October 22

NHL DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Picks

Slate Summary

  • Even with 4 games already being played this afternoon, we still 9 games on this main slate for NHL.
  • The Predators are the only team with a implied team total of over 4 against the Flyers today. I will try to grab as many as I can and to start my build, my favorite player on both sites is Forsberg. The production hasn’t been quite there for the Predators skilled forward but he is creating chances and the minutes are there. I’ll take my chances again for 7k and 6.7k.
  • Sticking with the same team, I like Josi on FD and a very cheap Grandlund over on DK. All 3 play on the top line and the top power play unit giving you a positive correlation stack in cash games.
  • There are solid spend up options today but the Maple Leafs have the 3rd highest implied team total today against the Jets. While only having 3 points in 5 games, Matthews has played 24 and 26 minutes in his last two games. He is bound to rack up the points, especially if he plays heavy minutes.
  • Rakell is the best value play on the slate on FanDuel. You can even consider him over on DK. He gets to play on the same line as Sid the Kid where he is given the opportunity to score goals. 16 shots already this season and will be seeing a lot more.
  • Johnny Gaudreau and Heinen stand out to me as top value plays on DK. Gaudreau is simply way too cheap and Heinen at 3.3k playing on the same line as Crosby and Rakell is also too cheap.
  • For my final core play, I’m not considering anyone else in net but Oettinger on both sites. Off to a hot start allowing only 1 game in each of his first 3 starts. He has a great matchup today in the Canadiens who are bottom 5 in goals for. It was really a coin flip between Forsberg and Oettinger as my cover boy but i’d say they are both tied as my favorite cash game plays on the slate.

Core Plays



Cash Play Considerations


  • Boone Jenner
  • Josh Morrissey


  • Roman Josi


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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.