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NHL DraftKings Picks for Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for DraftKings Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Marcus Kruger
C Nick Bonino
W Joe Pavelski
W Anders Lee
W Cam Atkinson
D Justin Schultz
D Rasmus Ristolainen
G Braden Holtby
Util Brett Pesce
Salary $49,600
Expected Points 132.57

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sidney Crosby PIT $8,500 18.67 2.05
Evgeni Malkin PIT $7,600 18.42 2.17
Auston Matthews TOR $7,700 17.66 2.60
Aleksander Barkov FLA $6,100 16.66 2.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Letestu EDM $4,200 10.39 2.66
Eric Staal MIN $6,500 15.35 2.65
Radek Faksa DAL $3,800 10.07 2.65
Auston Matthews TOR $7,700 17.66 2.60

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cam Atkinson CBJ $7,100 18.53 2.69
Artemi Panarin CHI $7,200 16.68 2.17
David Pastrnak BOS $7,200 16.63 2.45
Johnny Gaudreau CGY $7,100 16.59 2.18
Joe Pavelski SJ $7,300 16.49 2.09
Patrick Kane CHI $7,800 16.36 1.90
Jonathan Drouin TB $5,700 15.07 2.60
Evander Kane BUF $5,500 14.58 2.43

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Versteeg CGY $4,500 11.88 3.21
Bryan Rust PIT $4,900 11.02 3.15
Anders Lee NYI $4,600 14.05 2.99
Zach Hyman TOR $4,900 11.33 2.91
Brian Boyle TB $4,100 10.97 2.89
Jason Zucker MIN $5,000 11.82 2.82
Derek Ryan CAR $4,300 9.82 2.80
Miles Wood NJ $3,400 8.90 2.70

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $6,100 17.26 2.92
Brent Burns SJ $8,400 16.70 2.06
Victor Hedman TB $5,600 14.82 2.21
Justin Schultz PIT $5,100 14.53 3.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ian Cole PIT $4,100 11.04 3.07
Justin Schultz PIT $5,100 14.53 3.03
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $6,100 17.26 2.92
Jeff Petry MTL $4,800 13.70 2.92

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Crawford CHI $8,400 24.98 2.78
Braden Holtby WSH $7,900 24.75 2.63
Thomas Greiss NYI $7,500 23.80 2.98
Frederik Andersen TOR $7,700 22.77 2.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thomas Greiss NYI $7,500 23.80 2.98
Corey Crawford CHI $8,400 24.98 2.78
Curtis McElhinney CBJ $7,500 20.07 2.64
Braden Holtby WSH $7,900 24.75 2.63

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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