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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 Nathan MacKinnon
C Tyler Seguin
W Alexander Radulov
W Danton Heinen
W David Pastrnak
D Nikita Zadorov
D Jake Muzzin
G Pekka Rinne
Util Tyson Barrie
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 36.21

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $7,100 5.18 0.73
Tyler Seguin SJ $6,800 4.87 0.72
Patrice Bergeron BOS $7,000 4.84 0.69
Auston Matthews OTT $6,900 4.72 0.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $7,100 5.18 0.73
Tyler Seguin SJ $6,800 4.87 0.72
John Tavares OTT $6,700 4.67 0.70
Patrice Bergeron BOS $7,000 4.84 0.69

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Marchand BOS $7,000 4.89 0.70
David Pastrnak BOS $6,800 4.85 0.71
Alexander Radulov SJ $6,300 4.79 0.76
Gabriel Landeskog FLA $6,400 4.27 0.67
Mitchell Marner OTT $6,600 4.20 0.64
Viktor Arvidsson CGY $5,900 3.90 0.66
Johnny Gaudreau CEN $6,500 3.76 0.58
Matthew Tkachuk CEN $5,600 3.67 0.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alexander Radulov SJ $6,300 4.79 0.76
Mats Zuccarello SJ $5,000 3.58 0.72
Zach Hyman OTT $3,900 2.83 0.72
David Pastrnak BOS $6,800 4.85 0.71
Danton Heinen BOS $3,100 2.17 0.70
Colin Wilson FLA $3,000 2.10 0.70
Brad Marchand BOS $7,000 4.89 0.70
Jake DeBrusk BOS $4,800 3.25 0.68

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Giordano CEN $6,300 4.22 0.67
Tyson Barrie FLA $5,600 4.04 0.72
Roman Josi CGY $5,700 3.54 0.62
Morgan Rielly OTT $5,500 3.29 0.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Zadorov FLA $2,700 1.96 0.73
Jake Muzzin OTT $4,000 2.91 0.73
Tyson Barrie FLA $5,600 4.04 0.72
Nikita Zaitsev OTT $2,500 1.78 0.71

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ben Bishop SJ $8,000 5.76 0.72
Pekka Rinne CGY $7,500 5.44 0.73
Philipp Grubauer FLA $7,600 5.13 0.67
Frederik Andersen OTT $8,100 4.30 0.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pekka Rinne CGY $7,500 5.44 0.73
Ben Bishop SJ $8,000 5.76 0.72
Philipp Grubauer FLA $7,600 5.13 0.67
Mike Smith CEN $7,600 4.11 0.54

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.