January 21

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (January 21/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Elias Pettersson (VAN) (C) – $5,000

  • It’s always going to be a good day when a player from the Vancouver Canucks is on the cover. Elias Pettersson has been a very big story this year as he has went from being a potential superstar to a 5k player. He has yet to reach double digit goals this season but has scored 3 games in the last 2 games which is a good sign.

Jakob Chychrun (ARI) (D) – $5,000

  • Chychrun had his first game a couple of days ago from his 1 month break due to injuries and COVID. He didn’t miss a beat as he was throw onto the ice like before, playing 20 minutes his first game back. On top of the heavy ice time, he picked up a helper. His price is still 5k and I will jump on this play any day of the week. Lock button.

Dominik Kubalik (CHI) (W) – $4,300

  • Kubalik is still priced down as he continues to play around 15 minutes per game. Those aren’t the best numbers but in his last 3 games, he has 4 points including a goal in each of the games. He provides great value for just 4.3k.


Elias Pettersson (VAN) (C) – $4,400

  • The matchup isn’t ideal as the Florida Panthers are a really good team but for 4.4k on DK is a little too cheap for him, especially as he is trending in the right direction. Also, captain Bo Horvat is out with COVID which will make give Petey more playing time at L1/PP1.

Nikita Kucherov (TB) (RW) – $8,200

  • TB is projected to score 4+ goals today and the damage should be done by Kuch. The crazy part is that he has hit over double digit points in each of his games this year in 2022. When healthy, he is one of the best players in the world.

Mika Zibanejad (NYR) (C) – $6,300

  • Mika is 1k cheaper on DK than FD. He has been on fire as well in the last 5 games going double digit points in each of them and shouldn’t be this cheap.

Oliver Bjorkstrand (CBJ) (RW) – $4,700

  • Bjorky is someone I am looking to target on DK and strongly considering on FD. The price tag is just better on DK which is why he becomes a core play. In addition, The matchup is great as well for him and should pick up a point or two.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Sidney Crosby (PIT) (C) – $7,600
  • Zach Werenski (CBJ) (D) – $6,100
  • Oliver Bjorkstrand (CBJ) (W) – $5,500


  • Dominik Kubalik (CHI) (RW) – $4,000

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.