Thursday, December 15, 2016 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Adam Henrique
C Jeff Carter
W Vladimir Tarasenko
W Anders Lee
W Robby Fabbri
W Taylor Hall
D Morgan Rielly
D Jonas Brodin
G Mike Smith
Salary $53,900
Expected Points 130.34

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeff Carter LA $7,400 16.50 2.23
Auston Matthews TOR $6,600 14.57 2.21
Aleksander Barkov FLA $6,600 14.32 2.17
Ryan Kesler ANA $7,000 12.33 1.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mikko Koivu MIN $4,700 11.61 2.47
Jeff Carter LA $7,400 16.50 2.23
Auston Matthews TOR $6,600 14.57 2.21
Devin Shore DAL $3,700 8.13 2.20

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Vladimir Tarasenko STL $8,600 21.20 2.47
Taylor Hall NJ $7,100 18.47 2.60
David Pastrnak BOS $6,900 15.28 2.21
Brad Marchand BOS $7,000 13.33 1.90
Jaden Schwartz STL $6,200 13.29 2.14
Jamie Benn DAL $8,200 13.04 1.59
Corey Perry ANA $7,300 13.03 1.79
Robby Fabbri STL $5,100 13.00 2.55

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Lewis LA $3,900 11.84 3.04
Jason Zucker MIN $4,200 11.60 2.76
Taylor Hall NJ $7,100 18.47 2.60
Robby Fabbri STL $5,100 13.00 2.55
Vladimir Tarasenko STL $8,600 21.20 2.47
Zach Hyman TOR $3,900 9.57 2.45
Kevin Fiala NSH $3,600 8.66 2.41
Ryan Hartman CHI $3,300 7.81 2.37

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dustin Byfuglien WPG $6,600 13.85 2.10
Roman Josi NSH $6,800 13.52 1.99
Drew Doughty LA $6,000 12.26 2.04
Alex Pietrangelo STL $5,600 11.98 2.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonas Brodin MIN $3,600 9.65 2.68
Marc Staal NYR $3,100 7.49 2.42
Alec Martinez LA $4,600 11.00 2.39
Joel Edmundson STL $3,100 7.13 2.30

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Devan Dubnyk MIN $9,300 23.37 2.51
Scott Darling CHI $9,000 22.35 2.48
Mike Smith ARZ $8,200 21.30 2.60
Frederik Andersen TOR $8,800 20.02 2.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Smith ARZ $8,200 21.30 2.60
Devan Dubnyk MIN $9,300 23.37 2.51
Scott Darling CHI $9,000 22.35 2.48
Thomas Greiss NYI $7,900 18.85 2.39

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.