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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 NHL FanDuel Optimizer.

C Connor McDavid
C Ryan O’Reilly
W Pontus Aberg
W Alex Chiasson
W Leon Draisaitl
W Timo Meier
D Oscar Klefbom
D Hampus Lindholm
G John Gibson
Salary $54,500
Expected Points 142.11

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor McDavid ANA $9,100 19.32 2.12
Ryan O’Reilly EDM $6,900 18.77 2.72
Joe Pavelski ATL $7,900 18.21 2.31
Ryan Getzlaf LA $7,100 16.93 2.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan O’Reilly EDM $6,900 18.77 2.72
David Kampf STL $3,000 8.03 2.68
Lucas Wallmark WSH $3,200 7.91 2.47
Ryan Getzlaf LA $7,100 16.93 2.38

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Timo Meier ATL $5,600 16.76 2.99
Patrick Kane STL $8,200 16.74 2.04
Leon Draisaitl ANA $6,800 15.77 2.32
Vladimir Tarasenko EDM $8,300 14.38 1.73
Pontus Aberg LA $3,700 14.00 3.78
Rickard Rakell LA $7,300 13.77 1.89
Tomas Hertl ATL $5,300 13.15 2.48
Brandon Saad STL $5,200 11.63 2.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pontus Aberg LA $3,700 14.00 3.78
Alex Chiasson ANA $3,600 10.81 3.00
Timo Meier ATL $5,600 16.76 2.99
Nick Ritchie LA $3,500 10.15 2.90
Ondrej Kase LA $3,900 10.95 2.81
Jordan Martinook WSH $3,400 8.73 2.57
Zach Sanford EDM $3,400 8.74 2.57
Tomas Hertl ATL $5,300 13.15 2.48

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $7,400 15.02 2.03
Oscar Klefbom ANA $5,600 13.21 2.36
Hampus Lindholm LA $4,600 12.62 2.74
Erik Karlsson ATL $6,800 11.77 1.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Hampus Lindholm LA $4,600 12.62 2.74
Oscar Klefbom ANA $5,600 13.21 2.36
Vince Dunn EDM $3,600 8.12 2.26
Brandon Montour LA $4,400 9.73 2.21

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Gibson LA $8,600 20.85 2.42
Curtis McElhinney WSH $7,700 17.93 2.33
Martin Jones ATL $8,300 15.88 1.91
Jake Allen EDM $7,800 14.25 1.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Gibson LA $8,600 20.85 2.42
Curtis McElhinney WSH $7,700 17.93 2.33
Martin Jones ATL $8,300 15.88 1.91
Jake Allen EDM $7,800 14.25 1.83

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.