January 8

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (January 8/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Shea Theodore (VGK) (D) – $6,200

  • Our projections were on fire last night so let’s continue that into today’s big slate. Shea Theodore is my favorite play on both sites. He has gone over double digit FD points in 6 of his last 7 games and 2 of them, he has gone over 20+ FD points.

Dominik Kubalik (CHI) (W) – $4,400

  • I will keep rostering Kubalik until he is priced up. He provides the best value on both sites. Although he has cooled off the last few games, his price tag allows me to spend up on other players like Mika Zibanejad.


Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $8,600

  • I am locking Auston Matthews today on DK and will build around the stud. This matchup is a must see game and I look forward to cellying when Matthews snipes top shelf.

Alex Nedeljkovic (DET) (G) – $7,100

  • My favorite goalie on the slate and I don’t see another option that I like in cash games. I understand that the Kings are favored to win the game but I’ll take my chances on Nedy at 45% win probability. If you are really not a fan of rostering the Red Wings goalie, my next goalie would be Andrei Vasilevskiy and find more salary relief plays.

Dominik Kubalik (CHI) (RW) – $3,300

  • Kubalik continues to get 16-18 minutes per night which is all we need from a 3.3k player. Allows to build a viable lineup with Auston Matthews as our core piece.

Shea Theodore (VGK) (D) – $5,500

  • One of the safest cash game player today who keeps providing a high floor, game in and game out.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Mika Zibanejad (NYR) (C) – $7,300
  • Marco Rossi (MIN) (C) – $3,400
  • Alex Nedeljkovic (DET) (G) – $7,000


  • Nikita Kucherov (TB) (RW) – $6,500
  • Kevin Fiala (MIN) (RW) – $4,500

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.