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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 Adrian Kempe
C Ryan O’Reilly
W Jared McCann
W Jonathan Huberdeau
W Nikita Kucherov
D Tyler Myers
D Roman Josi
G Andrei Vasilevskiy
Util Ben Chiarot
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 37.58

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sidney Crosby PHI $7,900 5.79 0.73
Sean Couturier NYR $6,900 4.97 0.72
Aleksander Barkov CHI $7,300 4.96 0.68
Patrice Bergeron BOS $7,700 4.84 0.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sidney Crosby PHI $7,900 5.79 0.73
Sean Couturier NYR $6,900 4.97 0.72
Ryan O’Reilly EDM $6,400 4.61 0.72
Joe Thornton ATL $3,900 2.74 0.70

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov DET $8,100 6.01 0.74
Alex Ovechkin DAL $7,900 5.37 0.68
Brad Marchand BOS $7,600 5.04 0.66
Blake Wheeler PIT $7,200 4.90 0.68
Timo Meier ATL $6,700 4.71 0.70
Jake Guentzel PHI $7,000 4.70 0.67
Jonathan Huberdeau CHI $6,200 4.64 0.75
Joe Pavelski ATL $6,300 4.55 0.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jared McCann PHI $4,700 3.87 0.82
Jonathan Huberdeau CHI $6,200 4.64 0.75
Nikita Kucherov DET $8,100 6.01 0.74
Joe Pavelski ATL $6,300 4.55 0.72
Brayden Schenn EDM $5,500 3.89 0.71
Timo Meier ATL $6,700 4.71 0.70
Robert Thomas EDM $3,100 2.13 0.69
Viktor Arvidsson CGY $6,200 4.22 0.68

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Roman Josi CGY $6,200 4.70 0.76
Brent Burns ATL $6,800 4.50 0.66
Alex Pietrangelo EDM $5,900 4.11 0.70
Shea Weber CAR $6,200 3.96 0.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Myers PIT $3,800 2.99 0.79
Roman Josi CGY $6,200 4.70 0.76
Ben Chiarot PIT $3,400 2.55 0.75
Marc-Edouard Vlasic ATL $3,300 2.41 0.73

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $8,300 6.31 0.76
Jake Allen EDM $8,100 5.54 0.68
Ben Bishop SJ $7,800 5.05 0.65
Pekka Rinne CGY $8,400 4.98 0.59

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $8,300 6.31 0.76
Jake Allen EDM $8,100 5.54 0.68
Ryan Miller LA $7,100 4.73 0.67
Ben Bishop SJ $7,800 5.05 0.65

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.