January 20

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (January 20/22

Published by Rajonrondough


Jeff Petry (MON) (D) – $3,800

  • Our NHL projections have been on fire winning the last 4 nights in a row. Let’s continue and to start our cash game build is always cheap but always reliable Jeff Petry. Not only did his minutes increase from 20 mins to 23+ mins, he is producing now. By playing Petry, he allows you to spend up on stud players like MacKinnon and/or McDavid.

Oliver Bjorkstrand (CBJ) (W) – $5,500

  • I think Bjorkstrand is another player that is too cheap for the value he provides. Projected to play on L1/PP1, I will take him a 5.5k. The Blue Jackets should score a few goals and I expect Bjorky to be on the stat sheet.


Jeff Petry (MON) (D) – $3,300

  • Too cheap and plays a ton of minutes. He also has the 3+ shot block bonus on DK and by playing him and possibly, Dustin Brown and JVR, you can lock in MacKinnon and McDavid.

Nathan MacKinnon (COL) (C) – $9,300

  • There are a ton of salary relief plays today that I like (Petry, Brown, JVR and more) which allows me to hit the lock button on MacKinnon. The Aves should dominate this game and score 4 goals (3.81 projected) and MacKinnon will be a part of the goal parade. He and Kuemper are my favorite Aves today on DK.

Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $8,400

  • I will also be locking in McDavid along side MacKinnon as my two spend ups. I hate fading McDavid in cash games and currently, I can’t find a way to fit him in my FD lineup. I will try my best but if I were to decide on one, It would be MacKinnon first on both sites.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Robin Lehner (VGK) (G) – $8,000
  • William Karlsson (VGK) (C) – $4,500
  • Sidney Crosby (PIT) (C) – $7,700
  • Tyson Barrie (EDM) (D) – $4,900


  • Dustin Brown (LA) (RW) – $2,500
  • James van Riemsdyk (PHI) (LW) – $3,200

Key Injury News

  • None

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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.