November 14

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (November 14)


Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $9,700

  • McGoat is up against the St. Louis Blues tonight and it’s not an ideal matchup but he is the best player in the world. Though, Leon has been on fire recently and is $100 more. I am sure people will chase for Leon but I’m sticking with McDavid. Lock for me on both sites.

Jeff Petry (MON) (D) – $3,800

  • Petry is going to be needed tonight against the Bruins top line. He plays around 23 minutes per game which is great for someone who is priced at 3.8k. He needs to be on the ice at all times whenever Pasta, Bergy and Marchand is on. Great value play.


Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $9,200

  • I am sure some people will chase Leon as he is 8.8k who has been on a heater lately. McDavid has “struggled” by posting little over double digits per game in the last few but he is a lock for me. Also is my favorite player on this slate which makes him the cover boy.

Alex Ovechkin (WAS) (LW) – $9,100

  • Ovi hasn’t hit the 5+ shot bonus the last 2 games but he has a great chance to tonight against the Penguins. He benefits a lot which is why I love him on DK compared to FD. Fitting in McDavid and Ovi is possible with my next core plays being salary relief plays.

Brendan Gallagher (MON) (RW) – $4,000

  • Projected to play on L2/PP2, Gally is one of the top salary relief plays if you plan on jamming in the two most expensive players tonight. Yes, the Habs are projected to score under 2 goals but I still like this value.

Pavel Buchnevich (STL) (RW) – $3,600

  • Buchnevich is way too cheap for someone who plays on the top line. He also plays on PP2 which is a bonus. This matchup against the Oilers is an even one which will be a great game to watch. You need value plays and Pavel is a great option on DK.



  • Colton Parayko (STL) (D) – $4,000
  • David Pastrnak (BOS) (W) – $8,700
  • John Gibson (ANH) (G) – $7,600
  • Mika Zibanejad (NYR) (C) – $7,600


  • Tyler Myers (VAN) (D) – $2,800


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.