March 31

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (Mar 31/22)

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Jacob Markstrom (CGY) (G) – $7,900

  • I’ll continue to say that the Kings are not as good as their record shows. They definitely have exceeded expectations this season but I can’t see them beating the Flames. The Kings have been hit with the injury train and will play on the second half of a B2B. Markstrom is still an elite goalie who has a GAA of close to 2. I will mention however that he will always look better in blue, green and white.

Patrice Begeron (BOS) (C) – $7,000

  • Captain Bergeron has posted 5 straight double digit fps. I like his price tag here for 7k in this matchup against the Devils. His minutes has gone down quite a bit but he will be needed tonight to slow the rising star, Jack Hughes.

Cale Makar (COL) (D) – $7,000

  • The clear favorite to win the Norris Trophy award and being just 23 is incredible. I used to think Quinn Hughes was a better player than Makar but I might have to eat that one up and give it to number 8 on the Aves. In my opinion, he should be around 8k for the upside he brings while providing a very safe floor. On top of all this, he plays nearly 30 minutes per night. I’m locking all three of my FD core plays today.


Jacob Markstrom (CGY) (G) – $8,100

  • He is way too cheap on FD for 7.9k and I will be locking Marky on both sites.

Mikko Rantanen (COL) (RW) – $6,700

  • If it wasn’t for Markstrom, Rantanen would be my favorite player on the slate. As I mentioned before, he should not be lower than 7k and we can grab him for 6.7k. Pricing is pretty soft today for DK where you can play Matthews, Rantanen and MacKinnon along with Marky. Another lock button for me.

Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $9,300

  • Matthews is currently at 49 goals in the season. He will try his best to get his 50th meaning he will get the puck on net. We have a huge slate today but it’s hard to fade a special player like Matthews who has a great chance to pick up a few DK bonuses.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Andre Burakovsky (COL) (W) – $4,600


  • Nathan MacKinnon (COL) (C) – $8,700
  • Mark Giordano (TOR) (D) – $3,800
  • William Nylander (TOR) (LW) – $4,500

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.