NHL FanDuel 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
Connor McDavid EDM $10,400 27.89 2.68
Nathan MacKinnon COL $10,500 27.51 2.62
Leon Draisaitl EDM $9,700 26.67 2.75
Elias Pettersson VAN $15,500 23.28 1.50

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Casey Mittelstadt BUF $4,000 13.03 3.26
Jacob Peterson SJ $3,000 8.51 2.84
Leon Draisaitl EDM $9,700 26.67 2.75
William Karlsson VGK $4,400 11.82 2.69

Wing

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mikko Rantanen COL $9,800 23.82 2.43
Kyle Connor WPG $5,500 20.00 3.64
Clayton Keller ARI $6,800 19.86 2.92
Nikita Kucherov TB $8,800 19.26 2.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Connor WPG $5,500 20.00 3.64
Jordan Martinook CAR $3,900 12.00 3.08
Jeff Skinner BUF $5,600 17.19 3.07
Kevin Fiala LA $5,200 15.66 3.01

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Defenseman

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cale Makar COL $7,800 23.11 2.96
Evan Bouchard EDM $6,000 20.34 3.39
Quinn Hughes VAN $12,000 16.39 1.37
Mike Matheson MON $5,900 15.75 2.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evan Bouchard EDM $6,000 20.34 3.39
Cale Makar COL $7,800 23.11 2.96
Tony DeAngelo CAR $4,800 14.09 2.94
Ryan Pulock NYI $4,100 11.75 2.87

Goalie

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ilya Sorokin NYI $8,500 18.87 2.22
Alexandar Georgiev COL $8,300 18.52 2.23
Jake Oettinger DAL $8,400 16.88 2.01
Frederik Andersen CAR $8,100 16.77 2.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Devon Levi BUF $7,000 16.45 2.35
Alexandar Georgiev COL $8,300 18.52 2.23
Ilya Sorokin NYI $8,500 18.87 2.22
Juuse Saros NSH $7,500 16.65 2.22

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.