February 13

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (February 13/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


John Carlson (WSH) (D) – $6,800

  • Happy Super Bowl Sunday everyone! With the NFL game starting at 3:30pm PST, we have really early games for NHL and NBA. NHL has a decent 4 game main slate and I am looking at two players as my core plays on both sites (Carlson and MacKinnon). Carlson is one of the best defensemen in the world and has been for many years. In DFS, he also provides a very safe floor every game. He also plays close to 25 minutes a night which is exactly what you need in cash games. I will be locking in Carlson to start my builds.

Nathan MacKinnon (COL) (C) – $9,900

  • I really like Carlson and MacKinnon today. MacKinnon is a very close second, right behind the Capitals defensemen. I know Nazem Kadri has been on a heater in his last 5 games, putting up monster numbers but for $100 less, you can get a much better overall player in Nate. It’s crazy to think that Kadri hit the 10k price mark but nothing surprises me now. Nate plays more, is on the top line and is set to make his return from his injury (concussion). Kadri is priced as if Nate is out so I would fade him and lock in the Aves best player in Nathan MacKinnon.


John Carlson (WAS) (D) – $6,600

  • Lock on both FD and DK.

Nathan MacKinnon (COL) (C) – $9,000

  • Lock on both FD and DK.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Craig Anderson (BUF) (G) – $7,000
  • Brendan Gallagher (MON) (W) – $4,300
  • Jeff Petry (MON) (D) – $4,100


  • Jeff Petry (MON) (D) – $2,900
  • Brady Tkachuk (OTT (LW) – $5,900
  • Cole Caufield (MON) (RW) – $2,500
  • Brendan Gallagher (MON) (RW) – $3,100

Key Injury News

  • Jack Hughes – GTD
  • Evgeni Malkin – GTD

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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.