Saturday, January 7, 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 Mikael Backlund
C Vincent Trocheck
W Anthony Mantha
W Connor Brown
W Brandon Saad
W Patrick Maroon
D Victor Hedman
D Jacob Trouba
G Peter Budaj
Salary $54,800
Expected Points 142.29

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 21.76 2.86
Tyler Seguin DAL $8,700 17.23 1.98
Vincent Trocheck FLA $6,300 16.22 2.58
Mikael Backlund CGY $6,100 16.20 2.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews TOR $7,600 21.76 2.86
Mikael Backlund CGY $6,100 16.20 2.66
Vincent Trocheck FLA $6,300 16.22 2.58
Radek Faksa DAL $4,000 10.11 2.53

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov TB $7,900 19.26 2.44
Nikolaj Ehlers WPG $6,600 16.94 2.57
Patrik Laine WPG $7,300 16.90 2.31
Max Pacioretty MTL $7,500 16.23 2.16
Zach Parise MIN $7,300 16.19 2.22
Mikael Granlund MIN $6,200 15.40 2.48
Brandon Saad CBJ $6,800 15.29 2.25
Nick Foligno CBJ $6,700 14.85 2.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor Brown TOR $4,300 13.45 3.13
Zack Smith OTT $4,700 13.41 2.85
Anders Lee NYI $5,000 13.72 2.74
Jason Zucker MIN $5,000 13.30 2.66
Nikolaj Ehlers WPG $6,600 16.94 2.57
Patrick Maroon EDM $5,500 13.99 2.54
Andrew Ladd NYI $5,000 12.69 2.54
Ondrej Palat TB $5,600 14.14 2.53

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Victor Hedman TB $7,000 17.59 2.51
Brent Burns SJ $8,200 16.99 2.07
Jacob Trouba WPG $4,900 14.98 3.06
Jeff Petry MTL $5,500 14.40 2.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob Trouba WPG $4,900 14.98 3.06
Nathan Beaulieu MTL $3,800 10.59 2.79
Jeff Petry MTL $5,500 14.40 2.62
Victor Hedman TB $7,000 17.59 2.51

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thomas Greiss NYI $8,400 26.78 3.19
Frederik Andersen TOR $9,000 24.40 2.71
James Reimer FLA $8,200 23.40 2.85
Braden Holtby WSH $9,500 21.94 2.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thomas Greiss NYI $8,400 26.78 3.19
James Reimer FLA $8,200 23.40 2.85
Frederik Andersen TOR $9,000 24.40 2.71
Robin Lehner BUF $7,900 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.