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NHL DraftKings Picks for Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 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 Nicklas Backstrom
C Nazem Kadri
W Mitchell Marner
W Mats Zuccarello
W Jason Zucker
D Jared Spurgeon
D Marc-Edouard Vlasic
G John Gibson
Util Stephen Johns
Salary $49,700
Expected Points 143.55

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nicklas Backstrom WSH $6,600 18.11 2.59
Derek Stepan NYR $6,700 16.86 2.48
Auston Matthews TOR $7,500 15.95 2.04
John Tavares NYI $6,500 15.20 1.85

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lars Eller WSH $3,300 8.37 2.70
Nicklas Backstrom WSH $6,600 18.11 2.59
Derek Stepan NYR $6,700 16.86 2.48
Tyler Bozak TOR $4,900 13.55 2.46

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Ovechkin WSH $8,200 18.48 2.08
Chris Kreider NYR $6,600 17.09 2.48
James van Riemsdyk TOR $6,000 16.44 2.19
Jamie Benn DAL $6,700 16.22 1.95
Mats Zuccarello NYR $6,500 16.15 2.41
Mitchell Marner TOR $5,800 15.46 2.38
T.J. Oshie WSH $5,900 15.35 2.26
Mikael Granlund MIN $5,500 15.09 2.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jason Zucker MIN $5,000 14.27 2.64
Pavel Buchnevich NYR $4,200 12.26 2.61
Tom Pyatt OTT $3,600 9.01 2.57
Joel Ward SJ $4,100 9.63 2.53
Chris Kreider NYR $6,600 17.09 2.48
Justin Williams WSH $5,000 14.85 2.48
Mats Zuccarello NYR $6,500 16.15 2.41
Josh Bailey NYI $4,800 12.44 2.39

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns SJ $8,100 19.52 2.38
Jared Spurgeon MIN $4,800 14.04 2.51
Tyson Barrie COL $4,700 13.15 2.44
John Klingberg DAL $4,800 13.13 2.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Johns DAL $3,100 10.65 2.96
Francois Beauchemin COL $3,800 9.77 2.57
Adam Clendening NYR $3,300 9.93 2.55
Jared Spurgeon MIN $4,800 14.04 2.51

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Gibson ANA $8,300 28.79 3.13
Braden Holtby WSH $7,700 27.75 2.89
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $8,100 25.30 2.72
Aaron Dell SJ $7,700 22.74 2.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Gibson ANA $8,300 28.79 3.13
Braden Holtby WSH $7,700 27.75 2.89
Aaron Dell SJ $7,700 22.74 2.88
Juuse Saros NSH $7,200 21.91 2.81

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries Рthose are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.

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