March 5

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (March 5/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $10,200

  • We continue crushing with our NHL projections and will look to do it again with a 6 game slate today. To start off my cash game builds, I am locking in the best player in the world, Connor McDavid on both sites. He has hit 20+ fps in 9 out of his last 11 games as he provides a safe floor but also can break a slate. His ceiling is definitely something you don’t want to fade. Lastly, his matchup can’t get any better as he is facing the Habs at home.

Brendan Gallagher (MON) (W) – $3,900

  • Brendan Gallagher is the only player on both sites to project over 3 in the points per dollar stat line. He offers the best value on the slate as well as the salary relief needed in order to play the top guns like McDavid, Matthews and Draisaitl. Gallagher will be heavily relied on today to try and slow down the Oiler’s superstars as he could possibly get under their skins. To simply put it, for 3.9k and 3.1k, he is a must play for me.


Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $8,900

  • Lock on both sites.

Brenden Gallagher (MON) (RW) – $3,100

  • Lock on both sites.

Leon Draisaitl (EDM) (C) – $7,400

  • I’ve already stated that I am locking in both McDavid and Gallagher on both sites but I plan on locking Leon on DK as well. It looks like the Oilers are going with 11 forwards and 7 defensemen again which means a few extra shifts for the best 1-2 punch in the game. His price tag at 7.4k is way too low for the matchup he is in and pairing him up with McDavid gives you a positive correlation to your lineup.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Patrice Bergeron (BOS) (C) – $6,600
  • Vitek Vanecek (WSH) (G) – $7,600


  • Juuse Saros (NSH) (G) – $7,900
  • Anthony Mantha (WAS) (LW) – $3,000

Key Injury News

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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.