NHL Draftkings Picks for May 8, 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 $9,600 21.64 2.25
Leon Draisaitl EDM $7,600 18.77 2.47
Aleksander Barkov FLA $6,700 14.21 2.12
J.T. Miller VAN $6,900 13.78 2.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Leon Draisaitl EDM $7,600 18.77 2.47
Connor McDavid EDM $9,600 21.64 2.25
Anton Lundell FLA $3,900 8.43 2.16
Aleksander Barkov FLA $6,700 14.21 2.12

Wing

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matthew Tkachuk FLA $7,500 18.12 2.42
Zach Hyman EDM $7,700 16.99 2.21
Sam Reinhart FLA $7,200 16.53 2.30
Carter Verhaeghe FLA $6,300 15.60 2.48

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eetu Luostarinen FLA $2,800 7.34 2.62
Carter Verhaeghe FLA $6,300 15.60 2.48
Dakota Joshua VAN $3,100 7.59 2.45
Matthew Tkachuk FLA $7,500 18.12 2.42

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Defenseman

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evan Bouchard EDM $6,500 16.66 2.56
Darnell Nurse EDM $4,800 11.47 2.39
Mattias Ekholm EDM $4,400 10.59 2.41
Quinn Hughes VAN $5,600 10.46 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Hampus Lindholm BOS $3,200 8.63 2.70
Brandon Carlo BOS $2,900 7.56 2.61
Evan Bouchard EDM $6,500 16.66 2.56
Mattias Ekholm EDM $4,400 10.59 2.41

Goalie

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeremy Swayman BOS $7,400 15.68 2.12
Sergei Bobrovsky FLA $8,000 15.48 1.93
Stuart Skinner EDM $7,800 13.62 1.75
Arturs Silovs VAN $7,600 8.58 1.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeremy Swayman BOS $7,400 15.68 2.12
Sergei Bobrovsky FLA $8,000 15.48 1.93
Stuart Skinner EDM $7,800 13.62 1.75
Arturs Silovs VAN $7,600 8.58 1.13

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.