November 18

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (November 18)


Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $9,700

  • McDavid dropped 21.8 FD points against the Winnipeg Jets in his last game. He faces them again and is once again a lock for me on both sites. On such a big slate, I’m sure his ownership will be lower than usual but I can’t fade the best player on the slate.

Tristan Jarry (PIT) (G) – $7,500

  • My favorite goalie on the slate is Tristian Jarry mainly due to the price. 7.5k for a goalie that has a 57% chance to win is solid. I do project the Habs to score on him and I like a lot of players from their team like Cole Caufield. I will just have to decide if I want to play a forward against my own goalie in a large slate.

Jakob Chychrun (ARI) (D) – $4,800

  • I will continue to play Chychrun if he stays under 5k. 25+ minutes is what he offers and I love players who gets minutes in cash games.

Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $9,600

  • Harder to play Matthews on FD but I won’t be fading him in my cash game lineup. His price tag on DK is much more reasonable but he and McDavid are my favorite spend ups. There will be enough value to play these two on both sites.


Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $9,500

  • McDavid looks like he is back on track after a long stretch of games where he was under performing. I am jumping on him as he faces the Jets again tonight. Lock and move on.

Auston Matthews (EDM) (C) – $8,500

  • Matthews is a lock for me on DK. A much better price tag here which allows me to fit in McDavid comfortably.

Cole Caufield (MON) (RW) – $2,500

  • My favorite salary relief play on DK is min price Caufield. He struggled to start and was sent down to the minors but will get his chance again tonight. Projected to play on L3/PP2, he offers great value if you plan on locking McDavid and Matthews. I also don’t mind him over on FD but I plan on playing Jarry as my goalie.



  • Jeff Petry (MON) (W) – $3,800
  • Cole Caufield (MON) (W) – $3,300


  • Mark Stone (VGK) (RW) – $5,300


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.