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NHL DraftKings Picks for Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thursday, January 5, 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 Teuvo Teravainen
C Jack Eichel
W Anthony Mantha
W Evander Kane
W Sebastian Aho
D Justin Faulk
D Victor Hedman
G Tuukka Rask
Util Taylor Fedun
Salary $49,000
Expected Points 128.88

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeff Carter LA $6,900 16.52 2.15
Jack Eichel BUF $7,000 15.97 2.22
Sam Reinhart BUF $5,000 12.83 2.25
Eric Staal MIN $6,500 12.48 1.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrik Berglund STL $3,900 9.26 2.32
Teuvo Teravainen CAR $4,500 11.11 2.27
Sam Reinhart BUF $5,000 12.83 2.25
Jack Eichel BUF $7,000 15.97 2.22

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov TB $7,100 17.30 2.19
Cam Atkinson CBJ $7,000 14.45 2.01
Mikael Granlund MIN $5,200 14.15 2.36
Nick Foligno CBJ $6,000 13.97 2.08
Evander Kane BUF $5,100 13.78 2.19
Brandon Saad CBJ $6,100 13.76 2.02
Ondrej Palat TB $5,100 13.52 2.41
Artemi Panarin CHI $7,200 13.46 1.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Mantha DET $5,400 12.98 2.45
Kevin Labanc SJ $3,600 9.76 2.44
Sebastian Aho CAR $4,700 11.84 2.42
Ondrej Palat TB $5,100 13.52 2.41
Mikael Granlund MIN $5,200 14.15 2.36
Vinnie Hinostroza CHI $3,700 8.90 2.34
Jason Zucker MIN $4,900 11.13 2.32
Spencer Abbott CHI $3,200 6.75 2.25

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Faulk CAR $5,300 19.16 3.25
Victor Hedman TB $5,900 17.88 2.55
Brent Burns SJ $8,000 14.19 1.75
John Carlson WSH $5,800 12.12 2.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Faulk CAR $5,300 19.16 3.25
Victor Hedman TB $5,900 17.88 2.55
Andrej Sekera EDM $4,400 10.74 2.50
Joel Edmundson STL $2,900 8.99 2.50

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $7,700 22.98 2.39
Devan Dubnyk MIN $7,600 21.44 2.23
Corey Crawford CHI $8,100 21.40 2.43
Tuukka Rask BOS $7,800 21.22 2.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Crawford CHI $8,100 21.40 2.43
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $7,700 22.98 2.39
Tuukka Rask BOS $7,800 21.22 2.38
Cam Talbot EDM $7,500 20.22 2.30

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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