NHL Draftkings Picks for Apr 18, 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
Nathan MacKinnon COL $9,800 25.97 2.65
Auston Matthews TOR $8,900 22.91 2.57
Jack Hughes NJ $8,100 18.07 2.23
Jack Eichel VGK $6,900 13.95 2.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Erik Haula NJ $3,300 10.46 3.17
Nathan MacKinnon COL $9,800 25.97 2.65
Auston Matthews TOR $8,900 22.91 2.57
Noel Acciari TOR $2,600 6.64 2.56

Wing

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mikko Rantanen COL $8,500 19.17 2.26
John Tavares TOR $6,900 15.02 2.18
William Nylander TOR $6,800 14.47 2.13
Jared McCann SEA $5,900 14.33 2.43

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nathan Bastian NJ $2,500 7.75 3.10
Morgan Geekie SEA $2,500 6.90 2.76
Michael Amadio VGK $2,700 7.43 2.75
Tyler Motte NYR $2,900 7.72 2.66

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Defenseman

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cale Makar COL $7,600 16.61 2.19
Alex Pietrangelo VGK $6,400 14.50 2.27
Shea Theodore VGK $5,500 13.15 2.39
Dougie Hamilton NJ $6,300 12.67 2.01

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Manson COL $3,300 12.20 3.70
Jamie Oleksiak SEA $2,500 6.62 2.65
Damon Severson NJ $2,800 7.33 2.62
Zach Whitecloud VGK $2,600 6.72 2.58

Goalie

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Laurent Brossoit VGK $7,800 17.73 2.27
Alexandar Georgiev COL $8,200 16.34 1.99
Ilya Samsonov TOR $8,000 16.00 2.00
Vitek Vanecek NJ $7,700 15.12 1.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Laurent Brossoit VGK $7,800 17.73 2.27
Ilya Samsonov TOR $8,000 16.00 2.00
Alexandar Georgiev COL $8,200 16.34 1.99
Igor Shesterkin NYR $7,600 14.97 1.97

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.