November 13

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (November 13)


Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $9,500

  • Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs are facing the (yet again) rebuilding Buffalo Sabres. The organization is a mess and a team that I look to target against. With one of the worst defense core, Matthews has a good chance to put up some points tonight. Lock the best player on the slate.

Jakob Chychrun (ARI) (D) – $4,800

  • I wish the price tag went lower than $4,800. Chychrun is not playing well this year but I will continue to play him as he is given 25+ minutes of ice team each game. Great mid range play to some what save you money if you plan on locking a 9.5k Matthews.

Mika Zibanejad (NYR) (C) – $7,500

  • Mika has been playing really well lately posting double digit points in 4 out of the last 5 games. After Matthews, there are a lot of studs on this big slate but I think at this price, you go with the top Rangers forward.

Roman Josi (NSH) (D) – $6,900

  • I really recommend DFS players to avoid looking at game logs as Josi has been playing like a min price player the last 3 games. There are some positives though as he is priced down and also hasn’t played less than 25 mins. Playing the worst team in the NHL, Josi can easily pick up a point or even a goal.


Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $9,200

  • Auston gets the puck on net which I love on DK. The bonus helps a lot even if the player doesn’t score a goal and against a weak defensive team in the Buffalo Sabres, I really like this matchup. The Sabres did draft Owen Power but he decided to return back to college for one more year.

Brendan Gallagher (MON) (RW) – $4,400

  • My favorite salary relief play. I actually really like the Habs tonight against the Detroit Red Wings. I am considering playing Alex Nedeljkovic and although I prefer not to play skaters, especially forwards vs my goalie in larger cash game slates, I’m fine with it as a last piece. I wouldn’t play Nedeljkovic on DK but looking at Hellebuyck. I’m only looking at Nedeljkovic over on FD.

Nikolaj Ehlers (WPG) (RW) – $5,800

  • I think the price is way too cheap here. Ehlers has been solid recently and he should be at least 6k in my opinion. Every saving matters so take him while he is at 5.8k.



  • Mike Hoffman (MON) (W) – $4,600
  • Alex Nedeljkovic (DET) (G) – $6,900
  • Reilly Smith (VGK) (W) – $4,600


  • Connor Hellebuyck (WPG) (G) – $8,200
  • Jakob Chychrun (ARI) (D) – $6,300
  • Vincent Trocheck (CAR) (C) – $4,300
  • Mike Hoffman (MON) LW) – $4,300


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.