January 29

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (January 29/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $10,400

  • We have a nice slate for both NHL and NBA today before the big NFL games tomorrow so let’s cash both days! McDavid is a lock for me on both sites against the Habs. Matthews is $200 cheaper on FD while McDavid is $200 cheaper on DK. That being said, I would rather spend up and play the best player in the world.

Jakob Chychrun (ARI) (D) – $4,700

  • Before getting COVID and his injury, Chychrun used to play closer to 25 mins per game. Now he hovers around the 20 min mark which is still decent for someone that is priced 4.7k. I am locking him in and most likely pairing him with Petry as my second D man.


Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $9,000

  • Lock on both sites in cash games.

Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $9,200

  • Matthews is an elite player and can definitely compete with McDavid as one of the best players in the league. He is $200 more expensive and you can definitely pick McDavid over him but why not play both? I am locking them as there are great salary relief options today (Petry, Kane and even Mrazek).

Jeff Petry (MON) (D) – $3,600

  • Petry will be needed today and I wouldn’t be surprised if he plays 25+ mins. He will need to be on the ice whenever McDavid or Leon are on. The price is again, too cheap for Petry for the value he provides which allows us to lock McDavid and Matthews.

Evander Kane (EDM) (RW) – $2,500

  • Welcome back Evander Kane! He was one of my favorite players growing up and seeing him struggle off the ice is unfortunate but he has a chance to turn things around by playing with McDavid on the same line. DK has him min price which is insane and becomes a lock for me. He is 4.5k on FD and I still plan on playing him over there.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Jeff Petry (MON) (D) – $4,000
  • Mitchell Marner (TOR) (W) – $6,800
  • Evander Kane (EDM) (W) – $4,500


  • Petr Mrazek (TOR) (G) – $7,400

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.