NHL FanDuel Picks for Oct 18, 2022

Daily Player Picks

Updated Throughout the Day

Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.


Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor McDavid EDM $10,400 30.26 2.91
Leon Draisaitl EDM $10,000 26.19 2.62
Elias Pettersson VAN $7,400 21.75 2.94
Nazem Kadri CGY $7,100 19.55 2.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Krejci BOS $5,700 17.79 3.12
Elias Pettersson VAN $7,400 21.75 2.94
Connor McDavid EDM $10,400 30.26 2.91
Phillip Danault LA $4,600 13.31 2.89

Wing

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Pastrnak BOS $9,500 21.83 2.30
Steven Stamkos TB $9,100 21.77 2.39
Evander Kane EDM $6,900 21.03 3.05
Zach Hyman EDM $6,300 20.57 3.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Reilly Smith VGK $4,600 15.65 3.40
Zach Hyman EDM $6,300 20.57 3.27
Adrian Kempe LA $5,700 18.44 3.23
Jeff Skinner BUF $5,200 16.52 3.18

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Defenseman

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Roman Josi NSH $7,500 17.48 2.33
Thomas Chabot OTT $5,700 16.14 2.83
Victor Hedman TB $7,200 16.05 2.23
Noah Dobson NYI $6,500 15.93 2.45

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Pulock NYI $4,200 11.98 2.85
Ivan Provorov PHI $5,500 15.60 2.84
Thomas Chabot OTT $5,700 16.14 2.83
Shea Theodore VGK $5,700 15.82 2.78

Goalie

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrei Vasilevskiy TB $8,600 19.94 2.32
Anton Forsberg OTT $7,200 18.90 2.62
Semyon Varlamov NYI $8,500 18.73 2.20
Stuart Skinner EDM $8,000 18.14 2.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anton Forsberg OTT $7,200 18.90 2.62
Andrei Vasilevskiy TB $8,600 19.94 2.32
Elvis Merzlikins CBJ $7,600 17.42 2.29
Juuse Saros NSH $7,900 18.03 2.28

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Picks are updated regularly, but we advise that you keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides┬áno warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk. Sample lineups are provided as thought-starters, and are not intended for direct use.