Sports from the Basement

NHL FanDuel Picks for Saturday, February 9, 2019

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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 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 Tomas Hertl
C Sean Couturier
W Frank Vatrano
W Conor Garland
W Leon Draisaitl
W Marcus Johansson
D Brent Burns
D Mark Giordano
G Carter Hart
Salary $54,800
Expected Points 157.26

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrice Bergeron BOS $8,400 20.83 2.48
Connor McDavid ANA $8,800 20.77 2.36
Jack Eichel BUF $7,800 19.92 2.55
Steven Stamkos DET $8,200 19.55 2.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sean Couturier NYR $6,600 18.96 2.87
Tomas Hertl ATL $6,200 17.21 2.78
Luke Glendening TOR $3,400 9.43 2.77
Dylan Larkin TOR $7,100 19.41 2.73

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Marchand BOS $8,200 20.42 2.49
Leon Draisaitl ANA $7,600 20.29 2.67
David Pastrnak BOS $8,500 20.05 2.36
Evander Kane ATL $7,400 20.02 2.71
Alex Ovechkin DAL $8,700 19.72 2.27
Jeff Skinner BUF $7,300 19.47 2.67
Johnny Gaudreau CEN $8,100 19.25 2.38
Nikita Kucherov DET $8,400 18.79 2.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Frank Vatrano CHI $4,500 14.23 3.16
Conor Garland ARZ $3,700 11.14 3.01
Marcus Johansson COL $3,700 10.85 2.93
Evander Kane ATL $7,400 20.02 2.71
Sam Reinhart BUF $5,700 15.32 2.69
Leon Draisaitl ANA $7,600 20.29 2.67
Andrew Copp PIT $3,000 8.00 2.67
Jeff Skinner BUF $7,300 19.47 2.67

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $7,800 21.57 2.76
Mark Giordano CEN $6,000 17.53 2.92
Kris Letang PHI $7,200 15.74 2.19
Roman Josi CGY $6,800 15.41 2.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Giordano CEN $6,000 17.53 2.92
Thomas Chabot MTL $5,100 14.89 2.92
Travis Sanheim NYR $4,100 11.56 2.82
Brent Burns ATL $7,800 21.57 2.76

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carter Hart NYR $8,700 25.48 2.93
Tuukka Rask BOS $9,100 23.83 2.62
Laurent Brossoit PIT $8,200 21.50 2.62
Robin Lehner NJ $8,600 20.44 2.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carter Hart NYR $8,700 25.48 2.93
Tuukka Rask BOS $9,100 23.83 2.62
Laurent Brossoit PIT $8,200 21.50 2.62
Anton Khudobin SJ $7,700 18.42 2.39

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 no 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.

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