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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 Bo Horvat
C Connor McDavid
W Antoine Roussel
W Jake Virtanen
W Leon Draisaitl
D Kris Letang
D Marcus Pettersson
G Matt Murray
Util Jake Guentzel
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 34.06

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor McDavid ANA $7,400 5.19 0.70
Sidney Crosby PHI $7,600 4.56 0.60
Elias Pettersson WPG $6,600 4.28 0.65
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ANA $6,100 3.98 0.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor McDavid ANA $7,400 5.19 0.70
Bo Horvat WPG $5,600 3.81 0.68
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ANA $6,100 3.98 0.65
Elias Pettersson WPG $6,600 4.28 0.65

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Leon Draisaitl ANA $7,000 4.75 0.68
Jake Guentzel PHI $6,200 4.29 0.69
Brock Boeser WPG $6,000 4.11 0.69
Bryan Rust PHI $5,300 3.28 0.62
Rickard Rakell LA $5,100 2.86 0.56
Phil Kessel PHI $5,700 2.69 0.47
Nick Ritchie LA $4,300 2.63 0.61
Jakob Silfverberg LA $4,500 2.58 0.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Antoine Roussel WPG $3,000 2.15 0.72
Jake Virtanen WPG $3,400 2.45 0.72
Jake Guentzel PHI $6,200 4.29 0.69
Brock Boeser WPG $6,000 4.11 0.69
Zack Kassian ANA $2,500 1.73 0.69
Leon Draisaitl ANA $7,000 4.75 0.68
Daniel Sprong LA $3,600 2.41 0.67
Bryan Rust PHI $5,300 3.28 0.62

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Letang PHI $6,000 4.48 0.75
Darnell Nurse ANA $5,600 3.40 0.61
Oscar Klefbom ANA $5,200 2.99 0.57
Brandon Montour LA $4,400 2.68 0.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Letang PHI $6,000 4.48 0.75
Marcus Pettersson PHI $3,000 2.14 0.71
Brian Dumoulin PHI $3,400 2.30 0.68
Kris Russell ANA $3,300 2.07 0.63

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Murray PHI $8,300 4.80 0.58
Jacob Markstrom WPG $7,600 4.56 0.60
Kevin Boyle LA $7,600 3.05 0.40
Mikko Koskinen ANA $7,100 2.23 0.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob Markstrom WPG $7,600 4.56 0.60
Matt Murray PHI $8,300 4.80 0.58
Kevin Boyle LA $7,600 3.05 0.40
Mikko Koskinen ANA $7,100 2.23 0.31

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.