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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 Steven Stamkos
C Henrik Borgstrom
W Johnny Gaudreau
W Conor Garland
W Ryan Callahan
D Ryan Murray
D Mark Giordano
G Andrei Vasilevskiy
Util Nikita Kucherov
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 40.96

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steven Stamkos DET $7,100 6.14 0.86
Sean Monahan CEN $7,400 5.88 0.79
Mark Scheifele PIT $7,300 5.48 0.75
Brayden Point DET $7,500 5.30 0.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steven Stamkos DET $7,100 6.14 0.86
Sean Monahan CEN $7,400 5.88 0.79
Mikael Backlund CEN $4,700 3.63 0.77
Mark Scheifele PIT $7,300 5.48 0.75

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Johnny Gaudreau CEN $7,600 7.26 0.96
Nikita Kucherov DET $8,100 6.64 0.82
Cam Atkinson TB $7,400 5.44 0.74
Blake Wheeler PIT $7,300 5.34 0.73
Artemi Panarin TB $6,600 5.31 0.80
Elias Lindholm CEN $7,000 5.24 0.75
Matthew Tkachuk CEN $6,400 4.75 0.74
Viktor Arvidsson CGY $11,600 4.74 0.41

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Johnny Gaudreau CEN $7,600 7.26 0.96
Conor Garland ARZ $3,500 3.08 0.88
Ryan Callahan DET $2,500 2.14 0.86
Michael Frolik CEN $3,900 3.30 0.85
Sven Baertschi WPG $4,400 3.68 0.84
Nikita Kucherov DET $8,100 6.64 0.82
Brandon Tanev PIT $3,600 2.92 0.81
Artemi Panarin TB $6,600 5.31 0.80

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Giordano CEN $6,300 5.27 0.84
Seth Jones TB $5,800 4.25 0.73
Roman Josi CGY $10,500 4.08 0.39
Victor Hedman DET $5,900 4.07 0.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Giordano CEN $6,300 5.27 0.84
Ryan Murray TB $3,500 2.67 0.76
Seth Jones TB $5,800 4.25 0.73
Josh Morrissey PIT $5,500 4.00 0.73

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $8,200 5.51 0.67
Sergei Bobrovsky TB $8,100 5.14 0.63
Connor Hellebuyck PIT $8,300 5.00 0.60
Jacob Markstrom WPG $7,900 4.32 0.55

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $8,200 5.51 0.67
Adin Hill ARZ $6,700 4.26 0.64
Sergei Bobrovsky TB $8,100 5.14 0.63
Connor Hellebuyck PIT $8,300 5.00 0.60

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.