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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 NHL DraftKings Optimizer.

C Jason Spezza
C Tyler Johnson
W Jeff Skinner
W Mats Zuccarello
W Alex Ovechkin
D Stephen Johns
D Zach Werenski
G Chad Johnson
Util Nikita Kucherov
Salary $49,800
Expected Points 38.31

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Seguin SJ $7,500 5.41 0.72
Auston Matthews OTT $7,900 5.10 0.64
Steven Stamkos DET $7,600 4.96 0.65
Evgeny Kuznetsov DAL $6,700 4.61 0.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jason Spezza SJ $4,200 3.46 0.82
Tyler Johnson DET $3,900 2.90 0.74
Tyler Seguin SJ $7,500 5.41 0.72
Evgeny Kuznetsov DAL $6,700 4.61 0.69

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Ovechkin DAL $8,200 6.17 0.75
Nikita Kucherov DET $7,200 5.45 0.76
Jeff Skinner WSH $5,800 4.64 0.80
Filip Forsberg CGY $6,800 4.49 0.66
Evander Kane BUF $6,200 4.46 0.72
Jamie Benn SJ $7,300 4.25 0.58
Artemi Panarin TB $6,600 4.16 0.63
Viktor Arvidsson CGY $6,200 4.05 0.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeff Skinner WSH $5,800 4.64 0.80
Nikita Kucherov DET $7,200 5.45 0.76
Alex Ovechkin DAL $8,200 6.17 0.75
Mats Zuccarello NYI $4,800 3.48 0.73
Evander Kane BUF $6,200 4.46 0.72
Craig Smith CGY $3,700 2.59 0.70
Rick Nash NYI $4,800 3.27 0.68
Bobby Ryan MTL $4,400 3.00 0.68

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Erik Karlsson MTL $6,700 5.07 0.76
Kris Letang PHI $6,400 4.55 0.71
Zach Werenski TB $5,500 4.43 0.81
P.K. Subban CGY $6,200 4.17 0.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Johns SJ $3,000 2.51 0.84
Zach Werenski TB $5,500 4.43 0.81
Brett Pesce WSH $3,100 2.39 0.77
Erik Karlsson MTL $6,700 5.07 0.76

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Craig Anderson MTL $8,300 5.75 0.69
Chad Johnson BUF $7,200 5.27 0.73
Matt Murray PHI $7,700 5.26 0.68
Pekka Rinne CGY $7,700 5.02 0.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chad Johnson BUF $7,200 5.27 0.73
Craig Anderson MTL $8,300 5.75 0.69
Matt Murray PHI $7,700 5.26 0.68
Anders Nilsson WPG $6,800 4.60 0.68

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 no 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.

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