January 25

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (January 25/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $10,300

  • The Vancouver Canucks are down to their third string goalie tonight which is a great chance to target against them. The best player in the league will take advantage and should dominate the very weak defensive core that the Canucks will put out on the ice tonight. Fire up McDavid on both sites as he is a lock for me in cash games.

Jakob Chychrun (ARI) (D) – $5,100

  • Always solid and will consistently give you 20+ minutes. He will be needed today to slow down Crosby and Malkin.

Elias Pettersson (VAN) (C) – $4,900

  • Petey has actually played really well the last 3 of his 4 games. Horvat is still out with COVID which means Petey will get more minutes on the top line and the top power play unit. 4.9k is still a little too cheap in my opinion for a player with his skillset and upside.


Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $8,600

  • Lock on both sites.

Leon Draisaitl (EDM) (C) – $7,800

  • Leon has a better price tag on DK than FD. I always want to play both but as of now, it’s difficult for me to find a build that I like on FD. However, I will be locking in the second best player on the ice and pair him with McDavid. Positive correlation is always a bonus and we get that here by playing the two elite studs.

Andrei Svechnikov (CAR) (RW) – $4,600

  • If you are a game log chaser, you will love Svechnikov’s game log. He has absolutely been on fire and is only priced at 4.6k. If he can continue his form tonight, he will smash this price tag and provide you with the value you need, if you plan on paying for McDavid and Draisaitl.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Evgeni Malkin (PIT) (C) – $6,700
  • Ilya Sorokin (NYI) (G) – $8,400


  • Martin Necas (CAR) (LW) – $3,000
  • Illya Sorokin (NYI) (G) – $8,400

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.