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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 Leon Draisaitl
C Connor McDavid
W Nikita Kucherov
W David Backes
W Conor Garland
D Sebastian Aho
D Erik Karlsson
G Robin Lehner
Util Travis Sanheim
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 37.14

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor McDavid ANA $8,200 5.87 0.72
John Tavares OTT $7,900 5.47 0.69
Patrice Bergeron BOS $7,600 5.33 0.70
Brayden Point DET $7,300 5.16 0.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor McDavid ANA $8,200 5.87 0.72
Brayden Point DET $7,300 5.16 0.71
Leon Draisaitl ANA $6,700 4.76 0.71
Patrice Bergeron BOS $7,600 5.33 0.70

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov DET $8,100 6.14 0.76
David Pastrnak BOS $7,900 5.05 0.64
Alex Ovechkin DAL $8,000 5.01 0.63
Brad Marchand BOS $7,100 4.96 0.70
Cam Atkinson TB $7,400 4.80 0.65
Mitchell Marner OTT $7,200 4.75 0.66
Alexander Radulov SJ $7,500 4.64 0.62
Viktor Arvidsson CGY $6,800 4.51 0.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov DET $8,100 6.14 0.76
Jake DeBrusk BOS $4,500 3.26 0.72
Conor Garland ARZ $3,500 2.51 0.72
Zach Parise NSH $6,000 4.25 0.71
Brock Boeser WPG $6,100 4.33 0.71
Brad Marchand BOS $7,100 4.96 0.70
David Backes BOS $3,300 2.31 0.70
Lukas Radil ATL $3,200 2.20 0.69

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Erik Karlsson ATL $6,300 4.90 0.78
Brent Burns ATL $6,600 4.86 0.74
Morgan Rielly OTT $6,500 4.14 0.64
Alexander Edler WPG $5,600 3.88 0.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sebastian Aho NJ $2,500 2.88 1.15
Erik Karlsson ATL $6,300 4.90 0.78
Travis Sanheim NYR $3,200 2.45 0.77
Brent Burns ATL $6,600 4.86 0.74

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $8,400 5.54 0.66
Robin Lehner NJ $8,100 5.32 0.66
Jaroslav Halak BOS $7,900 4.77 0.60
Jacob Markstrom WPG $7,800 4.65 0.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $8,400 5.54 0.66
Robin Lehner NJ $8,100 5.32 0.66
Jacob Markstrom WPG $7,800 4.65 0.60
Jaroslav Halak BOS $7,900 4.77 0.60

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.