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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 Jonathan Toews
C Tomas Hertl
W Evander Kane
W Nikita Kucherov
W Matt Nieto
D Erik Karlsson
D Brent Burns
G MacKenzie Blackwood
Util Tage Thompson
Salary $49,800
Expected Points 39.33

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor McDavid ANA $8,100 6.00 0.74
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $8,000 5.90 0.74
Brayden Point DET $7,400 5.60 0.76
John Tavares OTT $7,700 5.44 0.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tomas Hertl ATL $5,600 4.25 0.76
Brayden Point DET $7,400 5.60 0.76
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $8,000 5.90 0.74
Connor McDavid ANA $8,100 6.00 0.74

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov DET $8,000 6.41 0.80
Patrick Kane STL $7,700 5.67 0.74
Alex Ovechkin DAL $7,800 5.39 0.69
Gabriel Landeskog FLA $7,300 5.11 0.70
Mikko Rantanen FLA $7,600 5.03 0.66
David Pastrnak BOS $7,800 4.82 0.62
Cam Atkinson TB $7,500 4.74 0.63
Brad Marchand BOS $7,000 4.71 0.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evander Kane ATL $5,700 4.55 0.80
Nikita Kucherov DET $8,000 6.41 0.80
Tanner Pearson PHI $3,400 2.58 0.76
Joonas Donskoi ATL $3,900 2.96 0.76
Zach Parise NSH $6,000 4.50 0.75
Jake Guentzel PHI $6,200 4.65 0.75
Patrick Kane STL $7,700 5.67 0.74
Tage Thompson BUF $2,700 2.01 0.74

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $6,400 5.58 0.87
Erik Karlsson ATL $6,200 5.47 0.88
Kris Letang PHI $6,100 4.59 0.75
Morgan Rielly OTT $6,300 3.97 0.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Erik Karlsson ATL $6,200 5.47 0.88
Brent Burns ATL $6,400 5.58 0.87
Kris Letang PHI $6,100 4.59 0.75
Tyson Barrie FLA $5,100 3.73 0.73

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
MacKenzie Blackwood COL $7,400 5.62 0.76
Devan Dubnyk NSH $7,800 5.30 0.68
Robin Lehner NJ $8,100 5.21 0.64
Braden Holtby DAL $8,100 5.10 0.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
MacKenzie Blackwood COL $7,400 5.62 0.76
Devan Dubnyk NSH $7,800 5.30 0.68
Robin Lehner NJ $8,100 5.21 0.64
Braden Holtby DAL $8,100 5.10 0.63

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.