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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 Steven Stamkos
C William Karlsson
W Jared McCann
W Oliver Bjorkstrand
W Nikita Kucherov
D Ryan McDonagh
D Ben Chiarot
G Robin Lehner
Util Mark Stone
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 34.72

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steven Stamkos DET $7,100 4.68 0.66
Sidney Crosby PHI $7,300 4.04 0.55
Tomas Hertl ATL $6,100 3.94 0.65
Logan Couture ATL $6,200 3.83 0.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Cirelli DET $4,000 2.83 0.71
Nick Bjugstad PHI $3,700 2.64 0.71
Steven Stamkos DET $7,100 4.68 0.66
Valtteri Filppula NJ $3,200 2.11 0.66

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov DET $7,700 5.17 0.67
Vladimir Tarasenko EDM $7,000 4.31 0.62
Jake Guentzel PHI $6,300 3.86 0.61
Kyle Connor PIT $5,500 3.74 0.68
Phil Kessel PHI $5,900 3.73 0.63
Timo Meier ATL $5,800 3.61 0.62
Joe Pavelski ATL $6,000 3.51 0.59
David Perron EDM $5,100 3.41 0.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jared McCann PHI $3,500 2.72 0.78
Oliver Bjorkstrand TB $4,300 3.27 0.76
Marcus Sorensen ATL $2,600 1.90 0.73
Kevin Labanc ATL $4,000 2.77 0.69
Kyle Connor PIT $5,500 3.74 0.68
David Perron EDM $5,100 3.41 0.67
Nikita Kucherov DET $7,700 5.17 0.67
Robert Thomas EDM $2,700 1.82 0.67

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $7,000 4.18 0.60
Kris Letang PHI $6,300 4.06 0.64
Alex Pietrangelo EDM $6,000 3.80 0.63
Jacob Trouba PIT $5,000 3.53 0.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan McDonagh DET $4,600 3.39 0.74
Ben Chiarot PIT $3,100 2.26 0.73
Jacob Trouba PIT $5,000 3.53 0.71
Marcus Pettersson PHI $2,500 1.72 0.69

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Murray PHI $8,000 5.37 0.67
Robin Lehner NJ $7,400 5.00 0.68
Sergei Bobrovsky TB $7,300 4.88 0.67
Jordan Binnington EDM $7,900 4.75 0.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robin Lehner NJ $7,400 5.00 0.68
Sergei Bobrovsky TB $7,300 4.88 0.67
Matt Murray PHI $8,000 5.37 0.67
Jordan Binnington EDM $7,900 4.75 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.