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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 Travis Zajac
C Auston Matthews
W David Pastrnak
W Marcus Johansson
W Brad Marchand
D Mark Barberio
D Roman Josi
G John Gibson
Util Viktor Arvidsson
Salary $49,800
Expected Points 35.26

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $7,100 4.82 0.68
Patrice Bergeron BOS $7,400 4.79 0.65
Auston Matthews OTT $6,700 4.63 0.69
Joe Pavelski ATL $6,100 4.00 0.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carl Soderberg FLA $3,000 2.09 0.70
Auston Matthews OTT $6,700 4.63 0.69
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $7,100 4.82 0.68
Joe Pavelski ATL $6,100 4.00 0.65

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Pastrnak BOS $7,100 5.25 0.74
Brad Marchand BOS $7,300 5.01 0.69
Taylor Hall COL $7,700 4.96 0.64
Nikita Kucherov DET $8,000 4.52 0.56
Viktor Arvidsson CGY $6,200 4.45 0.72
Filip Forsberg CGY $6,700 4.38 0.65
Evander Kane BUF $6,500 3.86 0.59
Mikko Rantanen FLA $5,000 3.41 0.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Pastrnak BOS $7,100 5.25 0.74
Viktor Arvidsson CGY $6,200 4.45 0.72
Marcus Johansson COL $3,000 2.16 0.72
Brad Marchand BOS $7,300 5.01 0.69
Danton Heinen BOS $3,000 2.06 0.69
Mikko Rantanen FLA $5,000 3.41 0.68
Austin Watson CGY $3,300 2.22 0.67
Blake Coleman COL $3,100 2.07 0.67

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $7,000 4.53 0.65
Roman Josi CGY $5,800 4.28 0.74
Victor Hedman DET $6,000 4.04 0.67
Torey Krug BOS $5,900 3.83 0.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Barberio FLA $2,700 2.19 0.81
Roman Josi CGY $5,800 4.28 0.74
Ryan Ellis CGY $5,300 3.74 0.70
Victor Hedman DET $6,000 4.04 0.67

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pekka Rinne CGY $8,500 5.60 0.66
Martin Jones ATL $8,100 5.09 0.63
John Gibson LA $7,400 4.96 0.67
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $8,400 4.91 0.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Gibson LA $7,400 4.96 0.67
Pekka Rinne CGY $8,500 5.60 0.66
Frederik Andersen OTT $7,600 4.75 0.63
Martin Jones ATL $8,100 5.09 0.63

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.