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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 Jason Dickinson
C Ryan O’Reilly
W Alexander Radulov
W Nikolaj Ehlers
W Blake Wheeler
D Taylor Fedun
D Jacob Trouba
G Petr Mrazek
Util Mark Scheifele
Salary $49,800
Expected Points 37.99

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Scheifele PIT $7,400 6.08 0.82
Connor McDavid ANA $8,100 4.95 0.61
Joe Pavelski ATL $6,500 4.89 0.75
Tyler Seguin SJ $6,900 4.51 0.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jason Dickinson SJ $2,600 2.21 0.85
Ryan O’Reilly EDM $5,200 4.38 0.84
Mark Scheifele PIT $7,400 6.08 0.82
Joe Pavelski ATL $6,500 4.89 0.75

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Blake Wheeler PIT $7,100 5.58 0.79
Alexander Radulov SJ $7,300 5.57 0.76
Patrik Laine PIT $7,500 5.41 0.72
Timo Meier ATL $6,900 4.84 0.70
Jamie Benn SJ $6,500 4.32 0.66
Leon Draisaitl ANA $6,700 4.22 0.63
Nikolaj Ehlers PIT $5,300 4.08 0.77
Zach Parise NSH $6,000 3.94 0.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Blake Wheeler PIT $7,100 5.58 0.79
Nikolaj Ehlers PIT $5,300 4.08 0.77
Alexander Radulov SJ $7,300 5.57 0.76
Ondrej Kase LA $5,000 3.70 0.74
Tomas Hertl ATL $5,100 3.78 0.74
Patrik Laine PIT $7,500 5.41 0.72
Pontus Aberg LA $5,400 3.91 0.72
Nino Niederreiter NSH $3,400 2.44 0.72

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Oscar Klefbom ANA $5,900 4.05 0.69
Dustin Byfuglien PIT $5,700 3.96 0.69
Brent Burns ATL $6,500 3.95 0.61
Jacob Trouba PIT $5,200 3.79 0.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Taylor Fedun SJ $2,700 2.18 0.81
Chris Butler EDM $3,000 2.33 0.78
Jacob Trouba PIT $5,200 3.79 0.73
Ben Chiarot PIT $3,100 2.17 0.70

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Gibson LA $8,200 4.92 0.60
Connor Hellebuyck PIT $8,400 4.80 0.57
Ben Bishop SJ $7,700 4.77 0.62
Martin Jones ATL $7,500 4.40 0.59

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ben Bishop SJ $7,700 4.77 0.62
John Gibson LA $8,200 4.92 0.60
Petr Mrazek WSH $7,000 4.12 0.59
Martin Jones ATL $7,500 4.40 0.59

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.