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

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Jack Eichel
C Dylan Larkin
W Ondrej Kase
W Artemi Panarin
W Jakob Silfverberg
W Rickard Rakell
D Rasmus Ristolainen
D Justin Schultz
G Devan Dubnyk
Salary $54,800
Expected Points 136.29

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evgeni Malkin PIT $8,500 16.64 1.96
Jack Eichel BUF $7,200 16.40 2.28
Sidney Crosby PIT $9,100 15.44 1.70
Eric Staal MIN $5,600 15.21 2.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Staal MIN $5,600 15.21 2.72
Radek Faksa DAL $3,800 9.98 2.63
Kyle Brodziak STL $3,200 8.36 2.61
Valtteri Filppula TB $4,500 11.72 2.60

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Artemi Panarin CHI $7,600 18.19 2.39
Vladimir Tarasenko STL $8,800 17.97 2.04
Cam Atkinson CBJ $6,900 15.88 2.30
Max Pacioretty MTL $7,200 15.48 2.15
Rickard Rakell ANA $6,000 15.43 2.57
Johnny Gaudreau CGY $7,600 15.28 2.01
Taylor Hall NJ $7,100 14.66 2.06
Jonathan Drouin TB $5,600 14.60 2.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Versteeg CGY $3,700 10.96 2.96
Bryan Rust PIT $3,500 10.34 2.95
Anders Lee NYI $4,400 12.14 2.76
Charlie Coyle MIN $5,100 13.86 2.72
Nino Niederreiter MIN $4,400 11.70 2.66
Jonathan Drouin TB $5,600 14.60 2.61
Rickard Rakell ANA $6,000 15.43 2.57
Sam Gagner CBJ $4,800 12.32 2.57

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns SJ $8,200 17.28 2.11
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $5,900 16.57 2.81
Erik Karlsson CAR $7,400 16.19 2.19
Dustin Byfuglien WPG $6,600 15.27 2.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Schultz PIT $4,400 14.34 3.26
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $5,900 16.57 2.81
Joel Edmundson STL $3,200 8.84 2.76
Cam Fowler ANA $5,100 13.96 2.74

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Devan Dubnyk MIN $9,400 27.44 2.92
Scott Darling CHI $8,900 24.29 2.73
Chad Johnson CGY $8,600 23.52 2.73
Matt Murray PIT $9,300 21.21 2.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Devan Dubnyk MIN $9,400 27.44 2.92
Scott Darling CHI $8,900 24.29 2.73
Chad Johnson CGY $8,600 23.52 2.73
Thomas Greiss NYI $7,900 19.02 2.41

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.