Wednesday, January 4, 2017 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel 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 FanDuel (ie. players from one team), and may cross over multiple slates. For more detailed and customizable lineup generation, please use the NHL FanDuel Optimizer.

C Ryan Kesler
C Mikael Backlund
W Mats Zuccarello
W Anthony Mantha
W Brayden Schenn
W Sven Baertschi
D Mark Giordano
D Aaron Ekblad
G Brian Elliott
Salary $54,700
Expected Points 132.15

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mikael Backlund CGY $5,800 17.45 3.01
Ryan Kesler ANA $7,100 15.27 2.15
Tyler Seguin DAL $8,700 14.78 1.70
Vincent Trocheck FLA $6,300 14.34 2.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mikael Backlund CGY $5,800 17.45 3.01
Radek Faksa DAL $4,000 9.21 2.30
Vincent Trocheck FLA $6,300 14.34 2.28
Bo Horvat VAN $5,000 11.31 2.26

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mats Zuccarello NYR $6,600 15.38 2.33
Nikolaj Ehlers WPG $6,400 14.96 2.34
Chris Kreider NYR $6,900 14.94 2.16
Patrik Laine WPG $7,100 14.81 2.09
Anthony Mantha DET $5,300 14.47 2.73
Sven Baertschi VAN $4,600 14.26 3.10
Johnny Gaudreau CGY $7,500 14.08 1.88
Blake Wheeler WPG $7,200 13.40 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sven Baertschi VAN $4,600 14.26 3.10
Anthony Mantha DET $5,300 14.47 2.73
Reilly Smith FLA $5,100 12.93 2.53
Nikolaj Ehlers WPG $6,400 14.96 2.34
Matthew Tkachuk CGY $5,000 11.71 2.34
Mats Zuccarello NYR $6,600 15.38 2.33
Thomas Vanek DET $5,400 12.53 2.32
Chris Kreider NYR $6,900 14.94 2.16

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyson Barrie COL $5,000 13.65 2.73
Ryan McDonagh NYR $5,600 13.47 2.41
Jacob Trouba WPG $4,700 13.01 2.77
Jeff Petry MTL $5,000 12.33 2.47

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob Trouba WPG $4,700 13.01 2.77
Tyson Barrie COL $5,000 13.65 2.73
Francois Beauchemin COL $3,500 9.44 2.70
Jeff Petry MTL $5,000 12.33 2.47

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Miller VAN $8,100 22.68 2.80
Brian Elliott CGY $7,700 21.72 2.82
Roberto Luongo FLA $8,800 20.93 2.38
Henrik Lundqvist NYR $9,300 18.51 1.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Elliott CGY $7,700 21.72 2.82
Ryan Miller VAN $8,100 22.68 2.80
Roberto Luongo FLA $8,800 20.93 2.38
Connor Hellebuyck WPG $8,200 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┬áno warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.