November 24

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (November 24)


Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $10,200

  • Last night, McDavid had his first ever single digit FD night this season. He struggled last game but he is in a prime bounce back spot against one of the worst teams in the league. Yes, he is more expensive than yesterday but that won’t stop me from locking in the player who dropped 37.8 FD points in their last meeting.

Tristan Jarry (PIT) (G) – $7,500

  • Jarry is by far my favorite goalie to target in cash games today. It’s a big slate but I can’t find myself playing another goalie. At 7.5k, Jarry has been solid this year and gets to face the ever so disappointing, Vancouver Canucks.

Jakob Chychrun (ARI) (D) – $5,200

  • I think I’m the only one who still believed in Chychrun while he was on such a big slump this season. We are finally getting the Chychrun we expected as he posted double digit numbers in 3 of his last 5 games. He is playing closer to 30 minutes a night which is all you need in cash games. FD continues to keep his price around 5k and I’ll happily play him at 5.2k. He will be needed tonight to try and slow down Connor, Leon and the Edmonton Oilers.


Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $9,600

  • Price is fine here on DK. Oilers are projected to score 4 goals against the Coyotes who are bottom 3 in GA. I expect McDavid to pick up multiple points, if not a hatty.

Brendan Gallagher (MON) (RW) – $3,600

  • Gally plays on L3 again but this play is mainly for his cheap price tag. You will need to save if you plan on playing 9.6k McDavid and I think he grades out to be the best punt play.

Alex Ovechkin (WAS) (LW) – $9,300

  • Ovi looks incredible this season and only looks to be getting better as he ages. He has 15 goals and 30 points in 19 games. Those are prime Ovi numbers and he might very well be in his prime years. I love him on DK and I am strongly considering playing him on FD.

Jeff Petry (MON) (D) – $3,600

  • Speaking of finding salary relief plays, if you plan on playing McDavid and Ovi, you definitely need to find some. My targets are from the Habs, Gally and Petry. Petry is given solid minutes and that’s all I need from a 3.6k player.



  • Alex Ovechkin (WAS) (W) – $9,300
  • Cole Caufield (MON) (W) – $3,400


  • Jack Campbell (TOR) (G) – $7,900
  • Tomas Hertl (SJ) (C) – $4,500


  • J.T. Miller – questionable

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.