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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 Alex Smith
RB1 Tevin Coleman
RB2 Le’Veon Bell
WR1 Chris Thompson
WR2 Antonio Brown
WR3 Ted Ginn Jr.
TE Travis Kelce
K Stephen Gostkowski
D Detroit Lions
Salary $59,800
Expected Points 130.47

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

Quarterbacks

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tom Brady NE $8,600 20.92 2.43
Russell Wilson SEA $8,400 20.80 2.48
Alex Smith KC $7,900 20.80 2.63
Carson Wentz PHI $8,700 20.39 2.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Smith KC $7,900 20.80 2.63
Russell Wilson SEA $8,400 20.80 2.48
Tom Brady NE $8,600 20.92 2.43
Derek Carr OAK $8,000 19.39 2.42

Running Backs

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Le’Veon Bell PIT $9,500 20.89 2.20
Kareem Hunt KC $8,600 18.29 2.13
Melvin Gordon LAC $7,800 17.70 2.27
Mark Ingram NO $8,200 17.03 2.08
LeSean McCoy BUF $8,000 16.65 2.08
Jordan Howard CHI $7,400 15.74 2.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tevin Coleman ATL $5,900 14.78 2.51
Melvin Gordon LAC $7,800 17.70 2.27
Le’Veon Bell PIT $9,500 20.89 2.20
Kareem Hunt KC $8,600 18.29 2.13
Jordan Howard CHI $7,400 15.74 2.13
LeSean McCoy BUF $8,000 16.65 2.08

Wide Receivers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Antonio Brown PIT $9,000 18.12 2.01
Julio Jones ATL $7,700 14.49 1.88
Tyreek Hill KC $7,600 14.15 1.86
Brandin Cooks NE $7,700 13.83 1.80
Doug Baldwin SEA $8,100 13.77 1.70
Mike Evans TB $7,800 13.49 1.73
A.J. Green CIN $7,800 13.46 1.73
DeAndre Hopkins HOU $7,700 13.04 1.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ted Ginn Jr. NO $5,600 11.36 2.03
Antonio Brown PIT $9,000 18.12 2.01
Chris Thompson HOU $4,500 8.72 1.94
Jarvis Landry MIA $6,800 12.97 1.91
DeVante Parker MIA $6,200 11.74 1.89
Julio Jones ATL $7,700 14.49 1.88
Tyreek Hill KC $7,600 14.15 1.86
Jamison Crowder WAS $5,400 10.06 1.86

Tight Ends

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rob Gronkowski NE $8,200 16.02 1.95
Travis Kelce KC $7,500 15.36 2.05
Zach Ertz PHI $8,000 13.67 1.71
Evan Engram NYG $7,400 12.02 1.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Kelce KC $7,500 15.36 2.05
Rob Gronkowski NE $8,200 16.02 1.95
Vernon Davis WAS $5,200 9.03 1.74
Zach Ertz PHI $8,000 13.67 1.71

Kickers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Gostkowski NE $5,100 10.77 2.11
Greg Zuerlein LA $5,300 10.50 1.98
Jake Elliott PHI $5,100 10.36 2.03
Wil Lutz NO $5,000 10.03 2.01

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Gostkowski NE $5,100 10.77 2.11
Jake Elliott PHI $5,100 10.36 2.03
Wil Lutz NO $5,000 10.03 2.01
Greg Zuerlein LA $5,300 10.50 1.98

Defenses

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacksonville Jaguars JAX $5,600 12.25 2.19
Detroit Lions DET $4,800 9.67 2.01
Baltimore Ravens BAL $4,700 9.38 1.99
Arizona Cardinals ARI $4,600 9.06 1.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacksonville Jaguars JAX $5,600 12.25 2.19
Detroit Lions DET $4,800 9.67 2.01
Los Angeles Chargers LAC $4,300 8.62 2.00
Baltimore Ravens BAL $4,700 9.38 1.99

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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