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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 Boone Jenner
C Auston Matthews
W Josh Anderson
W Andreas Johnsson
W Oscar Lindberg
D Morgan Rielly
D Mark Giordano
G Marc-Andre Fleury
Util Nino Niederreiter
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 35.9

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Tavares OTT $7,500 5.00 0.67
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $7,600 4.96 0.65
Auston Matthews OTT $7,400 4.88 0.66
Sean Couturier NYR $7,100 4.73 0.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Boone Jenner TB $4,200 3.24 0.77
Adam Gaudette WPG $2,600 1.85 0.71
Travis Zajac COL $4,000 2.72 0.68
Sean Couturier NYR $7,100 4.73 0.67

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mitchell Marner OTT $7,200 4.78 0.66
Alexander Radulov SJ $7,400 4.64 0.63
Johnny Gaudreau CEN $7,300 4.62 0.63
Cam Atkinson TB $6,900 4.04 0.58
Elias Lindholm CEN $6,500 3.91 0.60
Mikko Rantanen FLA $7,100 3.91 0.55
Brock Boeser WPG $6,200 3.85 0.62
Claude Giroux NYR $6,900 3.81 0.55

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Anderson FLA $4,500 3.71 0.82
Andreas Johnsson OTT $4,300 3.29 0.76
William Nylander OTT $3,700 2.77 0.75
Oscar Lindberg MTL $4,200 3.14 0.75
Nino Niederreiter WSH $4,800 3.54 0.74
Blake Coleman COL $4,300 3.09 0.72
Sam Bennett CEN $3,000 2.06 0.69
Josh Leivo WPG $3,400 2.36 0.69

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Giordano CEN $6,500 4.42 0.68
Morgan Rielly OTT $6,400 4.24 0.66
Alexander Edler WPG $6,000 4.03 0.67
Tyson Barrie FLA $5,800 3.48 0.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rasmus Andersson CEN $3,100 2.22 0.71
Andy Greene COL $4,200 2.90 0.69
Nikita Zadorov FLA $2,800 1.93 0.69
Mark Giordano CEN $6,500 4.42 0.68

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Semyon Varlamov FLA $8,100 5.70 0.70
Jacob Markstrom WPG $7,900 4.83 0.61
Petr Mrazek WSH $7,600 4.81 0.63
Frederik Andersen OTT $8,200 4.81 0.59

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Semyon Varlamov FLA $8,100 5.70 0.70
Petr Mrazek WSH $7,600 4.81 0.63
Jacob Markstrom WPG $7,900 4.83 0.61
Sergei Bobrovsky TB $7,800 4.76 0.61

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.