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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 Ryan O’Reilly
C Nathan MacKinnon
W Patrick Marleau
W Sheldon Dries
W Zach Sanford
D Seth Jones
D Tony DeAngelo
G Jimmy Howard
Util Evgeny Kuznetsov
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 39.78

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $7,600 6.30 0.83
Ryan O’Reilly EDM $6,900 5.91 0.86
Evgeny Kuznetsov DAL $6,600 5.45 0.83
John Tavares OTT $7,200 5.33 0.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan O’Reilly EDM $6,900 5.91 0.86
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $7,600 6.30 0.83
Mikko Koivu NSH $4,000 3.32 0.83
Evgeny Kuznetsov DAL $6,600 5.45 0.83

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Ovechkin DAL $7,800 6.02 0.77
Gabriel Landeskog FLA $6,700 5.51 0.82
Vladimir Tarasenko EDM $7,100 5.29 0.75
Blake Wheeler PIT $6,500 5.27 0.81
Taylor Hall COL $7,300 5.23 0.72
Mitchell Marner OTT $6,900 5.17 0.75
Timo Meier ATL $6,800 4.87 0.72
Mikko Rantanen FLA $6,600 4.74 0.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gabriel Landeskog FLA $6,700 5.51 0.82
Zach Sanford EDM $3,700 3.03 0.82
Blake Wheeler PIT $6,500 5.27 0.81
Sheldon Dries FLA $3,200 2.52 0.79
Alex Ovechkin DAL $7,800 6.02 0.77
Patrick Marleau OTT $4,400 3.38 0.77
Anthony Duclair TB $3,800 2.91 0.77
Vladimir Tarasenko EDM $7,100 5.29 0.75

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $6,700 4.91 0.73
Seth Jones TB $5,600 4.78 0.85
Dustin Byfuglien PIT $5,900 4.67 0.79
Morgan Rielly OTT $6,100 4.43 0.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Seth Jones TB $5,600 4.78 0.85
Dustin Byfuglien PIT $5,900 4.67 0.79
Josh Manson LA $3,100 2.45 0.79
Tony DeAngelo NYI $4,300 3.29 0.77

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jimmy Howard TOR $7,600 5.12 0.67
Frederik Andersen OTT $8,100 5.08 0.63
John Gibson LA $8,400 4.96 0.59
Connor Hellebuyck PIT $8,000 4.87 0.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jimmy Howard TOR $7,600 5.12 0.67
Frederik Andersen OTT $8,100 5.08 0.63
Henrik Lundqvist NYI $7,900 4.79 0.61
Connor Hellebuyck PIT $8,000 4.87 0.61

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.