NHL Daily Fantasy Review: Most Bang for Your Buck and Biggest Flops

In season, we review yesterday's Daily Most and Least Valuable Players based on how much the exceeded or fell short of their salary based expectations. On average, 30% of games were classified as 'boom games', 30% were 'bust games' and 40% average games. On DraftKings, Connor McDavid is the best center in terms of highest boom rate. He greatly exceeded his salary based expectation in 87 percent of his games (average salary $8K). But when he does not boom, he has a high probability of busting. Justin Williams has a 47.9% boom rate on FanDuel which makes him #1 at his position. Antti Niemi is the goalie with the highest (worst) bust rate. He flops 33.3 percent of the time. The tables below show the players with the five highest boom and bust rates by position on each platform.

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DRAFTKINGS BOOM GOALIESDRAFTKINGS BUST GOALIES
Cal Petersen ($7.2K Avg Sal, 88.2% Boom, 5.9% Bust)Antti Niemi ($7.5K Avg Sal, 33.3% Bust, 66.7% Boom)
Darcy Kuemper ($7.5K Avg Sal, 82.9% Boom, 9.2% Bust)Samuel Montembeault ($7.3K Avg Sal, 33.3% Bust, 50% Boom)
Jordan Binnington ($7.8K Avg Sal, 82.7% Boom, 7.4% Bust)Cory Schneider ($7.3K Avg Sal, 30.3% Bust, 51.5% Boom)
Frederik Andersen ($8K Avg Sal, 80.9% Boom, 14.8% Bust)Chad Johnson ($7.1K Avg Sal, 26.7% Bust, 40% Boom)
Tuukka Rask ($7.9K Avg Sal, 80.7% Boom, 10.8% Bust)Keith Kinkaid ($7.4K Avg Sal, 23.7% Bust, 57.9% Boom)
Antti Raanta ($7.5K Avg Sal, 80% Boom, 7.5% Bust)James Reimer ($7.4K Avg Sal, 23.6% Bust, 65.5% Boom)
Tristan Jarry ($7.8K Avg Sal, 80% Boom, 10% Bust)Aaron Dell ($7.5K Avg Sal, 23.2% Bust, 62.5% Boom)
Corey Crawford ($7.5K Avg Sal, 79.7% Boom, 8.7% Bust)Cam Talbot ($7.6K Avg Sal, 22.6% Bust, 64.2% Boom)
Anton Khudobin ($7.5K Avg Sal, 79.7% Boom, 9.4% Bust)Martin Jones ($7.7K Avg Sal, 21.9% Bust, 66.7% Boom)
Carey Price ($7.7K Avg Sal, 79.5% Boom, 12.8% Bust)Malcolm Subban ($7.6K Avg Sal, 21.1% Bust, 60.5% Boom)
DRAFTKINGS BOOM CENTERSDRAFTKINGS BUST CENTERS
Connor McDavid ($8K Avg Sal, 87% Boom, 3.3% Bust)Greg McKegg ($2.6K Avg Sal, 27.9% Bust, 36% Boom)
Auston Matthews ($7.8K Avg Sal, 86.4% Boom, 1.4% Bust)Nic Dowd ($2.6K Avg Sal, 26.6% Bust, 45.7% Boom)
Jack Eichel ($7.5K Avg Sal, 86.2% Boom, 3.3% Bust)Vladislav Kamenev ($2.5K Avg Sal, 25.5% Bust, 47.3% Boom)
Patrice Bergeron ($7.3K Avg Sal, 86% Boom, 0.8% Bust)Brandon Dubinsky ($2.8K Avg Sal, 25.4% Bust, 47.8% Boom)
