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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 Patrice Bergeron
C Mika Zibanejad
W Patrick Kane
W Danton Heinen
W Brad Marchand
D Sebastian Aho
D Ben Chiarot
G Juuse Saros
Util Frank Vatrano
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 40.55

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrice Bergeron BOS $7,400 5.69 0.77
Dylan Larkin TOR $7,000 5.19 0.74
John Tavares OTT $6,900 5.06 0.73
Steven Stamkos DET $7,400 5.02 0.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrice Bergeron BOS $7,400 5.69 0.77
Mika Zibanejad NYI $6,300 4.82 0.77
Jonathan Toews STL $6,500 4.90 0.75
Dylan Larkin TOR $7,000 5.19 0.74

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrick Kane STL $7,600 6.43 0.85
Brad Marchand BOS $6,700 5.01 0.75
David Pastrnak BOS $7,500 4.94 0.66
Viktor Arvidsson CGY $11,000 4.94 0.45
Nikita Kucherov DET $6,900 4.81 0.70
Alex DeBrincat STL $6,200 4.54 0.73
Jeff Skinner BUF $6,600 4.46 0.68
Blake Wheeler PIT $7,100 4.40 0.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrick Kane STL $7,600 6.43 0.85
Danton Heinen BOS $2,900 2.35 0.81
Brock McGinn WSH $2,800 2.15 0.77
Peter Cehlarik BOS $3,000 2.29 0.76
Brad Marchand BOS $6,700 5.01 0.75
Zach Hyman OTT $3,900 2.93 0.75
Frank Vatrano CHI $5,100 3.74 0.73
Alex DeBrincat STL $6,200 4.54 0.73

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Roman Josi CGY $11,800 4.42 0.37
Victor Hedman DET $6,100 3.80 0.62
Dustin Byfuglien PIT $5,900 3.78 0.64
Jacob Trouba PIT $5,800 3.64 0.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sebastian Aho NJ $2,500 3.14 1.26
John Moore BOS $2,900 2.01 0.69
Tony DeAngelo NYI $3,700 2.54 0.69
Brett Pesce WSH $3,600 2.43 0.68

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Juuse Saros CGY $8,400 7.33 0.87
Thomas Greiss NJ $8,000 4.83 0.60
Jaroslav Halak BOS $8,000 4.79 0.60
Petr Mrazek WSH $7,800 4.59 0.59

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Juuse Saros CGY $8,400 7.33 0.87
Connor Hellebuyck PIT $7,500 4.54 0.60
Jaroslav Halak BOS $8,000 4.79 0.60
Thomas Greiss NJ $8,000 4.83 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.