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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 Steven Stamkos
C Nick Bjugstad
W Jared McCann
W Jake Guentzel
W Timo Meier
W Reilly Smith
D Ryan McDonagh
D Kris Letang
G Matt Murray
Salary $54,800
Expected Points 135.58

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steven Stamkos DET $8,200 18.22 2.22
Evgeni Malkin PHI $8,600 16.35 1.90
Sidney Crosby PHI $8,500 16.24 1.91
Tomas Hertl ATL $6,900 15.61 2.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Bjugstad PHI $4,300 11.04 2.57
Anthony Cirelli DET $4,200 9.93 2.36
Tomas Hertl ATL $6,900 15.61 2.26
Steven Stamkos DET $8,200 18.22 2.22

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Phil Kessel PHI $7,700 16.30 2.12
Jake Guentzel PHI $7,500 16.08 2.14
Vladimir Tarasenko EDM $7,900 15.85 2.01
Joe Pavelski ATL $7,700 14.19 1.84
Blake Wheeler PIT $7,800 13.12 1.68
Timo Meier ATL $5,500 13.06 2.37
Kyle Connor PIT $6,200 12.96 2.09
David Perron EDM $6,000 12.91 2.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jared McCann PHI $3,900 10.71 2.75
Timo Meier ATL $5,500 13.06 2.37
Oliver Bjorkstrand TB $4,900 11.41 2.33
Patric Hornqvist PHI $5,000 11.16 2.23
David Perron EDM $6,000 12.91 2.15
Jake Guentzel PHI $7,500 16.08 2.14
Brayden Schenn EDM $5,500 11.77 2.14
Phil Kessel PHI $7,700 16.30 2.12

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Letang PHI $7,100 16.03 2.26
Brent Burns ATL $7,500 15.54 2.07
Victor Hedman DET $6,200 14.15 2.28
Alex Pietrangelo EDM $6,500 13.28 2.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan McDonagh DET $4,500 11.65 2.59
Erik Cernak DET $3,700 8.80 2.38
Jacob Trouba PIT $5,300 12.44 2.35
Victor Hedman DET $6,200 14.15 2.28

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Murray PHI $8,200 24.91 3.04
Robin Lehner NJ $8,000 22.39 2.80
Jordan Binnington EDM $9,000 21.56 2.40
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $8,600 19.57 2.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Murray PHI $8,200 24.91 3.04
Robin Lehner NJ $8,000 22.39 2.80
Jordan Binnington EDM $9,000 21.56 2.40
Andrei Vasilevskiy DET $8,600 19.57 2.28

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.