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NHL DraftKings Picks for Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for DraftKings Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

Optimal lineups are generated to demonstrate groups of players that work well together. This should be used only as a thought-starter for your lineups. This lineup may not conform to exact requirements of DraftKings (ie. players from one team), and may cross over multiple slates. For more detailed and customizable lineup generation, please use the NHL DraftKings Optimizer.

C Bo Horvat
C Mikael Backlund
W Jakob Silfverberg
W Chris Kreider
W Nikolaj Ehlers
D Tyson Barrie
D Jacob Trouba
G Roberto Luongo
Util Sven Baertschi
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 133.21

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mikael Backlund CGY $5,600 17.45 3.01
Ryan Kesler ANA $6,800 15.27 2.15
Tyler Seguin DAL $7,800 14.78 1.70
Vincent Trocheck FLA $5,500 14.34 2.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mikael Backlund CGY $5,600 17.45 3.01
Radek Faksa DAL $4,100 9.21 2.30
Vincent Trocheck FLA $5,500 14.34 2.28
Bo Horvat VAN $4,800 11.31 2.26

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mats Zuccarello NYR $6,200 15.38 2.33
Nikolaj Ehlers WPG $5,500 14.96 2.34
Chris Kreider NYR $6,600 14.94 2.16
Patrik Laine WPG $6,800 14.81 2.09
Anthony Mantha DET $5,200 14.47 2.73
Sven Baertschi VAN $4,600 14.26 3.10
Johnny Gaudreau CGY $7,300 14.08 1.88
Blake Wheeler WPG $6,300 13.40 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sven Baertschi VAN $4,600 14.26 3.10
Anthony Mantha DET $5,200 14.47 2.73
Reilly Smith FLA $4,500 12.93 2.53
Nikolaj Ehlers WPG $5,500 14.96 2.34
Matthew Tkachuk CGY $4,800 11.71 2.34
Mats Zuccarello NYR $6,200 15.38 2.33
Thomas Vanek DET $5,100 12.53 2.32
Chris Kreider NYR $6,600 14.94 2.16

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyson Barrie COL $4,700 13.65 2.73
Ryan McDonagh NYR $5,400 13.47 2.41
Jacob Trouba WPG $4,500 13.01 2.77
Jeff Petry MTL $4,900 12.33 2.47

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob Trouba WPG $4,500 13.01 2.77
Tyson Barrie COL $4,700 13.65 2.73
Francois Beauchemin COL $4,000 9.44 2.70
Jeff Petry MTL $4,900 12.33 2.47

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Miller VAN $8,000 22.68 2.80
Brian Elliott CGY $8,100 21.72 2.82
Roberto Luongo FLA $7,900 20.93 2.38
Henrik Lundqvist NYR $7,800 18.51 1.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Elliott CGY $8,100 21.72 2.82
Ryan Miller VAN $8,000 22.68 2.80
Roberto Luongo FLA $7,900 20.93 2.38
Connor Hellebuyck WPG $7,300 17.02 2.08

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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