November 19

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (November 19)


Nikolaj Ehlers (WPG) (W) – $6,700

  • Ehlers and the Winnipeg Jets take on a very disappointing team in the Vancouver Canucks tonight. Surprisingly, the Canucks are slightly favored but I can tell you for a fact that the Jets can beat this awful team – coming from a die hard Canuck fan. I want Ehlers as my starting piece today. Ehlers has been on fire lately and in the past 5 games, he posted over double digit FD points. Fire him up on both sites.

Blake Wheeler (WPG) (W) – $5,200

  • Wheeler has been inconsistent but he has the potential to rack up double digit FD points. He is slotted on L2 but is on PP1 and Canucks have one of the worst PKs in the league. Great mid range play today on FD.

Mikko Rantanen (COL) (W) – $8,100

  • Mikko was my core play last time and he dropped 32.2 FD points against a weak Canucks team. He doesn’t get the play the Canucks again but he gets an even better matchup against the Seattle Kraken. It’s amazing that a Kraken are worse than the Canucks in terms of team record so play the 8.1k stud tonight.

Mark Scheifele (WPG) (C) – $6,300

  • I’m going to continue riding the hot hand in Scheifele. He and Ehelers has been lighting up the league in their past few games and it’s great to pair them up in cash games as they both play on the top line.

Mark Giordano (SEA) (D) – $4,800

  • Another safe cash play option is Mark Giordano. He plays consistent minutes and his team will depend on him against a fast team in the Colorado Avalanche. Best defensemen on this small 2 game slate.


Travis Hamonic (VAN) (D) – $2,800

  • Travis Green (coach of the Canucks) loves Hamonic and pairs him up with Quinn Hughes. Hamonic brings a lot of value at 2.7k which is near min price. Hamonic hovers around 20 mins and his DK points is trending in the right direction as he got his first double digit DK points mark last game. Save money and roster Hamonic.

Bo Horvat (VAN) (C) – $4,700

  • Captain Bo and his team have been a major disappointment this year. However, they have one of the best chances to turn that around today against the Jets tonight. Playing at home, I am looking at our captain to lead his team by example and at 4.7k, he grades out to be one of the top mid range plays.



  • Darcey Kuemper (COL) (G) – $8,500


  • Nikola Ehlers (WPG) (RW) – $6,700
  • Mark Scheifele (WPG) (C) – $6,200
  • Blake Wheeler (WPG) (RW) – $5,200


  • None

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.