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Optimal Lineup

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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 Sean Monahan
C Sebastian Aho
W Ondrej Kase
W Kyle Connor
W Frank Vatrano
W Johnny Gaudreau
D Josh Morrissey
D Mark Giordano
G Curtis McElhinney
Salary $54,900
Expected Points 146.97

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sidney Crosby PHI $8,800 20.48 2.33
Sean Monahan CEN $8,000 20.33 2.54
Mark Scheifele PIT $7,600 19.53 2.57
Jack Eichel BUF $7,700 18.23 2.37

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sebastian Aho NJ $6,300 16.24 2.58
Mark Scheifele PIT $7,600 19.53 2.57
Sean Monahan CEN $8,000 20.33 2.54
Dylan Larkin TOR $6,700 16.87 2.52

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Johnny Gaudreau CEN $8,900 24.11 2.71
Blake Wheeler PIT $8,100 18.09 2.23
Elias Lindholm CEN $7,100 17.71 2.49
Matthew Tkachuk CEN $6,800 15.79 2.32
Jeff Skinner BUF $7,100 15.53 2.19
Jake Guentzel PHI $7,600 15.25 2.01
Phil Kessel PHI $7,800 14.10 1.81
Jonathan Huberdeau CHI $6,600 13.21 2.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ondrej Kase LA $4,400 13.04 2.96
Johnny Gaudreau CEN $8,900 24.11 2.71
Frank Vatrano CHI $3,900 10.21 2.62
Kyle Connor PIT $4,900 12.58 2.57
Elias Lindholm CEN $7,100 17.71 2.49
Brandon Tanev PIT $3,600 8.70 2.42
Bryan Rust PHI $5,200 12.53 2.41
Michael Frolik CEN $3,900 9.38 2.41

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Letang PHI $7,100 17.04 2.40
Mark Giordano CEN $6,400 16.51 2.58
Josh Morrissey PIT $4,700 13.07 2.78
Jacob Trouba PIT $5,100 12.21 2.39

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Morrissey PIT $4,700 13.07 2.78
Mark Giordano CEN $6,400 16.51 2.58
Cam Fowler LA $4,100 10.41 2.54
Jaccob Slavin WSH $3,900 9.54 2.44

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Curtis McElhinney WSH $7,400 20.88 2.82
Laurent Brossoit PIT $8,400 20.75 2.47
Matt Murray PHI $8,800 19.44 2.21
David Rittich CEN $8,000 17.61 2.20

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Curtis McElhinney WSH $7,400 20.88 2.82
Laurent Brossoit PIT $8,400 20.75 2.47
Matt Murray PHI $8,800 19.44 2.21
David Rittich CEN $8,000 17.61 2.20

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.