Dylan Larkin ($6.4K Avg Sal, 83.1% Boom, 1.5% Bust)Eric Fehr ($2.6K Avg Sal, 25% Bust, 46.7% Boom)
Tyler Seguin ($7K Avg Sal, 83% Boom, 3.4% Bust)Kyle Brodziak ($2.6K Avg Sal, 24.6% Bust, 55.7% Boom)
Tomas Hertl ($5.8K Avg Sal, 82.4% Boom, 6.4% Bust)Travis Boyd ($2.7K Avg Sal, 24.6% Bust, 54.1% Boom)
Leon Draisaitl ($7.1K Avg Sal, 81.1% Boom, 6.8% Bust)Victor Rask ($2.7K Avg Sal, 24.3% Bust, 47.3% Boom)
Mika Zibanejad ($6.7K Avg Sal, 81% Boom, 4.3% Bust)Valtteri Filppula ($3.2K Avg Sal, 24.2% Bust, 52.3% Boom)
Sean Couturier ($6K Avg Sal, 81% Boom, 5.8% Bust)Riley Nash ($2.6K Avg Sal, 23.7% Bust, 51.8% Boom)
DRAFTKINGS BOOM WINGSDRAFTKINGS BUST WINGS
Blake Wheeler ($6.5K Avg Sal, 86.1% Boom, 5.1% Bust)Christoffer Ehn ($2.6K Avg Sal, 32.9% Bust, 46.3% Boom)
Brendan Gallagher ($6.2K Avg Sal, 84.7% Boom, 1.5% Bust)Ryan Reaves ($2.5K Avg Sal, 30.3% Bust, 46.9% Boom)
Taylor Hall ($7K Avg Sal, 84.3% Boom, 0% Bust)Gabriel Bourque ($2.5K Avg Sal, 28.9% Bust, 46.7% Boom)
Alex Ovechkin ($7.9K Avg Sal, 83.7% Boom, 3.7% Bust)Brian Gibbons ($2.5K Avg Sal, 28.4% Bust, 46.3% Boom)
David Pastrnak ($7.7K Avg Sal, 83.6% Boom, 2.3% Bust)Dylan Gambrell ($2.6K Avg Sal, 27.5% Bust, 43.1% Boom)
Oliver Bjorkstrand ($4K Avg Sal, 83.5% Boom, 7.1% Bust)Lukas Radil ($2.7K Avg Sal, 25.5% Bust, 45.1% Boom)
Max Pacioretty ($6.2K Avg Sal, 83.3% Boom, 3% Bust)Dale Weise ($2.6K Avg Sal, 25% Bust, 43.3% Boom)
Artemi Panarin ($6.7K Avg Sal, 83.2% Boom, 6.3% Bust)Brett Ritchie ($2.6K Avg Sal, 25% Bust, 42.1% Boom)
Brad Marchand ($7K Avg Sal, 83% Boom, 5% Bust)Tim Schaller ($2.6K Avg Sal, 24.7% Bust, 54.1% Boom)
Kevin Fiala ($4.1K Avg Sal, 82.8% Boom, 3.9% Bust)Ivan Barbashev ($2.6K Avg Sal, 24.1% Bust, 46.7% Boom)
DRAFTKINGS BOOM DEFENDERSDRAFTKINGS BUST DEFENDERS
Connor Murphy ($3.7K Avg Sal, 92.1% Boom, 2% Bust)Dan Hamhuis ($2.5K Avg Sal, 21.5% Bust, 58.9% Boom)
Roman Josi ($6.5K Avg Sal, 91.5% Boom, 2.1% Bust)Christian Jaros ($2.6K Avg Sal, 20.3% Bust, 59.3% Boom)
Seth Jones ($5.8K Avg Sal, 90.9% Boom, 3.8% Bust)Ryan Lindgren ($2.6K Avg Sal, 20% Bust, 60% Boom)
Mark Giordano ($6.2K Avg Sal, 90.5% Boom, 2.4% Bust)Brendan Smith ($2.6K Avg Sal, 20% Bust, 52% Boom)
Jakob Chychrun ($4.3K Avg Sal, 90.3% Boom, 2.9% Bust)Yannick Weber ($2.6K Avg Sal, 19.1% Bust, 56.4% Boom)
Alexander Edler ($5.7K Avg Sal, 88.9% Boom, 4% Bust)Joakim Ryan ($2.7K Avg Sal, 17.9% Bust, 57.1% Boom)
