January 7

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (January 7/22)


Frederik Andersen (CAR) (G) – $8,400

  • Another small 2 game slate which is unfortunate but we have to play what we are given. To start things off, my favorite play is Freddy who is in net for the Carolina Hurricanes. He is definitely priced up but I really like the matchup against the Flames. I am also providing value plays and currently, I have no players against my own goalie in my optimal build.

Ryan O’Reilly (STL) (C) – $5,500

  • I am a big fan of how hard Ryan O’Reilly works. He is a solid two-way center who can get you points on both ends of the rink. He will be needed today to try and shut down the Great Eight. For 5.5k, O’Reilly is a lock for me.

Vincent Trocheck (CAR) (C) – $5,500

  • I’m banking on Freddy to get the win today which means I am also looking at rostering some Hurricanes. Trocheck comes to mind for me. After a solid game where he picked up 2 helpers, I expect Trocheck to produce again against the Flames.


Frederik Andersen (CAR) (G) – $8,300

  • Lock Freddy on both sites.

Alex Ovechkin (WSH) (LW) – $9,200

  • I can’t fade Ovi here on a 2 game slate, especially on DK. The upside he brings every night with the 5+ shot bonus as well as providing a very safe floor. My favorite spend up on DK and over on FD, I am trying my best to find a build that I like in cash games.

David Perron (STL) (RW) – $4,500

  • Perron is a little too cheap on DK. Although he is projected to play on L3, he is still expected to play on the top power play line. I plan to play Perron on FD as well to correlate him with O’Reilly

Ryan O’Reilly (STL) (C) – $4,300

  • Just like Perron, O’Reilly is underpriced on DK. He should see a lot of minutes trying to slow down Ovi tonight.



  • David Perron (STL) (W) – $6,300
  • John Carlson (WAS) (D) – $6,900


  • Vincent Trocheck (CAR) (C) – $5,000


  • None

Rajon Rondough

About the author

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.