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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 Evgeni Malkin
C Sidney Crosby
W Paul Byron
W Andrew Shaw
W Phil Kessel
D Patrik Nemeth
D Jordie Benn
G Cam Ward
Util Patric Hornqvist
Salary $49,800
Expected Points 36.25

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sidney Crosby PHI $7,900 5.60 0.71
Evgeni Malkin PHI $7,100 4.97 0.70
Steven Stamkos DET $7,800 4.87 0.62
Anze Kopitar VAN $7,000 4.60 0.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sidney Crosby PHI $7,900 5.60 0.71
Radek Faksa SJ $3,800 2.71 0.71
Evgeni Malkin PHI $7,100 4.97 0.70
David Krejci BOS $4,100 2.88 0.70

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov DET $7,800 5.06 0.65
Phil Kessel PHI $7,200 4.93 0.68
Vladimir Tarasenko EDM $7,300 4.78 0.65
Patric Hornqvist PHI $6,700 4.75 0.71
Blake Wheeler PIT $7,400 4.50 0.61
David Pastrnak BOS $6,900 4.23 0.61
Brad Marchand BOS $7,000 4.05 0.58
Anders Lee NJ $6,400 3.74 0.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul Byron CAR $3,600 2.85 0.79
Andrew Shaw CAR $4,000 3.00 0.75
Nikolay Goldobin WPG $3,100 2.23 0.72
Patric Hornqvist PHI $6,700 4.75 0.71
Daniel Sedin WPG $3,600 2.56 0.71
Alex Killorn DET $3,400 2.41 0.71
Alex Galchenyuk CAR $4,800 3.35 0.70
Loui Eriksson WPG $3,400 2.39 0.70

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Letang PHI $6,100 4.26 0.70
Brent Burns ATL $6,500 4.14 0.64
Victor Hedman DET $6,200 4.09 0.66
Shea Weber CAR $5,400 4.02 0.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrik Nemeth FLA $3,000 2.55 0.85
Jordie Benn CAR $3,200 2.50 0.78
Shea Weber CAR $5,400 4.02 0.74
Alec Martinez VAN $3,900 2.83 0.73

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Darcy Kuemper VAN $7,900 5.65 0.71
Tristan Jarry PHI $7,700 5.28 0.69
Carey Price CAR $7,900 5.28 0.67
Jacob Markstrom WPG $7,800 5.21 0.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cam Ward WSH $7,100 5.10 0.72
Darcy Kuemper VAN $7,900 5.65 0.71
Scott Wedgewood ARZ $6,900 4.80 0.70
Tristan Jarry PHI $7,700 5.28 0.69

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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