February 8

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (February 8/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $10,000

  • After kicking off the second half with a small 2 game slate, we get a nice 7 game slate. As always, I’m going to lock in McGoat as he offers the highest floor. Lock in the best player and build around him in cash games.

Jeremy Swayman (BOS) (G) – $6,500

  • I am locking in Swayman as my goalie as he is min price today. He is far from an elite goalie but the Bruins have always been a good team and can get him the win. Swayman has a 55% chance to win and I’ll take it against the Penguins.


Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $9,600

  • Lock to start your cash build.

Alex Ovechkin (WAS) (LW) – $8,800

  • My next spend up that I am looking to play and even lock is Ovi. He always has the 5+ shot bonus upside and his team is projected to score 4 goals tonight. After Ovi, the next Capital player I am looking to roster is Copley at min price as my goalie.

Bo Horvat (VAN) (C) – $3,900

  • My captain, Bo Horvat is another lock for me on DK. Bo provides one of the best value and is the best salary relief play. Playing him today allows you to fit in McDavid and Ovi in your builds.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Jakob Chychrun (ARI) (D) – $5,000
  • Elias Pettersson (VAN) (C) – $5,000
  • Blake Wheeler (WPG) (W) – $5,400


  • Pheonix Copley (WAS) (G) – $6,500
  • Conor Garland (VAN) (RW) – $4,000

Key Injury News

  • Teuvo Teravainen – 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.