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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 NFL FanDuel Optimizer.

QB Nick Mullens
RB1 Melvin Gordon III
RB2 David Johnson
WR1 JuJu Smith-Schuster
WR2 Marquez Valdes-Scantling
WR3 Odell Beckham Jr.
TE Jordan Reed
FLEX Saquon Barkley
D Washington Redskins
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 136.49

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

Quarterbacks

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrick Mahomes KC $9,800 25.35 2.59
Aaron Rodgers GB $8,600 22.38 2.60
Cam Newton CAR $8,700 22.29 2.56
Ben Roethlisberger PIT $7,800 21.15 2.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Mullens SF $6,000 16.73 2.79
Ben Roethlisberger PIT $7,800 21.15 2.71
Carson Wentz PHI $7,400 19.80 2.68
Ryan Fitzpatrick TB $7,600 20.33 2.67

Running Backs

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Todd Gurley II LA $10,800 23.48 2.17
Melvin Gordon III LAC $8,900 21.55 2.42
Saquon Barkley NYG $8,600 20.74 2.41
Kareem Hunt KC $9,000 20.61 2.29
Alvin Kamara NO $8,800 20.16 2.29
James Conner PIT $8,200 18.63 2.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Melvin Gordon III LAC $8,900 21.55 2.42
Saquon Barkley NYG $8,600 20.74 2.41
David Johnson ARI $6,900 16.22 2.35
Kareem Hunt KC $9,000 20.61 2.29
Alvin Kamara NO $8,800 20.16 2.29
James Conner PIT $8,200 18.63 2.27

Wide Receivers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Odell Beckham Jr. NYG $8,400 18.16 2.16
Antonio Brown PIT $8,700 17.85 2.05
Julio Jones ATL $8,700 16.84 1.94
Michael Thomas NYG $8,600 16.48 1.92
Davante Adams GB $8,600 15.65 1.82
Keenan Allen LAC $7,900 15.57 1.97
Mike Evans TB $7,500 15.43 2.06
Tyler Boyd CIN $7,800 15.24 1.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Odell Beckham Jr. NYG $8,400 18.16 2.16
Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB $5,400 11.60 2.15
JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT $7,200 15.21 2.11
Josh Doctson WAS $4,900 10.11 2.06
Mike Evans TB $7,500 15.43 2.06
Marvin Jones Jr. DET $6,200 12.78 2.06
Antonio Brown PIT $8,700 17.85 2.05
Larry Fitzgerald ARI $5,800 11.81 2.04

Tight Ends

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Kelce KC $8,000 14.27 1.78
Zach Ertz PHI $7,500 12.71 1.69
Jimmy Graham GB $6,300 10.89 1.73
George Kittle SF $7,400 10.69 1.44

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jordan Reed WAS $5,200 9.43 1.81
Travis Kelce KC $8,000 14.27 1.78
Jimmy Graham GB $6,300 10.89 1.73
David Njoku CLE $5,400 9.21 1.71

Defenses

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chicago Bears CHI $5,000 9.99 2.00
Kansas City Chiefs KC $4,600 9.25 2.01
New York Jets NYJ $4,900 8.57 1.75
Indianapolis Colts IND $4,000 7.83 1.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kansas City Chiefs KC $4,600 9.25 2.01
Washington Redskins WAS $3,400 6.85 2.01
Chicago Bears CHI $5,000 9.99 2.00
Indianapolis Colts IND $4,000 7.83 1.96

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