Dougie Hamilton ($5.8K Avg Sal, 88.7% Boom, 0% Bust)Oliver Kylington ($2.6K Avg Sal, 17.7% Bust, 53.2% Boom)
Alex Pietrangelo ($5.8K Avg Sal, 88.6% Boom, 1.5% Bust)Igor Ozhiganov ($2.5K Avg Sal, 17.6% Bust, 51% Boom)
Oscar Klefbom ($5.6K Avg Sal, 88.6% Boom, 2.9% Bust)Christian Djoos ($2.5K Avg Sal, 17.3% Bust, 50% Boom)
Darnell Nurse ($4.9K Avg Sal, 88.6% Boom, 3% Bust)Juuso Riikola ($2.6K Avg Sal, 17.2% Bust, 59.4% Boom)
FANDUEL BOOM GOALIESFANDUEL BUST GOALIES
Igor Shesterkin ($8.1K Avg Sal, 50% Boom, 10% Bust)Chad Johnson ($7.4K Avg Sal, 66.7% Bust, 13.3% Boom)
Pavel Francouz ($8K Avg Sal, 48.5% Boom, 24.2% Bust)Calvin Pickard ($7.2K Avg Sal, 66.7% Bust, 6.7% Boom)
Carter Hart ($7.9K Avg Sal, 44.6% Boom, 30.4% Bust)Michael Hutchinson ($7.3K Avg Sal, 50% Bust, 20.8% Boom)
Anders Nilsson ($7.6K Avg Sal, 43.8% Boom, 31.2% Bust)Anthony Stolarz ($7.1K Avg Sal, 50% Bust, 14.3% Boom)
Tristan Jarry ($8.3K Avg Sal, 43.3% Boom, 20% Bust)Cory Schneider ($7.3K Avg Sal, 42.4% Bust, 24.2% Boom)
Thatcher Demko ($7.4K Avg Sal, 43.3% Boom, 20% Bust)Roberto Luongo ($7.7K Avg Sal, 42.1% Bust, 28.9% Boom)
Ilya Samsonov ($7.9K Avg Sal, 41.7% Boom, 20.8% Bust)Samuel Montembeault ($7.4K Avg Sal, 41.2% Bust, 29.4% Boom)
Jaroslav Halak ($8.3K Avg Sal, 41.5% Boom, 27.7% Bust)Antti Niemi ($7.5K Avg Sal, 40% Bust, 26.7% Boom)
Cal Petersen ($7.3K Avg Sal, 41.2% Boom, 11.8% Bust)Keith Kinkaid ($7.6K Avg Sal, 39.5% Bust, 18.4% Boom)
Antti Raanta ($8K Avg Sal, 40% Boom, 22.5% Bust)Jonathan Quick ($7.6K Avg Sal, 37.3% Bust, 26.7% Boom)
FANDUEL BOOM CENTERSFANDUEL BUST CENTERS
Leon Draisaitl ($7.9K Avg Sal, 45.9% Boom, 18.8% Bust)Greg McKegg ($3.1K Avg Sal, 64% Bust, 16.3% Boom)
Auston Matthews ($8.4K Avg Sal, 44% Boom, 12.1% Bust)Frederik Gauthier ($3K Avg Sal, 63.3% Bust, 18.3% Boom)
Nathan MacKinnon ($8.7K Avg Sal, 43% Boom, 8.6% Bust)Eric Fehr ($3.1K Avg Sal, 54.2% Bust, 22% Boom)
Christian Dvorak ($4.1K Avg Sal, 42.7% Boom, 20.7% Bust)Nic Dowd ($3.1K Avg Sal, 53.8% Bust, 17.2% Boom)
Tomas Hertl ($6.1K Avg Sal, 42.4% Boom, 16% Bust)Vladislav Kamenev ($3.1K Avg Sal, 53.6% Bust, 21.4% Boom)
Andrew Shaw ($4.2K Avg Sal, 41% Boom, 19.3% Bust)Victor Rask ($3.3K Avg Sal, 52.1% Bust, 20.5% Boom)
Nick Suzuki ($4.1K Avg Sal, 40.9% Boom, 15.2% Bust)Nate Thompson ($3.2K Avg Sal, 51.5% Bust, 17.9% Boom)
Bo Horvat ($5.8K Avg Sal, 40.9% Boom, 19.7% Bust)Brandon Dubinsky ($3.4K Avg Sal, 51.5% Bust, 15.2% Boom)
