November 10

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (November 10)


Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $9,500

  • We have a short 3 game slate today and not a lot of studs to spend up on. 9.5k on FD is like McDavid’s price tag but I don’t mind it for Matthews today. Tavares is considered a GTD so if he is out, they will need Matthews to play heavy minutes. Lock the cover boy on both sites to start your build in cash games.

Jakob Chychrun (ARI) (D) – $4,800

  • Chychrun has been very disappointing this year especially with all the ice time he has been given. However, he finally got his first point last game which definitely will help with his confidence. He has yet to go lower than 20 minutes and usually hovers around 23-25 minutes.

Braden Holtby (DAL) (G) – $7,300

  • The goalie I will be playing today is Braden Holtby. I don’t see any other option that I like more than the ex-Canuck. For this price and for a team who has a 57% chance to win tonight, this is a great play in cash games.

Kirill Kaprizov (MIN) (W) – $7,100

  • With the highest team total at 3.88, The Wild will look to dominate the rebuilding Arizona Coyotes. To lead them will be Kaprizov who has been their number 1 option all year and is a stud. Love the price tag at 7.1k for a player who plays on the top line and top power play unit.


Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $9,200

  • The clear best option to spend up on and currently, I love the rest of my build as there are some solid value plays which I will provide down below. Lock in Matthews who always has the chance to hit the 5+ shot bonus and/or pick up multiple points.

James van Riemsdyk (PHI) (RW) – $3,000

  • The former 2nd overall pick back in 2007 can still put up some points who is projected to play on L3/PP2. If Tavares is out, the game should definitely be more even. JVR plays a consistent 15+ minutes who is my favorite salary relief play tonight.

Sean Couturier (PHI) (C) – $6,000

  • Couturier is priced up all the way to 7.9k on FD compared to a low 6k here on DK. A great time to jump on Couturier who will look to lead the Flyers past the Maple Leafs.

Jakob Chychrun (ARI) (D) – $5,500

  • The price could be lower but Jakob Chychrun is still their number 1 defensemen. He does it all and has the potential to get 5+ shots on net but can easily get the 3+ shot block bonus.



Kevin Fiala (MIN) (W) – $5,600

  • Projected to play on the top power play unit, he and Kaprizov can do damage against the weak Arizona Coyotes. I am trying to get as many Minnesota Wild players as I can and looking at Joel Eriksson Ek (MIN) (C) – $4,700 and Mats Zuccarello (MIN) (W) – $4,700.


Jusse Saros (NSH) (G) – $7,500

  • I don’t mind Saros here as the Dallas Stars get a lot of puck on net which favors goalies on DK for the 35+ shot bonus. Also the game could go both ways in a somewhat even matchup.


  • John Tavares (TOR)

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.