebuyck (WPG (G) – $7,500
  • Mika Zibanejad (NYR) (C) – $7,100


  • Jakob Chychrun (ARI) (D) – $6,700
  • Thoma Hertl (SJ) (C) – $4,300


  • None

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.