NHL Draftkings Picks for Apr 18, 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
Nathan MacKinnon COL $10,300 27.04 2.62
Jack Eichel VGK $8,700 20.80 2.39
Nazem Kadri CGY $7,400 16.79 2.27
William Karlsson VGK $5,300 11.16 2.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nathan MacKinnon COL $10,300 27.04 2.62
Jack Eichel VGK $8,700 20.80 2.39
Trevor Zegras ANH $3,500 8.20 2.34
Nazem Kadri CGY $7,400 16.79 2.27

Wing

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kirill Kaprizov MIN $8,900 21.90 2.46
Mikko Rantanen COL $8,600 18.96 2.21
Adrian Kempe LA $6,800 14.85 2.18
Matt Boldy MIN $7,000 13.91 1.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Drouin COL $4,700 12.93 2.75
Conor Garland VAN $4,900 12.93 2.64
Dakota Joshua VAN $3,300 8.44 2.56
Kirill Kaprizov MIN $8,900 21.90 2.46

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Defenseman

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cale Makar COL $8,500 15.30 1.80
Quinn Hughes VAN $6,500 11.58 1.78
MacKenzie Weegar CGY $7,000 11.39 1.63
Seth Jones CHI $6,200 9.27 1.49

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Myers VAN $3,600 7.43 2.06
Sean Walker COL $3,600 7.32 2.03
Mark Friedman VAN $2,500 5.07 2.03
Nikita Zadorov VAN $2,700 5.43 2.01

Goalie

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justus Annunen COL $7,900 18.31 2.32
Cam Talbot LA $8,400 15.71 1.87
Thatcher Demko VAN $7,600 14.81 1.95
Laurent Brossoit WPG $7,800 14.44 1.85

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justus Annunen COL $7,900 18.31 2.32
Thatcher Demko VAN $7,600 14.81 1.95
Cam Talbot LA $8,400 15.71 1.87
Laurent Brossoit WPG $7,800 14.44 1.85

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.