NHL Draftkings Picks for May 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
Nathan MacKinnon COL $10,100 22.80 2.26
Wyatt Johnston DAL $6,400 15.37 2.40
Aleksander Barkov FLA $7,000 14.66 2.09
Sam Bennett FLA $4,800 10.62 2.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Wyatt Johnston DAL $6,400 15.37 2.40
Nathan MacKinnon COL $10,100 22.80 2.26
Casey Mittelstadt COL $4,100 9.16 2.23
Anton Lundell FLA $3,800 8.44 2.22

Wing

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sam Reinhart FLA $7,400 18.90 2.55
Matthew Tkachuk FLA $7,600 17.43 2.29
Mikko Rantanen COL $7,200 14.63 2.03
Carter Verhaeghe FLA $6,400 13.85 2.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Drouin COL $4,100 11.42 2.79
Artturi Lehkonen COL $5,400 13.84 2.56
Sam Reinhart FLA $7,400 18.90 2.55
Eetu Luostarinen FLA $3,000 7.42 2.47

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Defenseman

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cale Makar COL $7,900 19.90 2.52
Miro Heiskanen DAL $6,400 14.66 2.29
Brandon Montour FLA $5,000 11.62 2.32
Charlie McAvoy BOS $5,600 11.00 1.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Manson COL $3,800 10.77 2.84
Cale Makar COL $7,900 19.90 2.52
Brandon Carlo BOS $3,200 7.90 2.47
Esa Lindell DAL $3,500 8.35 2.39

Goalie

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Oettinger DAL $7,800 13.84 1.77
Jeremy Swayman BOS $8,400 13.12 1.56
Sergei Bobrovsky FLA $8,200 12.89 1.57
Alexandar Georgiev COL $8,000 9.66 1.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Oettinger DAL $7,800 13.84 1.77
Sergei Bobrovsky FLA $8,200 12.89 1.57
Jeremy Swayman BOS $8,400 13.12 1.56
Alexandar Georgiev COL $8,000 9.66 1.21

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.