Monday, January 2, 2017 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

C David Krejci
C Matt Duchene
W Ryan Spooner
W Sven Baertschi
W Brandon Sutter
W Brad Marchand
D Tyson Barrie
D Torey Krug
G Tuukka Rask
Salary $53,700
Expected Points 117.07

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrice Bergeron BOS $6,400 12.66 1.98
David Krejci BOS $6,000 12.54 2.09
Matt Duchene COL $6,800 12.00 1.76
Bo Horvat VAN $4,800 11.27 2.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bo Horvat VAN $4,800 11.27 2.35
David Krejci BOS $6,000 12.54 2.09
Adam Henrique NJ $5,000 10.44 2.09
Patrice Bergeron BOS $6,400 12.66 1.98

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sven Baertschi VAN $4,500 12.46 2.77
Ryan Spooner BOS $4,700 11.83 2.52
Brad Marchand BOS $6,700 11.81 1.76
David Pastrnak BOS $6,800 10.12 1.49
Loui Eriksson VAN $5,500 10.05 1.83
P.A. Parenteau NJ $5,000 9.47 1.89
Kyle Palmieri NJ $5,400 9.40 1.74
Mikko Rantanen COL $4,500 7.90 1.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sven Baertschi VAN $4,500 12.46 2.77
Ryan Spooner BOS $4,700 11.83 2.52
Markus Granlund VAN $3,400 7.09 2.09
P.A. Parenteau NJ $5,000 9.47 1.89
Austin Czarnik BOS $3,600 6.68 1.86
Loui Eriksson VAN $5,500 10.05 1.83
Frank Vatrano BOS $3,900 7.15 1.83
Blake Comeau COL $3,400 6.10 1.79

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyson Barrie COL $5,000 13.60 2.72
Torey Krug BOS $5,800 12.74 2.20
Zdeno Chara BOS $4,400 9.80 2.23
Alexander Edler VAN $4,500 9.21 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyson Barrie COL $5,000 13.60 2.72
Francois Beauchemin COL $3,500 7.84 2.24
Zdeno Chara BOS $4,400 9.80 2.23
Torey Krug BOS $5,800 12.74 2.20

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tuukka Rask BOS $8,900 23.36 2.62
Ryan Miller VAN $8,000 18.01 2.25
Cory Schneider NJ $8,600 12.78 1.49
Calvin Pickard COL $7,700 6.85 0.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tuukka Rask BOS $8,900 23.36 2.62
Ryan Miller VAN $8,000 18.01 2.25
Cory Schneider NJ $8,600 12.78 1.49
Calvin Pickard COL $7,700 6.85 0.89

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.