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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 Connor McDavid
C Nathan MacKinnon
W Ryan Donato
W Jared McCann
W Alexander Radulov
W David Perron
D Vince Dunn
D Nate Schmidt
G Malcolm Subban
Salary $54,600
Expected Points 147.07

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $8,900 21.24 2.39
Connor McDavid ANA $9,100 21.04 2.31
Sidney Crosby PHI $9,300 20.68 2.22
Aleksander Barkov CHI $8,000 19.06 2.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carl Soderberg FLA $4,600 11.47 2.49
Luke Kunin NSH $3,400 8.20 2.41
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $8,900 21.24 2.39
Aleksander Barkov CHI $8,000 19.06 2.38

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Leon Draisaitl ANA $8,400 19.69 2.34
Jonathan Huberdeau CHI $7,400 18.21 2.46
Alexander Radulov SJ $6,700 18.12 2.70
Jake Guentzel PHI $8,000 16.51 2.06
Mike Hoffman CHI $6,600 15.68 2.38
David Perron EDM $5,500 15.28 2.78
Mikko Rantanen FLA $7,900 15.22 1.93
Claude Giroux NYR $7,600 15.16 1.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Donato NSH $3,600 10.29 2.86
David Perron EDM $5,500 15.28 2.78
Alexander Radulov SJ $6,700 18.12 2.70
Jared McCann PHI $5,000 13.40 2.68
J.T. Compher FLA $4,700 12.01 2.56
Cal Clutterbuck NJ $3,000 7.63 2.54
Jonathan Huberdeau CHI $7,400 18.21 2.46
Mike Hoffman CHI $6,600 15.68 2.38

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyson Barrie FLA $5,600 13.31 2.38
Alex Pietrangelo EDM $6,500 13.27 2.04
Alexander Edler WPG $4,800 13.23 2.76
Keith Yandle CHI $5,700 12.44 2.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Vince Dunn EDM $3,600 10.21 2.84
Alexander Edler WPG $4,800 13.23 2.76
Alex Biega WPG $3,700 9.57 2.59
Travis Sanheim NYR $4,200 10.57 2.52

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Allen EDM $7,800 22.58 2.89
Anton Khudobin SJ $8,100 21.81 2.69
Sam Montembeault CHI $7,800 17.35 2.22
Thomas Greiss NJ $8,600 16.99 1.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Allen EDM $7,800 22.58 2.89
Anton Khudobin SJ $8,100 21.81 2.69
Sam Montembeault CHI $7,800 17.35 2.22
John Gibson LA $7,600 16.13 2.12

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.