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NHL DraftKings Picks for Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sunday, December 18, 2016 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for DraftKings Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Matt Duchene
C Adam Henrique
W Melker Karlsson
W Sam Gagner
W Brad Marchand
D David Savard
D Zach Werenski
G Sergei Bobrovsky
Util Rick Nash
Salary $49,800
Expected Points 120.43

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Duchene COL $6,000 14.23 2.03
Mark Scheifele WPG $7,100 12.49 1.64
Nathan MacKinnon COL $6,600 12.26 1.73
Bryan Little WPG $5,400 11.96 2.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Mitchell COL $2,800 6.78 2.26
Marcus Kruger CHI $3,500 7.15 2.24
Bryan Little WPG $5,400 11.96 2.10
Matt Duchene COL $6,000 14.23 2.03

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cam Atkinson CBJ $7,400 17.32 2.51
Rick Nash NYR $6,600 16.57 2.47
Sam Gagner CBJ $5,300 14.26 3.03
Brandon Saad CBJ $6,200 14.18 2.15
Taylor Hall NJ $6,900 14.17 2.00
Artemi Panarin CHI $6,700 13.62 1.84
Joe Pavelski SJ $7,100 13.54 1.71
Brad Marchand BOS $6,400 12.92 1.85

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sam Gagner CBJ $5,300 14.26 3.03
Cam Atkinson CBJ $7,400 17.32 2.51
Rick Nash NYR $6,600 16.57 2.47
Anders Lee NYI $4,200 10.47 2.38
Dennis Rasmussen CHI $3,300 6.93 2.31
Josh Anderson COL $3,900 8.45 2.28
Matt Calvert CBJ $2,900 7.52 2.28
Zack Smith OTT $4,100 9.47 2.26

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns SJ $8,400 18.53 2.23
Erik Karlsson CAR $7,400 17.28 2.27
Dustin Byfuglien WPG $6,200 15.16 2.30
Zach Werenski CBJ $6,000 12.99 2.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Schlemko SJ $3,600 8.86 2.86
Dion Phaneuf OTT $4,600 11.33 2.70
Ben Hutton VAN $4,100 11.13 2.59
Alec Martinez LA $4,900 11.09 2.41

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $8,000 25.27 2.75
Connor Hellebuyck WPG $7,900 24.73 3.02
Henrik Lundqvist NYR $8,200 23.99 2.61
Scott Darling CHI $7,700 20.43 2.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor Hellebuyck WPG $7,900 24.73 3.02
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $8,000 25.27 2.75
Henrik Lundqvist NYR $8,200 23.99 2.61
Scott Darling CHI $7,700 20.43 2.30

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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