Monday, December 19, 2016 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Brayden Schenn
C Auston Matthews
W Robby Fabbri
W Johnny Gaudreau
W Rickard Rakell
W Zach Hyman
D Morgan Rielly
D Alex Pietrangelo
G Steve Mason
Salary $54,500
Expected Points 138.19

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews TOR $6,800 16.23 2.39
Brayden Schenn PHI $6,200 14.51 2.34
Claude Giroux PHI $8,000 14.49 1.81
Sean Monahan CGY $6,800 14.20 2.09

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Letestu EDM $3,900 10.62 2.72
Auston Matthews TOR $6,800 16.23 2.39
Mike Fisher NSH $4,700 11.04 2.35
Brayden Schenn PHI $6,200 14.51 2.34

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Johnny Gaudreau CGY $7,600 20.58 2.71
Vladimir Tarasenko STL $8,800 17.67 2.01
Rickard Rakell ANA $6,000 17.01 2.83
Jakub Voracek PHI $7,400 16.51 2.23
Leon Draisaitl EDM $6,400 15.53 2.43
Jakob Silfverberg ANA $5,800 13.41 2.31
Robby Fabbri STL $5,100 13.29 2.61
Zach Hyman TOR $3,900 12.37 3.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach Hyman TOR $3,900 12.37 3.17
Derek Ryan CAR $3,500 10.58 3.02
Kris Versteeg CGY $3,700 10.85 2.93
Rickard Rakell ANA $6,000 17.01 2.83
Johnny Gaudreau CGY $7,600 20.58 2.71
Robby Fabbri STL $5,100 13.29 2.61
Leon Draisaitl EDM $6,400 15.53 2.43
Jakob Silfverberg ANA $5,800 13.41 2.31

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dougie Hamilton CGY $5,700 13.78 2.42
Alex Pietrangelo STL $5,700 13.40 2.35
Cam Fowler ANA $5,100 13.25 2.60
Andrej Sekera EDM $4,300 12.02 2.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Edmundson STL $3,200 9.74 3.04
Brett Pesce CAR $3,500 10.38 2.97
Jaccob Slavin CAR $3,500 10.03 2.87
Andrej Sekera EDM $4,300 12.02 2.79

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steve Mason PHI $8,400 20.65 2.46
Frederik Andersen TOR $9,000 20.25 2.25
Mike Smith ARZ $8,200 20.11 2.45
John Gibson ANA $8,600 18.21 2.12

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steve Mason PHI $8,400 20.65 2.46
Mike Smith ARZ $8,200 20.11 2.45
Frederik Andersen TOR $9,000 20.25 2.25
Cam Ward CAR $8,200 17.43 2.13

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.