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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 Colton Sceviour
C Sidney Crosby
W Jason Pominville
W Elias Lindholm
W Mark Stone
D Roman Josi
D Travis Hamonic
G Jaroslav Halak
Util Auston Matthews
Salary $49,800
Expected Points 44.15

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews OTT $8,100 7.16 0.88
Sidney Crosby PHI $7,900 6.98 0.88
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $7,600 6.35 0.84
Jack Eichel BUF $8,100 5.69 0.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Colton Sceviour CHI $2,600 2.60 1.00
Pierre-Luc Dubois TB $5,400 4.81 0.89
Auston Matthews OTT $8,100 7.16 0.88
Sidney Crosby PHI $7,900 6.98 0.88

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cam Atkinson TB $7,000 6.19 0.88
Nikita Kucherov DET $7,200 5.97 0.83
Alex Ovechkin DAL $7,500 5.78 0.77
David Pastrnak BOS $7,300 5.66 0.78
Mikko Rantanen FLA $7,100 5.60 0.79
Mark Stone MTL $6,000 5.52 0.92
Elias Lindholm CEN $5,900 5.50 0.93
Gabriel Landeskog FLA $6,900 5.31 0.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jason Pominville BUF $3,200 3.46 1.08
Elias Lindholm CEN $5,900 5.50 0.93
Mark Stone MTL $6,000 5.52 0.92
Mathieu Joseph DET $2,900 2.63 0.91
Evgenii Dadonov CHI $5,600 4.95 0.88
Cam Atkinson TB $7,000 6.19 0.88
Phil Kessel PHI $6,200 5.31 0.86
Johnny Gaudreau CEN $6,100 5.19 0.85

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Letang PHI $6,500 4.89 0.75
Thomas Chabot MTL $6,200 4.70 0.76
John Carlson DAL $6,300 4.46 0.71
Seth Jones TB $6,000 4.42 0.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Hamonic CEN $3,300 2.65 0.80
Thomas Hickey NJ $2,500 1.92 0.77
Thomas Chabot MTL $6,200 4.70 0.76
Kris Letang PHI $6,500 4.89 0.75

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaroslav Halak BOS $7,000 6.03 0.86
Frederik Andersen OTT $8,200 5.87 0.72
Roberto Luongo CHI $7,900 5.37 0.68
Louis Domingue DET $7,700 4.65 0.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaroslav Halak BOS $7,000 6.03 0.86
Frederik Andersen OTT $8,200 5.87 0.72
Roberto Luongo CHI $7,900 5.37 0.68
Thomas Greiss NJ $7,300 4.45 0.61

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.