NHL Draftkings Picks for May 31, 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 $9,500 16.05 1.69
Leon Draisaitl EDM $8,400 15.06 1.79
Vincent Trocheck NYR $6,400 14.86 2.32
Aleksander Barkov FLA $6,500 13.27 2.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Barclay Goodrow NYR $2,900 8.12 2.80
Vincent Trocheck NYR $6,400 14.86 2.32
Sam Bennett FLA $4,700 10.88 2.31
Mika Zibanejad NYR $5,900 12.68 2.15

Wing

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sam Reinhart FLA $7,000 17.01 2.43
Zach Hyman EDM $7,100 15.64 2.20
Matthew Tkachuk FLA $7,300 15.58 2.13
Carter Verhaeghe FLA $6,500 15.36 2.36

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alexis Lafreniere NYR $5,100 13.00 2.55
Sam Reinhart FLA $7,000 17.01 2.43
Jamie Benn DAL $4,700 11.41 2.43
Carter Verhaeghe FLA $6,500 15.36 2.36

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Defenseman

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miro Heiskanen DAL $5,700 14.84 2.60
Evan Bouchard EDM $6,700 14.48 2.16
Jacob Trouba NYR $5,000 12.21 2.44
Adam Fox NYR $5,200 11.81 2.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miro Heiskanen DAL $5,700 14.84 2.60
Gustav Forsling FLA $4,100 10.42 2.54
Jacob Trouba NYR $5,000 12.21 2.44
Esa Lindell DAL $3,800 9.29 2.44

Goalie

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Oettinger DAL $7,900 15.87 2.01
Stuart Skinner EDM $7,700 8.05 1.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Oettinger DAL $7,900 15.87 2.01
Stuart Skinner EDM $7,700 8.05 1.04

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.