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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 Matt Duchene
C Ryan O’Reilly
W Frank Vatrano
W Viktor Arvidsson
W Cam Atkinson
W Alex Tuch
D Sebastian Aho
D Mark Giordano
G Jordan Binnington
Salary $54,900
Expected Points 147.81

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrice Bergeron BOS $8,500 21.06 2.48
Steven Stamkos DET $8,200 18.39 2.24
John Tavares OTT $8,300 18.28 2.20
Tyler Seguin SJ $7,900 17.87 2.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan O’Reilly EDM $6,700 17.75 2.65
Kevin Hayes NYI $5,100 13.11 2.57
Evan Rodrigues BUF $3,800 9.46 2.49
Patrice Bergeron BOS $8,500 21.06 2.48

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrick Kane STL $9,300 21.80 2.34
Alex Ovechkin DAL $8,800 19.83 2.25
Cam Atkinson TB $7,300 19.21 2.63
Brad Marchand BOS $8,400 18.99 2.26
Viktor Arvidsson CGY $7,400 18.72 2.53
Johnny Gaudreau CEN $8,000 18.69 2.34
Nikita Kucherov DET $8,600 18.29 2.13
Artemi Panarin TB $7,800 17.91 2.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Frank Vatrano CHI $4,500 13.55 3.01
Brandon Tanev PIT $3,400 8.97 2.64
Cam Atkinson TB $7,300 19.21 2.63
Kyle Connor PIT $5,700 14.59 2.56
Viktor Arvidsson CGY $7,400 18.72 2.53
Josh Anderson FLA $5,000 12.53 2.51
Alexander Radulov SJ $6,100 15.08 2.47
Danton Heinen BOS $3,700 9.00 2.43

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Roman Josi CGY $6,900 16.74 2.43
Mark Giordano CEN $6,100 15.67 2.57
Victor Hedman DET $6,100 14.31 2.35
John Carlson DAL $6,500 13.57 2.09

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sebastian Aho NJ $3,500 11.67 3.33
Ryan Pulock NJ $4,500 11.84 2.63
Mark Giordano CEN $6,100 15.67 2.57
Andy Greene COL $3,700 9.41 2.54

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robin Lehner NJ $8,600 22.01 2.56
Jordan Binnington EDM $7,800 21.45 2.75
Pekka Rinne CGY $8,200 20.45 2.49
Connor Hellebuyck PIT $8,500 20.42 2.40

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jordan Binnington EDM $7,800 21.45 2.75
Robin Lehner NJ $8,600 22.01 2.56
Pekka Rinne CGY $8,200 20.45 2.49
Connor Hellebuyck PIT $8,500 20.42 2.40

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.