February 16

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (February 16/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Blake Wheeler (WPG) (W) – $6,200

  • Our projections have been crushing recently for NHL and we look to continue to do so today on this 4 game slate. I will be targeting Blake Wheeler on both sites to start my cash game lineup. Although he is priced up at on FD, I like the matchup here against the Wild as the underdogs. Just last week, the Jets won 2-0 shutting them out and I can see another win for them as I expect Wheeler to do damage again.

William Karlsson (VGK) (C) – $5,000

  • Projected to play on L2/PP2, Karlsson is a little under priced here at 5k. This is the game where I will have most of my players from as both teams play very fast paced. They are good defensive teams but both should put up a ton of goals tonight.


Blake Wheeler (WPG) (RW) – $4,700

  • A must play here on DK for 4.7k. Just way too cheap, especially for the minutes he gets. Last 4 games, he has hit 20+ and should see plenty tonight on the top line as well as the top power play unit.

Nathan MacKinnon (COL) (C) – $8,600

  • I should mention again that picking players, usually studs who get the puck on net are the ones you should prioritize in cash games and even GPP on DK. DK has the 5+ shot bonus which Nate got the other game. Like I said earlier, the Vegas Golden Knights and the Colorado Avalanche play really fast which should create more opportunity for shots.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Shea Theodore (VGK) (D) – $6,200
  • Alex Pietrangelo (VGK) (D) – $6,300


  • Mark Scheifele (WPG) (C) – $5,300
  • Patric Horqvist (FLA) (RW) – $2,700
  • Alex Pietrangelo (VGK) (D) – $5,400

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.