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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 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 Kevin Labanc
W Timo Meier
W Bryan Rust
W Evander Kane
D Brent Burns
D Travis Sanheim
G Pheonix Copley
Salary $54,700
Expected Points 144.8

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tomas Hertl ATL $6,300 19.29 3.06
Sean Couturier NYR $7,000 17.43 2.49
Sidney Crosby PHI $8,500 16.75 1.97
Elias Pettersson WPG $6,700 15.84 2.36

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tomas Hertl ATL $6,300 19.29 3.06
Sean Couturier NYR $7,000 17.43 2.49
Bo Horvat WPG $5,500 13.72 2.49
Elias Pettersson WPG $6,700 15.84 2.36

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evander Kane ATL $7,700 20.33 2.64
Alex Ovechkin DAL $8,700 18.75 2.16
Jake Guentzel PHI $7,200 15.63 2.17
Joe Pavelski ATL $7,300 15.50 2.12
Brock Boeser WPG $6,800 14.50 2.13
Jakub Voracek NYR $7,500 14.31 1.91
Timo Meier ATL $5,300 13.61 2.57
Phil Kessel PHI $7,400 12.52 1.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evander Kane ATL $7,700 20.33 2.64
Bryan Rust PHI $4,600 12.00 2.61
Timo Meier ATL $5,300 13.61 2.57
Kevin Labanc ATL $4,000 9.81 2.45
Nikolay Goldobin WPG $3,100 7.20 2.32
Jakub Vrana DAL $4,500 10.16 2.26
Travis Konecny NYR $5,200 11.70 2.25
Tom Wilson DAL $4,800 10.50 2.19

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $7,800 21.90 2.81
Kris Letang PHI $7,200 15.51 2.15
John Carlson DAL $6,500 13.90 2.14
Travis Sanheim NYR $4,300 10.33 2.40

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $7,800 21.90 2.81
Travis Sanheim NYR $4,300 10.33 2.40
Michal Kempny DAL $3,700 8.70 2.35
Kris Letang PHI $7,200 15.51 2.15

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pheonix Copley DAL $7,700 20.10 2.61
Martin Jones ATL $8,600 18.33 2.13
Matt Murray PHI $8,300 17.77 2.14
Carter Hart NYR $8,800 17.64 2.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pheonix Copley DAL $7,700 20.10 2.61
Matt Murray PHI $8,300 17.77 2.14
Martin Jones ATL $8,600 18.33 2.13
Carter Hart NYR $8,800 17.64 2.00

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.