November 4

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (November 4)


Auston Matthews (TOR) (C) – $8,600

  • Matthews finally had his breakout game of the season sniping 2 goals past the VGK while putting up 37.3 FD points. He finally looked really good and people were scared of his game logs as he was around 50-60% in cash games. I like the price tag here on FD and is a lock for me but it’s going to be tough chasing him on DK at $8,900. I currently have him in my DK build but that could change if I don’t have enough value plays that I like.

Patrice Bergeron (BOS) (C) – $6,700

  • The Boston Bruins have the highest team total on the slate at 4.29 against the Detroit Red Wings. The captain of the Bruins has been struggling this year with only 3 helpers in 7 games and still has yet to find the back of the net. Usually a 8k player, he is now $6,700 and some will say even that is too high but I think for a player who plays close to 20 minutes, it’s a lock to me. Everything adds up for him to finally score a goal or at least pick up a point against a weak opponent.

David Pastrnak (BOS) (W) – $8,600

  • After a hot start to the season, Pasta has slowed down the last few games but I’ll gladly jump right back on him and pair him up with Bergeron against the Red Wings. Both of these players are locks today for me in cash games and my favorite play on both sites. Build around these 3 players for a solid, safe lineup.


Patrice Bergeron (BOS) (C) – $6,300

  • Price keeps dropping but Bergeron has the chance to pick up some points tonight. A lock for me on DK in cash games. Don’t focus so much on his game log but what’s important is the matchup and minutes as well as team total.

David Pastrnak (BOS) (RW) – $7,600

  • Just like the captain, Pasta is a lock for me on DK and is a full 1k cheaper than FD. Price tag is very appealing here and I wouldn’t fade him in cash games. I’m expecting the damage to be done from the top line tonight.

Craig Smith (BOS) (RW) – $3,000

  • My favorite salary relief play is Craig Smith at 3k. He is projected to play on L2/PP2 and for this price, I am going to be playing him without hesitation. Red Wings are not a good team and the Bruins are so I want to get as many Bruin as I can.

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.