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NHL FanDuel 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 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 Joe Thornton
C Logan Couture
W Sean Kuraly
W Brad Marchand
W Warren Foegele
W Timo Meier
D Dougie Hamilton
D Justin Faulk
G Tuukka Rask
Salary $54,900
Expected Points 133.85

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Logan Couture ATL $8,100 19.25 2.38
Tomas Hertl ATL $7,500 14.05 1.87
Patrice Bergeron BOS $7,800 13.95 1.79
Sebastian Aho NJ $7,400 13.89 1.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Logan Couture ATL $8,100 19.25 2.38
Joe Thornton ATL $4,300 9.29 2.16
Charlie Coyle BOS $5,000 10.28 2.06
Jordan Staal WSH $5,600 10.78 1.93

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Marchand BOS $8,400 18.06 2.15
Vladimir Tarasenko EDM $7,700 15.89 2.06
David Pastrnak BOS $7,800 14.54 1.86
Jaden Schwartz EDM $7,300 14.52 1.99
Timo Meier ATL $6,600 14.50 2.20
Teuvo Teravainen WSH $6,900 13.84 2.01
David Perron EDM $6,000 13.23 2.21
Joe Pavelski ATL $7,500 12.19 1.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sean Kuraly BOS $3,700 9.21 2.49
David Backes BOS $3,500 7.78 2.22
David Perron EDM $6,000 13.23 2.21
Timo Meier ATL $6,600 14.50 2.20
Warren Foegele WSH $3,800 8.19 2.16
Brad Marchand BOS $8,400 18.06 2.15
Justin Williams WSH $5,600 11.96 2.14
Jake DeBrusk BOS $5,800 12.17 2.10

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $7,700 16.11 2.09
Alex Pietrangelo EDM $6,700 14.48 2.16
Dougie Hamilton WSH $5,300 13.33 2.52
Justin Faulk WSH $5,700 13.06 2.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dougie Hamilton WSH $5,300 13.33 2.52
Jaccob Slavin WSH $4,800 11.58 2.41
Colton Parayko EDM $4,900 11.51 2.35
Justin Faulk WSH $5,700 13.06 2.29

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tuukka Rask BOS $9,000 28.96 3.22
Curtis McElhinney WSH $7,200 17.88 2.48
Jordan Binnington EDM $8,100 17.28 2.13
Martin Jones ATL $8,200 15.40 1.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tuukka Rask BOS $9,000 28.96 3.22
Curtis McElhinney WSH $7,200 17.88 2.48
Jordan Binnington EDM $8,100 17.28 2.13
Martin Jones ATL $8,200 15.40 1.88

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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