March 15

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (Mar 15/22)


Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $10,000

  • With Auston Matthews out tonight serving his 2-game suspension, we are left with deciding a 1v1 between McDavid and MacKinnon. Ownership will definitely be on McDavid so if you want a contrarian pick, you can go MacKinnon in cash games. I wouldn’t recommend fading McDavid in this prime spot at home against the Red Wings.

Cole Caufield (MON) (W) – $5,300

  • I think the Habs are always slightly underpriced and will have a them on both sites. Starting off with Caufield, he has been sensational and really turned things around in 2022. Projected to play on L1/PP1 with his price the same, I am locking in Cole on FD.

Brendan Gallagher (MON) (W) – $4,100

  • My third and final core play who happens to be another lock is Gallagher. Playing Caufield and Gallagher will give you a positive correlation as they both play on the top line and for 4.1k, he grades out as the best point per dollar play on the slate.


Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $9,000

  • Locking McGoat on both sites.

Artemi Panarin (NYR) (LW) – $5,200

  • Panarin at 5.2k is one of the best value plays on the slate. After coming off a monster game with 5 points in Dallas, there’s no question he is way too cheap and is a must play for me.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Thatcher Demko (VAN) (G) – $7,500
  • Mike Hoffman (MON) (W) – $4,800


  • Brendan Gallagher (MON) (RW) – $3,000
  • Cole Caufield (MON) (LW) – $4,600
  • Leon Draisaitl (EDM) (C) – $8,200

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.