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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 Auston Matthews
C Patrice Bergeron
W Patric Hornqvist
W David Pastrnak
W Sam Reinhart
W Jesper Fast
D Henri Jokiharju
D Erik Johnson
G Casey DeSmith
Salary $54,600
Expected Points 178.17

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews OTT $8,200 24.80 3.02
Patrice Bergeron BOS $7,900 24.17 3.06
John Tavares OTT $8,400 22.58 2.69
Evgeny Kuznetsov DAL $7,300 22.15 3.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Elias Pettersson WPG $5,200 16.54 3.18
Patrice Bergeron BOS $7,900 24.17 3.06
Evgeny Kuznetsov DAL $7,300 22.15 3.03
Jonathan Toews STL $7,100 21.54 3.03

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Pastrnak BOS $7,700 23.98 3.11
Taylor Hall COL $8,000 22.67 2.83
Alex Ovechkin DAL $8,600 21.31 2.48
Filip Forsberg CGY $7,700 20.80 2.70
Artemi Panarin TB $7,800 20.36 2.61
Cam Atkinson TB $7,100 20.04 2.82
Evander Kane ATL $6,800 19.67 2.89
Patric Hornqvist PHI $6,300 19.26 3.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jesper Fast NYI $3,700 11.94 3.23
Sam Reinhart BUF $4,700 15.06 3.20
Austin Czarnik CEN $3,400 10.80 3.18
Jimmy Vesey NYI $3,600 11.39 3.16
David Pastrnak BOS $7,700 23.98 3.11
Patric Hornqvist PHI $6,300 19.26 3.06
Kyle Palmieri COL $5,800 17.67 3.05
Frank Vatrano CHI $3,000 8.98 2.99

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Erik Karlsson ATL $7,100 18.10 2.55
Henri Jokiharju STL $3,900 17.72 4.54
Erik Johnson FLA $5,000 17.35 3.47
John Carlson DAL $6,400 17.34 2.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Henri Jokiharju STL $3,900 17.72 4.54
Erik Johnson FLA $5,000 17.35 3.47
Matt Dumba NSH $4,600 14.13 3.07
Erik Gustafsson STL $3,800 11.28 2.97

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $8,700 26.84 3.09
Casey DeSmith PHI $7,200 23.89 3.32
Jaroslav Halak BOS $7,500 22.97 3.06
Devan Dubnyk NSH $8,300 22.04 2.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Casey DeSmith PHI $7,200 23.89 3.32
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $8,700 26.84 3.09
Jaroslav Halak BOS $7,500 22.97 3.06
Semyon Varlamov FLA $7,900 21.55 2.73

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.