February 12

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (February 12/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Dominik Kubalik (CHI) (W) – $4,400

  • DFS Crunchers had a big night yesterday with our optimal lineup and we will look to continue that today to start off the weekend. Kubalik has been playing on the top line with Patty Kane as he has been promoted from the 3rd line. While he hasn’t produced in his last 3 games, he is overdue to pick up a point or two. Kaner is too skilled to keep his line mate on a scoring drought.

Ryan O’Reilly (STL) (C) – $5,600

  • Although Ryan hasn’t shot the puck enough recently, he still does everything else well. He gets minutes which is close to 20 mins per game projected to once again, play on the top line and the top PP unit. His team is up against a very disappointing Chicago Blackhawks this season who are far from a good defensive team, even with Seth Jones. This game will be very fast paced and a good one to target in cash games.


Dominik Kubalik (CHI) (LW) – $3,000

  • The Chicago Blackhawks vs the St. Louis Blues is my favorite game to target as most of the players are under priced. Kubalik is the clear eyebrow raiser as he is 3k. To me, that’s too cheap playing on the first line. They are up against Husso who isn’t an elite goalie and I think they go on to score at least 2 goals, if not more. I should also mention that he is the top value player on both sites from our projections.

Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $9,600

  • With the value play from Kubalik and Bo Horvat (who is another viable cash play consideration), you will be able to play Auston Matthews comfortably. I am locking him in on DK as my favorite spend up as he faces the Vancouver Canucks. They give up a lot of shots and have a weak top 6 defensive core. Hitting the 5+ shot bonus 3 out of 5 times, I expect him to hit it again as his last 2 games, he shot 7 and 8 times.

Cash Play Consideration


  • David Perron (STL) (W) – $5,700
  • Blake Wheeler (WPG) (W) – $5,500


  • Roman Josi (NSH) (D) – $7,400
  • Bo Horvat (VAN) (C) – $3,600

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.