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NHL DraftKings Picks for Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for DraftKings Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Mike Fisher
C Kyle Brodziak
W Alexandre Burrows
W Johnny Gaudreau
W Artemi Panarin
D Justin Schultz
D Dustin Byfuglien
G Devan Dubnyk
Util Ryan Ellis
Salary $49,200
Expected Points 129.47

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evgeni Malkin PIT $7,500 16.64 1.96
Jack Eichel BUF $7,800 16.40 2.28
Sidney Crosby PIT $8,400 15.44 1.70
Eric Staal MIN $6,500 15.21 2.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Staal MIN $6,500 15.21 2.72
Radek Faksa DAL $3,600 9.98 2.63
Kyle Brodziak STL $2,900 8.36 2.61
Valtteri Filppula TB $4,800 11.72 2.60

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Artemi Panarin CHI $6,900 18.19 2.39
Vladimir Tarasenko STL $7,900 17.97 2.04
Cam Atkinson CBJ $7,400 15.88 2.30
Max Pacioretty MTL $7,000 15.48 2.15
Rickard Rakell ANA $6,500 15.43 2.57
Johnny Gaudreau CGY $7,100 15.28 2.01
Taylor Hall NJ $6,800 14.66 2.06
Jonathan Drouin TB $5,700 14.60 2.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Versteeg CGY $4,500 10.96 2.96
Bryan Rust PIT $4,700 10.34 2.95
Anders Lee NYI $4,400 12.14 2.76
Charlie Coyle MIN $6,000 13.86 2.72
Nino Niederreiter MIN $4,900 11.70 2.66
Jonathan Drouin TB $5,700 14.60 2.61
Rickard Rakell ANA $6,500 15.43 2.57
Sam Gagner CBJ $5,400 12.32 2.57

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns SJ $8,300 17.28 2.11
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $6,100 16.57 2.81
Erik Karlsson CAR $7,300 16.19 2.19
Dustin Byfuglien WPG $6,300 15.27 2.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Schultz PIT $4,700 14.34 3.26
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $6,100 16.57 2.81
Joel Edmundson STL $2,900 8.84 2.76
Cam Fowler ANA $5,400 13.96 2.74

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Devan Dubnyk MIN $8,300 27.44 2.92
Scott Darling CHI $7,900 24.29 2.73
Chad Johnson CGY $7,400 23.52 2.73
Matt Murray PIT $7,800 21.21 2.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Devan Dubnyk MIN $8,300 27.44 2.92
Scott Darling CHI $7,900 24.29 2.73
Chad Johnson CGY $7,400 23.52 2.73
Thomas Greiss NYI $7,300 19.02 2.41

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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