Wednesday, December 14, 2016 NBA Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

PG John Wall
PG Russell Westbrook
SG Norman Powell
SG Arron Afflalo
SF Bojan Bogdanovic
SF Gordon Hayward
PF Trevor Booker
PF David Lee
C Marc Gasol
Salary $59,900
Expected Points 355.70

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Russell Westbrook OKC $12,000 53.73 4.48
John Wall WAS $9,700 46.90 4.84
Chris Paul LAC $9,600 41.58 4.33
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,700 40.93 4.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Rivers LAC $3,800 21.84 5.75
Andrew Harrison MEM $4,200 22.69 5.40
Shelvin Mack UTA $4,000 20.89 5.22
Darren Collison SAC $6,000 31.14 5.19

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,700 53.78 4.60
DeMar DeRozan TOR $8,400 36.94 4.40
Bradley Beal WAS $6,900 31.55 4.57
Nicolas Batum CHA $6,800 31.32 4.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.R. Smith CLE $3,500 24.38 6.97
DeAndre Liggins CLE $3,500 20.24 5.78
Nick Young LAL $3,900 19.80 5.08
Garrett Temple SAC $3,900 19.79 5.07

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kawhi Leonard SA $8,300 42.96 5.18
Gordon Hayward UTA $8,100 38.84 4.80
Paul George IND $8,300 38.62 4.65
Harrison Barnes DAL $6,300 26.64 4.23

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kelly Oubre Jr. WAS $3,900 20.38 5.23
Kawhi Leonard SA $8,300 42.96 5.18
Bojan Bogdanovic BKN $4,400 21.88 4.97
DeMarre Carroll TOR $4,300 20.98 4.88

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Blake Griffin LAC $9,100 41.50 4.56
Trevor Booker BKN $5,900 30.56 5.18
Julius Randle LAL $6,400 28.87 4.51
Serge Ibaka ORL $6,200 27.32 4.41

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Lee SA $3,600 21.67 6.02
Omri Casspi SAC $4,400 23.84 5.42
Trevor Booker BKN $5,900 30.56 5.18
Channing Frye CLE $3,600 18.46 5.13

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marc Gasol MEM $8,900 41.49 4.66
Hassan Whiteside MIA $8,700 40.10 4.61
Andre Drummond DET $8,400 39.73 4.73
Joel Embiid PHI $7,000 37.02 5.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonas Valanciunas TOR $5,300 28.34 5.35
Joel Embiid PHI $7,000 37.02 5.29
Bismack Biyombo ORL $4,400 23.25 5.28
Kosta Koufos SAC $3,700 19.10 5.16

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. 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.