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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 NFL DraftKings Optimizer.

QB Drew Brees
RB1 Jerick McKinnon
RB2 Alvin Kamara
WR1 Michael Thomas
WR2 T.Y. Hilton
WR3 Golden Tate
TE Zach Ertz
Flex Todd Gurley II
D Jacksonville Jaguars
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 149.54

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

Quarterbacks

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tom Brady NE $9,500 22.90 2.41
Drew Brees NO $8,600 20.75 2.41
Aaron Rodgers GB $9,000 21.88 2.43
Deshaun Watson HOU $7,900 20.89 2.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Blake Bortles JAX $7,000 14.81 2.12
Carson Palmer ARI $7,100 17.64 2.48
Deshaun Watson HOU $7,900 20.89 2.64
Matthew Stafford DET $8,500 20.18 2.37

Running Backs

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Le’Veon Bell PIT $9,000 20.93 2.33
Kareem Hunt KC $9,300 20.53 2.21
Todd Gurley II LA $0
Leonard Fournette JAX $8,600 19.74 2.30
Devonta Freeman ATL $8,500 18.87 2.22
Melvin Gordon LAC $8,400 17.40 2.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jerick McKinnon MIN $5,600 12.57 2.24
Mark Ingram NO $5,900 12.89 2.18
Alvin Kamara NO $5,800 12.96 2.23
Chris Thompson HOU $6,000 12.71 2.12
DeMarco Murray TEN $6,300 14.62 2.32
Lamar Miller HOU $6,800 14.50 2.13

Wide Receivers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Antonio Brown PIT $9,200 17.71 1.93
DeAndre Hopkins HOU $8,000 17.01 2.13
Julio Jones ATL $8,400 15.93 1.90
Golden Tate DET $7,600 14.55 1.91
T.Y. Hilton IND $7,800 14.80 1.90
Larry Fitzgerald ARI $6,600 13.37 2.03
Jordy Nelson GB $8,100 14.52 1.79
Mike Evans TB $8,100 14.21 1.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Michael Thomas LA $4,500 9.80 2.18
Chris Thompson HOU $6,000 12.71 2.12
JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT $0
Jamison Crowder WAS $5,400 9.22 1.71
Ted Ginn Jr. NO $5,100 8.57 1.68
Amari Cooper OAK $6,400 11.56 1.81
Terrelle Pryor Sr. WAS $0
John Brown ARI $6,300 10.21 1.62

Tight Ends

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rob Gronkowski NE $8,000 14.92 1.86
Zach Ertz PHI $7,000 13.35 1.91
Travis Kelce KC $7,200 12.53 1.74
Jordan Reed WAS $6,500 12.24 1.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach Miller CHI $5,000 7.31 1.46
Kyle Rudolph MIN $5,300 9.34 1.76
Jordan Reed WAS $6,500 12.24 1.88
Evan Engram NYG $5,300 9.06 1.71

Defenses & Special Teams

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacksonville Jaguars JAX $4,900 10.12 2.06
Baltimore Ravens BAL $4,900 9.76 1.99
Atlanta Falcons ATL $5,000 9.28 1.86
Denver Broncos DEN $5,400 9.69 1.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Detroit Lions DET $4,500 7.02 1.56
Kansas City Chiefs KC $4,800 9.15 1.91
Jacksonville Jaguars JAX $4,900 10.12 2.06
Pittsburgh Steelers PIT $4,600 7.13 1.55

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.

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