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 John Wall
PG Isaiah Thomas
SG Reggie Williams
SG Jamal Crawford
SF Luol Deng
SF Marcus Morris
PF Paul Millsap
PF Anthony Davis
C Jahlil Okafor
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 345.56

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Wall WAS $9,800 46.68 4.76
Chris Paul LAC $9,400 40.76 4.34
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,600 40.70 4.73
Isaiah Thomas BOS $8,200 39.36 4.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ramon Sessions CHA $4,300 22.34 5.20
Austin Rivers LAC $4,100 20.83 5.08
Sergio RodrĂ­guez PHI $5,000 25.27 5.05
Elfrid Payton ORL $5,700 28.52 5.00

Shooting 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
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
Evan Fournier ORL $5,900 29.84 5.06
Jamal Crawford LAC $3,800 19.21 5.05
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
Jae Crowder BOS $5,600 27.59 4.93
Harrison Barnes DAL $6,000 27.45 4.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luol Deng LAL $4,300 24.02 5.58
Robert Covington PHI $5,000 24.71 4.94
Jae Crowder BOS $5,600 27.59 4.93
Jimmy Butler CHI $9,000 43.07 4.79

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NO $11,800 54.69 4.63
Paul Millsap ATL $8,300 40.80 4.92
Blake Griffin LAC $8,900 39.23 4.41
Jabari Parker MIL $6,300 32.20 5.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jabari Parker MIL $6,300 32.20 5.11
Trevor Booker BKN $6,000 29.67 4.95
Jon Leuer DET $4,600 22.68 4.93
Paul Millsap ATL $8,300 40.80 4.92

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $11,000 51.93 4.72
Marc Gasol MEM $8,800 40.52 4.60
Hassan Whiteside MIA $9,200 40.38 4.39
Andre Drummond DET $8,300 37.88 4.56

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
John Henson MIL $4,600 22.43 4.88
Rudy Gobert UTA $7,300 35.66 4.88

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.