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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 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 Connor McDavid
C Luke Kunin
W Jared McCann
W Jonathan Huberdeau
W Leon Draisaitl
D Jay Bouwmeester
D Shea Theodore
G Malcolm Subban
Util James van Riemsdyk
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 36.67

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $11,800 5.86 0.50
Connor McDavid ANA $7,500 5.56 0.74
Sidney Crosby PHI $7,900 5.43 0.69
Aleksander Barkov CHI $7,400 5.05 0.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor McDavid ANA $7,500 5.56 0.74
Sean Couturier NYR $6,900 4.75 0.69
Sidney Crosby PHI $7,900 5.43 0.69
Luke Kunin NSH $3,000 2.07 0.69

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Leon Draisaitl ANA $7,000 5.22 0.75
Alexander Radulov SJ $7,400 5.04 0.68
Jonathan Huberdeau CHI $6,400 4.86 0.76
Jake Guentzel PHI $7,200 4.43 0.62
Mike Hoffman CHI $6,300 4.17 0.66
Mikko Rantanen FLA $11,200 4.16 0.37
Claude Giroux NYR $6,800 4.06 0.60
Jared McCann PHI $4,800 3.73 0.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jared McCann PHI $4,800 3.73 0.78
Jonathan Huberdeau CHI $6,400 4.86 0.76
Leon Draisaitl ANA $7,000 5.22 0.75
James van Riemsdyk NYR $5,000 3.70 0.74
Josh Leivo WPG $3,100 2.16 0.70
Oscar Lindberg MTL $4,300 3.01 0.70
Zack Kassian ANA $3,300 2.25 0.68
Alexander Radulov SJ $7,400 5.04 0.68

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alexander Edler WPG $6,000 3.80 0.63
Tyson Barrie FLA $10,400 3.77 0.36
Alex Pietrangelo EDM $6,200 3.65 0.59
Keith Yandle CHI $5,500 3.36 0.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Biega WPG $4,000 2.74 0.69
Ben Lovejoy SJ $3,000 1.97 0.66
Jay Bouwmeester EDM $2,800 1.85 0.66
Mike Matheson CHI $4,100 2.67 0.65

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anton Khudobin SJ $7,800 5.46 0.70
Jake Allen EDM $7,400 5.15 0.70
Sam Montembeault CHI $7,300 4.34 0.59
Thomas Greiss NJ $7,900 4.26 0.54

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anton Khudobin SJ $7,800 5.46 0.70
Jake Allen EDM $7,400 5.15 0.70
Sam Montembeault CHI $7,300 4.34 0.59
Thomas Greiss NJ $7,900 4.26 0.54

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.