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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 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 John Tavares
C David Krejci
W Zach Parise
W Patrick Kane
W Alex DeBrincat
D Kris Russell
D Jay Bouwmeester
G MacKenzie Blackwood
Util Zach Hyman
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 35.69

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor McDavid ANA $7,900 5.75 0.73
John Tavares OTT $7,600 5.65 0.74
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $7,800 5.49 0.70
Auston Matthews OTT $7,700 5.04 0.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Tavares OTT $7,600 5.65 0.74
Connor McDavid ANA $7,900 5.75 0.73
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $7,800 5.49 0.70
Jonathan Toews STL $5,400 3.78 0.70

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrick Kane STL $7,800 5.78 0.74
Alex Ovechkin DAL $7,900 5.20 0.66
David Pastrnak BOS $7,700 4.89 0.63
Mitchell Marner OTT $7,000 4.81 0.69
Brad Marchand BOS $6,900 4.77 0.69
Mikko Rantanen FLA $7,300 4.76 0.65
Gabriel Landeskog FLA $7,100 4.61 0.65
Zach Parise NSH $5,900 4.48 0.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach Parise NSH $5,900 4.48 0.76
Zach Hyman OTT $3,900 2.88 0.74
Patrick Kane STL $7,800 5.78 0.74
Alex DeBrincat STL $5,800 4.31 0.74
Sam Reinhart BUF $5,400 3.88 0.72
Jeff Skinner BUF $6,300 4.47 0.71
Brad Marchand BOS $6,900 4.77 0.69
Mitchell Marner OTT $7,000 4.81 0.69

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Morgan Rielly OTT $6,300 4.06 0.64
Darnell Nurse ANA $5,400 3.79 0.70
John Carlson DAL $6,000 3.48 0.58
Tyson Barrie FLA $5,100 3.47 0.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Darnell Nurse ANA $5,400 3.79 0.70
Tyson Barrie FLA $5,100 3.47 0.68
Rasmus Dahlin BUF $3,900 2.65 0.68
Jay Bouwmeester EDM $2,800 1.87 0.67

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tuukka Rask BOS $8,000 5.29 0.66
MacKenzie Blackwood COL $7,900 5.29 0.67
Frederik Andersen OTT $7,900 5.20 0.66
Pheonix Copley DAL $8,000 5.15 0.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
MacKenzie Blackwood COL $7,900 5.29 0.67
Tuukka Rask BOS $8,000 5.29 0.66
Frederik Andersen OTT $7,900 5.20 0.66
Pheonix Copley DAL $8,000 5.15 0.64

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.