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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 Brayden Point
C Mark Scheifele
W Mathieu Perreault
W Blake Wheeler
W Nikita Kucherov
W Charlie Coyle
D Jacob Trouba
D Victor Hedman
G Connor Hellebuyck
Salary $54,500
Expected Points 148.93

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steven Stamkos DET $8,200 17.88 2.18
Mark Scheifele PIT $7,600 17.28 2.27
Sidney Crosby PHI $9,000 16.59 1.84
Evgeni Malkin PHI $8,300 16.53 1.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brayden Point DET $4,600 14.69 3.19
Nick Bonino CGY $3,800 8.98 2.36
Bryan Little PIT $5,400 12.58 2.33
Paul Stastny EDM $4,700 10.89 2.32

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov DET $8,300 20.43 2.46
Blake Wheeler PIT $7,000 17.58 2.51
Patrick Kane STL $8,600 16.53 1.92
Vladimir Tarasenko EDM $7,800 16.40 2.10
Filip Forsberg CGY $7,500 16.38 2.18
Joe Pavelski ATL $7,400 15.68 2.12
Brandon Saad STL $6,700 14.55 2.17
Patrik Laine PIT $7,600 14.01 1.84

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mathieu Perreault PIT $4,600 13.95 3.03
Mattias Janmark SJ $3,200 9.47 2.96
Charlie Coyle NSH $3,900 11.24 2.88
Brock Boeser WPG $3,200 8.96 2.80
Markus Granlund WPG $3,400 8.70 2.56
Vladimir Sobotka EDM $3,700 9.46 2.56
Nikolaj Ehlers PIT $5,500 13.91 2.53
Blake Wheeler PIT $7,000 17.58 2.51

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $7,400 17.67 2.39
Victor Hedman DET $6,300 17.20 2.73
P.K. Subban CGY $6,100 14.14 2.32
Jacob Trouba PIT $4,600 13.99 3.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob Trouba PIT $4,600 13.99 3.04
Victor Hedman DET $6,300 17.20 2.73
Justin Schultz PHI $4,100 10.57 2.58
Mike Green TOR $4,900 11.90 2.43

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Crawford STL $8,900 23.69 2.66
Connor Hellebuyck PIT $7,600 22.57 2.97
Pekka Rinne CGY $8,100 20.84 2.57
Martin Jones ATL $8,600 20.35 2.37

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor Hellebuyck PIT $7,600 22.57 2.97
Corey Crawford STL $8,900 23.69 2.66
Antti Raanta ARZ $7,500 19.39 2.58
Pekka Rinne CGY $8,100 20.84 2.57

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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