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NHL FanDuel Picks for Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Evgeni Malkin
C Aleksander Barkov
W Max Pacioretty
W Derek Ryan
W Zach Hyman
W Jonathan Drouin
D Justin Schultz
D Brett Pesce
G Matt Murray
Salary $54,500
Expected Points 134.04

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sidney Crosby PIT $9,200 18.62 2.02
Jeff Carter LA $7,600 17.75 2.34
Aleksander Barkov FLA $6,700 16.21 2.42
Auston Matthews TOR $7,000 15.88 2.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Boyle TB $3,900 9.44 2.42
Aleksander Barkov FLA $6,700 16.21 2.42
Jeff Carter LA $7,600 17.75 2.34
Auston Matthews TOR $7,000 15.88 2.27

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Drouin TB $6,100 16.87 2.77
Nikita Kucherov TB $7,500 16.16 2.15
Max Pacioretty MTL $7,300 15.35 2.10
Jakub Voracek PHI $7,300 14.24 1.95
Jeff Skinner CAR $6,900 13.99 2.03
Vladimir Tarasenko STL $8,800 12.78 1.45
Jaromir Jagr FLA $5,500 11.40 2.07
Wayne Simmonds PHI $7,100 11.23 1.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derek Ryan CAR $3,500 10.17 2.90
Jonathan Drouin TB $6,100 16.87 2.77
Bryan Rust PIT $3,500 8.68 2.48
Brian Flynn MTL $3,000 6.87 2.29
Dustin Brown LA $3,700 8.39 2.27
Connor Brown TOR $3,700 8.13 2.20
Zach Hyman TOR $4,200 9.19 2.19
Nikita Kucherov TB $7,500 16.16 2.15

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Victor Hedman TB $6,800 15.11 2.22
Justin Schultz PIT $5,000 14.95 2.99
Jeff Petry MTL $4,900 14.07 2.87
Michael Matheson FLA $4,200 10.82 2.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Schultz PIT $5,000 14.95 2.99
Jeff Petry MTL $4,900 14.07 2.87
Jaccob Slavin CAR $4,000 10.57 2.64
Joel Edmundson STL $3,400 8.96 2.64

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Murray PIT $9,300 25.71 2.76
Frederik Andersen TOR $9,100 22.39 2.46
Peter Budaj LA $8,300 20.03 2.41
Steve Mason PHI $8,500 18.00 2.12

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Murray PIT $9,300 25.71 2.76
Frederik Andersen TOR $9,100 22.39 2.46
Peter Budaj LA $8,300 20.03 2.41
Steve Mason PHI $8,500 18.00 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 no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.

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