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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 Mathew Barzal
C Connor McDavid
W Joel Armia
W Leon Draisaitl
W Nikita Kucherov
W Brandon Pirri
D Sebastian Aho
D Alexander Edler
G Robin Lehner
Salary $54,900
Expected Points 145.58

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor McDavid ANA $8,900 22.21 2.50
John Tavares OTT $8,200 20.19 2.46
Patrice Bergeron BOS $8,600 20.11 2.34
Brayden Point DET $7,900 19.63 2.48

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor McDavid ANA $8,900 22.21 2.50
Bo Horvat WPG $5,300 13.18 2.49
Brayden Point DET $7,900 19.63 2.48
John Tavares OTT $8,200 20.19 2.46

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov DET $9,300 23.70 2.55
David Pastrnak BOS $8,300 19.02 2.29
Brad Marchand BOS $8,200 18.72 2.28
Leon Draisaitl ANA $7,100 18.11 2.55
Alex Ovechkin DAL $8,600 18.09 2.10
Mitchell Marner OTT $7,900 17.98 2.28
Alexander Radulov SJ $6,700 17.36 2.59
Cam Atkinson TB $7,200 17.35 2.41

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Armia CAR $3,000 9.33 3.11
Andreas Johnsson OTT $3,600 10.32 2.87
Blake Coleman COL $3,700 10.46 2.83
Colton Sissons CGY $3,600 9.72 2.70
Tom Wilson DAL $5,000 13.39 2.68
Conor Garland ARZ $3,400 9.07 2.67
Alexander Radulov SJ $6,700 17.36 2.59
Nikita Kucherov DET $9,300 23.70 2.55

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $7,600 17.91 2.36
Erik Karlsson ATL $7,800 17.88 2.29
Morgan Rielly OTT $6,300 15.28 2.42
Victor Hedman DET $6,500 13.96 2.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sebastian Aho NJ $3,500 10.64 3.04
Alexander Edler WPG $4,600 13.80 3.00
Alec Martinez VAN $3,500 10.22 2.92
Josh Morrissey PIT $4,700 12.40 2.64

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $9,400 22.19 2.36
Robin Lehner NJ $8,300 21.29 2.57
Jaroslav Halak BOS $8,200 19.14 2.33
Jacob Markstrom WPG $8,200 18.62 2.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robin Lehner NJ $8,300 21.29 2.57
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $9,400 22.19 2.36
Jaroslav Halak BOS $8,200 19.14 2.33
Jacob Markstrom WPG $8,200 18.62 2.27

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.