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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 Russell Wilson
RB1 Derrick Henry
RB2 Mark Ingram
WR1 T.Y. Hilton
WR2 Mike Evans
WR3 Julio Jones
TE Jack Doyle
K Harrison Butker
D Los Angeles Chargers
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 128.71

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

Quarterbacks

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Russell Wilson SEA $8,700 21.50 2.47
Tom Brady NE $8,500 20.21 2.38
Cam Newton CAR $8,400 18.27 2.17
Drew Brees NO $8,200 17.97 2.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Russell Wilson SEA $8,700 21.50 2.47
Tom Brady NE $8,500 20.21 2.38
Matthew Stafford DET $7,800 17.89 2.29
Blake Bortles JAX $7,500 17.10 2.28

Running Backs

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Ingram NO $8,400 19.03 2.27
LeSean McCoy BUF $8,200 17.76 2.17
Alvin Kamara NO $8,800 17.54 1.99
Ezekiel Elliott DAL $8,700 16.16 1.86
Dion Lewis NE $7,200 16.08 2.23
Melvin Gordon LAC $8,400 16.00 1.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derrick Henry TEN $5,800 15.49 2.67
Mark Ingram NO $8,400 19.03 2.27
Dion Lewis NE $7,200 16.08 2.23
Kenyan Drake MIA $7,000 15.29 2.18
LeSean McCoy BUF $8,200 17.76 2.17
Akeem Hunt KC $4,500 9.47 2.10

Wide Receivers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Julio Jones ATL $8,400 15.62 1.86
Keenan Allen LAC $8,600 14.73 1.71
Rob Gronkowski NE $8,500 14.41 1.69
Golden Tate DET $7,100 12.99 1.83
Adam Thielen MIN $7,400 12.99 1.76
Mike Evans TB $6,900 12.84 1.86
Larry Fitzgerald ARI $7,500 12.62 1.68
A.J. Green CIN $7,700 12.33 1.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Godwin TB $5,400 10.19 1.89
Julio Jones ATL $8,400 15.62 1.86
Mike Evans TB $6,900 12.84 1.86
Ted Ginn Jr. NO $5,800 10.81 1.86
Golden Tate DET $7,100 12.99 1.83
Randall Cobb GB $5,500 10.07 1.83
Adam Thielen MIN $7,400 12.99 1.76
Jamison Crowder WAS $7,000 12.11 1.73

Tight Ends

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rob Gronkowski NE $8,500 14.41 1.69
Jimmy Graham SEA $6,700 10.39 1.55
Jack Doyle IND $5,400 9.93 1.84
Greg Olsen CAR $6,400 9.64 1.51

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jack Doyle IND $5,400 9.93 1.84
Rob Gronkowski NE $8,500 14.41 1.69
Cameron Brate TB $5,000 7.96 1.59
Demetrius Harris KC $4,500 7.11 1.58

Kickers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Harrison Butker KC $4,800 11.28 2.35
Stephen Gostkowski NE $5,300 10.94 2.06
Matt Prater DET $5,200 10.24 1.97
Justin Tucker BAL $5,000 10.18 2.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Harrison Butker KC $4,800 11.28 2.35
Stephen Gostkowski NE $5,300 10.94 2.06
Justin Tucker BAL $5,000 10.18 2.04
Matt Prater DET $5,200 10.24 1.97

Defenses

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacksonville Jaguars JAX $5,300 11.67 2.20
Los Angeles Chargers LAC $4,900 11.56 2.36
Baltimore Ravens BAL $5,200 11.39 2.19
Pittsburgh Steelers PIT $5,400 10.61 1.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Los Angeles Chargers LAC $4,900 11.56 2.36
Jacksonville Jaguars JAX $5,300 11.67 2.20
Baltimore Ravens BAL $5,200 11.39 2.19
New Orleans Saints NO $4,600 9.22 2.00

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