Sunday, January 8, 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 Patrice Bergeron
C Eric Staal
W Mikael Granlund
W Vinnie Hinostroza
W Alex Killorn
D Seth Jones
D Justin Schultz
G Sergei Bobrovsky
Util Mikko Koivu
Salary $49,700
Expected Points 130.83

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sidney Crosby PIT $8,400 18.11 1.93
Evgeni Malkin PIT $7,600 16.88 1.92
Eric Staal MIN $6,300 15.79 2.39
Mikko Koivu MIN $5,100 14.13 2.48

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mikko Koivu MIN $5,100 14.13 2.48
Eric Staal MIN $6,300 15.79 2.39
Nick Bonino PIT $4,600 9.31 1.98
Sidney Crosby PIT $8,400 18.11 1.93

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov TB $7,200 19.22 2.43
Patrick Kane CHI $7,900 17.75 2.02
Zach Parise MIN $6,200 15.79 2.16
Cam Atkinson CBJ $7,000 15.12 2.10
Nick Foligno CBJ $6,300 14.57 2.17
Mikael Granlund MIN $5,200 14.47 2.33
Charlie Coyle MIN $5,700 14.18 2.32
Artemi Panarin CHI $7,200 13.16 1.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Vinnie Hinostroza CHI $3,700 10.21 2.69
Nikita Kucherov TB $7,200 19.22 2.43
Mikael Granlund MIN $5,200 14.47 2.33
Jason Zucker MIN $5,000 11.64 2.33
Charlie Coyle MIN $5,700 14.18 2.32
Bobby Ryan OTT $4,600 11.12 2.27
Nick Foligno CBJ $6,300 14.57 2.17
Zach Parise MIN $6,200 15.79 2.16

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Victor Hedman TB $6,100 14.70 2.10
Justin Schultz PIT $5,400 14.43 2.41
Kris Letang PIT $6,700 14.05 1.98
Seth Jones CBJ $4,900 11.88 2.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Daley PIT $4,200 10.78 2.57
Andrej Sekera EDM $4,600 10.99 2.56
Matthew Benning EDM $3,100 9.40 2.54
Justin Schultz PIT $5,400 14.43 2.41

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $8,200 26.31 2.77
Marc-Andre Fleury PIT $8,100 25.43 2.92
Devan Dubnyk MIN $7,700 20.81 2.19
John Gibson ANA $7,500 18.82 2.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marc-Andre Fleury PIT $8,100 25.43 2.92
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $8,200 26.31 2.77
Devan Dubnyk MIN $7,700 20.81 2.19
John Gibson ANA $7,500 18.82 2.16

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.