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NHL DraftKings Picks for Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for DraftKings Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Torrey Mitchell
C Evgeni Malkin
W Zach Hyman
W Cam Atkinson
W Nino Niederreiter
D Jeff Petry
D Rasmus Ristolainen
G Devan Dubnyk
Util Andrew MacDonald
Salary $49,800
Expected Points 126.89

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews TOR $7,600 18.31 2.69
Evgeni Malkin PIT $7,400 17.03 2.00
Aleksander Barkov FLA $6,100 16.28 2.47
Sidney Crosby PIT $8,200 15.61 1.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews TOR $7,600 18.31 2.69
Kyle Turris OTT $5,900 14.94 2.58
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare PHI $3,300 7.75 2.58
Patrik Berglund STL $3,900 9.15 2.54

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cam Atkinson CBJ $7,400 18.65 2.70
Jakub Voracek PHI $7,100 16.90 2.28
Vladimir Tarasenko STL $7,900 16.57 1.88
Rickard Rakell ANA $6,400 15.65 2.61
Max Pacioretty MTL $6,800 15.39 2.14
Jonathan Drouin TB $5,800 14.91 2.57
Patrik Laine WPG $7,300 14.60 2.00
Evander Kane BUF $5,600 13.92 2.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach Hyman TOR $4,700 11.95 3.06
Bryan Rust PIT $4,700 9.93 2.84
Cam Atkinson CBJ $7,400 18.65 2.70
Tom Pyatt OTT $3,700 8.08 2.69
Rickard Rakell ANA $6,400 15.65 2.61
Bobby Ryan OTT $4,600 12.74 2.60
Derek Ryan CAR $4,300 9.09 2.60
Brian Boyle TB $4,000 9.89 2.60

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Erik Karlsson CAR $7,200 17.49 2.36
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $6,100 16.77 2.84
Dustin Byfuglien WPG $6,200 14.76 2.24
Victor Hedman TB $5,600 13.71 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $6,100 16.77 2.84
Dion Phaneuf OTT $4,600 12.71 2.82
Justin Schultz PIT $5,000 13.40 2.79
Jaccob Slavin CAR $4,100 10.00 2.70

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Devan Dubnyk MIN $7,500 25.66 2.70
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $7,600 23.01 2.47
Matt Murray PIT $7,700 22.61 2.43
Steve Mason PHI $7,900 21.18 2.49

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Devan Dubnyk MIN $7,500 25.66 2.70
Steve Mason PHI $7,900 21.18 2.49
Semyon Varlamov COL $7,400 20.17 2.49
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $7,600 23.01 2.47

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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