October 21

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (October 20)


Patrice Bergeron (BOS) (C) – $7,200

  • Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron is way underpriced here as his line mates are $8,500 (Marchand) and $8,300 (Pastrnak). Bergeron did go pointless in his season debut but the top line is one of the most dangerous ones in the league. He is my favorite player on this slate for both sites.

Jonathan Marchessault (VGK) (W) – $6,000

  • I will keep repeating myself in that I think Jordan Binnington is the most overrated goalie. My favorite team to roster today is the Vegas Golden Knights as I think they will smash tonight against Binner. Marchessault is priced at $6,000 now playing on the top line as well as PP1 making him a great play in cash games.

David Pastrnak (BOS) (W) – $8,300

  • My next favorite Bruin after Bergeron is Pastrnak. Being on the team with the highest scoring total of the slate, the damage should and usually comes from the top line. My order is Bergeron, Pastrnak then Marchand.

Alec Martinez (VGK) (D) – $4,900

  • Alec has always been a solid cash game player all throughout his career and at this price tag, he is my favorite defensemen on both sites. Playing on the top pairing + PP1 makes him another great play tonight. I plan on playing 4 VGK players in my cash game build.


Patrice Bergeron (BOS) (C) – $6,200

  • Like I mentioned above, Bergeron is my favorite play of the slate on both sites. I just think he’s too cheap for this matchup and I just can’t see him going pointless in back to back games. Lock in the captain and move on.

Jonathan Marchessault (VGK) (W) – $4,500

  • Marchessualt is now playing on the top line and being priced at $4,500 is again way too cheap. I expect the VGK to have a monster game against the Blues tonight and give me the player who also plays on the top power play unit.

David Pastrnak (BOS) (W) – $7,300

  • Fading any of the top Bruins players is scary but we live in a world with a salary cap. I ranked Bergeron, Pastrnak then Marchand over on FD and I’m sticking to it here on DK.

Alec Martinez (VGK) (D) – $5,100

  • Alec is $200 more on DK surprisingly but he is still my favorite defensemen of the slate. I want players who play lots of minutes and players who have a high floor. Alec is that player and I’m looking to get as many VGK as I can against Binner tonight.

Additional slate notes

  • I am adding Reilly Smith to my core on both sites. He is $4,600 on FD and $3,600 on DK. He is playing with Marchessault on L1 and PP1. Great salary relief player with goal scoring upside.

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.