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NHL FanDuel Picks for Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C Eric Staal
C Derek Stepan
W Sam Gagner
W Cam Atkinson
W Andrew Ladd
W Jakob Silfverberg
D Jake Gardiner
D Matt Dumba
G Devan Dubnyk
Salary $54,900
Expected Points 139.17

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Staal MIN $6,200 17.91 2.89
Auston Matthews TOR $7,200 16.64 2.31
Derek Stepan NYR $6,600 15.72 2.38
Mikael Backlund CGY $5,300 14.94 2.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Radek Faksa DAL $3,900 12.69 3.25
Eric Staal MIN $6,200 17.91 2.89
Mikael Backlund CGY $5,300 14.94 2.82
Mark Letestu EDM $4,200 11.21 2.67

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Johnny Gaudreau CGY $7,500 19.25 2.57
Cam Atkinson CBJ $7,100 17.41 2.45
Alex Ovechkin WSH $8,800 16.45 1.87
Nikita Kucherov TB $7,500 16.00 2.13
Jonathan Drouin TB $6,100 15.78 2.59
Charlie Coyle MIN $5,900 15.11 2.56
Anders Lee NYI $4,900 14.74 3.01
Justin Williams WSH $5,000 14.45 2.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anders Lee NYI $4,900 14.74 3.01
Justin Williams WSH $5,000 14.45 2.89
Jason Zucker MIN $4,700 13.51 2.87
Jonathan Drouin TB $6,100 15.78 2.59
Johnny Gaudreau CGY $7,500 19.25 2.57
Charlie Coyle MIN $5,900 15.11 2.56
Sam Gagner CBJ $5,000 12.79 2.56
Brett Ritchie DAL $3,200 8.20 2.56

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Victor Hedman TB $6,800 15.55 2.29
Erik Karlsson CAR $7,600 15.05 1.98
Rasmus Ristolainen BUF $6,200 14.66 2.36
Ryan McDonagh NYR $5,500 14.40 2.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan McDonagh NYR $5,500 14.40 2.62
Jeff Petry MTL $5,000 13.03 2.61
Dion Phaneuf OTT $4,700 12.24 2.60
Michael Matheson FLA $4,200 10.94 2.60

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Devan Dubnyk MIN $9,700 28.48 2.94
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $9,500 26.63 2.80
Braden Holtby WSH $9,300 24.83 2.67
Antti Raanta NYR $8,800 23.54 2.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Devan Dubnyk MIN $9,700 28.48 2.94
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $9,500 26.63 2.80
Braden Holtby WSH $9,300 24.83 2.67
Antti Raanta NYR $8,800 23.54 2.67

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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