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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 Tomas Hertl
C Bo Horvat
W Jake Guentzel
W Jake Virtanen
W Evander Kane
D Brent Burns
D Marcus Pettersson
G Matt Murray
Util Kris Letang
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 38.2

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tomas Hertl ATL $6,400 5.24 0.82
Sean Couturier NYR $7,000 4.73 0.68
Sidney Crosby PHI $7,300 4.49 0.62
Elias Pettersson WPG $6,100 4.22 0.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tomas Hertl ATL $6,400 5.24 0.82
Bo Horvat WPG $4,800 3.82 0.79
Jared McCann PHI $3,300 2.35 0.71
Adrian Kempe VAN $2,800 1.97 0.70

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evander Kane ATL $7,100 5.56 0.78
Alex Ovechkin DAL $7,400 5.14 0.69
Jake Guentzel PHI $5,900 4.26 0.72
Joe Pavelski ATL $6,700 4.17 0.62
Brock Boeser WPG $6,000 3.96 0.66
Jakub Voracek NYR $6,100 3.85 0.63
Timo Meier ATL $6,400 3.74 0.58
Bryan Rust PHI $5,100 3.34 0.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evander Kane ATL $7,100 5.56 0.78
Antoine Roussel WPG $2,800 2.03 0.73
Tyler Toffoli VAN $4,400 3.21 0.73
Jake Virtanen WPG $3,100 2.26 0.73
Jake Guentzel PHI $5,900 4.26 0.72
Joonas Donskoi ATL $3,600 2.52 0.70
Alex Ovechkin DAL $7,400 5.14 0.69
James van Riemsdyk NYR $4,900 3.33 0.68

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $6,800 6.05 0.89
Kris Letang PHI $5,500 4.28 0.78
John Carlson DAL $6,000 3.84 0.64
Travis Sanheim NYR $3,900 2.96 0.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $6,800 6.05 0.89
Marcus Pettersson PHI $2,800 2.29 0.82
Kris Letang PHI $5,500 4.28 0.78
Justin Braun ATL $2,600 2.02 0.78

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pheonix Copley DAL $8,100 5.03 0.62
Martin Jones ATL $8,000 4.59 0.57
Matt Murray PHI $7,500 4.44 0.59
Carter Hart NYR $7,700 4.41 0.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pheonix Copley DAL $8,100 5.03 0.62
Matt Murray PHI $7,500 4.44 0.59
Martin Jones ATL $8,000 4.59 0.57
Carter Hart NYR $7,700 4.41 0.57

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.