NHL DFS: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy hockey picks for January 23

It's a big night for NHL DFS players with six games on the main slate beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 23. Many of the league's top stars are in action with John Tavares, Auston Matthews, Nathan MacKinnon, Mitchell Marner, Viktor Arvidsson and Alex Ovechkin among the top-priced skaters. Marc-Andre Fleury, Frederik Anderson and Devan Dubnyk are among the most expensive options in net. Before locking in any rosters on a site like FanDuel or DraftKings, first be sure to see the top NHL DFS picks, optimal lineups and advice from Mike McClure. 

McClure is a DFS professional with nearly $2 million in career winnings. He's also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every minute of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best NHL DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They're a must-see for any NHL DFS player.

On Tuesday, McClure recommended Alex Ovechkin at $8,400 on FanDuel. The result? He recorded a hat trick and an assist, returning a whopping 57.8 points and almost 7x value. Anybody who built their roster around him was well on the way to a profitable evening.

For Wednesday's slate, McClure is banking on Maple Leafs center John Tavares at $8,100 on FanDuel and $7,200 on DraftKings. He's stacking him with defenseman Morgan Rielly ($5,900 on FanDuel, $5,800 on DraftKings) as Toronto takes on Washington in what is projected to be the highest-scoring game of the evening (over-under of 6.5 goals).

This NHL DFS strategy gives plenty of exposure to that potentially high-scoring matchup, but leaves salary cap flexibility to load your rosters up with other stars. The Maple Leafs enter play tonight as the fourth-best scoring offense in the league, so this top NHL DFS stack has a ton of potential to return value. 

McClure is also targeting a big name who is set to put up huge numbers on Wednesday, but comes at a price that is lower than you might expect. Picks like these could be the difference between winning your cash games and tournaments or going home with nothing.

So what is the optimal NHL DFS lineup for Wednesday? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure's complete optimal tournament lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on NHL DFS.

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