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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 Blake Bortles
RB1 Leonard Fournette
RB2 Tevin Coleman
WR1 Dede Westbrook
WR2 Michael Thomas
WR3 Kelvin Benjamin
TE Travis Kelce
Flex Mark Ingram
D Rams
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 137.24

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

Quarterbacks

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Smith WAS $6,300 19.93 3.16
Blake Bortles JAX $6,000 19.68 3.28
Cam Newton CAR $6,500 18.34 2.82
Drew Brees NO $6,400 17.81 2.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Blake Bortles JAX $6,000 19.68 3.28
Alex Smith WAS $6,300 19.93 3.16
Marcus Mariota TEN $5,500 15.68 2.85
Cam Newton CAR $6,500 18.34 2.82

Running Backs

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Todd Gurley II LA $9,700 23.63 2.44
Leonard Fournette JAX $7,400 23.44 3.17
Alvin Kamara NO $8,600 20.89 2.43
Mark Ingram NO $6,900 17.90 2.59
Kareem Hunt KC $8,100 17.13 2.11
Devonta Freeman ATL $6,300 15.65 2.48

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Leonard Fournette JAX $7,400 23.44 3.17
Tevin Coleman ATL $4,100 10.93 2.67
Mark Ingram NO $6,900 17.90 2.59
Devonta Freeman ATL $6,300 15.65 2.48
Jonathan Stewart NYG $3,500 8.56 2.45
Todd Gurley II LA $9,700 23.63 2.44

Wide Receivers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Michael Thomas NYG $7,800 18.42 2.36
Julio Jones ATL $8,000 17.45 2.18
Tyreek Hill KC $6,800 16.07 2.36
Robert Woods LA $6,600 14.92 2.26
Devin Funchess CAR $5,900 12.97 2.20
Ted Ginn Jr. NO $5,200 12.66 2.43
Rishard Matthews NYJ $4,900 12.65 2.58
Mohamed Sanu ATL $5,600 12.54 2.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dede Westbrook JAX $4,400 11.48 2.61
Kelvin Benjamin KC $3,500 9.11 2.60
Rishard Matthews NYJ $4,900 12.65 2.58
Taylor Gabriel CHI $3,000 7.63 2.54
Ted Ginn Jr. NO $5,200 12.66 2.43
Michael Thomas NYG $7,800 18.42 2.36
Tyreek Hill KC $6,800 16.07 2.36
Albert Wilson MIA $3,300 7.70 2.33

Tight Ends

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Kelce KC $7,100 17.14 2.41
Delanie Walker TEN $4,700 11.56 2.46
Charles Clay BUF $4,000 9.45 2.36
Greg Olsen CAR $5,000 9.22 1.84

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Delanie Walker TEN $4,700 11.56 2.46
Austin Hooper ATL $2,900 7.04 2.43
Travis Kelce KC $7,100 17.14 2.41
Charles Clay BUF $4,000 9.45 2.36

Defenses & Special Teams

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaguars JAX $4,400 11.84 2.69
Rams LA $2,700 9.14 3.39
Chiefs KC $3,400 8.15 2.40
Saints NO $3,200 6.48 2.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rams LA $2,700 9.14 3.39
Panthers CAR $2,100 6.40 3.05
Falcons ATL $2,000 5.51 2.76
Jaguars JAX $4,400 11.84 2.69

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. 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.