Wednesday, January 11, 2017 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

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C Lars Eller
C Vincent Trocheck
W Max Pacioretty
W Blake Wheeler
W Justin Williams
W Kris Versteeg
D Brent Burns
D Nathan Beaulieu
G Thomas Greiss
Salary $54,500
Expected Points 134.68

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Vincent Trocheck FLA $6,300 16.14 2.56
Sidney Crosby PIT $9,400 15.69 1.67
Evgeni Malkin PIT $8,600 13.16 1.53
Mikael Backlund CGY $6,100 12.03 1.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Vincent Trocheck FLA $6,300 16.14 2.56
Ryan Strome NYI $5,000 10.83 2.17
Lars Eller WSH $3,100 6.53 2.11
Phillip Danault MTL $4,400 9.09 2.07

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Pacioretty MTL $7,600 16.03 2.11
Blake Wheeler WPG $7,000 15.56 2.22
Alex Ovechkin WSH $8,900 15.00 1.69
Nikolaj Ehlers WPG $6,700 14.19 2.12
Joe Pavelski SJ $8,000 14.06 1.76
Alexander Radulov MTL $6,500 13.22 2.03
Justin Williams WSH $5,700 12.77 2.24
Michael Frolik CGY $5,100 11.03 2.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Williams WSH $5,700 12.77 2.24
Blake Wheeler WPG $7,000 15.56 2.22
Andrew Ladd NYI $5,000 10.83 2.17
Michael Frolik CGY $5,100 11.03 2.16
Kris Versteeg CGY $4,100 8.79 2.14
Daniel Winnik WSH $3,300 7.04 2.13
Reilly Smith FLA $5,000 10.62 2.12
Nikolaj Ehlers WPG $6,700 14.19 2.12

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns SJ $8,200 19.30 2.35
John Carlson WSH $6,200 14.35 2.31
Jacob Trouba WPG $5,100 13.36 2.62
Justin Schultz PIT $6,000 13.08 2.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nathan Beaulieu MTL $4,100 11.56 2.82
Jacob Trouba WPG $5,100 13.36 2.62
Karl Alzner WSH $3,300 7.82 2.37
Marc-Edouard Vlasic SJ $4,600 10.86 2.36

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thomas Greiss NYI $8,400 28.00 3.33
Braden Holtby WSH $9,600 27.23 2.84
Connor Hellebuyck WPG $8,300 23.54 2.84
Marc-Andre Fleury PIT $8,700 20.49 2.36

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thomas Greiss NYI $8,400 28.00 3.33
Braden Holtby WSH $9,600 27.23 2.84
Connor Hellebuyck WPG $8,300 23.54 2.84
Aaron Dell SJ $7,900 19.98 2.53

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.