October 28

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (October 28)


Nathan MacKinnon (COL) (C) – $8,900

  • Last time the Aves were on the slate, I picked Nate as my favorite play and I’m doing the same here today. Just like McDavid and Matthews, MacKinnon is right behind them as an elite two-way center. You will be seeing a lot of them as my core plays as they offer such a high floor but also a high ceiling. You don’t want to be the one fading when they go off for multi-point nights and I can see Nate racking it up against the Blues. He looks healthy now and is a lock on FD.

Rickard Rakell (ANH) (W) – $4,500

  • We have two bad teams playing each other but I’ll give the edge to the Ducks here. Rakell plays on the top line and top power play unit and for $4,500, this is a great play in cash games. He is scoring goals but has yet to grab a helper. I feel like that can change today as I plan on playing Trevor Zegras who also plays on L1/PP1. Nothing better than Rakell setting one up for Zegras for a beauty goal.


Nathan MacKinnon (COL) (C) – $8,600

  • I love him on FD and I love him here on DK. My favorite spend up is Nate who has the potential to score multiple goals or even a hatty. We can’t have a better match up than Jordan Binnington who is confirmed the starter tonight. Lock the cover boy today on both sites and build your lineups around him.

Jakob Chychrun (ARI) (D) – $5,700

  • It’s been a disappointing start for Chychrun and I expected a lot more from him but it’s still a new season. He is averaging 6.6 DK points per game so if he gets that at $5,700 which is the lowest he has ever been this year, I can live with it. I like him a lot still because he continues to play such heavy minutes.

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.