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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 Tyler Seguin
C Jordan Staal
W Austin Watson
W Karson Kuhlman
W David Pastrnak
W Alexander Radulov
D Dougie Hamilton
D Tyson Barrie
G Ben Bishop
Salary $54,900
Expected Points 131.65

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 18.34 2.16
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $8,600 17.88 2.08
John Tavares OTT $8,300 17.52 2.11
Tyler Seguin SJ $8,000 17.11 2.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jordan Staal WSH $4,800 11.22 2.34
Nick Bonino CGY $3,400 7.43 2.19
Patrice Bergeron BOS $8,500 18.34 2.16
Auston Matthews OTT $7,700 16.52 2.15

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Marchand BOS $8,600 19.19 2.23
David Pastrnak BOS $8,100 18.58 2.29
Alex Ovechkin DAL $9,100 17.91 1.97
Alexander Radulov SJ $7,100 17.10 2.41
Mitchell Marner OTT $8,400 15.49 1.84
Gabriel Landeskog FLA $7,300 15.03 2.06
Johnny Gaudreau CEN $7,900 14.29 1.81
Viktor Arvidsson CGY $7,500 14.15 1.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Watson CGY $3,000 7.59 2.53
Karson Kuhlman BOS $3,300 8.04 2.43
Alexander Radulov SJ $7,100 17.10 2.41
David Pastrnak BOS $8,100 18.58 2.29
Zach Hyman OTT $4,700 10.55 2.24
Brad Marchand BOS $8,600 19.19 2.23
Jake DeBrusk BOS $5,700 12.43 2.18
Brett Connolly DAL $4,200 9.03 2.15

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Giordano CEN $7,100 15.47 2.18
Tyson Barrie FLA $6,200 14.35 2.31
John Carlson DAL $6,800 14.29 2.10
Dougie Hamilton WSH $6,000 13.05 2.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brett Pesce WSH $4,000 9.24 2.31
Tyson Barrie FLA $6,200 14.35 2.31
Jake Muzzin OTT $4,600 10.49 2.28
Travis Hamonic CEN $4,300 9.71 2.26

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ben Bishop SJ $8,400 24.61 2.93
Pekka Rinne CGY $8,800 21.04 2.39
Philipp Grubauer FLA $7,600 20.17 2.65
Petr Mrazek WSH $7,500 19.10 2.55

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ben Bishop SJ $8,400 24.61 2.93
Philipp Grubauer FLA $7,600 20.17 2.65
Petr Mrazek WSH $7,500 19.10 2.55
Pekka Rinne CGY $8,800 21.04 2.39

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.