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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 Giovani Bernard
RB2 Kenyan Drake
WR1 DeAndre Hopkins
WR2 Antonio Brown
WR3 Michael Thomas
TE Travis Kelce
K Greg Zuerlein
D Jacksonville Jaguars
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 126.3

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

Quarterbacks

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tom Brady NE $9,500 21.23 2.23
Alex Smith KC $8,200 20.05 2.45
Carson Wentz PHI $8,600 19.32 2.25
Russell Wilson SEA $7,700 18.36 2.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Smith KC $8,200 20.05 2.45
Blaine Gabbert ARI $6,600 15.87 2.40
Jameis Winston TB $7,200 17.18 2.39
Russell Wilson SEA $7,700 18.36 2.38

Running Backs

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Le’Veon Bell PIT $8,800 19.15 2.18
LeSean McCoy BUF $9,000 16.85 1.87
Mark Ingram NO $8,200 16.57 2.02
Alvin Kamara NO $9,200 16.47 1.79
Melvin Gordon LAC $8,600 16.41 1.91
Leonard Fournette JAX $8,300 15.66 1.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giovani Bernard CIN $5,100 11.96 2.35
Kenyan Drake MIA $6,200 14.11 2.28
Carlos Hyde SF $6,700 14.66 2.19
Le’Veon Bell PIT $8,800 19.15 2.18
Marshawn Lynch OAK $6,400 13.38 2.09
Rex Burkhead NE $6,400 13.22 2.07

Wide Receivers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Antonio Brown PIT $9,000 17.41 1.93
DeAndre Hopkins HOU $8,600 15.98 1.86
Julio Jones ATL $8,500 14.98 1.76
Keenan Allen LAC $8,400 14.85 1.77
Brandin Cooks NE $7,600 14.66 1.93
A.J. Green CIN $8,300 13.97 1.68
Adam Thielen MIN $7,500 13.89 1.85
Tyreek Hill KC $7,800 13.72 1.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Michael Thomas LA $4,500 9.31 2.07
Antonio Brown PIT $9,000 17.41 1.93
Brandin Cooks NE $7,600 14.66 1.93
Ted Ginn Jr. NO $5,600 10.65 1.90
DeAndre Hopkins HOU $8,600 15.98 1.86
Golden Tate DET $6,800 12.62 1.86
Adam Thielen MIN $7,500 13.89 1.85
Mike Evans TB $7,300 13.17 1.80

Tight Ends

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Kelce KC $8,000 15.39 1.92
Evan Engram NYG $6,600 11.30 1.71
Jimmy Graham SEA $6,900 10.85 1.57
Delanie Walker TEN $6,600 10.56 1.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Kelce KC $8,000 15.39 1.92
Hunter Henry LAC $5,600 9.61 1.72
Evan Engram NYG $6,600 11.30 1.71
Trey Burton PHI $4,500 7.43 1.65

Kickers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Greg Zuerlein LA $5,200 11.60 2.23
Stephen Gostkowski NE $5,200 11.49 2.21
Wil Lutz NO $5,100 10.12 1.98
Matt Bryant ATL $5,000 9.83 1.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Greg Zuerlein LA $5,200 11.60 2.23
Stephen Gostkowski NE $5,200 11.49 2.21
Wil Lutz NO $5,100 10.12 1.98
Harrison Butker KC $4,800 9.45 1.97

Defenses

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacksonville Jaguars JAX $5,200 10.49 2.02
Los Angeles Chargers LAC $5,100 9.89 1.94
New England Patriots NE $5,100 9.67 1.90
Seattle Seahawks SEA $4,900 8.82 1.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacksonville Jaguars JAX $5,200 10.49 2.02
Los Angeles Chargers LAC $5,100 9.89 1.94
New England Patriots NE $5,100 9.67 1.90
Indianapolis Colts IND $4,100 7.76 1.89

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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