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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 NFL DraftKings Optimizer.

QB Philip Rivers
RB1 Dion Lewis
RB2 Duke Johnson Jr.
WR1 Odell Beckham Jr.
WR2 Marvin Jones Jr.
WR3 Josh Doctson
TE Jimmy Graham
Flex Todd Gurley II
D Patriots
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 151.04

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

Quarterbacks

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrick Mahomes KC $7,200 25.35 3.52
Aaron Rodgers GB $6,400 22.51 3.52
Ben Roethlisberger PIT $6,300 22.50 3.57
Cam Newton CAR $6,100 22.29 3.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Philip Rivers LAC $6,000 22.06 3.68
Cam Newton CAR $6,100 22.29 3.65
Blake Bortles JAX $4,900 17.63 3.60
Marcus Mariota TEN $4,700 16.94 3.60

Running Backs

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Todd Gurley II LA $9,400 28.54 3.04
Saquon Barkley NYG $9,600 23.92 2.49
Melvin Gordon III LAC $9,000 23.18 2.58
Alvin Kamara NO $8,700 22.69 2.61
Kareem Hunt KC $8,500 22.28 2.62
James Conner PIT $8,300 21.18 2.55

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dion Lewis TEN $4,600 14.37 3.12
Mark Ingram NO $4,500 13.96 3.10
Duke Johnson Jr. CLE $4,700 14.48 3.08
Todd Gurley II LA $9,400 28.54 3.04
Wendell Smallwood PHI $3,500 10.35 2.96
Kenyan Drake MIA $5,100 14.93 2.93

Wide Receivers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Antonio Brown PIT $8,500 22.54 2.65
Odell Beckham Jr. NYG $8,200 22.39 2.73
Julio Jones ATL $8,300 21.82 2.63
Michael Thomas NYG $8,100 21.42 2.64
Mike Evans TB $7,000 18.93 2.70
Davante Adams GB $7,800 18.92 2.43
Keenan Allen LAC $7,100 18.80 2.65
Tyler Boyd CIN $7,500 18.39 2.45

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jordy Nelson OAK $3,800 10.91 2.87
Josh Doctson WAS $4,300 12.30 2.86
Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB $5,000 14.19 2.84
David Moore SEA $3,900 10.96 2.81
Marvin Jones Jr. DET $5,500 15.47 2.81
Larry Fitzgerald ARI $5,400 14.88 2.76
Corey Davis TEN $4,500 12.41 2.76
Odell Beckham Jr. NYG $8,200 22.39 2.73

Tight Ends

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Kelce KC $7,000 17.54 2.51
Zach Ertz PHI $6,600 15.99 2.42
Jimmy Graham GB $4,600 13.06 2.84
George Kittle SF $6,300 12.98 2.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Ebron IND $3,500 10.15 2.90
Jimmy Graham GB $4,600 13.06 2.84
Evan Engram NYG $3,700 10.49 2.83
David Njoku CLE $4,200 11.41 2.72

Defenses & Special Teams

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bears CHI $3,600 10.60 2.94
Chiefs KC $3,300 8.82 2.67
Colts IND $2,800 8.62 3.08
Jets NYJ $3,400 8.48 2.49

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rams LA $2,400 7.94 3.31
Patriots NE $2,700 8.37 3.10
Colts IND $2,800 8.62 3.08
Bengals CIN $2,100 6.18 2.94

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. 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.