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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 Nathan MacKinnon
C Bo Horvat
W Brett Connolly
W Josh Anderson
W James van Riemsdyk
W Tom Wilson
D Shea Weber
D Alexander Edler
G Robin Lehner
Salary $54,700
Expected Points 137.9

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $8,600 19.74 2.29
Sean Couturier NYR $7,700 16.77 2.18
Jonathan Toews STL $7,600 16.75 2.20
Bo Horvat WPG $6,300 14.59 2.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lars Eller DAL $4,700 11.30 2.40
Bo Horvat WPG $6,300 14.59 2.32
Carl Soderberg FLA $4,900 11.28 2.30
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $8,600 19.74 2.29

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Ovechkin DAL $9,100 21.02 2.31
Patrick Kane STL $8,900 20.10 2.26
James van Riemsdyk NYR $6,600 16.93 2.57
Claude Giroux NYR $7,800 16.04 2.06
Alex DeBrincat STL $7,000 15.43 2.20
T.J. Oshie DAL $6,500 15.11 2.32
Mikko Rantanen FLA $7,700 14.54 1.89
Jakub Voracek NYR $7,500 14.48 1.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brett Connolly DAL $4,200 12.54 2.99
Josh Anderson FLA $5,100 14.26 2.80
Colin Wilson FLA $3,100 8.49 2.74
James van Riemsdyk NYR $6,600 16.93 2.57
Justin Williams WSH $5,300 13.20 2.49
Andrei Svechnikov WSH $3,900 9.67 2.48
Tom Wilson DAL $4,900 12.05 2.46
T.J. Oshie DAL $6,500 15.11 2.32

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Carlson DAL $6,600 15.64 2.37
Tyson Barrie FLA $6,300 14.14 2.24
Shea Weber CAR $5,800 13.97 2.41
Erik Gustafsson STL $5,800 13.87 2.39

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brett Pesce WSH $3,700 9.63 2.60
Alexander Edler WPG $5,400 13.83 2.56
Alex Biega WPG $3,900 9.66 2.48
Jakob Chychrun ARZ $3,600 8.82 2.45

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sergei Bobrovsky TB $8,700 20.18 2.32
Robin Lehner NJ $7,800 19.99 2.56
Curtis McElhinney WSH $7,800 19.65 2.52
Darcy Kuemper ARZ $8,200 17.89 2.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robin Lehner NJ $7,800 19.99 2.56
Curtis McElhinney WSH $7,800 19.65 2.52
Sergei Bobrovsky TB $8,700 20.18 2.32
Darcy Kuemper ARZ $8,200 17.89 2.18

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.