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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 James White
RB2 Mark Ingram
WR1 Alshon Jeffery
WR2 Michael Thomas
WR3 Julio Jones
TE Zach Ertz
Flex Latavius Murray
D Jaguars
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 136.47

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

Quarterbacks

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tom Brady NE $7,000 20.92 2.99
Drew Brees NO $6,300 18.70 2.97
Case Keenum DEN $6,100 16.54 2.71
Nick Foles PHI $5,200 16.48 3.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Blake Bortles JAX $5,000 15.95 3.19
Nick Foles PHI $5,200 16.48 3.17
Tom Brady NE $7,000 20.92 2.99
Drew Brees NO $6,300 18.70 2.97

Running Backs

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Le’Veon Bell PIT $9,600 21.84 2.28
Alvin Kamara NO $7,800 18.57 2.38
Leonard Fournette JAX $6,900 16.72 2.42
Dion Lewis TEN $6,600 16.15 2.45
Derrick Henry TEN $7,300 15.73 2.15
Devonta Freeman ATL $5,900 14.17 2.40

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James White NE $4,300 12.54 2.92
Latavius Murray MIN $5,400 13.80 2.56
Dion Lewis TEN $6,600 16.15 2.45
Mark Ingram NO $5,600 13.67 2.44
Leonard Fournette JAX $6,900 16.72 2.42
Devonta Freeman ATL $5,900 14.17 2.40

Wide Receivers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Julio Jones ATL $7,900 20.69 2.62
Antonio Brown PIT $8,100 20.34 2.51
Michael Thomas NYG $7,200 18.57 2.58
Adam Thielen MIN $7,600 16.47 2.17
Stefon Diggs MIN $6,200 15.28 2.46
Brandin Cooks LA $7,000 15.17 2.17
Alshon Jeffery PHI $5,500 14.47 2.63
JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT $6,000 12.67 2.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alshon Jeffery PHI $5,500 14.47 2.63
Julio Jones ATL $7,900 20.69 2.62
Michael Thomas NYG $7,200 18.57 2.58
Antonio Brown PIT $8,100 20.34 2.51
Stefon Diggs MIN $6,200 15.28 2.46
Marqise Lee JAX $5,100 12.44 2.44
Rishard Matthews NYJ $4,500 10.78 2.40
Dede Westbrook JAX $4,400 10.54 2.40

Tight Ends

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach Ertz PHI $5,800 16.28 2.81
Rob Gronkowski NE $7,100 15.89 2.24
Delanie Walker TEN $5,000 12.09 2.42
Kyle Rudolph MIN $4,700 9.44 2.01

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach Ertz PHI $5,800 16.28 2.81
Delanie Walker TEN $5,000 12.09 2.42
Rob Gronkowski NE $7,100 15.89 2.24
Marcedes Lewis GB $2,500 5.57 2.23

Defenses & Special Teams

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaguars JAX $3,300 10.50 3.18
Steelers PIT $3,800 9.16 2.41
Eagles PHI $2,600 8.48 3.26
Patriots NE $3,200 7.96 2.49

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eagles PHI $2,600 8.48 3.26
Jaguars JAX $3,300 10.50 3.18
Patriots NE $3,200 7.96 2.49
Steelers PIT $3,800 9.16 2.41

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.