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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 Sean Couturier
C Evgeny Kuznetsov
W Max Comtois
W T.J. Oshie
W Ryan Dzingel
W Jonathan Marchessault
D Thomas Chabot
D John Carlson
G John Gibson
Salary $54,800
Expected Points 156.61

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evgeny Kuznetsov DAL $7,300 22.68 3.11
Sean Couturier NYR $6,900 18.48 2.68
Nicklas Backstrom DAL $6,700 16.18 2.41
Matt Duchene MTL $5,600 15.53 2.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evgeny Kuznetsov DAL $7,300 22.68 3.11
Matt Duchene MTL $5,600 15.53 2.77
Lars Eller DAL $4,000 11.05 2.76
Sean Couturier NYR $6,900 18.48 2.68

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Ovechkin DAL $8,800 22.87 2.60
T.J. Oshie DAL $6,200 18.66 3.01
Claude Giroux NYR $7,500 18.06 2.41
Ryan Dzingel MTL $4,800 13.67 2.85
Jakob Silfverberg LA $5,600 13.58 2.43
Wayne Simmonds NYR $5,500 13.43 2.44
Rickard Rakell LA $7,000 13.18 1.88
Jakub Voracek NYR $6,900 12.51 1.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Comtois LA $3,300 10.49 3.18
T.J. Oshie DAL $6,200 18.66 3.01
Ryan Dzingel MTL $4,800 13.67 2.85
Brett Connolly DAL $3,700 10.15 2.74
Mikkel Boedker MTL $3,600 9.86 2.74
Andrew Cogliano LA $3,800 10.21 2.69
Alex Ovechkin DAL $8,800 22.87 2.60
Richard Panik ARZ $4,400 11.21 2.55

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Carlson DAL $6,400 16.54 2.58
Shayne Gostisbehere NYR $6,400 15.01 2.35
Thomas Chabot MTL $4,300 13.46 3.13
Ivan Provorov NYR $5,000 11.02 2.20

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thomas Chabot MTL $4,300 13.46 3.13
Maxime Lajoie MTL $3,800 10.27 2.70
John Carlson DAL $6,400 16.54 2.58
Brandon Montour LA $4,100 9.63 2.35

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Braden Holtby DAL $9,100 23.57 2.59
John Gibson LA $8,300 23.06 2.78
Antti Raanta ARZ $7,700 18.67 2.42
Craig Anderson MTL $7,400 9.91 1.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Gibson LA $8,300 23.06 2.78
Braden Holtby DAL $9,100 23.57 2.59
Antti Raanta ARZ $7,700 18.67 2.42
Craig Anderson MTL $7,400 9.91 1.34

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.