Monday, January 9, 2017 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel 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 FanDuel (ie. players from one team), and may cross over multiple slates. For more detailed and customizable lineup generation, please use the NHL FanDuel Optimizer.

C Adam Henrique
C Mikael Backlund
W Michael Frolik
W Max Pacioretty
W Tanner Pearson
W Reilly Smith
D Jeff Petry
D John Klingberg
G Braden Holtby
Salary $54,900
Expected Points 131.36

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeff Carter LA $7,600 17.80 2.34
Mikael Backlund CGY $6,100 15.46 2.53
Vincent Trocheck FLA $6,300 14.30 2.27
Tyler Seguin DAL $8,700 13.26 1.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mikael Backlund CGY $6,100 15.46 2.53
Jeff Carter LA $7,600 17.80 2.34
Adam Henrique NJ $5,300 12.13 2.29
Radek Faksa DAL $4,000 9.15 2.29

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Pacioretty MTL $7,500 16.16 2.15
Blake Wheeler WPG $7,100 14.52 2.05
Alexander Radulov MTL $6,200 14.05 2.27
Nikolaj Ehlers WPG $6,600 13.80 2.09
Tanner Pearson LA $5,400 13.34 2.47
Johnny Gaudreau CGY $7,600 13.19 1.74
Michael Frolik CGY $4,900 12.54 2.56
Jason Spezza DAL $6,600 12.31 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Michael Frolik CGY $4,900 12.54 2.56
Tanner Pearson LA $5,400 13.34 2.47
Kris Versteeg CGY $4,200 9.64 2.29
Alexander Radulov MTL $6,200 14.05 2.27
Max Pacioretty MTL $7,500 16.16 2.15
Matthew Tkachuk CGY $5,300 11.18 2.11
Nikolaj Ehlers WPG $6,600 13.80 2.09
P.A. Parenteau NJ $5,100 10.63 2.08

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeff Petry MTL $5,500 13.97 2.54
John Carlson WSH $6,300 13.74 2.18
Shea Weber MTL $6,500 13.73 2.11
Jacob Trouba WPG $4,900 13.28 2.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob Trouba WPG $4,900 13.28 2.71
Nathan Beaulieu MTL $3,800 10.25 2.70
Jeff Petry MTL $5,500 13.97 2.54
Jon Merrill NJ $3,200 7.92 2.47

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Braden Holtby WSH $9,500 25.09 2.64
Cory Schneider NJ $8,700 20.54 2.36
Chad Johnson CGY $8,000 19.78 2.47
Peter Budaj LA $8,500 19.72 2.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Braden Holtby WSH $9,500 25.09 2.64
Chad Johnson CGY $8,000 19.78 2.47
Cory Schneider NJ $8,700 20.54 2.36
Peter Budaj LA $8,500 19.72 2.32

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.