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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 NFL FanDuel Optimizer.

QB Blake Bortles
RB1 Jordan Howard
RB2 Corey Clement
WR1 Chris Godwin
WR2 Tyler Boyd
WR3 Tyreek Hill
TE Rob Gronkowski
FLEX Todd Gurley II
D Chicago Bears
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 142.45

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

Quarterbacks

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrick Mahomes KC $9,000 24.21 2.69
Aaron Rodgers GB $8,700 23.78 2.73
Deshaun Watson HOU $8,100 21.98 2.71
Tom Brady NE $8,800 21.10 2.40

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Blake Bortles JAX $6,900 19.31 2.80
Jameis Winston TB $7,400 20.54 2.78
Aaron Rodgers GB $8,700 23.78 2.73
Deshaun Watson HOU $8,100 21.98 2.71

Running Backs

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Todd Gurley II LA $9,500 24.38 2.57
Melvin Gordon III LAC $8,800 20.53 2.33
Saquon Barkley NYG $8,200 19.35 2.36
Christian McCaffrey CAR $8,400 18.28 2.18
Ezekiel Elliott DAL $8,100 17.32 2.14
Jordan Howard CHI $6,200 16.23 2.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jordan Howard CHI $6,200 16.23 2.62
Todd Gurley II LA $9,500 24.38 2.57
Corey Clement PHI $5,000 12.03 2.41
Saquon Barkley NYG $8,200 19.35 2.36
Melvin Gordon III LAC $8,800 20.53 2.33
Christian McCaffrey CAR $8,400 18.28 2.18

Wide Receivers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Odell Beckham Jr. NYG $8,600 18.45 2.15
A.J. Green CIN $8,800 18.24 2.07
Tyreek Hill KC $7,800 17.93 2.30
Julio Jones ATL $8,500 17.47 2.06
Adam Thielen MIN $8,600 17.40 2.02
DeAndre Hopkins HOU $9,000 17.40 1.93
Antonio Brown PIT $9,100 17.21 1.89
Mike Evans TB $8,000 17.03 2.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyreek Hill KC $7,800 17.93 2.30
Calvin Ridley ATL $6,700 14.52 2.17
Odell Beckham Jr. NYG $8,600 18.45 2.15
Tyler Boyd CIN $6,300 13.40 2.13
Mike Evans TB $8,000 17.03 2.13
Julian Edelman NE $6,900 14.54 2.11
A.J. Green CIN $8,800 18.24 2.07
Julio Jones ATL $8,500 17.47 2.06

Tight Ends

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rob Gronkowski NE $7,900 15.97 2.02
Travis Kelce KC $7,700 15.12 1.96
Zach Ertz PHI $7,500 14.74 1.97
Jordan Reed WAS $6,200 11.58 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rob Gronkowski NE $7,900 15.97 2.02
Zach Ertz PHI $7,500 14.74 1.97
Travis Kelce KC $7,700 15.12 1.96
Jordan Reed WAS $6,200 11.58 1.87

Defenses

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chicago Bears CHI $4,500 11.48 2.55
Los Angeles Rams LA $4,800 9.58 2.00
Carolina Panthers CAR $3,900 8.96 2.30
Baltimore Ravens BAL $4,000 8.45 2.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chicago Bears CHI $4,500 11.48 2.55
Carolina Panthers CAR $3,900 8.96 2.30
Baltimore Ravens BAL $4,000 8.45 2.11
Seattle Seahawks SEA $3,500 7.22 2.06

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