November 16

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Picks

Slate Summary

  • Even on a small 3 game slate, you can still find value like Pavel Buchnevich allowing you to spend up with studs like McDavid who is on a 10 game point streak.
  • After a hot and consistent start, Alex DeBrincat has 5 points in his last 8 games. He has had games where he hits 20+ fpts and others where he barely managed to put up fantasy points. It might be alarming for cash games but what we know is that he gets top line minutes. That is what you want to target and with the Sentators having the highest implied team total, I am locking in DeBrincat on both sites.
  • Buchnevich continues to be priced too low on both sites as he plays on L1 with Tarasenko and Robert Thomas. After missing games due to an injury earlier this eason, he looks good again playing close to 20 minutes per game. Also add in the fact that he gets PP2 minutes, he is a must play.
  • Connor McDavid is riding 10 game point streak and on a smaller slate, it’s very difficult to fade the best player on the slate and in the league for cash games. With the cheap value we are getting, it’s best to spend up for a 10.7k McDavid. I definitely like him more over on FanDuel but he is still viable on DraftKings.
  • My last core play is my favorite cheap punt over on DK. Erik Brannstrom will fill the missing spot as Thomas Chabot is out due to a concussion. Coming off a season high in minutes (22) with the absence of Chabot, I’ll take any player who plays that much for 2.6k. There is a possibility he plays on the top power play unit as well instead of his projected PP2 line.

Core Plays



Cash Game Considerations


  • Jordan Binnington
  • Patrick Kane


  • Stuart Skinner
  • Jake Sanderson
  • Shane Pinto
  • Connor McDavid


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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.