Wednesday, December 21, 2016 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for DraftKings Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Leon Draisaitl
C Mark Letestu
W Jakub Vrana
W Jakub Voracek
W Justin Williams
D Andrej Sekera
D Oscar Klefbom
G Cam Talbot
Util Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Salary $49,500
Expected Points 114.84

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Leon Draisaitl EDM $6,300 16.03 2.51
Claude Giroux PHI $7,400 12.34 1.54
Connor McDavid EDM $8,600 11.76 1.35
Brayden Schenn PHI $6,400 11.15 1.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Letestu EDM $4,200 10.73 2.75
Leon Draisaitl EDM $6,300 16.03 2.51
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare PHI $3,300 5.65 1.88
Brayden Schenn PHI $6,400 11.15 1.80

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jakub Voracek PHI $7,200 14.81 2.00
Alex Ovechkin WSH $8,300 11.34 1.29
Justin Williams WSH $5,000 11.20 2.38
Radim Vrbata ARZ $5,600 10.08 2.06
Wayne Simmonds PHI $7,000 10.02 1.41
Milan Lucic EDM $6,100 8.86 1.55
T.J. Oshie WSH $6,200 8.79 1.31
Patrick Maroon EDM $4,700 8.63 1.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Williams WSH $5,000 11.20 2.38
Radim Vrbata ARZ $5,600 10.08 2.06
Jakub Voracek PHI $7,200 14.81 2.00
Patrick Maroon EDM $4,700 8.63 1.80
Jakub Vrana WSH $3,900 6.76 1.73
Chris VandeVelde PHI $3,200 5.05 1.63
Milan Lucic EDM $6,100 8.86 1.55
Zack Kassian EDM $3,600 4.72 1.52

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrej Sekera EDM $4,900 12.40 2.88
John Carlson WSH $5,500 11.01 1.87
Oscar Klefbom EDM $4,800 10.15 2.21
Ivan Provorov PHI $4,700 8.98 2.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrej Sekera EDM $4,900 12.40 2.88
Oscar Klefbom EDM $4,800 10.15 2.21
Ivan Provorov PHI $4,700 8.98 2.14
Andrew MacDonald PHI $3,800 7.46 2.13

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cam Talbot EDM $8,100 23.25 2.64
Braden Holtby WSH $7,800 20.41 2.17
Steve Mason PHI $7,600 18.50 2.20
Mike Smith ARZ $7,300 17.68 2.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cam Talbot EDM $8,100 23.25 2.64
Steve Mason PHI $7,600 18.50 2.20
Braden Holtby WSH $7,800 20.41 2.17
Mike Smith ARZ $7,300 17.68 2.16

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.