October 21

NHL DFS Picks: FanDuel & DraftKings

October 21, 2023

Find the best NHL DFS picks for your FanDuel and DraftKings lineups here. This guide features top NHL fantasy plays to ensure optimal DFS lineups. The picks were made using the DFS Crunch Optimizer and Projection model. Click here to gain access.



Slate Summary

  • Minus the game against the Oilers, Saros has been solid to start the new season. The Predators have yet to play their backup goalie but I wouldn’t be worried about fatigue hitting with a day break yesterday. Saros faces a very poor offensive team in the Sharks and for 7k, he is my top recommendation in cash games.
  • For the overall top play on both sites is Kaprizov who is starting to look like one of the best wingers in the league. Posting double digit fantasy points in all of his games this season, look for Kaprizov to dominate against the Blue Jackets.
  • Along with Kaprizov, I like Ryan Hartman for 4.8k on DraftKings. Both play on the top line who will be facing CBJ who are on the 2nd half of a B2B. Hartman also gets some minutes on PP2 which is a bonus.
  • It might be difficult to get to Auston Matthews on FanDuel but I’ll gladly take him for 9.5k, being cheaper than McDavid and MacKinnon. Not only has Matthews gotten the shot bonus 4 out of 4 times, he has been blocking shots as well and laying hits. He has such a high floor but also a high ceiling.

These are the top NHL DFS picks for your FanDuel and DraftKings lineups for October 21, 2023.

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Update: 2:52pm PST

Rajon Rondough

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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.