November 17

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (November 17)


Darcy Kuemper (COL) (G) – $8,600

  • Kuemper is in net for the Colorado Avalanche against the very disappointing Vancouver Canucks. Going into the season, the top 6 defensemen for the Canucks on paper looked awful and they are playing even worse on the ice. Pay up for the best goalie on the slate who are heavily favored to win tonight.

Mikko Rantanen (COL) (W) – $8,100

  • Rantanen has been inconsistent in his recent games but as I mentioned above, Canucks are one of the worst teams in the league in regards to goals allowed per game. Rantanen is a pure sniper and with MacKinnon out, they will look towards the Finnish beast to produce points for the Aves.

Mark Giordano (SEA) (D) – $4,900

  • Giordano is 38 years old but is given heavy minutes. The last 4 games, he has been on the ice for 20+ mins and tonight will be no different as he will be on the ice most of the time against Patty Kane. He is a great mid-range play on this small 3 game slate.


Darcy Kuemper (COL) (G) – $8,100

  • I’ve watch every single Vancouver Canucks game and they are just awful this year. The last time these two teams faced each other, the Aves scored 7 goals and won the game 7-1. Tonight won’t be a fun game to watch if you are cheering for the Canucks.

Travis Hamonic (VAN) (D) – $2,500

  • Hamonic is min price on DK who brings a ton of value as a punt play. He is projected to play along side Quinn Hughes on L2 and also plays on the second PK unit. He is always a threat to post the shot bonus that DK offers and will get solid ice time if paired with Hughes as they desperately need Hughes to play a lot to create chances.

Mikko Rantanen (COL) (C) – $8,300

  • Rantanen is my favorite skater on the slate for both sides. The matchup is too good against a weak Canucks team. I expect Rantanen to snipe one or at least pick up a helper or two.



  • Andre Burakovsky (COL) (W) – $5,000


  • Dominik Kubalik (CHI) (LW) – $4,500


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.