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NHL DraftKings Picks for Thursday, May 16, 2019

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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 Logan Couture
C Sean Kuraly
W Jaden Schwartz
W Brock McGinn
W Brad Marchand
D Brent Burns
D Dougie Hamilton
G Tuukka Rask
Util Timo Meier
Salary $49,400
Expected Points 38.4

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Logan Couture ATL $6,300 5.37 0.85
Patrice Bergeron BOS $7,100 3.90 0.55
Tomas Hertl ATL $6,500 3.87 0.60
Sebastian Aho NJ $5,900 3.78 0.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Logan Couture ATL $6,300 5.37 0.85
Sean Kuraly BOS $3,400 2.61 0.77
Joe Thornton ATL $3,600 2.48 0.69
Charlie Coyle BOS $4,100 2.80 0.68

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Marchand BOS $6,700 4.84 0.72
Vladimir Tarasenko EDM $6,400 4.39 0.69
Jaden Schwartz EDM $5,100 4.08 0.80
Timo Meier ATL $5,300 3.98 0.75
David Pastrnak BOS $6,900 3.95 0.57
Teuvo Teravainen WSH $5,600 3.72 0.66
David Perron EDM $4,800 3.58 0.75
Joe Pavelski ATL $5,900 3.38 0.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaden Schwartz EDM $5,100 4.08 0.80
Brock McGinn WSH $2,600 1.99 0.77
David Perron EDM $4,800 3.58 0.75
Timo Meier ATL $5,300 3.98 0.75
David Backes BOS $2,900 2.15 0.74
Jake DeBrusk BOS $4,600 3.34 0.73
Brad Marchand BOS $6,700 4.84 0.72
Vladimir Tarasenko EDM $6,400 4.39 0.69

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $6,500 4.51 0.69
Alex Pietrangelo EDM $6,000 4.06 0.68
Dougie Hamilton WSH $5,400 3.78 0.70
Justin Faulk WSH $5,000 3.68 0.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Faulk WSH $5,000 3.68 0.74
Marc-Edouard Vlasic ATL $4,200 2.97 0.71
Dougie Hamilton WSH $5,400 3.78 0.70
Brent Burns ATL $6,500 4.51 0.69

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tuukka Rask BOS $8,100 7.24 0.89
Curtis McElhinney WSH $7,400 4.47 0.60
Jordan Binnington EDM $7,600 4.32 0.57
Martin Jones ATL $7,700 3.85 0.50

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tuukka Rask BOS $8,100 7.24 0.89
Curtis McElhinney WSH $7,400 4.47 0.60
Jordan Binnington EDM $7,600 4.32 0.57
Martin Jones ATL $7,700 3.85 0.50

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 Рthose are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no 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.

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