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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 FanDuel (ie. players from one team), and may cross over multiple slates. For more detailed and customizable lineup generation, please use the NHL FanDuel Optimizer.

C Ryan O’Reilly
C Evgeny Kuznetsov
W Blake Wheeler
W Gabriel Landeskog
W Timo Meier
W Zach Sanford
D Tony DeAngelo
D Seth Jones
G Jimmy Howard
Salary $54,900
Expected Points 161.47

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $8,700 23.28 2.68
Ryan O’Reilly EDM $6,600 21.77 3.30
Evgeny Kuznetsov DAL $7,700 20.63 2.68
John Tavares OTT $8,100 19.29 2.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan O’Reilly EDM $6,600 21.77 3.30
Dylan Larkin TOR $6,300 18.76 2.98
Evgeny Kuznetsov DAL $7,700 20.63 2.68
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $8,700 23.28 2.68

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Ovechkin DAL $9,000 22.35 2.48
Gabriel Landeskog FLA $6,900 20.35 2.95
Blake Wheeler PIT $7,400 19.61 2.65
Vladimir Tarasenko EDM $7,900 19.47 2.46
Taylor Hall COL $7,600 19.32 2.54
Mitchell Marner OTT $7,200 19.24 2.67
Mikko Rantanen FLA $7,700 17.86 2.32
Timo Meier ATL $5,600 17.79 3.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach Sanford EDM $3,500 11.36 3.25
Timo Meier ATL $5,600 17.79 3.18
Gabriel Landeskog FLA $6,900 20.35 2.95
Anthony Duclair TB $3,800 10.82 2.85
Sheldon Dries FLA $3,400 9.18 2.70
Mitchell Marner OTT $7,200 19.24 2.67
Blake Wheeler PIT $7,400 19.61 2.65
Robby Fabbri EDM $3,400 9.00 2.65

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $7,300 17.79 2.44
Seth Jones TB $5,400 17.39 3.22
Dustin Byfuglien PIT $5,800 16.95 2.92
Morgan Rielly OTT $6,000 16.15 2.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tony DeAngelo NYI $3,700 12.08 3.26
Seth Jones TB $5,400 17.39 3.22
Dustin Byfuglien PIT $5,800 16.95 2.92
Ian Cole FLA $3,800 10.27 2.70

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jimmy Howard TOR $8,100 20.49 2.53
Frederik Andersen OTT $8,500 20.33 2.39
John Gibson LA $8,400 19.85 2.36
Connor Hellebuyck PIT $8,100 19.47 2.40

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jimmy Howard TOR $8,100 20.49 2.53
Henrik Lundqvist NYI $7,800 19.16 2.46
Connor Hellebuyck PIT $8,100 19.47 2.40
Frederik Andersen OTT $8,500 20.33 2.39

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.