Wednesday, December 28, 2016 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for DraftKings Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Jeff Carter
C Aleksander Barkov
W Dustin Brown
W Jonathan Drouin
W Markus Granlund
D Jaccob Slavin
D Victor Hedman
G Matt Murray
Util Justin Schultz
Salary $49,500
Expected Points 131.86

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sidney Crosby PIT $8,600 18.62 2.02
Jeff Carter LA $6,900 17.75 2.34
Aleksander Barkov FLA $6,300 16.21 2.42
Auston Matthews TOR $7,700 15.88 2.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aleksander Barkov FLA $6,300 16.21 2.42
Jeff Carter LA $6,900 17.75 2.34
Auston Matthews TOR $7,700 15.88 2.27
Valtteri Filppula TB $4,800 10.13 2.25

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Drouin TB $5,700 16.87 2.77
Nikita Kucherov TB $7,000 16.16 2.15
Max Pacioretty MTL $6,600 15.35 2.10
Jakub Voracek PHI $7,000 14.24 1.95
Jeff Skinner CAR $6,800 13.99 2.03
Vladimir Tarasenko STL $7,900 12.78 1.45
Jaromir Jagr FLA $5,200 11.40 2.07
Wayne Simmonds PHI $6,700 11.23 1.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derek Ryan CAR $4,300 10.17 2.90
Jonathan Drouin TB $5,700 16.87 2.77
Bryan Rust PIT $4,900 8.68 2.48
Brian Boyle TB $4,100 9.44 2.42
Brian Flynn MTL $3,600 6.87 2.29
Dustin Brown LA $4,100 8.39 2.27
Connor Brown TOR $4,000 8.13 2.20
Zach Hyman TOR $4,900 9.19 2.19

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Victor Hedman TB $5,600 15.11 2.22
Justin Schultz PIT $5,400 14.95 2.99
Jeff Petry MTL $4,900 14.07 2.87
Michael Matheson FLA $3,700 10.82 2.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Schultz PIT $5,400 14.95 2.99
Jeff Petry MTL $4,900 14.07 2.87
Jaccob Slavin CAR $4,100 10.57 2.64
Joel Edmundson STL $2,900 8.96 2.64

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Murray PIT $8,400 25.71 2.76
Frederik Andersen TOR $7,400 22.39 2.46
Peter Budaj LA $7,800 20.03 2.41
Steve Mason PHI $7,500 18.00 2.12

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Murray PIT $8,400 25.71 2.76
Frederik Andersen TOR $7,400 22.39 2.46
Peter Budaj LA $7,800 20.03 2.41
Cam Ward CAR $7,000 17.61 2.12

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.