November 11

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (November 11)


Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $9,900

  • McDavid is up against the Bruins tonight and they are a tough matchup but I wouldn’t fade in cash. I don’t mind fading him in GPP as he is almost 10k but for cash game lineups, lock in the best player in the slate and play solid salary relief value.

Filip Gustavsson (OTT) (G) – $6,500

  • Gustavsson is far from an elite goalie but he is min price on FD. He faces the LA Kings who aren’t that much better than this team – the Senators. The Kings tonight currently have a 52% chance to win and that’s nothing as the game can go both way. Gustavsson is a lock for me as of now unless other news breaks.

David Pastrnak (BOS) (W) – $8,400

  • I think the next best spend up after McDavid is Pasta. 8.4k is a little too cheap in my opinion and he his line will have to play a lot to shut down the best player in the world. I don’t mind Patrice Bergeron at 7.4k but I am not looking at Brad Marchand at 9.1k.


Mark Scheifele (WPG) (C) – $5,100

  • The Winnipeg Jets have the second highest team total and the pricing here on DK is a lot better to fit in some Jets skaters. 5.1k is too cheap for a player who plays on the top line and although he is slotted for PP2, PP1/PP2 are interchangeable as both units are lethal.

Brady Tkachuk (OTT) (LW) – $5,800

  • Brady is an all-around player who can do it all. The former 4th overall pick is a great player and for 5.8k, I will be playing him in my cash games. I think the Sentators can win tonight against the Kings at home where I expect Brady to be the main reason.

Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $9,400

  • A little harder to play McDavid on DK but I would do whatever you can to fit him in. Blake Wheeler at 4k and Craig Smith at 2.7k are great value plays tonight.

Blake Wheeler (WPG) (RW) – $4,000

  • Blake Wheeler is a great play at 4k today as you can pair him with Scheifele on the top line as well as the PP2 unit. If you plan on playing McDavid, Wheeler is my favorite value play on DK.

Mikko Koskinen (EDM) (G) – $7,300

  • The Bruins are a great team and it will be tough to grab a win against them in the TD Garden but the Edmonton Oilers have the best player in the league. They can beat any team which will help Mikko secure the win but even if he doesn’t, he can rack up the saves as the Bruins shoot a lot on net.



Patrice Bergeron (BOS) (C) – $7,400

  • Will need to play a lot tonight to try and shut down McDavid. Price is up but if you want to play him instead of Pasta, you save 1k. I currently have both Pasta and Bergeron in my build.


David Pastrnak (BOS) (RW) – $8,300

  • On a big slate, I don’t like playing any skaters against my own goalie so if you love Pasta and the Bruins today, you can fade Mikko.

Craig Smith (BOS) (RW) – $2,700

  • Second favorite value play on the slate behind Wheeler. You can play Pasta and Smith vs Mikko in cash games as it’s viable but I don’t suggest it.


  • Erik Karlsson – GTD
  • Yanni Gourde – GTD
  • Ryan Donato – GTD
  • Lucas Raymond – GTD

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.