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NHL FanDuel Picks for Jan 18, 2021

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Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor McDavid EDM $8,800 27.09 3.08
Auston Matthews TOR $8,500 23.67 2.79
Leon Draisaitl EDM $8,400 21.71 2.58
John Tavares TOR $7,900 19.48 2.47

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor McDavid EDM $8,800 27.09 3.08
Mikael Backlund CGY $4,700 14.05 2.99
Auston Matthews TOR $8,500 23.67 2.79
Adam Henrique ANH $5,100 13.98 2.74

Wing

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins EDM $7,400 23.90 3.23
Kevin Fiala MIN $6,500 20.48 3.15
Evander Kane SJ $7,300 18.69 2.56
Kyle Connor WPG $7,400 17.95 2.43

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bobby Ryan DET $4,200 13.57 3.23
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins EDM $7,400 23.90 3.23
Oskar Lindblom PHI $3,800 12.01 3.16
Kevin Fiala MIN $6,500 20.48 3.15

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Defenseman

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shea Theodore VGK $6,100 18.07 2.96
Ryan Ellis NSH $5,300 17.47 3.30
Roman Josi NSH $7,000 17.25 2.46
Alex Pietrangelo VGK $6,400 15.41 2.41

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Edmundson MON $3,500 12.85 3.67
Jake Muzzin TOR $4,000 14.26 3.56
Alec Martinez VGK $4,000 13.58 3.40
Ryan Ellis NSH $5,300 17.47 3.30

Goalie

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joonas Korpisalo CBJ $7,000 26.07 3.72
Cam Talbot MIN $7,600 21.96 2.89
Robin Lehner VGK $8,600 20.02 2.33
James Reimer CAR $8,100 19.98 2.47

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joonas Korpisalo CBJ $7,000 26.07 3.72
Cam Talbot MIN $7,600 21.96 2.89
Thatcher Demko VAN $7,300 18.57 2.54
Jake Allen MON $7,700 19.16 2.49

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Picks are updated regularly, but we advise that you 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. Sample lineups are provided as thought-starters, and are not intended for direct use.

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