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

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We review past FanDuel and DraftKings performance to see what players are most likely to greatly exceed expectations (boom) or fall way short (bust). The average player boomed (greatly exceeded expectation) thirty percent of the time, busted thirty percent of the time, and delivered what was expected forty percent of the time. Frank Vatrano is the #1 wing on FanDuel based on 'boom percentage'. He greatly exceeded his salary based expectation in 50 percent of his games (average salary $3.9K). His 16.7% bust rate is also below average. On DraftKings, Laurent Brossoit is the #1 center with a boom rate of 47.4 percent. On FanDuel, the goalie with the worst (highest) bust rate is Ivan Barbashev. His average salary is $3.3K and he busts 62.3% of the time. Not surprisingly, his boom rate is not good. The tables below show the players with the five highest boom and bust rates by position on each platform.

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FANDUEL BOOM GOALIESFANDUEL BUST GOALIES
Laurent Brossoit ($7.7K Avg Sal, 55.6% Boom, 16.7% Bust)Chad Johnson ($7.4K Avg Sal, 66.7% Bust, 13.3% Boom)
Carter Hart ($7.9K Avg Sal, 52.4% Boom, 23.8% Bust)Calvin Pickard ($7.2K Avg Sal, 61.5% Bust, 7.7% Boom)
Jaroslav Halak ($8.2K Avg Sal, 43.6% Boom, 28.2% Bust)Anthony Stolarz ($7.1K Avg Sal, 53.8% Bust, 15.4% Boom)
Thomas Greiss ($8K Avg Sal, 43.6% Boom, 30.8% Bust)Cory Schneider ($7.4K Avg Sal, 47.8% Bust, 26.1% Boom)
Ben Bishop ($8.7K Avg Sal, 43.1% Boom, 19.6% Bust)Aaron Dell ($7.7K Avg Sal, 45.8% Bust, 16.7% Boom)
Darcy Kuemper ($7.8K Avg Sal, 42% Boom, 22% Bust)Alex Stalock ($7.3K Avg Sal, 44.4% Bust, 22.2% Boom)
Matt Murray ($8.6K Avg Sal, 41.2% Boom, 25.5% Bust)Linus Ullmark ($7.9K Avg Sal, 43.8% Bust, 28.1% Boom)
Philipp Grubauer ($7.6K Avg Sal, 40.5% Boom, 28.6% Bust)Keith Kinkaid ($7.6K Avg Sal, 42.4% Bust, 21.2% Boom)
Cal Petersen ($7.4K Avg Sal, 40% Boom, 10% Bust)Roberto Luongo ($7.7K Avg Sal, 42.1% Bust, 28.9% Boom)
Louis Domingue ($8.1K Avg Sal, 40% Boom, 12% Bust)Jonathan Bernier ($7.5K Avg Sal, 40.7% Bust, 22.2% Boom)
FANDUEL BOOM CENTERSFANDUEL BUST CENTERS
Dylan Larkin ($6.7K Avg Sal, 49.2% Boom, 7.7% Bust)Ivan Barbashev ($3.3K Avg Sal, 62.3% Bust, 22.1% Boom)
Tomas Hertl ($6K Avg Sal, 45.7% Boom, 13.6% Bust)Jack Roslovic ($3.3K Avg Sal, 55.9% Bust, 18.6% Boom)
Aleksander Barkov ($7.3K Avg Sal, 45.2% Boom, 12.3% Bust)Eric Fehr ($3.1K Avg Sal, 54.2% Bust, 22% Boom)
