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

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Mark Letestu
C Claude Giroux
W Justin Williams
W Jakub Voracek
W Patrick Maroon
W Leon Draisaitl
D John Carlson
D Andrej Sekera
G Cam Talbot
Salary $54,200
Expected Points 120.40

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Claude Giroux PHI $8,000 12.34 1.54
Connor McDavid EDM $8,700 11.76 1.35
Brayden Schenn PHI $6,200 11.15 1.80
Mark Letestu EDM $3,900 10.73 2.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Letestu EDM $3,900 10.73 2.75
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare PHI $3,000 5.65 1.88
Brayden Schenn PHI $6,200 11.15 1.80
Jordan Martinook ARZ $3,600 5.90 1.64

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Leon Draisaitl EDM $6,400 16.03 2.51
Jakub Voracek PHI $7,400 14.81 2.00
Alex Ovechkin WSH $8,800 11.34 1.29
Justin Williams WSH $4,700 11.20 2.38
Radim Vrbata ARZ $4,900 10.08 2.06
Wayne Simmonds PHI $7,100 10.02 1.41
Milan Lucic EDM $5,700 8.86 1.55
T.J. Oshie WSH $6,700 8.79 1.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Leon Draisaitl EDM $6,400 16.03 2.51
Justin Williams WSH $4,700 11.20 2.38
Radim Vrbata ARZ $4,900 10.08 2.06
Jakub Voracek PHI $7,400 14.81 2.00
Patrick Maroon EDM $4,800 8.63 1.80
Jakub Vrana WSH $3,900 6.76 1.73
Milan Lucic EDM $5,700 8.86 1.55
Zack Kassian EDM $3,100 4.72 1.52

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrej Sekera EDM $4,300 12.40 2.88
John Carlson WSH $5,900 11.01 1.87
Oscar Klefbom EDM $4,600 10.15 2.21
Ivan Provorov PHI $4,200 8.98 2.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrej Sekera EDM $4,300 12.40 2.88
Oscar Klefbom EDM $4,600 10.15 2.21
Ivan Provorov PHI $4,200 8.98 2.14
Andrew MacDonald PHI $3,500 7.46 2.13

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cam Talbot EDM $8,800 23.25 2.64
Braden Holtby WSH $9,400 20.41 2.17
Steve Mason PHI $8,400 18.50 2.20
Mike Smith ARZ $8,200 17.68 2.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cam Talbot EDM $8,800 23.25 2.64
Steve Mason PHI $8,400 18.50 2.20
Braden Holtby WSH $9,400 20.41 2.17
Mike Smith ARZ $8,200 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.