January 26

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (January 26/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Nicklas Backstrom (WSH) (C) – $6,200

  • For both sites today, I am locking in 3 players on both sites today who I really like for cash games (Backstrom, Devon Toews and Gregor). Out of the 3, Backstrom stands out as the best play, especially on DK for 4.5k. Simply way too cheap. Fire up all 3 on both sites as they are must plays today.

Devon Toews (COL) (D) – $7,100

  • A bit priced up but Devon Toews has established himself as a top tier, puck moving defensemen. He has been on fire and I expect him to stay hot against the Bruins.

Noah Gregor (SJ) (W) – $4,300

  • Gregor is the best salary relief play by far today. 4.3k on FD and 2.8k on DK. He allows you to comfortably play top studs like Matthews and Ovi.


Nicklas Backstrom (WAS) (C) – $4,500

  • Way too cheap and a lock on both sites.

Devon Toews (COL) (D) – $5,200

  • Way too cheap and a lock on both sites.

Alex Ovechkin (WAS) (LW) – $9,000

  • The value you get from Backstrom, Gregor and even Devon Toews allows you to spend up to Ovi. He is my favorite spend up on DK and Matthews is a close second.

Noah Gregor (SJ) (RW) – $2,800

  • Way too cheap and a lock on both sites.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Sam Lafferty (CHI) (W) – $3,200
  • Erik Gustafsson (CHI) (D) – $4,300
  • Darcy Kuemper (COL) (G) – $8,200


  • Darcy Kuemper (COL) (G) – $8,000
  • Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $8,800
  • Erik Gustafsson (CHI) (D) – $2,700

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.