Jack Eichel ($7.7K Avg Sal, 43.9% Boom, 10.6% Bust)Adam Gaudette ($3.1K Avg Sal, 52% Bust, 22% Boom)
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ($6.1K Avg Sal, 43.8% Boom, 16.4% Bust)Brandon Dubinsky ($3.4K Avg Sal, 51.5% Bust, 15.2% Boom)
Kevin Hayes ($5.3K Avg Sal, 43.5% Boom, 37.7% Bust)Jay Beagle ($3.2K Avg Sal, 50% Bust, 21.2% Boom)
Cody Eakin ($4.3K Avg Sal, 43.2% Boom, 24.3% Bust)Alexander Wennberg ($4.2K Avg Sal, 49.4% Bust, 13% Boom)
Auston Matthews ($8.2K Avg Sal, 41.9% Boom, 13.5% Bust)Marcus Kruger ($3.2K Avg Sal, 47% Bust, 16.7% Boom)
Ryan O'Reilly ($6.5K Avg Sal, 41.8% Boom, 12.7% Bust)Riley Nash ($3.2K Avg Sal, 46.9% Bust, 16% Boom)
Nathan MacKinnon ($8.6K Avg Sal, 41.7% Boom, 10.7% Bust)Leo Komarov ($3.5K Avg Sal, 46.8% Bust, 23.4% Boom)
FANDUEL BOOM WINGSFANDUEL BUST WINGS
Frank Vatrano ($3.9K Avg Sal, 50% Boom, 16.7% Bust)Frederik Gauthier ($3K Avg Sal, 66.7% Bust, 16.7% Boom)
Justin Williams ($5.1K Avg Sal, 50% Boom, 20% Bust)Chandler Stephenson ($3.2K Avg Sal, 63.2% Bust, 14% Boom)
Leon Draisaitl ($7.3K Avg Sal, 49.3% Boom, 21.9% Bust)Milan Lucic ($3.7K Avg Sal, 62.9% Bust, 18.6% Boom)
Mike Hoffman ($6.2K Avg Sal, 47.9% Boom, 13.7% Bust)Nate Thompson ($3.1K Avg Sal, 57.1% Bust, 14.3% Boom)
Andreas Athanasiou ($4.9K Avg Sal, 47.7% Boom, 15.4% Bust)Gabriel Bourque ($3.2K Avg Sal, 53.8% Bust, 11.5% Boom)
Timo Meier ($5.5K Avg Sal, 47.6% Boom, 13.1% Bust)Michael Raffl ($3.5K Avg Sal, 52% Bust, 22% Boom)
Brady Tkachuk ($4.5K Avg Sal, 46% Boom, 14.3% Bust)Matt Martin ($3K Avg Sal, 51.6% Bust, 18.8% Boom)
Patrick Kane ($8.6K Avg Sal, 45.3% Boom, 8% Bust)Andre Burakovsky ($3.4K Avg Sal, 51.4% Bust, 25.7% Boom)
Pavel Buchnevich ($4.7K Avg Sal, 45.3% Boom, 28.3% Bust)Melker Karlsson ($3.4K Avg Sal, 50.6% Bust, 14.5% Boom)
Andrew Shaw ($4.2K Avg Sal, 45% Boom, 18.3% Bust)Calle Jarnkrok ($3.5K Avg Sal, 50% Bust, 26.9% Boom)
FANDUEL BOOM DEFENDERSFANDUEL BUST DEFENDERS
Thomas Chabot ($5K Avg Sal, 55.6% Boom, 14.3% Bust)Joakim Ryan ($3.5K Avg Sal, 55.6% Bust, 11.1% Boom)
Erik Gustafsson ($4.7K Avg Sal, 50% Boom, 16.7% Bust)Brenden Dillon ($3.6K Avg Sal, 54% Bust, 20.7% Boom)
John Carlson ($6.5K Avg Sal, 48.6% Boom, 18.9% Bust)Igor Ozhiganov ($3.5K Avg Sal, 51% Bust, 13.7% Boom)
Seth Jones ($5.7K Avg Sal, 48.1% Boom, 13.6% Bust)Brendan Smith ($3.6K Avg Sal, 51% Bust, 13.7% Boom)
Oscar Klefbom ($4.7K Avg Sal, 46.3% Boom, 13% Bust)Derrick Pouliot ($3.6K Avg Sal, 45.6% Bust, 21.1% Boom)
