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Optimal Lineup

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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 Evgeny Kuznetsov
C Matt Duchene
W Alex Ovechkin
W Claude Giroux
W Richard Panik
D Shayne Gostisbehere
D Kevin Connauton
G Braden Holtby
Util Derek Stepan
Salary $49,700
Expected Points 39.9

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evgeny Kuznetsov DAL $6,200 6.00 0.97
Sean Couturier NYR $6,500 5.07 0.78
Nicklas Backstrom DAL $5,400 4.19 0.78
Matt Duchene MTL $5,200 4.19 0.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evgeny Kuznetsov DAL $6,200 6.00 0.97
Matt Duchene MTL $5,200 4.19 0.81
Derek Stepan ARZ $4,200 3.35 0.80
Nicklas Backstrom DAL $5,400 4.19 0.78

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Ovechkin DAL $7,800 6.21 0.80
T.J. Oshie DAL $6,700 4.96 0.74
Claude Giroux NYR $6,200 4.78 0.77
Wayne Simmonds NYR $6,000 3.69 0.62
Jakob Silfverberg LA $6,400 3.68 0.58
Ryan Dzingel MTL $5,100 3.66 0.72
Rickard Rakell LA $7,000 3.60 0.51
Clayton Keller ARZ $5,300 3.43 0.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Ovechkin DAL $7,800 6.21 0.80
Richard Panik ARZ $3,800 3.04 0.80
Claude Giroux NYR $6,200 4.78 0.77
Andrew Cogliano LA $3,700 2.85 0.77
T.J. Oshie DAL $6,700 4.96 0.74
Magnus Paajarvi MTL $2,600 1.89 0.73
Ryan Dzingel MTL $5,100 3.66 0.72
Devante Smith-Pelly DAL $2,900 2.01 0.69

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Carlson DAL $6,900 4.58 0.66
Shayne Gostisbehere NYR $5,700 4.23 0.74
Thomas Chabot MTL $5,300 3.71 0.70
Ivan Provorov NYR $4,900 3.12 0.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Connauton ARZ $2,800 2.21 0.79
Maxime Lajoie MTL $3,800 2.91 0.77
Dylan DeMelo MTL $3,100 2.32 0.75
Shayne Gostisbehere NYR $5,700 4.23 0.74

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Braden Holtby DAL $7,800 5.89 0.76
John Gibson LA $8,500 5.76 0.68
Antti Raanta ARZ $6,900 4.67 0.68
Calvin Pickard NYR $7,900 3.32 0.42

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Braden Holtby DAL $7,800 5.89 0.76
John Gibson LA $8,500 5.76 0.68
Antti Raanta ARZ $6,900 4.67 0.68
Calvin Pickard NYR $7,900 3.32 0.42

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 – 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. Sample lineups are provided as thought-starters, and are not intended for direct use.