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NHL FanDuel Picks for Saturday, January 12, 2019

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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 Mathew Barzal
C Tomas Hertl
W Brandon Pirri
W Blake Coleman
W Nikita Kucherov
W Gabriel Landeskog
D Johnny Boychuk
D Brent Burns
G MacKenzie Blackwood
Salary $54,900
Expected Points 154.69

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

Centers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor McDavid ANA $9,000 22.56 2.51
Nathan MacKinnon FLA $9,000 22.06 2.45
Brayden Point DET $8,000 21.30 2.66
John Tavares OTT $8,200 20.05 2.44

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tomas Hertl ATL $5,600 15.76 2.81
Mathew Barzal NJ $6,700 18.24 2.72
Brayden Point DET $8,000 21.30 2.66
Nico Hischier COL $5,600 14.13 2.52

Wings

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikita Kucherov DET $9,300 24.64 2.65
Patrick Kane STL $8,500 21.09 2.48
Alex Ovechkin DAL $8,600 19.55 2.27
Mikko Rantanen FLA $7,900 19.31 2.44
Gabriel Landeskog FLA $6,700 19.08 2.85
David Pastrnak BOS $8,300 17.97 2.17
Brad Marchand BOS $8,200 17.64 2.15
Mitchell Marner OTT $8,100 17.46 2.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Blake Coleman COL $3,900 11.97 3.07
Andreas Johnsson OTT $3,600 10.45 2.90
Gabriel Landeskog FLA $6,700 19.08 2.85
Timo Meier ATL $5,400 15.06 2.79
Tom Wilson DAL $5,000 13.81 2.76
Marcus Johansson COL $4,100 10.95 2.67
Miles Wood COL $3,500 9.35 2.67
Jason Zucker NSH $4,300 11.48 2.67

Defensemen

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Burns ATL $7,600 20.50 2.70
Erik Karlsson ATL $7,800 20.04 2.57
Kris Letang PHI $7,100 16.69 2.35
Morgan Rielly OTT $6,300 14.54 2.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alec Martinez VAN $3,500 9.49 2.71
Brent Burns ATL $7,600 20.50 2.70
Darnell Nurse ANA $4,700 12.58 2.68
Johnny Boychuk NJ $4,100 10.87 2.65

Goalies

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
MacKenzie Blackwood COL $7,500 22.48 3.00
Devan Dubnyk NSH $8,800 21.22 2.41
Robin Lehner NJ $8,300 20.83 2.51
Braden Holtby DAL $8,700 20.39 2.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
MacKenzie Blackwood COL $7,500 22.48 3.00
Robin Lehner NJ $8,300 20.83 2.51
Jordan Binnington EDM $7,300 17.96 2.46
Devan Dubnyk NSH $8,800 21.22 2.41

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 no 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.

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