Sunday, December 18, 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 Evan Fournier
SF Kawhi Leonard
PF Markieff Morris
C Blake Griffin
G Tony Allen
F Joel Embiid
Flex Jahlil Okafor
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 262.04

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Wall WAS $9,900 45.02 4.55
Chris Paul LAC $9,200 42.33 4.60
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,500 39.04 4.59
Isaiah Thomas BOS $8,100 35.68 4.40

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tony Parker SA $4,200 22.22 5.29
Sergio Rodríguez PHI $4,800 24.64 5.13
D.J. Augustin ORL $3,800 18.63 4.90
Shelvin Mack UTA $4,100 19.86 4.84

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMar DeRozan TOR $8,600 37.53 4.36
Bradley Beal WAS $7,000 31.73 4.53
Evan Fournier ORL $5,900 30.27 5.13
Avery Bradley BOS $7,000 28.07 4.01

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evan Fournier ORL $5,900 30.27 5.13
J.J. Redick LAC $4,100 20.18 4.92
Gerald Henderson PHI $3,500 17.28 4.94
Wesley Matthews DAL $5,600 26.71 4.77

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kawhi Leonard SA $8,300 41.32 4.98
Gordon Hayward UTA $7,700 33.00 4.29
Harrison Barnes DAL $6,300 28.61 4.54
Jae Crowder BOS $5,500 27.14 4.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Gordon ORL $4,400 23.70 5.39
Robert Covington PHI $5,000 26.49 5.30
Markieff Morris WAS $5,000 26.18 5.24
Jeff Green ORL $3,700 18.69 5.05

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $11,200 51.89 4.63
Anthony Davis NO $11,800 43.34 3.67
Blake Griffin LAC $8,700 43.20 4.96
Joel Embiid PHI $6,800 35.89 5.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Gordon ORL $4,400 23.70 5.39
Joel Embiid PHI $6,800 35.89 5.28
Markieff Morris WAS $5,000 26.18 5.24
Kelly Olynyk BOS $3,700 19.10 5.16

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $11,200 51.89 4.63
Anthony Davis NO $11,800 43.34 3.67
Hassan Whiteside MIA $8,900 42.54 4.78
Blake Griffin LAC $8,700 43.20 4.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jahlil Okafor PHI $5,100 29.27 5.74
Joel Embiid PHI $6,800 35.89 5.28
Jonas Valanciunas TOR $5,400 27.62 5.11
Kosta Koufos SAC $4,200 22.01 5.24

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.