Mika Zibanejad ($7.3K Avg Sal, 40.5% Boom, 13.8% Bust)Blake Lizotte ($3.4K Avg Sal, 50% Bust, 30% Boom)
Vincent Trocheck ($5.7K Avg Sal, 39.8% Boom, 28.6% Bust)Mark Jankowski ($3.4K Avg Sal, 48.3% Bust, 22.9% Boom)
FANDUEL BOOM WINGSFANDUEL BUST WINGS
Justin Williams ($4.8K Avg Sal, 47.9% Boom, 18.8% Bust)John Hayden ($3K Avg Sal, 58% Bust, 8.6% Boom)
Dominik Kubalik ($4.1K Avg Sal, 47.5% Boom, 24.6% Bust)Dylan Gambrell ($3.1K Avg Sal, 57.7% Bust, 17.3% Boom)
Mike Hoffman ($6.2K Avg Sal, 46.9% Boom, 15.4% Bust)Milan Lucic ($3.5K Avg Sal, 57.4% Bust, 20.2% Boom)
Frank Vatrano ($3.8K Avg Sal, 46.5% Boom, 16.3% Bust)Brett Ritchie ($3.2K Avg Sal, 57.3% Bust, 14.7% Boom)
Max Pacioretty ($6.6K Avg Sal, 46.2% Boom, 15.2% Bust)Dale Weise ($3.1K Avg Sal, 56.7% Bust, 18.3% Boom)
Nikita Gusev ($4.1K Avg Sal, 46% Boom, 20% Bust)Matt Martin ($3K Avg Sal, 56.7% Bust, 16.3% Boom)
Kyle Connor ($6.1K Avg Sal, 45.7% Boom, 15.2% Bust)Nicolas Deslauriers ($3K Avg Sal, 56.4% Bust, 11.7% Boom)
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ($6.1K Avg Sal, 45.7% Boom, 18.1% Bust)Jacob De La Rose ($3K Avg Sal, 54.9% Bust, 18.7% Boom)
Timo Meier ($5.6K Avg Sal, 44.2% Boom, 16.3% Bust)Christoffer Ehn ($3K Avg Sal, 54.2% Bust, 13.3% Boom)
Jesper Bratt ($3.8K Avg Sal, 43.8% Boom, 28.1% Bust)Lukas Radil ($3.1K Avg Sal, 54% Bust, 16% Boom)
FANDUEL BOOM DEFENDERSFANDUEL BUST DEFENDERS
Adam Fox ($3.9K Avg Sal, 50.8% Boom, 18.6% Bust)Ryan Lindgren ($3.6K Avg Sal, 52% Bust, 16% Boom)
John Carlson ($6.8K Avg Sal, 48.1% Boom, 18.5% Bust)Igor Ozhiganov ($3.5K Avg Sal, 51% Bust, 13.7% Boom)
Jakob Chychrun ($3.7K Avg Sal, 47.1% Boom, 10.6% Bust)Connor Clifton ($3.5K Avg Sal, 50.9% Bust, 11.3% Boom)
Alexander Edler ($4.9K Avg Sal, 46.9% Boom, 8.2% Bust)Brendan Smith ($3.5K Avg Sal, 50.5% Bust, 12.9% Boom)
Darnell Nurse ($4.5K Avg Sal, 46.6% Boom, 12.8% Bust)Nikita Zadorov ($3.6K Avg Sal, 49.3% Bust, 17.9% Boom)
Thomas Chabot ($5.2K Avg Sal, 44.8% Boom, 16% Bust)Jonathan Ericsson ($3.5K Avg Sal, 48.3% Bust, 8.6% Boom)
Shea Theodore ($4.8K Avg Sal, 44.8% Boom, 16.8% Bust)Christian Djoos ($3.5K Avg Sal, 48.1% Bust, 17.3% Boom)
Roman Josi ($6.5K Avg Sal, 44.7% Boom, 7.8% Bust)Radim Simek ($3.5K Avg Sal, 47.8% Bust, 14.5% Boom)
Ryan Ellis ($5K Avg Sal, 44.7% Boom, 15.4% Bust)Oliver Kylington ($3.5K Avg Sal, 46.8% Bust, 12.9% Boom)
Seth Jones ($5.6K Avg Sal, 44.4% Boom, 12% Bust)Derrick Pouliot ($3.6K Avg Sal, 45.8% Bust, 20.3% Boom)