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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 Steven Stamkos
C Anthony Cirelli
W Reilly Smith
W Jared McCann
W Nikita Kucherov
W Mark Stone
D Ryan McDonagh
D Shea Theodore
G Matt Murray
Salary $54,900
Expected Points 132.33

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steven Stamkos DET $7,800 17.57 2.25
Sidney Crosby PHI $8,200 15.19 1.85
Tomas Hertl ATL $6,700 14.60 2.18
Evgeni Malkin PHI $8,400 14.13 1.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Cirelli DET $4,100 10.29 2.51
Steven Stamkos DET $7,800 17.57 2.25
Nick Bjugstad PHI $4,200 9.34 2.22
Tomas Hertl ATL $6,700 14.60 2.18

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov DET $8,600 19.54 2.27
Vladimir Tarasenko EDM $8,000 15.75 1.97
Jake Guentzel PHI $7,400 14.18 1.92
Phil Kessel PHI $7,600 14.06 1.85
Kyle Connor PIT $6,400 13.90 2.17
Timo Meier ATL $5,600 13.18 2.35
Joe Pavelski ATL $7,500 12.87 1.72
David Perron EDM $6,200 12.85 2.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jared McCann PHI $3,800 9.59 2.52
Timo Meier ATL $5,600 13.18 2.35
Oliver Bjorkstrand TB $5,100 11.88 2.33
Nikita Kucherov DET $8,600 19.54 2.27
Kyle Connor PIT $6,400 13.90 2.17
Brayden Schenn EDM $5,400 11.38 2.11
Patric Hornqvist PHI $4,900 10.33 2.11
David Perron EDM $6,200 12.85 2.07

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $7,400 15.10 2.04
Kris Letang PHI $6,800 14.40 2.12
Alex Pietrangelo EDM $6,600 13.57 2.06
Jacob Trouba PIT $5,400 12.64 2.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan McDonagh DET $4,600 11.98 2.60
David Savard TB $3,900 9.44 2.42
Jacob Trouba PIT $5,400 12.64 2.34
Erik Cernak DET $3,900 9.06 2.32

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Murray PHI $7,900 21.47 2.72
Robin Lehner NJ $8,500 20.00 2.35
Sergei Bobrovsky TB $8,700 19.50 2.24
Jordan Binnington EDM $8,800 18.97 2.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Murray PHI $7,900 21.47 2.72
Robin Lehner NJ $8,500 20.00 2.35
Sergei Bobrovsky TB $8,700 19.50 2.24
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $8,300 18.12 2.18

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.