October 18

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Picks

Slate Summary

  • NBA is back today but we can’t forget about the 8 game NHL slate. Projections have been crushing so far in this early season and let’s continuing cashing big.
  • To start off with my favorite play on both sites is none other than Johnny Hockey. As Canucks fan, it pains to say that they are even worse this season and I’ve watched Gaudreau put up points for years when he was on the Flames. The Canucks have let 14 goals in their first season and their defense looks horrendous. 7.3k and 6.2k is what you are paying for and I will be locking in Johnny Hockey to start my builds.
  • My favorite spend up is McDavid on both sites. He already has 5 points in 2 games with 4 of them being goals. He clearly is the best player and a generational talent. McDavid is also on a 2 day rest and will be ready to go against a very weak Sabres opponent. Really no reason to fade him in cash games.
  • I will be pairing up Boone Jenner to play a nice positive correlation stack in cash games. Gaudreau and Jenner are line mates and both play on the top power play unit.
  • My next two final plays are Palmieri and Anton Forsberg who provide the best value on the slate as a skater and goalie. For 3.7k, you get a player who plays L2 minutes and projected to play on the top PP unit. Currently, the Senators are -130 ML against the 3-0 Bruins while they are 0-2. I’ll take my chances on him for his cheap price tag as he faces a team on the second half of a B2B with no McAvoy and Marchand.
  • Over on DraftKings, you can fit in Draisaitl with McDavid which is the no brainer move in cash games.
  • Just like Palmari, Beauvillier is very cheap and for 2.8k, he is the best value play here playing L1 minutes.
  • My last and final play is Zach Werenski for 5.2k. He logs heavy minutes and also quarterbacks the Jacket’s top unit against the Canucks who are struggling to stop goals. Werenski hasn’t found the back of the net yet but has a really good chance to score today.

Core Plays



Cash Play Considerations


  • Joel Farabee


  • Rasmus Andersson
  • Gustav Nyquist


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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.