November 26

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (November 26)


Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $9,400

  • We have a nice 6 game slate today and no better way to start than to lock in Matthews. Coming off a solid performance against the LA Kings with 1 goal and 1 assist, I’m looking for Matthews to continue and dominate his west coast trip. 100% lock for me as there are no good spend ups other than Matthews today.

Cole Caufield (MON) (W) – $3,400

  • Caufield got his first point since being called up and it was a goal against the Caps the other night. His price continues to be really cheap and is a great play in cash games.

Jeff Petry (MON) (D) – $3,800

  • Same as Caufield, Petry is a great cheap option for your builds today. I really like the Habs today even though they don’t have the highest team total. You can find great value from a few of the players.


Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $9,300

  • The best spend up on DK is Matthews as well. The Maple Leafs have the second highest team total today so I like the game environment today for Matthews. Lock for me.

Elvis Merzlikins (CBJ) (G) – $7,800

  • I don’t plan on rostering anyone else for goalie than Merzlikins. He currently has a 56% chance to win and I just don’t like how the other goalies are priced on this slate. I am strongly considering him on FD as well.

Brendan Gallagher (MON) (RW) – $4,000

  • Gallagher is way too cheap here for 4k. Like I mentioned above, I love the Habs today due to their price tag as well as their matchup.

Cole Caufield (MON) (RW) – $3,000

  • Caufield is a great play on FD as well as DK. If you plan on locking the most expensive player in Matthews, Caufield will provide you cheap value today. Him as well as many Habs today are players I will look towards for salary relief on both sites.



  • Brendan Gallagher (MON) (W) – $5,000
  • Elvis Merzlikins (CBJ) (G) – $7,800


  • Jeff Petry (MON) (D) – $4,000


  • None

Rajon Rondough

About the author

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.