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NHL DraftKings Picks for Saturday, December 17, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for DraftKings Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Evgeni Malkin
C Valtteri Filppula
W Justin Williams
W Derek Ryan
W Kevin Fiala
D Victor Hedman
D Justin Faulk
G Mike Smith
Util Brayden Schenn
Salary $49,100
Expected Points 127.95

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evgeni Malkin PIT $7,600 19.63 2.34
Sidney Crosby PIT $8,600 17.57 1.89
Jack Eichel BUF $7,700 17.51 2.47
Claude Giroux PHI $7,300 15.84 1.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Letestu EDM $4,100 10.80 2.77
Valtteri Filppula TB $4,700 12.65 2.75
Devin Shore DAL $3,700 9.64 2.61
Mikko Koivu MIN $5,500 12.09 2.57

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jakub Voracek PHI $7,100 19.97 2.70
Max Pacioretty MTL $7,000 16.73 2.32
Rickard Rakell ANA $6,400 16.24 2.71
Vladimir Tarasenko STL $7,900 16.14 1.83
Taylor Hall NJ $6,900 15.63 2.20
Wayne Simmonds PHI $6,900 15.63 2.20
Phil Kessel PIT $6,800 15.01 2.00
Rick Nash NYR $6,600 14.68 2.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derek Ryan CAR $3,800 11.10 3.36
Jason Zucker MIN $5,100 12.75 3.04
Justin Williams WSH $4,900 13.88 2.95
Bryan Rust PIT $4,700 9.82 2.81
Rickard Rakell ANA $6,400 16.24 2.71
Jakub Voracek PHI $7,100 19.97 2.70
Conor Sheary PIT $6,000 14.00 2.69
Jonathan Drouin TB $5,700 14.51 2.64

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Erik Karlsson CAR $7,100 18.24 2.40
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $6,000 15.88 2.94
Victor Hedman TB $5,700 14.41 2.18
Justin Schultz PIT $4,700 13.76 3.44

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Schultz PIT $4,700 13.76 3.44
Jonas Brodin MIN $4,400 10.86 3.02
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $6,000 15.88 2.94
Jaccob Slavin CAR $4,000 10.00 2.86

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steve Mason PHI $7,800 22.60 2.69
Braden Holtby WSH $7,500 22.04 2.32
Anders Nilsson BUF $7,600 20.53 2.60
Scott Darling CHI $7,600 20.11 2.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steve Mason PHI $7,800 22.60 2.69
Anders Nilsson BUF $7,600 20.53 2.60
Keith Kinkaid NJ $7,200 18.38 2.42
Mike Smith ARZ $7,200 19.43 2.37

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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