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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

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 Auston Matthews
C Pierre-Luc Dubois
W Andrew Shaw
W Jonathan Drouin
W Cam Atkinson
W Jonathan Huberdeau
D Seth Jones
D Michal Kempny
G Garret Sparks
Salary $54,900
Expected Points 141.74

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews OTT $8,600 22.97 2.67
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $9,100 20.86 2.29
Sidney Crosby PHI $8,800 18.34 2.08
Sean Monahan CEN $7,800 16.95 2.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews OTT $8,600 22.97 2.67
Pierre-Luc Dubois TB $6,200 14.66 2.36
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $9,100 20.86 2.29
Matt Duchene MTL $6,800 15.33 2.25

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov DET $9,000 19.63 2.18
Mikko Rantanen FLA $8,600 18.80 2.19
Alex Ovechkin DAL $8,800 18.54 2.11
Cam Atkinson TB $7,300 18.35 2.51
Jonathan Huberdeau CHI $6,600 16.70 2.53
Johnny Gaudreau CEN $8,300 16.41 1.98
Mike Hoffman CHI $6,800 16.33 2.40
David Pastrnak BOS $8,400 16.03 1.91

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Shaw CAR $3,700 10.38 2.80
Jesper Bratt COL $3,700 9.79 2.65
Drake Batherson MTL $3,700 9.43 2.55
Jonathan Huberdeau CHI $6,600 16.70 2.53
Cam Atkinson TB $7,300 18.35 2.51
Jonathan Drouin CAR $5,800 14.51 2.50
Austin Watson CGY $3,400 8.38 2.46
Mike Hoffman CHI $6,800 16.33 2.40

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Giordano CEN $6,200 14.49 2.34
John Carlson DAL $6,900 14.42 2.09
Thomas Chabot MTL $5,800 13.88 2.39
Roman Josi CGY $6,400 13.47 2.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thomas Chabot MTL $5,800 13.88 2.39
Michal Kempny DAL $3,600 8.56 2.38
Seth Jones TB $5,500 13.00 2.36
Mark Giordano CEN $6,200 14.49 2.34

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Garret Sparks OTT $7,600 22.61 2.97
Pekka Rinne CGY $9,100 20.16 2.22
Louis Domingue DET $8,600 19.63 2.28
Casey DeSmith PHI $8,200 18.36 2.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Garret Sparks OTT $7,600 22.61 2.97
Philipp Grubauer FLA $7,300 17.89 2.45
Louis Domingue DET $8,600 19.63 2.28
Roberto Luongo CHI $7,800 17.76 2.28

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.