NHL Draftkings Picks for May 16, 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
Leon Draisaitl EDM $8,200 19.69 2.40
Connor McDavid EDM $9,800 19.64 2.00
Sebastian Aho CAR $6,900 13.94 2.02
Vincent Trocheck NYR $6,500 13.68 2.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Barclay Goodrow NYR $2,600 6.86 2.64
Jordan Staal CAR $3,200 7.93 2.48
Leon Draisaitl EDM $8,200 19.69 2.40
Jack Drury CAR $2,900 6.48 2.24

Wing

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Artemi Panarin NYR $7,900 16.29 2.06
Jake Guentzel CAR $7,300 15.97 2.19
Zach Hyman EDM $7,700 15.46 2.01
Alexis Lafreniere NYR $5,100 13.27 2.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dakota Joshua VAN $3,400 9.02 2.65
Conor Garland VAN $4,200 11.12 2.65
Alexis Lafreniere NYR $5,100 13.27 2.60
Seth Jarvis CAR $5,000 12.15 2.43

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Defenseman

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evan Bouchard EDM $6,800 17.18 2.53
Mattias Ekholm EDM $4,700 12.86 2.74
Brady Skjei CAR $4,300 12.01 2.79
Adam Fox NYR $5,500 11.79 2.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brady Skjei CAR $4,300 12.01 2.79
Mattias Ekholm EDM $4,700 12.86 2.74
Darnell Nurse EDM $4,200 11.03 2.63
Jaccob Slavin CAR $3,700 9.40 2.54

Goalie

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Frederik Andersen CAR $8,200 18.92 2.31
Igor Shesterkin NYR $8,400 16.17 1.92
Calvin Pickard EDM $7,800 10.10 1.30
Arturs Silovs VAN $8,000 8.16 1.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Frederik Andersen CAR $8,200 18.92 2.31
Igor Shesterkin NYR $8,400 16.17 1.92
Calvin Pickard EDM $7,800 10.10 1.30
Arturs Silovs VAN $8,000 8.16 1.02

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.