Tuesday, December 13, 2016 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for DraftKings Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Ryan Kesler
C Derek Ryan
W Brandon Saad
W Robby Fabbri
W Josh Anderson
D Roman Josi
D Ben Hutton
G Devan Dubnyk
Util Viktor Arvidsson
Salary $49,500
Expected Points 128.93

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Kesler ANA $6,900 17.09 2.44
Logan Couture SJ $6,700 16.33 2.37
Jack Eichel BUF $7,600 14.81 2.18
Aleksander Barkov FLA $6,300 14.00 2.12

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derek Ryan CAR $3,100 10.90 3.30
Ryan Kesler ANA $6,900 17.09 2.44
Mikko Koivu MIN $5,400 11.35 2.42
Logan Couture SJ $6,700 16.33 2.37

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Vladimir Tarasenko STL $7,900 19.94 2.32
Cam Atkinson CBJ $7,200 17.03 2.47
Joe Pavelski SJ $7,400 15.29 1.94
Rickard Rakell ANA $6,400 14.82 2.56
Alex Ovechkin WSH $8,500 14.65 1.66
Robby Fabbri STL $4,700 14.32 2.81
Brandon Saad CBJ $6,200 14.25 2.16
Jaden Schwartz STL $6,300 13.86 2.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jason Zucker MIN $4,600 11.37 3.07
Joel Ward SJ $4,200 9.75 2.87
Robby Fabbri STL $4,700 14.32 2.81
Trevor Lewis LA $3,100 10.83 2.78
Anders Lee NYI $4,100 11.97 2.72
Rickard Rakell ANA $6,400 14.82 2.56
Justin Williams WSH $4,700 11.50 2.50
Nick Ritchie ANA $4,200 9.74 2.50

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns SJ $8,600 20.34 2.45
Roman Josi NSH $6,500 15.92 2.34
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $5,600 15.34 2.95
Cam Fowler ANA $5,200 13.69 2.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaccob Slavin CAR $3,900 10.88 3.11
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $5,600 15.34 2.95
Brett Pesce CAR $3,200 9.67 2.76
Cam Fowler ANA $5,200 13.69 2.74

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Devan Dubnyk MIN $8,100 25.46 2.80
Braden Holtby WSH $8,000 25.18 2.65
Jimmy Howard DET $8,200 23.81 2.90
Antti Raanta NYR $7,700 22.17 2.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jimmy Howard DET $8,200 23.81 2.90
Devan Dubnyk MIN $8,100 25.46 2.80
Braden Holtby WSH $8,000 25.18 2.65
Ryan Miller VAN $7,300 21.25 2.62

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