February 19

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (February 19/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Conor Garland (VAN) (W) – $5,200

  • Still no NBA but we are going strong with NHL for the next few days. Today I am going all in on 3 players (Garland, Matthews and Perron) but Garland edges out as my cover player due to his recent form. In his last 4 games, he has 3 points including 2 goals. Although I prefer his price tag a lot more on DK for 3.7k, I am locking Garland in on both sites.

Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $10,000

  • The clear cut spend up on both sites today, Auston Matthews should put up at least a point, if not more against the Blues today. There are a ton of value today that I like in the mid-tier options in Garland, Perron and even McCann. If you don’t follow hockey closely, just check out Matthews game log his past 9 games. He should hit over 20 fps making it 10 straight games for him.

David Perron (STL) (W) – $5,300

  • Perron has struggled recently but he continues to play on the top line as well as the top power play unit. For 5.3k, he can still break a slate. He plays enough minutes at 15-18 per game to pay off this price tag and same with Garland, Perron is dirt cheap on DK for 3.2k. These 3 are in great spots and should be your foundation on both sites for cash games.


Conor Garland (VAN) (RW) – $3,700

  • Lock on both sites.

Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $9,300

  • Lock on both sites.

David Perron (STL) (RW) – $3,200

  • Lock on both sites.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Jared McCann (SEA) (C) – $5,600


  • Anton Forsberg (OTT) (G) – $7,300
  • Travis Hamonic (VAN) (D) – $3,300
  • William Nylander (TOR) (RW) – $5,800

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.