Travis Hamonic ($4K Avg Sal, 46.2% Boom, 12.3% Bust)Yannick Weber ($3.5K Avg Sal, 45.6% Bust, 10.5% Boom)
Darnell Nurse ($4.7K Avg Sal, 45.2% Boom, 16.4% Bust)Nick Holden ($3.6K Avg Sal, 45.3% Bust, 22.6% Boom)
Morgan Rielly ($6.2K Avg Sal, 44.3% Boom, 17% Bust)Braydon Coburn ($3.6K Avg Sal, 45.2% Bust, 23.3% Boom)
Shea Weber ($5.6K Avg Sal, 43.6% Boom, 14.5% Bust)Markus Nutivaara ($3.6K Avg Sal, 44.9% Bust, 25.6% Boom)
Nate Schmidt ($4.3K Avg Sal, 43.3% Boom, 23.3% Bust)Nikita Zadorov ($3.6K Avg Sal, 44.4% Bust, 20.8% Boom)
DRAFTKINGS BOOM GOALIESDRAFTKINGS BUST GOALIES
Laurent Brossoit ($7.9K Avg Sal, 47.4% Boom, 21.1% Bust)Calvin Pickard ($7.1K Avg Sal, 61.5% Bust, 7.7% Boom)
Ben Bishop ($7.7K Avg Sal, 46.2% Boom, 21.2% Bust)Anthony Stolarz ($7.2K Avg Sal, 61.5% Bust, 7.7% Boom)
Jaroslav Halak ($7.7K Avg Sal, 46.2% Boom, 30.8% Bust)Alex Stalock ($7.4K Avg Sal, 52.6% Bust, 21.1% Boom)
Matt Murray ($7.9K Avg Sal, 45.1% Boom, 25.5% Bust)Cory Schneider ($7.3K Avg Sal, 52.2% Bust, 26.1% Boom)
Thomas Greiss ($7.6K Avg Sal, 45% Boom, 30% Bust)Aaron Dell ($7.6K Avg Sal, 52% Bust, 12% Boom)
Andrei Vasilevskiy ($8.1K Avg Sal, 42.9% Boom, 21.4% Bust)Linus Ullmark ($7.5K Avg Sal, 48.4% Bust, 25.8% Boom)
Curtis McElhinney ($7.4K Avg Sal, 41.9% Boom, 19.4% Bust)Roberto Luongo ($7.3K Avg Sal, 46.2% Bust, 30.8% Boom)
Philipp Grubauer ($7.5K Avg Sal, 41.9% Boom, 27.9% Bust)Keith Kinkaid ($7.4K Avg Sal, 45.5% Bust, 21.2% Boom)
Cal Petersen ($7K Avg Sal, 40% Boom, 10% Bust)Petr Mrazek ($7.4K Avg Sal, 42.9% Bust, 26.2% Boom)
Louis Domingue ($7.9K Avg Sal, 40% Boom, 12% Bust)Jonathan Quick ($7.2K Avg Sal, 42.1% Bust, 23.7% Boom)
DRAFTKINGS BOOM CENTERSDRAFTKINGS BUST CENTERS
Nathan MacKinnon ($7.7K Avg Sal, 48.2% Boom, 10.6% Bust)Jack Roslovic ($2.8K Avg Sal, 56.7% Bust, 20% Boom)
Aleksander Barkov ($6.6K Avg Sal, 45.9% Boom, 13.5% Bust)Eric Fehr ($2.6K Avg Sal, 53.3% Bust, 25% Boom)
Tomas Hertl ($6K Avg Sal, 45.1% Boom, 13.4% Bust)Adam Gaudette ($2.7K Avg Sal, 52.9% Bust, 21.6% Boom)
Artem Anisimov ($3.8K Avg Sal, 43.7% Boom, 23.9% Bust)Brandon Dubinsky ($2.8K Avg Sal, 52.2% Bust, 20.9% Boom)
Kevin Hayes ($4.8K Avg Sal, 43.5% Boom, 34.8% Bust)Jay Beagle ($2.6K Avg Sal, 50% Bust, 23.1% Boom)
Matt Duchene ($6K Avg Sal, 43.4% Boom, 25% Bust)Alexander Wennberg ($3.1K Avg Sal, 49.4% Bust, 18.2% Boom)
Brayden Point ($6.8K Avg Sal, 42% Boom, 22.2% Bust)Riley Nash ($2.6K Avg Sal, 47.6% Bust, 22% Boom)
Auston Matthews ($7.6K Avg Sal, 41.9% Boom, 12.2% Bust)Marcus Kruger ($2.5K Avg Sal, 47% Bust, 22.7% Boom)
