Friday, January 6, 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 Auston Matthews
C Mikael Backlund
W Nikolay Kulemin
W Anders Lee
W Matthew Tkachuk
W Johnny Gaudreau
D Justin Faulk
D Jason Demers
G John Gibson
Salary $53,600
Expected Points 146.31

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews TOR $7,600 25.14 3.31
Mikael Backlund CGY $5,800 17.86 3.08
Ryan Kesler ANA $7,100 15.00 2.11
Vincent Trocheck FLA $6,300 13.90 2.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews TOR $7,600 25.14 3.31
Mikael Backlund CGY $5,800 17.86 3.08
Bo Horvat VAN $5,200 11.52 2.22
Vincent Trocheck FLA $6,300 13.90 2.21

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrick Kane CHI $8,700 17.26 1.98
Johnny Gaudreau CGY $7,500 15.50 2.07
Anders Lee NYI $5,000 15.13 3.03
William Nylander TOR $5,800 13.41 2.31
Artemi Panarin CHI $7,900 13.04 1.65
Filip Forsberg NSH $6,900 12.92 1.87
Connor Brown TOR $4,300 12.60 2.93
Jakob Silfverberg ANA $6,000 12.41 2.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anders Lee NYI $5,000 15.13 3.03
Connor Brown TOR $4,300 12.60 2.93
Zach Hyman TOR $4,500 12.41 2.76
Nikolay Kulemin NYI $3,700 9.97 2.69
Sven Baertschi VAN $5,000 12.38 2.48
Josh Bailey NYI $4,900 12.10 2.47
Reilly Smith FLA $5,100 12.27 2.41
Derek Ryan CAR $3,500 8.39 2.40

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dougie Hamilton CGY $6,100 15.94 2.61
Justin Faulk CAR $5,900 15.23 2.58
Tyson Barrie COL $5,300 13.12 2.48
Mark Giordano CGY $6,200 12.26 1.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dougie Hamilton CGY $6,100 15.94 2.61
Justin Faulk CAR $5,900 15.23 2.58
Francois Beauchemin COL $3,500 9.01 2.57
Jason Demers FLA $4,200 10.75 2.56

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Gibson ANA $8,600 25.04 2.91
Thomas Greiss NYI $8,400 24.41 2.91
Juuse Saros NSH $7,700 23.80 3.09
Frederik Andersen TOR $9,100 22.53 2.48

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Juuse Saros NSH $7,700 23.80 3.09
John Gibson ANA $8,600 25.04 2.91
Thomas Greiss NYI $8,400 24.41 2.91
Frederik Andersen TOR $9,100 22.53 2.48

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.