NHL FanDuel 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 $9,500 29.68 3.12
Auston Matthews TOR $9,000 26.31 2.92
Jack Hughes NJ $8,500 21.95 2.58
John Tavares TOR $7,600 18.13 2.39

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Erik Haula NJ $3,900 13.45 3.45
Ryan O’Reilly TOR $4,100 13.30 3.24
Nathan MacKinnon COL $9,500 29.68 3.12
Auston Matthews TOR $9,000 26.31 2.92

Wing

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mikko Rantanen COL $9,000 23.30 2.59
Jared McCann SEA $5,900 17.25 2.92
Mitchell Marner TOR $7,300 17.18 2.35
William Nylander TOR $7,600 16.86 2.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Artturi Lehkonen COL $4,900 16.44 3.35
Alex Killorn TB $4,400 14.71 3.34
Reilly Smith VGK $4,700 13.93 2.96
Jared McCann SEA $5,900 17.25 2.92

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Defenseman

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cale Makar COL $7,000 20.46 2.92
Alex Pietrangelo VGK $6,300 17.05 2.71
Mikhail Sergachev TB $5,400 15.60 2.89
Shea Theodore VGK $5,600 15.31 2.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Manson COL $3,800 13.29 3.50
Cale Makar COL $7,000 20.46 2.92
Mikhail Sergachev TB $5,400 15.60 2.89
Shea Theodore VGK $5,600 15.31 2.73

Goalie

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Laurent Brossoit VGK $8,000 22.38 2.80
Alexandar Georgiev COL $8,300 21.42 2.58
Vitek Vanecek NJ $7,500 20.28 2.70
Ilya Samsonov TOR $7,800 20.18 2.59

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Laurent Brossoit VGK $8,000 22.38 2.80
Vitek Vanecek NJ $7,500 20.28 2.70
Igor Shesterkin NYR $7,400 19.98 2.70
Ilya Samsonov TOR $7,800 20.18 2.59

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.