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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 Colin White
C Auston Matthews
W Brady Tkachuk
W Elias Lindholm
W Jonathan Huberdeau
W Mark Stone
D Seth Jones
D Michal Kempny
G Jaroslav Halak
Salary $54,900
Expected Points 166.92

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews OTT $8,600 27.05 3.15
Sidney Crosby PHI $8,800 25.74 2.93
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $9,100 23.78 2.61
Jack Eichel BUF $7,700 20.63 2.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews OTT $8,600 27.05 3.15
Colin White MTL $4,100 12.79 3.12
Sidney Crosby PHI $8,800 25.74 2.93
Pierre-Luc Dubois TB $6,200 17.80 2.87

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov DET $9,000 22.75 2.53
Cam Atkinson TB $7,300 22.10 3.03
Mikko Rantanen FLA $8,600 21.45 2.49
Alex Ovechkin DAL $8,800 21.28 2.42
David Pastrnak BOS $8,400 20.75 2.47
Mark Stone MTL $6,700 20.68 3.09
Elias Lindholm CEN $6,400 20.64 3.23
Phil Kessel PHI $8,000 20.10 2.51

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brady Tkachuk MTL $4,800 15.89 3.31
Elias Lindholm CEN $6,400 20.64 3.23
Mark Stone MTL $6,700 20.68 3.09
Cam Atkinson TB $7,300 22.10 3.03
Jonathan Huberdeau CHI $6,600 19.58 2.97
Timo Meier ATL $6,000 17.41 2.90
Jason Pominville BUF $4,400 12.75 2.90
Drake Batherson MTL $3,700 10.69 2.89

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Letang PHI $6,800 17.52 2.58
Thomas Chabot MTL $5,800 16.91 2.92
John Carlson DAL $6,900 16.05 2.33
Seth Jones TB $5,500 15.79 2.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thomas Chabot MTL $5,800 16.91 2.92
Michal Kempny DAL $3,600 10.39 2.89
Seth Jones TB $5,500 15.79 2.87
Ryan Murray TB $3,800 10.64 2.80

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaroslav Halak BOS $8,600 24.11 2.80
Frederik Andersen OTT $9,400 23.47 2.50
Roberto Luongo CHI $7,800 21.48 2.75
Louis Domingue DET $8,600 18.61 2.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaroslav Halak BOS $8,600 24.11 2.80
Roberto Luongo CHI $7,800 21.48 2.75
Frederik Andersen OTT $9,400 23.47 2.50
Linus Ullmark BUF $7,600 17.21 2.26

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.