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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 Drew Brees
RB1 Jaylen Samuels
RB2 Christian McCaffrey
WR1 Jarvis Landry
WR2 Sterling Shepard
WR3 Julio Jones
TE Eric Ebron
FLEX Alvin Kamara
D Kansas City Chiefs
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 144.02

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

Quarterbacks

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Drew Brees NO $8,500 24.69 2.90
Patrick Mahomes KC $9,300 23.24 2.50
Cam Newton CAR $8,400 22.80 2.71
Jameis Winston TB $7,700 22.10 2.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Drew Brees NO $8,500 24.69 2.90
Jameis Winston TB $7,700 22.10 2.87
Deshaun Watson HOU $7,800 21.58 2.77
Mitchell Trubisky CHI $7,700 20.98 2.72

Running Backs

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian McCaffrey CAR $9,100 22.65 2.49
Saquon Barkley NYG $8,900 22.17 2.49
Ezekiel Elliott DAL $8,800 21.77 2.47
Todd Gurley II LA $9,800 21.06 2.15
Alvin Kamara NO $8,300 20.82 2.51
Leonard Fournette JAX $8,500 17.82 2.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaylen Samuels PIT $4,600 12.55 2.73
Alvin Kamara NO $8,300 20.82 2.51
Saquon Barkley NYG $8,900 22.17 2.49
Christian McCaffrey CAR $9,100 22.65 2.49
Ezekiel Elliott DAL $8,800 21.77 2.47
Justin Jackson LAC $4,500 10.71 2.38

Wide Receivers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Antonio Brown PIT $8,800 19.21 2.18
Davante Adams GB $8,700 19.02 2.19
Julio Jones ATL $8,400 18.61 2.21
Michael Thomas NYG $8,300 18.23 2.20
DeAndre Hopkins HOU $8,600 17.66 2.05
Adam Thielen MIN $8,100 17.23 2.13
Keenan Allen LAC $7,900 16.77 2.12
Tyreek Hill KC $8,200 16.33 1.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Julio Jones ATL $8,400 18.61 2.21
Michael Thomas NYG $8,300 18.23 2.20
Davante Adams GB $8,700 19.02 2.19
Sterling Shepard NYG $5,200 11.36 2.18
Antonio Brown PIT $8,800 19.21 2.18
Adam Thielen MIN $8,100 17.23 2.13
Keenan Allen LAC $7,900 16.77 2.12
Mike Evans TB $7,700 16.29 2.11

Tight Ends

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Kelce KC $8,000 15.50 1.94
Zach Ertz PHI $7,400 13.65 1.84
Eric Ebron IND $6,400 13.18 2.06
George Kittle SF $6,600 12.27 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Ebron IND $6,400 13.18 2.06
Travis Kelce KC $8,000 15.50 1.94
Rob Gronkowski NE $6,200 11.70 1.89
George Kittle SF $6,600 12.27 1.86

Defenses

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Denver Broncos DEN $4,800 8.68 1.81
Kansas City Chiefs KC $3,700 8.20 2.22
New York Giants NYG $3,500 7.81 2.23
Washington Redskins WAS $4,300 7.81 1.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
New York Giants NYG $3,500 7.81 2.23
Kansas City Chiefs KC $3,700 8.20 2.22
New Orleans Saints NO $3,800 7.74 2.04
Indianapolis Colts IND $3,600 6.85 1.90

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