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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 NHL FanDuel Optimizer.

C Eric Staal
C Jeff Carter
W Michael Cammalleri
W Michael Frolik
W Kevin Fiala
W Viktor Arvidsson
D Ryan Ellis
D Victor Hedman
G Pekka Rinne
Salary $54,800
Expected Points 131.15

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor McDavid ANA $9,200 19.56 2.13
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $8,400 18.31 2.18
Steven Stamkos DET $8,700 17.65 2.03
Tyler Seguin SJ $8,500 17.59 2.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeff Carter VAN $6,500 15.16 2.33
Eric Staal NSH $7,600 16.92 2.23
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $8,400 18.31 2.18
Yanni Gourde DET $5,500 11.73 2.13

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov DET $8,900 19.38 2.18
Brad Marchand BOS $8,100 17.47 2.16
Patrik Laine PIT $8,400 16.42 1.95
Viktor Arvidsson CGY $6,700 15.70 2.34
Johnny Gaudreau CEN $7,700 14.65 1.90
Blake Wheeler PIT $7,200 14.50 2.01
Mikael Granlund NSH $7,000 13.85 1.98
Jamie Benn SJ $7,600 13.75 1.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Michael Cammalleri VAN $3,500 9.14 2.61
Viktor Arvidsson CGY $6,700 15.70 2.34
Kevin Fiala CGY $4,800 10.53 2.19
Michael Frolik CEN $4,700 10.29 2.19
Nikita Kucherov DET $8,900 19.38 2.18
Brad Marchand BOS $8,100 17.47 2.16
Kyle Connor PIT $4,400 9.43 2.14
Danton Heinen BOS $3,400 7.28 2.14

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Roman Josi CGY $6,500 16.13 2.48
Victor Hedman DET $6,400 16.00 2.50
Ryan Ellis CGY $5,500 14.12 2.57
Erik Karlsson MTL $7,000 13.84 1.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Ellis CGY $5,500 14.12 2.57
Victor Hedman DET $6,400 16.00 2.50
Roman Josi CGY $6,500 16.13 2.48
P.K. Subban CGY $5,300 13.02 2.46

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pekka Rinne CGY $9,100 23.29 2.56
Devan Dubnyk NSH $8,600 21.57 2.51
Kari Lehtonen SJ $8,200 21.55 2.63
Tuukka Rask BOS $9,000 19.14 2.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kari Lehtonen SJ $8,200 21.55 2.63
Pekka Rinne CGY $9,100 23.29 2.56
Devan Dubnyk NSH $8,600 21.57 2.51
Michael Hutchinson PIT $7,300 18.35 2.51

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┬áno 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.