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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

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 Patrice Bergeron
C Nick Bonino
W Austin Watson
W Brett Connolly
W David Pastrnak
W Alexander Radulov
D Charlie McAvoy
D Mark Giordano
G Braden Holtby
Salary $54,900
Expected Points 131

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrice Bergeron BOS $8,500 18.50 2.18
John Tavares OTT $8,300 17.29 2.08
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $8,600 17.18 2.00
Tyler Seguin SJ $8,000 16.32 2.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Bonino CGY $3,400 7.96 2.34
Lars Eller DAL $4,500 10.11 2.25
Nicklas Backstrom DAL $6,800 14.96 2.20
Patrice Bergeron BOS $8,500 18.50 2.18

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Marchand BOS $8,600 19.39 2.25
David Pastrnak BOS $8,100 18.58 2.29
Alex Ovechkin DAL $9,100 18.16 2.00
Alexander Radulov SJ $7,100 17.12 2.41
Gabriel Landeskog FLA $7,300 15.86 2.17
Matthew Tkachuk CEN $6,700 15.50 2.31
Mitchell Marner OTT $8,400 15.22 1.81
Johnny Gaudreau CEN $7,900 15.20 1.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Watson CGY $3,000 8.17 2.72
Brett Connolly DAL $4,200 10.29 2.45
Alexander Radulov SJ $7,100 17.12 2.41
Matthew Tkachuk CEN $6,700 15.50 2.31
David Pastrnak BOS $8,100 18.58 2.29
Karson Kuhlman BOS $3,400 7.66 2.25
Brad Marchand BOS $8,600 19.39 2.25
Justin Williams WSH $5,300 11.89 2.24

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Giordano CEN $7,100 16.00 2.25
John Carlson DAL $6,800 15.05 2.21
Tyson Barrie FLA $6,200 13.54 2.18
Dougie Hamilton WSH $6,000 13.04 2.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Hamonic CEN $4,300 10.00 2.33
Mark Giordano CEN $7,100 16.00 2.25
Charlie McAvoy BOS $4,600 10.19 2.22
John Carlson DAL $6,800 15.05 2.21

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Braden Holtby DAL $8,900 24.19 2.72
Pekka Rinne CGY $8,800 23.37 2.66
Ben Bishop SJ $8,400 22.15 2.64
Petr Mrazek WSH $7,500 20.59 2.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Petr Mrazek WSH $7,500 20.59 2.75
Braden Holtby DAL $8,900 24.19 2.72
Pekka Rinne CGY $8,800 23.37 2.66
Ben Bishop SJ $8,400 22.15 2.64

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.