January 18

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (January 18/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Nikita Kucherov (TB) (W) – $9,300

  • We have a small 2 game slate for NBA so it’s CHEL day! Once again, I am going back to The Russian Rifle, Nikita Kucherov. He is priced where he should be as an elite player and this matchup can’t get any better against the Kings. In my opinion, he is the best stud to spend up on and is projected to score close to 19 FD points.

Jeff Petry (MON) (D) – $3,800

  • Petry continues to get 20+ minutes and close to min price. He isn’t the most productive player but for a defensemen, I am totally fine with playing him in cash games. Locking in the most reliable D man on the Habs.

Roman Josi (NSH) (D) – $7,600

  • Like Petry, Josi plays a ton of minutes. Minutes is key to a successful cash game lineup. The difference between Petry is that Josi provides a very high floor and a safe one.


Nikita Kucherov (TB) (RW) – $7,900

  • Price tag is a bit better on DK than FD. I don’t see a way where I can fade Kuch tonight against the Kings. TB should rack up the goals and score at least 3-4 goals today, if not more.

Ivan Provorov (PHI) (D) – $4,500

  • On DK, I really like the Flyers players in Provorov, JVR, Giroux and even Hayes. Hayes might be a reach so I’d stick with the first three. Provorov is a safe player who is projected to score 10+ DK points tonight while being relatively cheap.

James van Riemsdyk (PHI) (LW) – $2,800

  • JVR is another player that is really cheap who can provide some value tonight, especially if you play on playing my cash play considerations like Ovechkin.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Alex Tuch (BUF) (W) – $4,600
  • Mark Scheifele (WPG) (C) – $7,000


  • Claude Giroux (PHI) (C) – $4,200
  • Alex Ovechkin (WSH) (LW) – $8,700

Key Injury News

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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.