February 23

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (February 23/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Brendan Gallagher (MON) (W) – $4,000

  • After going 12 games without a point, Gally picked up 2 helpers the other game which will help his confidence going into tonight against the Jets. He is projected to play the L2 but most importantly, slotted to play on the to power play unit for the Habs. For 4k on FD and 3.2k on DK, he is my favorite player today as he provides the highest value on both sites.

Cale Makar (COL) (D) – $7,000

  • Arguably the best defensemen in the league right now and he is just 23 years old. Makar provides a very safe and high floor and his price tag is good on both sites. The Aves are without Nate today which is a boost for everyone on the PP where Makar will be quarterbacking the point.

Tage Thompson (BUF) (C) – $6,400

  • Tage Thompson is thriving this year with all the minutes he is getting. He as emerged as the number 1 center for the always rebuilding Sabres but regardless, I like him here as a play on FD for 6.4k. Should see close to 20 minutes against the Habs which is all we need.


Brendan Gallagher (MON) (RW) – $3,200

  • Must play on both sites.

Nazem Kadri (COL) (C) – $6,700

  • As I mentioned before, Nate is out and we all know what Kadri did when he was playing L1 minutes. He was tearing up the league and I expect him to put on a show tonight. With his price tag being 6.7k, he becomes a must play on DK.

Mikko Rantanen (COL) (RW) – $7,200

  • Mikko is another player I am looking to target today on DK with the absence of Nate. His price tag is affordable and pairing him up with Kadri gives you positive correlation. Let’s crush today in NHL as we get NBA back tomorrow.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Mikko Rantanen (COL) (W) – $9,100


  • Cale Makar (COL) (D) – $6,600

Key Injury News

  • Rasmus Dahlin – GTD
  • Dylan Larkin – GTD

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Rajon Rondough

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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.