November 9

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (November 9)


David Pastrnak (BOS) (W) – $8,400

  • Lock of the day goes to Pasta. For my cash game build, I am going to have as many Bruin as I can and starting off with Pasta. $8,400 here on FD and $8,000 on DK is a great price and his team has the highest team total of the slate.

Patrice Bergeron (BOS) (C) – $7,100

  • Bergeron has been playing lights out recently and I’m just glad I picked him as a core play when he notched 4 goals against the Red Wings. How about he does it again for us tonight against one of the weaker teams in the Sentators. Correlate him with Pasta to build your lineup as a strong starting point.

Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $9,900

  • You know the drill. If McDavid is on the slate, just lock him in and let the fish fade him.

Jeff Petry (MON) (D) – $4,100

  • I plan on locking Pasta, Bergy and McGoat today so we need some value. I am looking at Jeff Petry today against the LA Kings who surprisingly gave a beating to the Toronto Maple Leafs the other night. He is given a lot of ice time and just needs to start producing which he is capable of in this matchup.


David Pastrnak (BOS) (RW) – $8,000

  • Favorite player of the slate for me is Pasta. He does it all and is set up for a smash spot against the Senators. He finally broke his slump last game sniping a goal and has the great chance to go back to back and put one past the overrated Matt Murray.

Connor McDavid (EDM) (C) – $9,200

  • LOCK.

Travis Hamonic (VAN) (D) – $2,700

  • It’s always a good day when I put a Canuck as my core play. After missing the beginning of the season due to personal reasons, Hamonic has been a game changer for the Canucks. He plays with Quinn Hughes and they play a ton of minutes. For 2.7k, he can rack up the shot block bonus on DK.



Craig Smith (BOS) (W) – $3,800

  • Craig Smith is a very good play today and could very well be in my core plays. He plays on L2/PP2 in the best matchup of the slate.


Craig Smith (BOS) (RW) – $2,700

  • Way too cheap on DK. Great play if you need salary relief.

Blake Wheeler (WPG) (RW) – $3,200

  • Blake is definitely not the same player or captain but at 3.2k on the top power play unit is very intriguing.

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.