Friday, December 16, 2016 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Valtteri Filppula
C Aleksander Barkov
W Jonathan Drouin
W Anders Lee
W Sven Baertschi
W Max Pacioretty
D Rasmus Ristolainen
D Brent Burns
G Chad Johnson
Salary $55,000
Expected Points 146.91

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jack Eichel BUF $7,100 20.55 2.89
Evgeni Malkin PIT $8,400 18.92 2.25
Aleksander Barkov FLA $6,600 16.12 2.44
Sidney Crosby PIT $9,300 15.96 1.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derek Ryan CAR $3,300 10.84 3.28
Jack Eichel BUF $7,100 20.55 2.89
Valtteri Filppula TB $4,600 12.97 2.82
Aleksander Barkov FLA $6,600 16.12 2.44

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Pacioretty MTL $7,200 19.22 2.67
Johnny Gaudreau CGY $7,600 16.79 2.21
Phil Kessel PIT $7,500 15.65 2.09
Matt Duchene COL $7,000 15.05 2.15
Kyle Okposo BUF $6,200 14.98 2.42
Joe Pavelski SJ $7,900 14.71 1.86
Cam Atkinson CBJ $6,900 14.34 2.08
Jonathan Drouin TB $5,500 14.29 2.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bryan Rust PIT $3,500 12.11 3.46
Anders Lee NYI $4,400 12.71 2.89
Trevor Lewis LA $3,900 10.89 2.79
Max Pacioretty MTL $7,200 19.22 2.67
Conor Sheary PIT $5,000 13.26 2.65
Jonathan Drouin TB $5,500 14.29 2.60
Justin Williams WSH $4,700 12.16 2.59
Sven Baertschi VAN $4,400 10.76 2.44

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns SJ $8,300 19.70 2.37
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $5,400 17.62 3.26
Dougie Hamilton CGY $5,700 14.62 2.57
Justin Schultz PIT $4,000 14.12 3.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Schultz PIT $4,000 14.12 3.53
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $5,400 17.62 3.26
Brett Pesce CAR $3,500 9.63 2.75
Jaccob Slavin CAR $3,500 9.19 2.63

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Murray PIT $9,300 26.83 2.89
Chad Johnson CGY $8,600 23.52 2.74
Philipp Grubauer WSH $7,900 21.82 2.76
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $9,200 20.63 2.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Murray PIT $9,300 26.83 2.89
Philipp Grubauer WSH $7,900 21.82 2.76
Chad Johnson CGY $8,600 23.52 2.74
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $9,200 20.63 2.24

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.