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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 Sean Monahan
C Dylan Larkin
W Johnny Gaudreau
W Tage Thompson
W Michael Frolik
D Kris Letang
D Jacob Trouba
G Curtis McElhinney
Util Tanner Pearson
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 36.75

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sidney Crosby PHI $7,900 5.47 0.69
Sean Monahan CEN $7,400 5.41 0.73
Mark Scheifele PIT $7,300 5.19 0.71
Jack Eichel BUF $7,200 4.92 0.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sean Monahan CEN $7,400 5.41 0.73
Dylan Larkin TOR $6,500 4.67 0.72
Mark Scheifele PIT $7,300 5.19 0.71
Sebastian Aho NJ $6,200 4.39 0.71

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Johnny Gaudreau CEN $8,000 6.35 0.79
Blake Wheeler PIT $7,300 4.81 0.66
Elias Lindholm CEN $7,000 4.65 0.66
Jeff Skinner BUF $6,500 4.20 0.65
Jake Guentzel PHI $6,300 4.13 0.65
Matthew Tkachuk CEN $6,200 4.11 0.66
Phil Kessel PHI $6,800 3.72 0.55
Ondrej Kase LA $5,900 3.61 0.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Johnny Gaudreau CEN $8,000 6.35 0.79
Tage Thompson BUF $2,600 1.97 0.76
Bryan Rust PHI $5,000 3.54 0.71
Brandon Tanev PIT $3,500 2.46 0.70
Tanner Pearson PHI $3,400 2.36 0.69
Michael Frolik CEN $3,800 2.61 0.69
Mathieu Perreault PIT $3,100 2.14 0.69
Gustav Nyquist TOR $5,100 3.49 0.68

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Letang PHI $6,300 4.69 0.74
Mark Giordano CEN $6,400 4.55 0.71
Josh Morrissey PIT $5,500 3.65 0.66
Jacob Trouba PIT $4,900 3.47 0.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Letang PHI $6,300 4.69 0.74
Jacob Trouba PIT $4,900 3.47 0.71
Mark Giordano CEN $6,400 4.55 0.71
Calvin de Haan WSH $3,000 2.07 0.69

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Curtis McElhinney WSH $7,000 5.22 0.75
Laurent Brossoit PIT $7,900 5.19 0.66
Matt Murray PHI $8,300 4.86 0.59
David Rittich CEN $8,400 4.40 0.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Curtis McElhinney WSH $7,000 5.22 0.75
Laurent Brossoit PIT $7,900 5.19 0.66
Matt Murray PHI $8,300 4.86 0.59
David Rittich CEN $8,400 4.40 0.52

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.