NHL Draftkings Picks for Oct 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
Sidney Crosby PIT $7,900 16.70 2.11
Tim Stuetzle OTT $7,300 16.53 2.26
Evgeni Malkin PIT $6,300 15.05 2.39
Dylan Larkin DET $6,600 14.89 2.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Copp DET $3,300 8.82 2.67
Noel Acciari PIT $2,500 6.14 2.46
Evgeni Malkin PIT $6,300 15.05 2.39
Lars Eller PIT $2,600 5.90 2.27

Wing

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brady Tkachuk OTT $8,100 19.51 2.41
Jake Guentzel PIT $7,000 16.00 2.29
Claude Giroux OTT $5,500 14.02 2.55
Alex DeBrincat DET $6,400 13.92 2.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tom Wilson WAS $4,600 11.91 2.59
Reilly Smith PIT $4,400 11.36 2.58
Bryan Rust PIT $4,700 12.04 2.56
Claude Giroux OTT $5,500 14.02 2.55

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Defenseman

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Erik Karlsson PIT $6,900 13.58 1.97
Jakob Chychrun OTT $5,700 13.55 2.38
Kris Letang PIT $6,100 12.34 2.02
John Carlson WAS $6,500 11.92 1.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Graves PIT $3,700 9.80 2.65
Travis Hamonic OTT $2,800 7.31 2.61
Jake Sanderson OTT $3,800 9.83 2.59
Erik Brannstrom OTT $2,700 6.69 2.48

Goalie

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tristan Jarry PIT $7,900 14.30 1.81
Anton Forsberg OTT $8,000 13.41 1.68
Darcy Kuemper WAS $7,200 9.08 1.26
Ville Husso DET $7,500 2.63 0.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tristan Jarry PIT $7,900 14.30 1.81
Anton Forsberg OTT $8,000 13.41 1.68
Darcy Kuemper WAS $7,200 9.08 1.26
Ville Husso DET $7,500 2.63 0.35

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.