Thursday, January 5, 2017 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

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C Eric Staal
C Teuvo Teravainen
W Kevin Labanc
W Mikael Granlund
W Brandon Saad
W Sebastian Aho
D Victor Hedman
D Justin Faulk
G Cam Talbot
Salary $54,700
Expected Points 130.36

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeff Carter LA $7,700 16.52 2.15
Jack Eichel BUF $7,200 15.97 2.22
Sam Reinhart BUF $5,700 12.83 2.25
Eric Staal MIN $6,400 12.48 1.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrik Berglund STL $4,000 9.26 2.32
Teuvo Teravainen CAR $4,900 11.11 2.27
Sam Reinhart BUF $5,700 12.83 2.25
Jack Eichel BUF $7,200 15.97 2.22

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov TB $7,900 17.30 2.19
Cam Atkinson CBJ $7,200 14.45 2.01
Mikael Granlund MIN $6,000 14.15 2.36
Nick Foligno CBJ $6,700 13.97 2.08
Evander Kane BUF $6,300 13.78 2.19
Brandon Saad CBJ $6,800 13.76 2.02
Ondrej Palat TB $5,600 13.52 2.41
Artemi Panarin CHI $7,900 13.46 1.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Mantha DET $5,300 12.98 2.45
Kevin Labanc SJ $4,000 9.76 2.44
Sebastian Aho CAR $4,900 11.84 2.42
Ondrej Palat TB $5,600 13.52 2.41
Mikael Granlund MIN $6,000 14.15 2.36
Vinnie Hinostroza CHI $3,800 8.90 2.34
Jason Zucker MIN $4,800 11.13 2.32
Spencer Abbott CHI $3,000 6.75 2.25

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Faulk CAR $5,900 19.16 3.25
Victor Hedman TB $7,000 17.88 2.55
Brent Burns SJ $8,100 14.19 1.75
John Carlson WSH $6,000 12.12 2.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Faulk CAR $5,900 19.16 3.25
Victor Hedman TB $7,000 17.88 2.55
Andrej Sekera EDM $4,300 10.74 2.50
Joel Edmundson STL $3,600 8.99 2.50

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $9,600 22.98 2.39
Devan Dubnyk MIN $9,600 21.44 2.23
Corey Crawford CHI $8,800 21.40 2.43
Tuukka Rask BOS $8,900 21.22 2.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Crawford CHI $8,800 21.40 2.43
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $9,600 22.98 2.39
Tuukka Rask BOS $8,900 21.22 2.38
Cam Talbot EDM $8,800 20.22 2.30

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.