NHL Draftkings Picks for Apr 17, 2023

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 $10,000 23.21 2.32
Leon Draisaitl EDM $8,300 20.17 2.43
Aleksander Barkov FLA $6,800 15.58 2.29
Roope Hintz DAL $6,500 13.62 2.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jesperi Kotkaniemi CAR $3,200 10.00 3.13
Wyatt Johnston DAL $3,600 9.62 2.67
Leon Draisaitl EDM $8,300 20.17 2.43
Frederick Gaudreau MIN $3,700 8.75 2.36

Wing

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Pastrnak BOS $9,600 25.78 2.69
Matthew Tkachuk FLA $8,300 19.39 2.34
Jason Robertson DAL $8,100 18.57 2.29
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins EDM $7,000 16.54 2.36

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marcus Johansson MIN $3,600 9.89 2.75
David Pastrnak BOS $9,600 25.78 2.69
Mason Marchment DAL $3,100 8.02 2.59
Kailer Yamamoto EDM $3,300 8.51 2.58

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Defenseman

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Montour FLA $6,400 15.39 2.40
Miro Heiskanen DAL $5,800 13.27 2.29
Brent Burns CAR $6,000 12.80 2.13
Darnell Nurse EDM $5,700 12.56 2.20

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mattias Ekholm EDM $3,700 9.55 2.58
Radko Gudas FLA $2,800 7.10 2.54
Connor Clifton BOS $2,800 7.10 2.53
Thomas Harley DAL $2,500 6.31 2.52

Goalie

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Linus Ullmark BOS $8,300 20.57 2.48
Stuart Skinner EDM $8,100 17.37 2.14
Jake Oettinger DAL $7,900 15.70 1.99
Filip Gustavsson MIN $7,500 15.36 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Linus Ullmark BOS $8,300 20.57 2.48
Stuart Skinner EDM $8,100 17.37 2.14
Filip Gustavsson MIN $7,500 15.36 2.05
Jake Oettinger DAL $7,900 15.70 1.99

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.