October 29

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (October 29)


Jonathan Marchessault (VGK) (W) – $5,700

  • Marchessault is a much better player than what his stats show this season. Having 2 goals in 7 games is not someone i’d consider playing, especially at $5,700 but the Golden Knights are still without Pacioretty and Stone. They need Marchessault to pick it up as their top line center who also is on the top power play unit. I like to target the Ducks whenever I can and the struggling VGK should pick up a win tonight. Marchessault is a lock for me and is my favorite play on both sites.

Reilly Smith (VGK) (W) – $4,600

  • I think this is a much better price compared to DK as Smith isn’t showing up in my top builds over on DK. Honestly, Smith and Marchessault should swap prices as it would make more sense. Regardless, I love both of these play in cash games as they are on the same line as well as the power play unit. A great correlation in cash games and I like the matchup here. Let’s look for these two to pick up some points at home against a weaker Ducks team.


Alex Ovechkin (WAS) (LW) – $8,500

  • I picked Ovi as my core play this year already and he did not disappoint. He picked up 2 goals and he can very well do that every game, hopefully against the Coyotes tonight. He is 100% a lock for me on DK because of the price and for FD, it’s hard for me to fit him in. It’s scary to fade someone who has that high of a ceiling but I like my current build. Hit that lock button on the Great 8 and build around him.

Jonathan Marchessault (VGK) (LW) – $5,400

  • As I mentioned above, Marchessault is my favorite play on the slate for both sites. He is too good of a player who is getting countless of chances on L1/PP1 and will eventually pick up the points. Price is good and he gets to play the Ducks tonight. I feel like he can finally get his multi-point game today and lead now his team to a victory.



  • I am still considering Mika Zibanejad (NYR) as my core play for both sites so make sure you are in our Discord community. He is $7,800 on FD and $6,900 on DK.

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.