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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 Tyrod Taylor
RB1 Chris Ivory
RB2 Kareem Hunt
WR1 Jarvis Landry
WR2 Demaryius Thomas
WR3 Terrelle Pryor Sr.
TE Jack Doyle
Flex LeSean McCoy
D Los Angeles Rams
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 143.2

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

Quarterbacks

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tom Brady NE $9,200 20.92 2.27
Matt Ryan ATL $8,700 19.80 2.28
Dak Prescott DAL $8,400 20.84 2.48
Drew Brees NO $8,300 19.18 2.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyrod Taylor BUF $7,000 16.42 2.35
Blake Bortles JAX $7,200 14.88 2.07
Russell Wilson SEA $8,100 19.41 2.40
Kirk Cousins WAS $7,500 18.18 2.42

Running Backs

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Le’Veon Bell PIT $9,700 20.01 2.06
Kareem Hunt KC $9,700 20.44 2.11
Ezekiel Elliott DAL $8,700 20.32 2.34
LeSean McCoy BUF $7,900 18.62 2.36
Devonta Freeman ATL $7,800 18.79 2.41
Todd Gurley II LA $0

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Ivory JAX $0
Devonta Freeman ATL $7,800 18.79 2.41
LeSean McCoy BUF $7,900 18.62 2.36
Carlos Hyde SF $6,700 14.82 2.21
Joe Mixon CIN $5,600 12.78 2.28
Kareem Hunt KC $9,700 20.44 2.11

Wide Receivers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Antonio Brown PIT $9,300 17.41 1.87
A.J. Green CIN $8,500 16.25 1.91
Julio Jones ATL $8,800 14.94 1.70
Dez Bryant DAL $8,200 15.66 1.91
Larry Fitzgerald ARI $7,500 13.69 1.82
Jarvis Landry MIA $7,000 13.63 1.95
Doug Baldwin SEA $7,400 12.90 1.74
Mike Evans TB $8,100 13.07 1.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ted Ginn Jr. NO $5,500 9.65 1.75
Robert Woods LA $5,500 8.81 1.60
Terrelle Pryor Sr. WAS $0
Demaryius Thomas DEN $7,100 12.38 1.74
Eric Decker TEN $5,100 9.48 1.86
Marqise Lee JAX $5,600 9.20 1.64
Tyler Lockett SEA $5,300 8.66 1.63
Michael Crabtree OAK $7,300 12.88 1.76

Tight Ends

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rob Gronkowski NE $8,500 15.77 1.85
Zach Ertz PHI $7,200 14.09 1.96
Travis Kelce KC $7,400 12.99 1.75
Delanie Walker TEN $5,900 11.49 1.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jack Doyle IND $5,100 8.49 1.66
Zach Miller CHI $5,200 7.14 1.37
Evan Engram NYG $5,500 9.98 1.81
Benjamin Watson BAL $4,900 6.72 1.37

Defenses & Special Teams

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacksonville Jaguars JAX $5,400 10.69 1.98
Seattle Seahawks SEA $5,500 10.06 1.83
Baltimore Ravens BAL $4,500 9.35 2.08
Carolina Panthers CAR $4,900 9.10 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Baltimore Ravens BAL $4,500 9.35 2.08
Arizona Cardinals ARI $4,400 7.71 1.75
Los Angeles Rams LA $5,100 8.11 1.59
Chicago Bears CHI $4,300 6.78 1.58

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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