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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 Ryan Getzlaf
C Mark Scheifele
W Pontus Aberg
W Ondrej Kase
W Kyle Connor
W Alexander Radulov
D Jacob Trouba
D Oscar Klefbom
G Connor Hellebuyck
Salary $54,900
Expected Points 127.77

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Scheifele PIT $8,700 19.02 2.19
Connor McDavid ANA $9,100 16.67 1.83
Joe Pavelski ATL $8,100 14.67 1.81
Tyler Seguin SJ $7,900 14.31 1.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lucas Wallmark WSH $3,200 7.62 2.38
Mark Scheifele PIT $8,700 19.02 2.19
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ANA $5,600 10.93 1.95
Ryan Getzlaf LA $7,100 13.77 1.94

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrik Laine PIT $8,500 17.42 2.05
Blake Wheeler PIT $7,800 16.86 2.16
Alexander Radulov SJ $6,400 16.68 2.61
Timo Meier ATL $6,000 13.79 2.30
Jamie Benn SJ $7,800 13.64 1.75
Leon Draisaitl ANA $6,800 13.23 1.94
Kyle Connor PIT $5,500 12.77 2.32
Vladimir Tarasenko EDM $8,300 12.65 1.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pontus Aberg LA $3,700 10.86 2.94
Ondrej Kase LA $4,200 11.83 2.82
Alexander Radulov SJ $6,400 16.68 2.61
Kyle Connor PIT $5,500 12.77 2.32
Timo Meier ATL $6,000 13.79 2.30
Blake Wheeler PIT $7,800 16.86 2.16
Nick Ritchie LA $3,900 8.37 2.15
Alexander Steen EDM $5,000 10.44 2.09

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $7,400 12.69 1.71
Oscar Klefbom ANA $5,700 12.14 2.13
Dustin Byfuglien PIT $5,900 11.59 1.96
Matt Dumba NSH $5,700 11.53 2.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Oscar Klefbom ANA $5,700 12.14 2.13
Hampus Lindholm LA $4,900 10.41 2.12
Jacob Trouba PIT $5,300 11.10 2.09
Matt Dumba NSH $5,700 11.53 2.02

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor Hellebuyck PIT $8,300 19.60 2.36
John Gibson LA $8,500 18.30 2.15
Ben Bishop SJ $9,000 17.67 1.96
Martin Jones ATL $8,300 17.14 2.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor Hellebuyck PIT $8,300 19.60 2.36
Petr Mrazek WSH $7,400 16.58 2.24
John Gibson LA $8,500 18.30 2.15
Martin Jones ATL $8,300 17.14 2.07

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.