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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 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 Nick Bjugstad
C Steven Stamkos
W Jared McCann
W Phil Kessel
W Reilly Smith
D Brian Dumoulin
D Kris Letang
G Matt Murray
Util Tomas Hertl
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 36.69

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steven Stamkos DET $7,100 4.86 0.68
Evgeni Malkin PHI $6,400 4.43 0.69
Sidney Crosby PHI $7,200 4.32 0.60
Tomas Hertl ATL $6,100 4.20 0.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Bjugstad PHI $3,900 3.15 0.81
Evgeni Malkin PHI $6,400 4.43 0.69
Tomas Hertl ATL $6,100 4.20 0.69
Steven Stamkos DET $7,100 4.86 0.68

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Phil Kessel PHI $6,100 4.37 0.72
Jake Guentzel PHI $6,300 4.37 0.69
Vladimir Tarasenko EDM $7,000 4.34 0.62
Joe Pavelski ATL $6,100 3.88 0.64
Timo Meier ATL $6,000 3.58 0.60
Blake Wheeler PIT $6,200 3.56 0.57
Kyle Connor PIT $5,400 3.50 0.65
Evander Kane ATL $6,300 3.49 0.55

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jared McCann PHI $3,900 3.08 0.79
Phil Kessel PHI $6,100 4.37 0.72
Oliver Bjorkstrand TB $4,400 3.15 0.71
Marcus Sorensen ATL $2,600 1.86 0.71
Jake Guentzel PHI $6,300 4.37 0.69
Patric Hornqvist PHI $4,700 3.20 0.68
Josh Anderson FLA $4,400 2.96 0.67
J.T. Miller DET $3,700 2.43 0.66

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Letang PHI $6,400 4.57 0.71
Brent Burns ATL $6,900 4.30 0.62
Victor Hedman DET $6,100 3.89 0.64
Alex Pietrangelo EDM $5,700 3.72 0.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Dumoulin PHI $3,200 2.41 0.75
Ryan McDonagh DET $4,600 3.29 0.72
Kris Letang PHI $6,400 4.57 0.71
Jacob Trouba PIT $5,000 3.49 0.70

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Murray PHI $7,900 6.23 0.79
Robin Lehner NJ $7,500 5.60 0.75
Jordan Binnington EDM $7,700 5.39 0.70
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $8,100 4.89 0.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Murray PHI $7,900 6.23 0.79
Robin Lehner NJ $7,500 5.60 0.75
Jordan Binnington EDM $7,700 5.39 0.70
Sergei Bobrovsky TB $7,300 4.49 0.62

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.