NHL Draftkings Picks for Oct 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
Nathan MacKinnon COL $9,500 24.55 2.58
Connor McDavid EDM $9,800 22.65 2.31
Elias Pettersson VAN $10,600 18.42 1.74
J.T. Miller VAN $9,200 16.25 1.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Casey Mittelstadt BUF $3,100 9.59 3.09
Nathan MacKinnon COL $9,500 24.55 2.58
Colton Sissons NSH $2,900 7.40 2.55
Casey Cizikas NYI $2,600 6.60 2.54

Wing

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Leon Draisaitl EDM $8,800 21.54 2.45
Mikko Rantanen COL $7,800 19.95 2.56
Kyle Connor WPG $7,300 17.07 2.34
Clayton Keller ARI $6,500 16.32 2.51

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rafael Harvey-Pinard MON $2,900 10.41 3.59
Craig Smith DAL $2,500 7.28 2.91
Tyson Foerster PHI $4,600 12.40 2.70
Gustav Nyquist NSH $3,100 8.20 2.64

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Defenseman

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cale Makar COL $7,800 18.90 2.42
Evan Bouchard EDM $6,100 15.54 2.55
Mike Matheson MON $5,600 14.55 2.60
Brent Burns CAR $7,200 14.25 1.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carson Soucy VAN $2,000 6.47 3.24
Egor Zamula PHI $2,600 7.36 2.83
Darren Raddysh TB $2,900 7.83 2.70
Erik Johnson BUF $2,500 6.68 2.67

Goalie

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thatcher Demko VAN $10,000 16.26 1.63
Alexandar Georgiev COL $8,000 14.83 1.85
Ilya Sorokin NYI $8,400 14.55 1.73
Marc-Andre Fleury MIN $8,100 13.02 1.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alexandar Georgiev COL $8,000 14.83 1.85
Juuse Saros NSH $7,200 12.95 1.80
Sam Montembeault MON $7,100 12.49 1.76
MacKenzie Blackwood SJ $6,700 11.66 1.74

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.