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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 Drew Brees
RB1 Jaylen Samuels
RB2 Jeff Wilson Jr.
WR1 Sterling Shepard
WR2 Mike Evans
WR3 Julio Jones
TE Eric Ebron
Flex Alvin Kamara
D Chiefs
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 156.88

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

Quarterbacks

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrick Mahomes KC $7,000 24.82 3.55
Drew Brees NO $6,600 24.71 3.74
Cam Newton CAR $6,300 22.80 3.62
Ben Roethlisberger PIT $6,800 22.78 3.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Drew Brees NO $6,600 24.71 3.74
Mitchell Trubisky CHI $5,700 21.04 3.69
Deshaun Watson HOU $5,900 21.64 3.67
Aaron Rodgers GB $6,000 21.93 3.65

Running Backs

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian McCaffrey CAR $9,300 25.79 2.77
Saquon Barkley NYG $8,900 25.42 2.86
Ezekiel Elliott DAL $8,600 24.21 2.82
Alvin Kamara NO $8,100 23.38 2.89
Todd Gurley II LA $8,800 23.37 2.66
Leonard Fournette JAX $6,800 19.60 2.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaylen Samuels PIT $3,700 14.13 3.82
Jeff Wilson Jr. SF $3,800 12.18 3.21
Isaiah Crowell NYJ $3,600 11.15 3.10
Kenyan Drake MIA $4,500 13.82 3.07
Gus Edwards BAL $4,500 13.64 3.03
Justin Jackson LAC $3,800 11.45 3.01

Wide Receivers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Julio Jones ATL $7,900 22.71 2.87
Davante Adams GB $8,400 22.54 2.68
Antonio Brown PIT $9,000 22.51 2.50
Michael Thomas NYG $8,600 22.06 2.56
Adam Thielen MIN $8,200 21.45 2.62
DeAndre Hopkins HOU $7,800 21.42 2.75
Mike Evans TB $7,500 21.30 2.84
Keenan Allen LAC $7,400 20.49 2.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sterling Shepard NYG $4,400 14.02 3.19
Courtland Sutton DEN $4,500 14.06 3.12
Chris Godwin TB $4,900 14.40 2.94
Danny Amendola MIA $4,000 11.76 2.94
Julio Jones ATL $7,900 22.71 2.87
Dede Westbrook JAX $3,900 11.12 2.85
Curtis Samuel CAR $4,000 11.40 2.85
Brandin Cooks LA $6,600 18.77 2.84

Tight Ends

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Kelce KC $6,700 18.99 2.83
Zach Ertz PHI $6,400 17.09 2.67
Eric Ebron IND $5,700 16.08 2.82
George Kittle SF $5,500 15.11 2.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evan Engram NYG $3,700 11.27 3.04
Rob Gronkowski NE $4,800 14.02 2.92
Travis Kelce KC $6,700 18.99 2.83
Eric Ebron IND $5,700 16.08 2.82

Defenses & Special Teams

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Broncos DEN $3,600 9.40 2.61
Chargers LAC $3,500 8.95 2.56
Patriots NE $2,800 8.76 3.13
Giants NYG $2,500 8.55 3.42

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chiefs KC $2,300 8.37 3.64
Redskins WAS $2,300 8.34 3.63
Giants NYG $2,500 8.55 3.42
Bears CHI $2,400 7.75 3.23

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