NHL Draftkings Picks for Apr 17, 2024

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 $9,800 21.13 2.16
Auston Matthews TOR $10,200 20.59 2.02
Brayden Point TB $7,500 17.31 2.31
Sidney Crosby PIT $7,800 16.91 2.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Wyatt Johnston DAL $5,600 13.58 2.42
Brayden Point TB $7,500 17.31 2.31
Logan Cooley ARI $4,600 10.08 2.19
Sidney Crosby PIT $7,800 16.91 2.17

Wing

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steven Stamkos TB $7,000 19.75 2.82
Nikita Kucherov TB $9,600 19.05 1.98
Bryan Rust PIT $6,600 15.63 2.37
Jordan Kyrou STL $6,500 14.09 2.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evgenii Dadonov DAL $2,500 7.75 3.10
Steven Stamkos TB $7,000 19.75 2.82
Kyle Palmieri NYI $4,500 11.67 2.59
Jamie Benn DAL $4,800 12.07 2.51

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Defenseman

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evan Bouchard EDM $6,700 12.71 1.90
Mattias Ekholm EDM $4,500 11.25 2.50
Erik Karlsson PIT $5,400 11.14 2.06
Miro Heiskanen DAL $5,200 9.46 1.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mattias Ekholm EDM $4,500 11.25 2.50
Erik Karlsson PIT $5,400 11.14 2.06
Samuel Bolduc NYI $2,500 5.03 2.01
Evan Bouchard EDM $6,700 12.71 1.90

Goalie

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Oettinger DAL $8,300 17.90 2.16
Calvin Pickard EDM $8,200 14.15 1.73
Alex Nedeljkovic PIT $7,800 12.84 1.65
Matt Tomkins TB $7,900 12.77 1.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Oettinger DAL $8,300 17.90 2.16
Calvin Pickard EDM $8,200 14.15 1.73
Jordan Binnington STL $7,100 12.02 1.69
Alex Nedeljkovic PIT $7,800 12.84 1.65

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.