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NHL DraftKings Picks for Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for DraftKings Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Aleksander Barkov
C Evgeni Malkin
W Michael Cammalleri
W Andrew Shaw
W Alex Chiasson
D Dougie Hamilton
D Mark Streit
G Chad Johnson
Util Dustin Byfuglien
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 126.96

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evgeni Malkin PIT $7,400 19.02 2.26
Sidney Crosby PIT $8,600 18.55 2.02
Connor McDavid EDM $8,400 18.24 2.12
Jeff Carter LA $7,000 15.22 2.09

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Zajac NJ $5,600 13.50 2.65
Matt Stajan CGY $3,200 8.46 2.42
Aleksander Barkov FLA $5,700 14.75 2.27
Evgeni Malkin PIT $7,400 19.02 2.26

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Leon Draisaitl EDM $6,300 16.02 2.63
Phil Kessel PIT $6,700 15.81 2.11
Taylor Hall NJ $6,900 14.77 2.02
James Neal NSH $6,900 14.52 1.96
Vladimir Tarasenko STL $8,100 14.38 1.67
David Pastrnak BOS $7,100 14.36 2.21
Michael Cammalleri NJ $5,500 13.95 2.54
Wayne Simmonds PHI $6,700 13.94 1.91

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Lewis LA $3,100 8.54 2.67
Leon Draisaitl EDM $6,300 16.02 2.63
Alex Chiasson CGY $3,800 9.31 2.59
Tim Schaller BOS $3,600 7.97 2.57
Michael Cammalleri NJ $5,500 13.95 2.54
Josh Bailey NYI $5,100 11.11 2.47
Jason Chimera NYI $3,500 8.08 2.45
Chris VandeVelde PHI $3,200 7.24 2.41

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Roman Josi NSH $6,600 14.52 2.14
Dustin Byfuglien WPG $6,100 14.30 2.17
P.K. Subban NSH $6,500 13.45 2.01
Alex Pietrangelo STL $5,500 13.42 2.44

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ian Cole PIT $4,000 11.23 3.30
Justin Schultz PIT $3,700 11.59 3.22
Luca Sbisa VAN $3,400 9.02 2.91
Marc Staal NYR $3,500 8.22 2.65

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chad Johnson CGY $7,700 28.86 3.52
Pekka Rinne NSH $7,700 22.16 2.38
Jake Allen STL $8,000 21.47 2.44
Thomas Greiss NYI $7,300 20.48 2.59

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chad Johnson CGY $7,700 28.86 3.52
Thomas Greiss NYI $7,300 20.48 2.59
Steve Mason PHI $7,800 19.97 2.47
Jake Allen STL $8,000 21.47 2.44

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. 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.

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