February 21

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (February 21/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Cale Makar (COL) (D) – $6,900

  • Today, FD has only 3 games now compared to DK which has 5 games that include the evening games. The player that pops out on both sites is Cale Makar and I will be locking him in to start my cash game build. Makar is one of the best defensemen in the league at only age 23. He provides such a safe and high floor on top of secure minutes, close to 25 a game. He is easily my favorite Aves player going into today.

Patrice Bergeron (BOS) (C) – $6,600

  • Patrice is strictly a FD play only due to his cheap price tag. Being sub 7k, he becomes a great play even though the matchup isn’t the best. However the Aves play very fast and the Bruins are also without Brad Marchand which will give more shots to Bergeron potentially. I wouldn’t spend up on DK for him as he is priced at 7.1k but instead, look at Mikko Rantanen who is only 6.8k.


Cale Makar (COL) (D) – $6,400

  • Lock on both sites.

Mikko Rantanen (COL) (RW) – $6,800

  • Not sure why Mikko is 6.8k but he is an auto lock for me on DK. He should be priced at least 8k+ as he has hit double digit fps in his last 8 games and 9 out of his last 10 games. The Bruins are a great defensive team but Mikko offers a slate breaking game every time he plays. This is the definition of a low risk, high reward play.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Tony DeAngelo (CAR) (D) – $6,100


  • Auston matthews (TOR) (C) – $9,200

Key Injury News

  • Andrew Copp – 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.