Tuesday, January 3, 2017 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

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C Auston Matthews
C Derek Stepan
W Kevin Labanc
W Evander Kane
W Connor Brown
W Mats Zuccarello
D Jake Gardiner
D Jacob Trouba
G Sergei Bobrovsky
Salary $54,200
Expected Points 133.59

Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews TOR $7,400 21.04 2.84
Jack Eichel BUF $7,200 15.20 2.11
Derek Stepan NYR $6,700 14.29 2.13
Alexander Wennberg CBJ $6,500 13.86 2.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews TOR $7,400 21.04 2.84
Mark Letestu EDM $4,300 9.26 2.15
Derek Stepan NYR $6,700 14.29 2.13
Alexander Wennberg CBJ $6,500 13.86 2.13

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov TB $7,700 16.77 2.18
Brandon Saad CBJ $6,900 16.42 2.38
Chris Kreider NYR $6,900 16.16 2.34
Cam Atkinson CBJ $7,000 15.78 2.25
Mats Zuccarello NYR $6,600 14.65 2.22
Alex Ovechkin WSH $8,800 14.33 1.63
Max Pacioretty MTL $7,300 13.94 1.91
Leon Draisaitl EDM $6,600 13.91 2.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach Hyman TOR $4,300 11.78 2.74
Derek Ryan CAR $3,500 8.90 2.54
Connor Brown TOR $4,000 10.03 2.51
Sebastian Aho CAR $4,700 11.53 2.45
Lee Stempniak CAR $4,100 9.81 2.39
Brandon Saad CBJ $6,900 16.42 2.38
Chris Kreider NYR $6,900 16.16 2.34
Brian Flynn MTL $3,300 7.58 2.30

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Victor Hedman TB $7,000 16.28 2.33
Brent Burns SJ $8,400 15.95 1.90
Ryan McDonagh NYR $5,600 13.82 2.47
Seth Jones CBJ $5,600 12.60 2.25

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaccob Slavin CAR $4,300 11.04 2.57
Nick Holden NYR $4,300 10.78 2.51
Ryan McDonagh NYR $5,600 13.82 2.47
Jacob Trouba WPG $4,700 11.24 2.39

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $9,600 27.93 2.91
Henrik Lundqvist NYR $9,300 26.37 2.84
Braden Holtby WSH $9,400 24.05 2.56
Frederik Andersen TOR $9,100 21.13 2.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $9,600 27.93 2.91
Henrik Lundqvist NYR $9,300 26.37 2.84
Braden Holtby WSH $9,400 24.05 2.56
Frederik Andersen TOR $9,100 21.13 2.32

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.