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Optimal Lineup

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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 Sean Couturier
C Mikael Backlund
W Andreas Johnsson
W Elias Lindholm
W Josh Anderson
W Alexander Radulov
D Alexander Edler
D Mark Giordano
G Semyon Varlamov
Salary $54,700
Expected Points 141.26

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Tavares OTT $8,300 18.62 2.24
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $8,400 18.22 2.17
Auston Matthews OTT $8,000 17.92 2.24
Sean Couturier NYR $7,600 17.48 2.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carl Soderberg FLA $4,600 11.32 2.46
Mikael Backlund CEN $5,700 14.03 2.46
Bo Horvat WPG $5,700 13.92 2.44
Sean Couturier NYR $7,600 17.48 2.30

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mitchell Marner OTT $8,300 17.79 2.14
Johnny Gaudreau CEN $8,000 17.29 2.16
Alexander Radulov SJ $6,400 16.72 2.61
Elias Lindholm CEN $6,100 14.69 2.41
Cam Atkinson TB $7,400 14.62 1.98
Mikko Rantanen FLA $7,500 14.61 1.95
Claude Giroux NYR $7,300 14.21 1.95
Brock Boeser WPG $7,300 14.13 1.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andreas Johnsson OTT $4,500 12.23 2.72
Michael Frolik CEN $3,700 9.67 2.61
Alexander Radulov SJ $6,400 16.72 2.61
Josh Anderson FLA $5,200 13.33 2.56
J.T. Compher FLA $4,300 10.52 2.45
Elias Lindholm CEN $6,100 14.69 2.41
Andrei Svechnikov WSH $3,700 8.87 2.40
Blake Coleman COL $4,600 10.93 2.38

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Giordano CEN $6,700 15.95 2.38
Morgan Rielly OTT $6,600 15.48 2.35
Alexander Edler WPG $4,800 14.04 2.92
Tyson Barrie FLA $5,300 12.40 2.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alexander Edler WPG $4,800 14.04 2.92
Travis Hamonic CEN $4,200 11.25 2.68
Andy Greene COL $3,700 9.88 2.67
Travis Sanheim NYR $4,300 11.27 2.62

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Semyon Varlamov FLA $7,700 22.79 2.96
Jacob Markstrom WPG $8,400 19.32 2.30
Petr Mrazek WSH $8,400 19.23 2.29
Frederik Andersen OTT $8,500 19.22 2.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Semyon Varlamov FLA $7,700 22.79 2.96
Jacob Markstrom WPG $8,400 19.32 2.30
Petr Mrazek WSH $8,400 19.23 2.29
Frederik Andersen OTT $8,500 19.22 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.