April 18

NHL DFS FanDuel Picks (Apr 18/22)

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Slate Summary

  • Down to our last 2 weeks of regular season hockey. Let’s cash big to start the week! I have a lot of must plays listed in my cores and my two favorite coming from the Aves. Cale Makar and Mikko Rantanen are in prime spots at a great price. They will heavily be involved playing top minutes, including their lethal power play. Vegas captain, Mark Stone has been struggling but he is due to bounce back while still being on L1/PP1. Another great mid-tier option is Trocheck for 5.1k. The Canes are projected with the highest team total and should dominate one of the worst teams in the Coyotes. Staying with the Canes, Raanta for 8k seems too cheap for a goalie projected with a 78% win rate. Finally, we have Donato from the Kraken at 3.8k who provides the best value on the slate.


  • Mikko Rantanen (COL) (W) – $8,100
  • Cale Makar (COL) (D) – $7,300
  • Mark Stone (VGK) (W) – $5,400
  • Vincent Trocheck (CAR) (C) – $5,100
  • Ryan Donato (SEA) (W) – $3,800


  • Ryan Donato (SEA) (W) – $3,800
  • Antti Raanta (CAR) (G) – $8,000


  • COL L1
  • COL PP1
  • CGY L1
  • SEA L1

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.