February 28

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (February 28/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $10,300

  • Just like our NBA optimizer, we are on a 3 game winning streak trying to make it 4 in a row today. Starting off with one of the hottest players in the NHL right now, Auston Matthews. He has 3 goals and 5 assists in his last 3 games and I can’t fade a potential slate breaking player who also provides a high floor. I prefer him on DK as he is only 8.9k but we have great value in Hoglander and Tatar which makes it possible to play him on FD.

Patrice Bergeron (BOS) (C) – $6,800

  • Bergeron is still under 7k on FD so I will continue to target him until he reaches that price. He simply does it all on the ice and is still one of the best two-way centers in the league. The Kings have definitely been the most surprising team this year currently second in the pacific division but I can’t see them slowing down the Bruins, especially with Marchand back. Start your cash game builds with slotting in the two premier centers.


Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $8,900

  • A must play on DK and a lock for me.

Dougie Hamilton (NJ) (D) – $5,600

  • I am also locking Dougie today for 5.6k. Despite hitting over double digit DK points in 5 of his last 6 games, his price has dropped from 7k. He provides a solid floor who continues to play 20+ minutes a night. Dougie is my favorite mid-tier play on DK today and is a great way to start your cash game lineups.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Nils Hoglander (VAN) (W) – $3,500
  • Tomas Tatar (NJ) (W) – $4,200


  • Elias Pettersson (VAN) (C) – $4,400
  • Tomas Tatar (NJ) (RW) – $2,500
  • T.J. Oshie (WAS) (RW) – $3,600

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.