March 8

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

Published by Rajonrondough


Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $10,000

  • Matthews was my favorite core play yesterday and is my favorite core play once again. He has played sensational the last two games posting 3 goals, 4 points and a crazy amount of shots on goal (15). He got his 40th just last night while playing less games than most players. MacKinnon is also on the slate and only $100 more expensive. It’s really hard to play both today and I’m going with the player with a better matchup. I’m trying to find a build where I can play both studs and will update our Discord community if I end up liking a cash game build.

Jack Eichel (VGK) (C) – $6,200

  • I like Eichel here on FD compared to DK as his price is slowly creeping up again. After coming off a 20 fps night in 16 minutes, I can see him continuing his form against the Flyers. With line mate Max Pacioretty back, this actually benefits Eichel having an elite winger by his side.


Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $9,200

  • I forgot to mention that the Maple Leafs are on the second half of a back to back. This doesn’t worry me as Matthews is still young and only played 18 mins yesterday. He is a lock for me on both sites.

Jakub Vrana (DET) (RW) – $2,500

  • Vrana is making his debut tonight this season and DK has him at min price where has FD has him at 5.7k. Jump on this price tag while it lasts as he is a solid top 6 forward who can contribute points. I am big on the Red Wings getting the win tonight as they are playing one of the worst teams, if not the worst in the Arizona Coyotes.

cash play considerations


  • Max Comtois (ANH) (W) – $3,200
  • Dominik Kubalik (CHI) (W) – $4,100
  • Jakob Chychrun (ARI) (D) – $5,4000


  • Mikko Rantanen (COL) (RW) – $6,700
  • Kevin Fiala (MIN) (LW) – $4,300

key injury news

  • None

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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.