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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 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 Dylan Larkin
C Evgeny Kuznetsov
W Patric Hornqvist
W Filip Forsberg
W Taylor Hall
D Henri Jokiharju
D Mirco Mueller
G Casey DeSmith
Util Cam Atkinson
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 46.79

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews OTT $8,100 6.66 0.82
Patrice Bergeron BOS $7,500 6.61 0.88
John Tavares OTT $7,900 6.19 0.78
Jonathan Toews STL $6,800 5.86 0.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dylan Larkin TOR $5,300 5.03 0.95
Mika Zibanejad NYI $5,300 4.83 0.91
Patrik Berglund BUF $3,900 3.54 0.91
Evgeny Kuznetsov DAL $6,500 5.83 0.90

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Pastrnak BOS $7,400 6.49 0.88
Taylor Hall COL $6,800 6.12 0.90
Alex Ovechkin DAL $7,800 5.76 0.74
Filip Forsberg CGY $6,100 5.75 0.94
Cam Atkinson TB $6,000 5.57 0.93
Evander Kane ATL $6,900 5.55 0.80
Artemi Panarin TB $6,500 5.40 0.83
Patric Hornqvist PHI $5,600 5.27 0.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patric Hornqvist PHI $5,600 5.27 0.94
Filip Forsberg CGY $6,100 5.75 0.94
Cam Atkinson TB $6,000 5.57 0.93
Brendan Gallagher CAR $4,800 4.41 0.92
Sam Reinhart BUF $4,600 4.13 0.90
Austin Czarnik CEN $3,300 2.98 0.90
Taylor Hall COL $6,800 6.12 0.90
Jesper Fast NYI $3,700 3.28 0.89

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Erik Karlsson ATL $6,700 4.98 0.74
Erik Johnson FLA $5,400 4.89 0.91
John Carlson DAL $6,500 4.79 0.74
Henri Jokiharju STL $3,600 4.79 1.33

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Henri Jokiharju STL $3,600 4.79 1.33
Erik Gustafsson STL $3,400 3.15 0.93
Erik Johnson FLA $5,400 4.89 0.91
Mirco Mueller COL $2,700 2.46 0.91

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $8,500 6.71 0.79
Casey DeSmith PHI $7,300 5.97 0.82
Jaroslav Halak BOS $7,700 5.74 0.75
Devan Dubnyk NSH $7,700 5.51 0.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Casey DeSmith PHI $7,300 5.97 0.82
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $8,500 6.71 0.79
Jaroslav Halak BOS $7,700 5.74 0.75
Semyon Varlamov FLA $7,500 5.39 0.72

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.