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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 NHL DraftKings Optimizer.

C Auston Matthews
C Artem Anisimov
W Jonathan Huberdeau
W Mike Hoffman
W Dustin Brown
D Andrew MacDonald
D Noah Hanifin
G Garret Sparks
Util Aleksander Barkov
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 42.2

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews OTT $8,300 7.79 0.94
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $8,200 6.46 0.79
Sidney Crosby PHI $7,100 6.00 0.85
Sean Monahan CEN $6,900 5.34 0.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Auston Matthews OTT $8,300 7.79 0.94
Artem Anisimov STL $3,200 2.79 0.87
Aleksander Barkov CHI $6,000 5.13 0.86
Sidney Crosby PHI $7,100 6.00 0.85

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cam Atkinson TB $7,300 5.98 0.82
Mikko Rantanen FLA $7,600 5.81 0.76
Nikita Kucherov DET $7,500 5.77 0.77
Alex Ovechkin DAL $7,900 5.70 0.72
Jonathan Huberdeau CHI $6,200 5.48 0.88
Mike Hoffman CHI $6,300 5.46 0.87
Patric Hornqvist PHI $6,700 5.31 0.79
Claude Giroux NYR $6,400 5.10 0.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Huberdeau CHI $6,200 5.48 0.88
Mike Hoffman CHI $6,300 5.46 0.87
Dustin Brown VAN $4,900 4.25 0.87
Drake Batherson MTL $4,200 3.64 0.87
Andreas Johnsson OTT $3,200 2.79 0.87
Nikolay Goldobin WPG $3,000 2.56 0.85
Colton Sceviour CHI $2,800 2.36 0.84
Elias Lindholm CEN $6,000 4.96 0.83

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thomas Chabot MTL $6,700 4.91 0.73
Mark Giordano CEN $6,100 4.87 0.80
John Carlson DAL $6,800 4.51 0.66
Kris Letang PHI $6,400 4.45 0.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Giordano CEN $6,100 4.87 0.80
Noah Hanifin CEN $3,600 2.87 0.80
David Schlemko CAR $3,200 2.43 0.76
Andrew MacDonald NYR $3,100 2.37 0.76

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Garret Sparks OTT $8,300 6.06 0.73
Pekka Rinne CGY $8,400 5.26 0.63
Louis Domingue DET $8,200 5.24 0.64
Philipp Grubauer FLA $7,500 4.97 0.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Garret Sparks OTT $8,300 6.06 0.73
Adin Hill ARZ $7,100 4.80 0.68
Philipp Grubauer FLA $7,500 4.97 0.66
Roberto Luongo CHI $7,300 4.79 0.66

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.