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NHL FanDuel Picks for Saturday, December 17, 2016

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

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Eric Staal
C Devin Shore
W Jakub Voracek
W Conor Sheary
W Rick Nash
W Rickard Rakell
D Ivan Provorov
D Erik Karlsson
G Anders Nilsson
Salary $54,300
Expected Points 137.92

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evgeni Malkin PIT $8,400 19.63 2.34
Sidney Crosby PIT $9,300 17.57 1.89
Jack Eichel BUF $7,100 17.51 2.47
Claude Giroux PHI $8,000 15.84 1.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derek Ryan CAR $3,300 11.10 3.36
Mark Letestu EDM $3,900 10.80 2.77
Valtteri Filppula TB $4,600 12.65 2.75
Devin Shore DAL $3,700 9.64 2.61

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jakub Voracek PHI $7,400 19.97 2.70
Max Pacioretty MTL $7,200 16.73 2.32
Rickard Rakell ANA $6,000 16.24 2.71
Vladimir Tarasenko STL $8,800 16.14 1.83
Leon Draisaitl EDM $6,200 15.70 2.53
Taylor Hall NJ $7,100 15.63 2.20
Wayne Simmonds PHI $7,100 15.63 2.20
Phil Kessel PIT $7,500 15.01 2.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jason Zucker MIN $4,200 12.75 3.04
Justin Williams WSH $4,700 13.88 2.95
Bryan Rust PIT $3,500 9.82 2.81
Rickard Rakell ANA $6,000 16.24 2.71
Jakub Voracek PHI $7,400 19.97 2.70
Conor Sheary PIT $5,200 14.00 2.69
Zach Hyman TOR $3,900 10.29 2.64
Jonathan Drouin TB $5,500 14.51 2.64

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Erik Karlsson CAR $7,600 18.24 2.40
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $5,400 15.88 2.94
Victor Hedman TB $6,600 14.41 2.18
Justin Schultz PIT $4,000 13.76 3.44

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Schultz PIT $4,000 13.76 3.44
Jonas Brodin MIN $3,600 10.86 3.02
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $5,400 15.88 2.94
Jaccob Slavin CAR $3,500 10.00 2.86

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steve Mason PHI $8,400 22.60 2.69
Braden Holtby WSH $9,500 22.04 2.32
Anders Nilsson BUF $7,900 20.53 2.60
Scott Darling CHI $8,900 20.11 2.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steve Mason PHI $8,400 22.60 2.69
Anders Nilsson BUF $7,900 20.53 2.60
Keith Kinkaid NJ $7,600 18.38 2.42
Mike Smith ARZ $8,200 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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