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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 Casey Cizikas
W David Perron
W Nikita Kucherov
W Andreas Johnsson
W Jared McCann
D Ryan Pulock
D Shea Weber
G Thomas Greiss
Salary $54,900
Expected Points 156.05

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aleksander Barkov CHI $16,000 20.82 1.30
Sidney Crosby PHI $9,300 20.33 2.19
Auston Matthews OTT $8,000 19.55 2.44
John Tavares OTT $8,300 19.27 2.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Casey Cizikas NJ $4,000 9.84 2.46
Max Domi CAR $6,300 15.50 2.46
Auston Matthews OTT $8,000 19.55 2.44
Jean-Gabriel Pageau MTL $3,500 8.42 2.41

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov DET $9,400 23.07 2.45
Patrick Kane STL $9,000 20.74 2.30
Brad Marchand BOS $8,700 19.78 2.27
Jonathan Huberdeau CHI $14,000 19.28 1.38
Leon Draisaitl ANA $8,400 18.96 2.26
Blake Wheeler PIT $8,500 18.43 2.17
Mitchell Marner OTT $8,300 18.32 2.21
Alex Ovechkin DAL $8,800 17.84 2.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Perron EDM $5,500 17.01 3.09
Cal Clutterbuck NJ $3,000 8.72 2.91
Timo Meier ATL $5,600 15.48 2.76
Jared McCann PHI $5,000 13.77 2.75
Andreas Johnsson OTT $4,500 12.26 2.72
Brett Connolly DAL $3,600 9.62 2.67
Michael Frolik CEN $3,700 9.81 2.65
Josh Anderson FLA $5,200 13.71 2.64

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Roman Josi CGY $7,200 16.29 2.26
Morgan Rielly OTT $6,600 15.93 2.41
Shea Weber CAR $5,700 15.78 2.77
Brent Burns ATL $7,100 14.78 2.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Pulock NJ $4,400 13.43 3.05
Shea Weber CAR $5,700 15.78 2.77
Jake Muzzin OTT $4,600 11.96 2.60
Travis Hamonic CEN $4,200 10.46 2.49

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thomas Greiss NJ $8,400 31.34 3.73
Matt Murray PHI $8,700 24.96 2.87
Darcy Kuemper ARZ $8,600 20.50 2.38
Jordan Binnington EDM $8,600 20.48 2.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thomas Greiss NJ $8,400 31.34 3.73
Matt Murray PHI $8,700 24.96 2.87
Curtis McElhinney WSH $8,000 20.17 2.52
Devan Dubnyk NSH $8,200 19.78 2.41

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.