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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 NFL FanDuel Optimizer.

QB Cam Newton
RB1 Devonta Freeman
RB2 Ezekiel Elliott
WR1 Eric Decker
WR2 A.J. Green
WR3 Rishard Matthews
TE Zach Ertz
K Jake Elliott
D Baltimore Ravens
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 131.25

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
Dak Prescott DAL $8,400 20.84 2.48
Cam Newton CAR $8,100 20.46 2.53
Matt Ryan ATL $8,700 19.80 2.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cam Newton CAR $8,100 20.46 2.53
Carson Palmer ARI $7,000 17.68 2.53
Dak Prescott DAL $8,400 20.84 2.48
Carson Wentz PHI $7,800 19.24 2.47

Running Backs

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kareem Hunt KC $9,700 20.44 2.11
Ezekiel Elliott DAL $8,700 20.32 2.34
Le’Veon Bell PIT $9,700 20.01 2.06
Devonta Freeman ATL $7,800 18.79 2.41
LeSean McCoy BUF $7,900 18.62 2.36
Melvin Gordon LAC $7,700 15.87 2.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Devonta Freeman ATL $7,800 18.79 2.41
LeSean McCoy BUF $7,900 18.62 2.36
Ezekiel Elliott DAL $8,700 20.32 2.34
Joe Mixon CIN $5,600 12.78 2.28
Derrick Henry TEN $5,600 12.60 2.25
Carlos Hyde SF $6,700 14.82 2.21

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
Dez Bryant DAL $8,200 15.66 1.91
Julio Jones ATL $8,800 14.94 1.70
Larry Fitzgerald ARI $7,500 13.69 1.82
Jarvis Landry MIA $7,000 13.63 1.95
Mike Evans TB $8,100 13.07 1.61
Doug Baldwin SEA $7,400 12.90 1.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rishard Matthews TEN $5,500 11.74 2.13
Jarvis Landry MIA $7,000 13.63 1.95
A.J. Green CIN $8,500 16.25 1.91
Dez Bryant DAL $8,200 15.66 1.91
Antonio Brown PIT $9,300 17.41 1.87
Eric Decker TEN $5,100 9.48 1.86
Larry Fitzgerald ARI $7,500 13.69 1.82
Alshon Jeffery PHI $6,600 11.78 1.78

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
Zach Ertz PHI $7,200 14.09 1.96
Delanie Walker TEN $5,900 11.49 1.95
Rob Gronkowski NE $8,500 15.77 1.85
Jimmy Graham SEA $5,800 10.65 1.84

Kickers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Elliott PHI $4,600 10.77 2.34
Matt Bryant ATL $5,300 10.56 1.99
Stephen Gostkowski NE $5,100 10.08 1.98
Wil Lutz NO $4,800 9.93 2.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Elliott PHI $4,600 10.77 2.34
Wil Lutz NO $4,800 9.93 2.07
Ryan Succop TEN $4,700 9.65 2.05
Matt Bryant ATL $5,300 10.56 1.99

Defenses

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
Jacksonville Jaguars JAX $5,400 10.69 1.98
Pittsburgh Steelers PIT $4,500 8.61 1.91
Buffalo Bills BUF $4,500 8.54 1.90

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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