Saturday, January 7, 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 Vincent Trocheck
C Mikael Backlund
W Nikolaj Ehlers
W Ryan Strome
W Zach Parise
D Victor Hedman
D Jacob Trouba
G Frederik Andersen
Util Jared Spurgeon
Salary $49,500
Expected Points 144.40

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews TOR $7,900 21.76 2.86
Vincent Trocheck FLA $5,800 16.22 2.58
Mikael Backlund CGY $5,700 16.20 2.66
Jack Eichel BUF $7,000 15.95 2.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews TOR $7,900 21.76 2.86
Mikael Backlund CGY $5,700 16.20 2.66
Vincent Trocheck FLA $5,800 16.22 2.58
Radek Faksa DAL $4,100 10.11 2.53

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov TB $7,200 19.26 2.44
Tyler Seguin DAL $7,900 17.23 1.98
Nikolaj Ehlers WPG $5,600 16.94 2.57
Patrik Laine WPG $6,800 16.90 2.31
Max Pacioretty MTL $6,700 16.23 2.16
Zach Parise MIN $6,300 16.19 2.22
Mikael Granlund MIN $5,200 15.40 2.48
Brandon Saad CBJ $6,100 15.29 2.25

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor Brown TOR $4,300 13.45 3.13
Zack Smith OTT $4,000 13.41 2.85
Anders Lee NYI $5,100 13.72 2.74
Jason Zucker MIN $4,900 13.30 2.66
Nikolaj Ehlers WPG $5,600 16.94 2.57
Patrick Maroon EDM $4,600 13.99 2.54
Andrew Ladd NYI $4,200 12.69 2.54
Ondrej Palat TB $5,100 14.14 2.53

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Victor Hedman TB $6,100 17.59 2.51
Brent Burns SJ $8,100 16.99 2.07
Jacob Trouba WPG $4,500 14.98 3.06
Jeff Petry MTL $4,900 14.40 2.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob Trouba WPG $4,500 14.98 3.06
Nathan Beaulieu MTL $3,500 10.59 2.79
Jeff Petry MTL $4,900 14.40 2.62
Victor Hedman TB $6,100 17.59 2.51

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thomas Greiss NYI $7,500 26.78 3.19
Frederik Andersen TOR $7,300 24.40 2.71
James Reimer FLA $7,600 23.40 2.85
Braden Holtby WSH $7,700 21.94 2.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thomas Greiss NYI $7,500 26.78 3.19
James Reimer FLA $7,600 23.40 2.85
Frederik Andersen TOR $7,300 24.40 2.71
Robin Lehner BUF $7,600 20.29 2.57

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.