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NHL Draftkings Picks for Jan 18, 2021

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Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor McDavid EDM $8,400 22.14 2.64
Auston Matthews TOR $8,300 21.43 2.58
Leon Draisaitl EDM $8,000 17.63 2.20
John Tavares TOR $6,700 16.58 2.47

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Morgan Geekie CAR $2,600 7.11 2.73
Adam Henrique ANH $4,200 11.35 2.70
Eric Staal BUF $2,900 7.83 2.70
Connor McDavid EDM $8,400 22.14 2.64

Wing

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins EDM $7,400 20.15 2.72
Kevin Fiala MIN $6,600 17.67 2.68
Evander Kane SJ $7,200 16.31 2.27
Max Pacioretty VGK $7,500 15.84 2.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Hoffman STL $4,200 12.64 3.01
Sam Bennett CGY $2,600 7.72 2.97
Nicolas Deslauriers ANH $2,500 7.34 2.93
Joel Armia MON $3,000 8.58 2.86

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Defenseman

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shea Theodore VGK $6,800 16.12 2.37
Ryan Ellis NSH $6,500 16.04 2.47
Roman Josi NSH $7,000 15.51 2.22
Alex Pietrangelo VGK $6,700 14.14 2.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Scott Mayfield NYI $2,000 7.48 3.74
Haydn Fleury CAR $2,900 9.27 3.20
Jake Muzzin TOR $4,400 13.63 3.10
Jared Spurgeon MIN $3,700 11.06 2.99

Goalie

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joonas Korpisalo CLS $11,000 22.04 2.00
Cam Talbot MIN $8,000 17.17 2.15
Jacob Markstrom CGY $8,100 16.53 2.04
Thatcher Demko VAN $7,100 15.91 2.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thatcher Demko VAN $7,100 15.91 2.24
Cam Talbot MIN $8,000 17.17 2.15
James Reimer CAR $7,300 15.09 2.07
Jacob Markstrom CGY $8,100 16.53 2.04

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 Рthose are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no 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.

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