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Optimal Lineup

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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 NHL FanDuel Optimizer.

C Sidney Crosby
C Evgeni Malkin
W Andrew Shaw
W Paul Byron
W Nikolay Goldobin
W Phil Kessel
D Victor Hedman
D Shea Weber
G Darcy Kuemper
Salary $54,200
Expected Points 140.07

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sidney Crosby PHI $9,200 21.16 2.30
Evgeni Malkin PHI $7,700 18.57 2.41
Steven Stamkos DET $8,400 18.53 2.21
Anze Kopitar VAN $6,700 17.35 2.59

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anze Kopitar VAN $6,700 17.35 2.59
Brayden Point DET $5,200 12.62 2.43
Evgeni Malkin PHI $7,700 18.57 2.41
Radek Faksa SJ $4,100 9.78 2.39

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov DET $8,800 19.39 2.20
Phil Kessel PHI $8,000 18.52 2.31
Vladimir Tarasenko EDM $8,000 17.63 2.20
Patric Hornqvist PHI $6,300 17.34 2.75
Blake Wheeler PIT $7,700 16.83 2.19
David Pastrnak BOS $7,200 15.71 2.18
Brad Marchand BOS $7,500 15.00 2.00
Anders Lee NJ $6,400 13.99 2.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Shaw CAR $3,900 11.09 2.84
Paul Byron CAR $3,700 10.47 2.83
Nikolay Goldobin WPG $3,000 8.45 2.82
Patric Hornqvist PHI $6,300 17.34 2.75
Alex Galchenyuk CAR $4,800 12.50 2.60
Kyle Connor PIT $4,500 11.56 2.57
Vladimir Sobotka EDM $3,800 9.14 2.40
Tyler Toffoli VAN $5,400 12.88 2.39

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Letang PHI $6,600 15.33 2.32
Victor Hedman DET $5,600 14.80 2.64
Brent Burns ATL $7,000 14.64 2.09
Shea Weber CAR $5,400 14.42 2.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shea Weber CAR $5,400 14.42 2.67
Victor Hedman DET $5,600 14.80 2.64
Patrik Nemeth FLA $3,500 8.72 2.49
Drew Doughty VAN $5,600 13.74 2.45

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Darcy Kuemper VAN $7,700 22.59 2.93
Tristan Jarry PHI $8,400 21.13 2.52
Carey Price CAR $9,000 21.12 2.35
Jacob Markstrom WPG $7,700 20.85 2.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Darcy Kuemper VAN $7,700 22.59 2.93
Cam Ward WSH $7,400 20.38 2.75
Jacob Markstrom WPG $7,700 20.85 2.71
Jaroslav Halak NJ $7,300 19.52 2.67

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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