January 9

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (January 9/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Ryan O’Reilly (STL) (C) – $5,500

  • Let’s make the most of this 2 game slate for NHL and end the weekend off right by cashing today. Ryan O’Reilly is a lock on both sites for me and is the cover boy for today’s slate. The Blues have the highest team total and Ryan has been on fire the last 3 games hitting at least double digit FD points.

Jason Robertson (DAL) (W) – $7,100

  • As much as I hate rostering Binner, it looks like I am forced to play him on a small slate like today. Everything adds up for him to get the win but the game could go either way. I don’t recommend playing skaters against your own goalie, especially forwards but as of now, I have 3 vs Binner. One of them is a core play for me on FD and that’s Jason Robertson. Just like O’Reilly, he has been a monster the last 6 games, posting at least double digit FD points as well as 3 of them being in the high 20’s.


Ryan O’Reilly (STL) (C) – $6,500

  • A little priced up but I’ll lock him today since we don’t have a lot of choices. Ryan gets a lot of shots on net and is a threat to get the 5+ shot bonus.

Rickard Rakell (ANH) (LW) – $5,100

  • I have yet to talk about the other game (Red Wings vs Ducks) but I am planning on playing Rakell on both sites. He is one of their best players and the Ducks project to score 3+ goals. Although, he is projected to play on L3, he gets the bump as he is listed on the top power play unit.

Torey Krug (STL) (D) – $5,400

  • The best defensemen and provides a safe floor. Krug plays a ton of minutes and is secure for 20+. Not much to say here but to play Krug at 5.4k and would play him on FD for 5.1k.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Jordan Binnington (STL) (G) – $8,300
  • David Perron (STL) (W) – $6,100
  • Rickard Rakell (ANH) (W) – $5,100
  • Torey Krug (STL) (D) – $5,100


  • Jordan Binnington (STL) (G) – $8,300

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.