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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 Sebastian Aho
C Evgeni Malkin
W Artemi Panarin
W Charlie Coyle
W Carl Hagelin
D Sebastian Aho
D Brent Burns
G Tuukka Rask
Util Sidney Crosby
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 37.08

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evgeni Malkin PHI $7,400 5.65 0.76
Sidney Crosby PHI $7,300 5.06 0.69
Patrice Bergeron BOS $7,500 5.04 0.67
Joe Pavelski ATL $6,400 4.25 0.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sebastian Aho WSH $2,900 2.26 0.78
Sebastian Aho WSH $2,900 2.26 0.78
Evgeni Malkin PHI $7,400 5.65 0.76
Sidney Crosby PHI $7,300 5.06 0.69

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Phil Kessel PHI $7,300 4.74 0.65
Nikita Kucherov DET $7,800 4.66 0.60
Brad Marchand BOS $7,400 4.62 0.62
Alex Ovechkin DAL $7,700 4.59 0.60
Taylor Hall COL $7,100 4.42 0.62
Blake Wheeler PIT $7,000 4.23 0.60
Artemi Panarin TB $6,300 3.98 0.63
Mikael Granlund NSH $6,100 3.93 0.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carl Hagelin PHI $3,600 2.49 0.69
Charlie Coyle NSH $4,000 2.67 0.67
Boone Jenner TB $3,700 2.49 0.67
Oliver Bjorkstrand TB $4,100 2.71 0.66
Joel Armia PIT $3,300 2.18 0.66
Calle Jarnkrok CGY $3,200 2.11 0.66
Phil Kessel PHI $7,300 4.74 0.65
David Backes BOS $4,600 2.97 0.65

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $7,300 5.50 0.75
Victor Hedman DET $6,400 4.27 0.67
Roman Josi CGY $6,000 3.84 0.64
P.K. Subban CGY $6,100 3.79 0.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sebastian Aho WSH $2,900 2.26 0.78
Sebastian Aho WSH $2,900 2.26 0.78
Brent Burns ATL $7,300 5.50 0.75
Victor Hedman DET $6,400 4.27 0.67

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tuukka Rask BOS $8,200 7.21 0.88
Devan Dubnyk NSH $8,300 7.14 0.86
Pekka Rinne CGY $8,100 6.74 0.83
Connor Hellebuyck PIT $8,000 6.27 0.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tuukka Rask BOS $8,200 7.21 0.88
Devan Dubnyk NSH $8,300 7.14 0.86
Pekka Rinne CGY $8,100 6.74 0.83
Connor Hellebuyck PIT $8,000 6.27 0.78

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.