February 1

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (February 1/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Mitchell Marner (TOR) (W) – $6,800

  • Kicking off the new month with a giant 11 game slate. Let’s start it by cashing big with the core plays for FanDuel and DraftKings. Marner is my favorite play on both sites today mainly due to his price tag. The Maple Leafs are projected to score 4+ goals and with Marner on L1/PP1 correlates well with one of the best players in Auston Matthews.

Jakob Chychrun (ARI) (D) – $4,800

  • A player I am locking in today is no surprise. Jakob Chychrun minutes are slowly creeping up as he played 22 in his last game. Playing 20-22 minutes a night at 4.8k is amazing value and he happens to be the top value skater from our optimizer.


Mitchell Marner (TOR) (RW) – $5,700

  • 1.1k cheaper on DK and I already like him as a play on FD. Pair him up with Matthews and both should pick up a point, if not more.

Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $9,200

  • A big slate means there should be a ton of value and we get that today from Horvat, Garland and even Marner. It allows me to comfortable spend up to Auston Matthews who is my favorite stud to pay up for at 9.2k. I like it on DK but as of now, it’s hard for me to find a build with Matthews and Marner together on FD.

Bo Horvat (VAN) (C) – $3,800

  • Coming off of COVID protocols, Horvat has gotten 2 games under his skates and hasn’t missed a beat as coach Bruce has played him 20 minutes in each of them. For 3.8k compared to 6k on FD, the Vancouver Canucks captain is my favorite salary relief play. I also like Garland as well as a cheap play who is a strong cash play consideration.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Mark Scheifele (WPG) (C) – $6,200
  • Robin Lehner (VGK) (G) – $7,800
  • Anders Lee (NYI) (W) – $4,900


  • Conor Garland (VAN) (RW) – $3,500

Key Injury News

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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.