Nick Bjugstad ($3.9K Avg Sal, 41% Boom, 26.2% Bust)David Kampf ($2.9K Avg Sal, 46.6% Bust, 29.3% Boom)
David Krejci ($5K Avg Sal, 40.5% Boom, 26.2% Bust)Leo Komarov ($2.6K Avg Sal, 46.2% Bust, 24.4% Boom)
DRAFTKINGS BOOM WINGSDRAFTKINGS BUST WINGS
Patrick Kane ($7.5K Avg Sal, 49.3% Boom, 8% Bust)Chandler Stephenson ($2.7K Avg Sal, 63.8% Bust, 13.8% Boom)
Leon Draisaitl ($6.7K Avg Sal, 49.3% Boom, 21.9% Bust)Milan Lucic ($2.8K Avg Sal, 62.9% Bust, 25.7% Boom)
Nikita Kucherov ($7.5K Avg Sal, 46.3% Boom, 20.7% Bust)Nate Thompson ($2.5K Avg Sal, 57.1% Bust, 17.1% Boom)
Andreas Athanasiou ($5.2K Avg Sal, 46.2% Boom, 27.7% Bust)Gabriel Bourque ($2.5K Avg Sal, 53.8% Bust, 11.5% Boom)
Pavel Buchnevich ($3.8K Avg Sal, 45.3% Boom, 28.3% Bust)Matt Martin ($2.5K Avg Sal, 52.3% Bust, 18.5% Boom)
Frank Vatrano ($4.5K Avg Sal, 45.2% Boom, 21.9% Bust)Andre Burakovsky ($2.9K Avg Sal, 52.1% Bust, 26.8% Boom)
Mark Stone ($6.1K Avg Sal, 44.7% Boom, 22.4% Bust)Michael Raffl ($2.6K Avg Sal, 52% Bust, 24% Boom)
Max Pacioretty ($5.3K Avg Sal, 44.6% Boom, 21.5% Bust)Melker Karlsson ($2.6K Avg Sal, 51.2% Bust, 14.3% Boom)
Blake Coleman ($4.6K Avg Sal, 44.3% Boom, 26.2% Bust)Vladimir Sobotka ($2.7K Avg Sal, 50% Bust, 20.7% Boom)
Andrew Shaw ($4.5K Avg Sal, 44.3% Boom, 26.2% Bust)Calle Jarnkrok ($3.2K Avg Sal, 49.4% Bust, 27.8% Boom)
DRAFTKINGS BOOM DEFENDERSDRAFTKINGS BUST DEFENDERS
John Carlson ($6.3K Avg Sal, 44% Boom, 25.3% Bust)Igor Ozhiganov ($2.5K Avg Sal, 49% Bust, 21.6% Boom)
Brett Kulak ($3.1K Avg Sal, 42.6% Boom, 24.1% Bust)Markus Nutivaara ($3K Avg Sal, 48.1% Bust, 27.8% Boom)
Erik Cernak ($3.3K Avg Sal, 41.5% Boom, 34% Bust)Brendan Smith ($2.7K Avg Sal, 47.1% Bust, 21.6% Boom)
Thomas Chabot ($5.8K Avg Sal, 41.3% Boom, 22.2% Bust)Yannick Weber ($2.5K Avg Sal, 44.8% Bust, 20.7% Boom)
Ben Chiarot ($3.2K Avg Sal, 41.3% Boom, 25.3% Bust)Dan Hamhuis ($2.5K Avg Sal, 42.9% Bust, 19.6% Boom)
Zach Bogosian ($3.4K Avg Sal, 40.7% Boom, 22.2% Bust)Ryan Suter ($5K Avg Sal, 42.3% Bust, 32.4% Boom)
Rasmus Andersson ($2.8K Avg Sal, 40.6% Boom, 26.1% Bust)Nick Leddy ($3.7K Avg Sal, 42.3% Bust, 30.8% Boom)
Travis Sanheim ($3.6K Avg Sal, 40.3% Boom, 33.9% Bust)Oliver Ekman-Larsson ($4.7K Avg Sal, 41.7% Bust, 34.7% Boom)
Josh Manson ($3.1K Avg Sal, 40.3% Boom, 35.8% Bust)Jamie Oleksiak ($3K Avg Sal, 41.4% Bust, 29.3% Boom)
Travis Hamonic ($4.3K Avg Sal, 40% Boom, 16.9% Bust)Will Butcher ($3.6K Avg Sal, 41% Bust, 21.3% Boom)