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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 Ryan O’Reilly
C Oscar Lindberg
W Timo Meier
W Alexander Radulov
W Nikita Kucherov
W Jared McCann
D Ryan Pulock
D Shea Weber
G Jake Allen
Salary $54,700
Expected Points 144.55

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sidney Crosby PHI $9,400 21.91 2.33
Aleksander Barkov CHI $8,000 18.63 2.33
Sean Couturier NYR $7,600 18.39 2.42
Patrice Bergeron BOS $8,500 17.67 2.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Oscar Lindberg MTL $3,600 9.44 2.62
Ryan O’Reilly EDM $6,700 17.16 2.56
Tomas Hertl ATL $6,500 16.04 2.47
Sean Couturier NYR $7,600 18.39 2.42

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov DET $9,200 23.00 2.50
Alex Ovechkin DAL $8,900 19.86 2.23
Brad Marchand BOS $9,000 18.78 2.09
Blake Wheeler PIT $8,400 18.20 2.17
Jonathan Huberdeau CHI $7,300 17.36 2.38
Jake Guentzel PHI $7,800 17.33 2.22
Timo Meier ATL $5,700 17.24 3.02
Joe Pavelski ATL $7,600 16.84 2.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Timo Meier ATL $5,700 17.24 3.02
Jared McCann PHI $5,200 13.91 2.68
Nikita Kucherov DET $9,200 23.00 2.50
Cal Clutterbuck NJ $3,000 7.49 2.50
Brett Connolly DAL $3,600 8.93 2.48
Alexander Radulov SJ $6,400 15.84 2.47
Jonathan Huberdeau CHI $7,300 17.36 2.38
Tom Wilson DAL $4,900 11.69 2.38

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Roman Josi CGY $7,300 16.79 2.30
Brent Burns ATL $7,200 16.20 2.25
Alex Pietrangelo EDM $6,300 14.70 2.33
Shea Weber CAR $5,700 13.96 2.45

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Pulock NJ $4,400 11.85 2.69
Travis Sanheim NYR $4,300 11.27 2.62
Tyler Myers PIT $4,100 10.50 2.56
Colton Parayko EDM $4,700 11.81 2.51

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $9,700 25.27 2.60
Jake Allen EDM $7,800 22.15 2.84
Ben Bishop SJ $9,400 20.19 2.15
Pekka Rinne CGY $8,100 19.89 2.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Allen EDM $7,800 22.15 2.84
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $9,700 25.27 2.60
Ryan Miller LA $7,300 18.91 2.59
Pekka Rinne CGY $8,100 19.89 2.46

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.