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NHL DraftKings Picks for Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017 NHL Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for DraftKings Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

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C Jordan Staal
C Vincent Trocheck
W Brian Boyle
W Nino Niederreiter
W Brad Marchand
D Jeff Petry
D Rasmus Ristolainen
G Braden Holtby
Util Jason Zucker
Salary $49,800
Expected Points 143.47

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Tavares NYI $7,100 18.38 2.19
Vincent Trocheck FLA $6,300 16.21 2.38
Jonathan Toews CHI $6,100 15.53 2.16
Jack Eichel BUF $6,900 15.50 2.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lars Eller WSH $3,300 9.36 2.84
Kyle Turris OTT $5,700 15.28 2.51
Alex Burmistrov ARZ $3,300 8.75 2.50
Valtteri Filppula TB $3,900 11.32 2.46

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Marchand BOS $7,000 20.03 2.74
Conor Sheary PIT $6,000 17.18 2.82
James van Riemsdyk TOR $6,500 17.06 2.28
Alex Ovechkin WSH $8,100 16.27 1.81
Blake Wheeler WPG $6,200 15.70 2.15
Mike Hoffman OTT $5,800 15.24 2.27
Mikael Granlund MIN $5,800 15.02 2.21
Patrick Kane CHI $7,400 14.77 1.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Fischer ARZ $2,600 10.05 3.14
Brian Boyle TB $4,000 12.88 2.86
Richard Panik CHI $4,000 10.25 2.85
Conor Sheary PIT $6,000 17.18 2.82
Lauri Korpikoski DAL $3,400 9.80 2.80
Brad Marchand BOS $7,000 20.03 2.74
Nino Niederreiter MIN $5,100 14.24 2.69
Radim Vrbata ARZ $5,200 14.14 2.62

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns SJ $8,200 18.44 2.28
Dustin Byfuglien WPG $5,900 15.54 2.43
Nick Leddy NYI $4,600 14.21 2.63
Matt Niskanen WSH $4,900 13.55 2.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Johns DAL $3,000 9.69 2.69
Nick Leddy NYI $4,600 14.21 2.63
Marc-Edouard Vlasic SJ $4,200 11.85 2.47
Matt Niskanen WSH $4,900 13.55 2.46

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Braden Holtby WSH $8,200 29.28 3.02
Ryan Miller VAN $7,700 27.11 3.23
Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ $7,800 23.84 2.56
Scott Darling CHI $8,100 23.19 2.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Miller VAN $7,700 27.11 3.23
Braden Holtby WSH $8,200 29.28 3.02
Antti Niemi DAL $7,500 21.66 2.78
Scott Darling CHI $8,100 23.19 2.70

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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