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

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Ryan O’Reilly
C Eric Staal
W Rickard Rakell
W Sven Baertschi
W Cam Atkinson
W Matt Duchene
D Radko Gudas
D Justin Schultz
G Devan Dubnyk
Salary $54,700
Expected Points 133.52

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews TOR $6,800 18.31 2.69
Evgeni Malkin PIT $8,500 17.03 2.00
Aleksander Barkov FLA $6,600 16.28 2.47
Sidney Crosby PIT $9,100 15.61 1.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews TOR $6,800 18.31 2.69
Brian Boyle TB $3,800 9.89 2.60
Kyle Turris OTT $5,800 14.94 2.58
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare PHI $3,000 7.75 2.58

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cam Atkinson CBJ $6,900 18.65 2.70
Jakub Voracek PHI $7,400 16.90 2.28
Vladimir Tarasenko STL $8,800 16.57 1.88
Rickard Rakell ANA $6,000 15.65 2.61
Max Pacioretty MTL $7,200 15.39 2.14
Jonathan Drouin TB $5,800 14.91 2.57
Patrik Laine WPG $7,300 14.60 2.00
Matt Duchene COL $7,000 14.37 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach Hyman TOR $3,900 11.95 3.06
Bryan Rust PIT $3,500 9.93 2.84
Cam Atkinson CBJ $6,900 18.65 2.70
Tom Pyatt OTT $3,000 8.08 2.69
Rickard Rakell ANA $6,000 15.65 2.61
Bobby Ryan OTT $4,900 12.74 2.60
Derek Ryan CAR $3,500 9.09 2.60
Jonathan Drouin TB $5,800 14.91 2.57

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Erik Karlsson CAR $7,400 17.49 2.36
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $5,900 16.77 2.84
Dustin Byfuglien WPG $6,600 14.76 2.24
Victor Hedman TB $6,700 13.71 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $5,900 16.77 2.84
Dion Phaneuf OTT $4,500 12.71 2.82
Justin Schultz PIT $4,800 13.40 2.79
Jaccob Slavin CAR $3,700 10.00 2.70

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Devan Dubnyk MIN $9,500 25.66 2.70
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $9,300 23.01 2.47
Matt Murray PIT $9,300 22.61 2.43
Steve Mason PHI $8,500 21.18 2.49

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Devan Dubnyk MIN $9,500 25.66 2.70
Steve Mason PHI $8,500 21.18 2.49
Semyon Varlamov COL $8,100 20.17 2.49
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $9,300 23.01 2.47

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.