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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 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 Sean Couturier
C Matt Duchene
W Bobby Ryan
W Evander Kane
W Sean Kuraly
D Brent Burns
D Mark Giordano
G Carter Hart
Util Danton Heinen
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 41.01

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrice Bergeron BOS $7,600 5.64 0.74
Connor McDavid ANA $7,100 5.46 0.77
Jack Eichel BUF $7,500 5.46 0.73
Dylan Larkin TOR $7,100 5.34 0.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Duchene MTL $6,300 4.97 0.79
Phillip Danault CAR $4,500 3.52 0.78
Sean Couturier NYR $6,600 5.18 0.78
Pavel Zacha COL $3,300 2.58 0.78

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evander Kane ATL $6,300 5.50 0.87
Alex Ovechkin DAL $7,300 5.42 0.74
Brad Marchand BOS $6,800 5.40 0.79
Jeff Skinner BUF $6,900 5.37 0.78
David Pastrnak BOS $7,900 5.36 0.68
Leon Draisaitl ANA $6,800 5.35 0.79
Johnny Gaudreau CEN $7,100 5.09 0.72
Nikita Kucherov DET $6,700 4.91 0.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evander Kane ATL $6,300 5.50 0.87
Bobby Ryan MTL $4,200 3.65 0.87
Sean Kuraly BOS $2,700 2.28 0.84
Brendan Lemieux PIT $2,600 2.18 0.84
Frank Vatrano CHI $4,900 3.93 0.80
Leon Draisaitl ANA $6,800 5.35 0.79
Danton Heinen BOS $2,900 2.29 0.79
Brad Marchand BOS $6,800 5.40 0.79

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $6,600 5.97 0.90
Mark Giordano CEN $6,200 4.80 0.77
Kris Letang PHI $6,000 4.37 0.73
Roman Josi CGY $6,600 4.35 0.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $6,600 5.97 0.90
Mark Giordano CEN $6,200 4.80 0.77
Marco Scandella BUF $3,100 2.38 0.77
Ben Chiarot PIT $3,100 2.31 0.75

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carter Hart NYR $8,100 6.37 0.79
Tuukka Rask BOS $8,300 5.96 0.72
Laurent Brossoit PIT $8,000 5.38 0.67
Robin Lehner NJ $8,200 5.11 0.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carter Hart NYR $8,100 6.37 0.79
Tuukka Rask BOS $8,300 5.96 0.72
Laurent Brossoit PIT $8,000 5.38 0.67
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $8,000 4.99 0.62

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.