Friday, December 16, 2016 NBA Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

PG Sergio Rodríguez
SG James Harden
SF Luol Deng
PF Jahlil Okafor
C John Henson
G Wesley Matthews
F Robert Covington
Flex Kyle Lowry
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 261.78

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,800 58.61 4.97
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $9,900 47.62 4.81
John Wall WAS $9,800 46.68 4.76
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,600 40.70 4.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ramon Sessions CHA $4,300 22.34 5.20
Sergio Rodríguez PHI $5,000 25.27 5.05
Austin Rivers LAC $4,100 20.83 5.08
James Harden HOU $11,800 58.61 4.97

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,800 58.61 4.97
Jimmy Butler CHI $9,000 43.07 4.79
DeMar DeRozan TOR $8,400 39.01 4.64
Nicolas Batum CHA $7,400 34.42 4.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lou Williams LAL $5,600 28.79 5.14
Jamal Crawford LAC $3,800 19.21 5.05
Evan Fournier ORL $5,900 29.84 5.06
James Harden HOU $11,800 58.61 4.97

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jimmy Butler CHI $9,000 43.07 4.79
Gordon Hayward UTA $7,900 37.50 4.75
Nicolas Batum CHA $7,400 34.42 4.65
Jabari Parker MIL $6,300 32.20 5.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luol Deng LAL $4,300 24.02 5.58
Jabari Parker MIL $6,300 32.20 5.11
Robert Covington PHI $5,000 24.71 4.94
Jae Crowder BOS $5,600 27.59 4.93

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NO $11,800 54.69 4.63
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $11,000 51.93 4.72
Paul Millsap ATL $8,300 40.80 4.92
Blake Griffin LAC $8,900 39.23 4.41

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jahlil Okafor PHI $5,100 29.49 5.78
Jabari Parker MIL $6,300 32.20 5.11
Jon Leuer DET $4,600 22.68 4.93
Markieff Morris WAS $5,000 24.30 4.86

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NO $11,800 54.69 4.63
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $11,000 51.93 4.72
Hassan Whiteside MIA $9,200 40.38 4.39
Marc Gasol MEM $8,800 40.52 4.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jahlil Okafor PHI $5,100 29.49 5.78
Brook Lopez BKN $7,000 34.79 4.97
Rudy Gobert UTA $7,300 35.66 4.88
Marcin Gortat WAS $6,200 29.82 4.81

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 no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.