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 John Wall
PG Chris Paul
SG Gerald Henderson
SG Norman Powell
SF Aaron Gordon
SF Kawhi Leonard
PF Markieff Morris
PF Blake Griffin
C Rudy Gobert
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 339.67

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 RodrĂ­guez PHI $4,800 24.64 5.13
D.J. Augustin ORL $3,800 18.63 4.90
Jrue Holiday NO $7,000 33.90 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
Gerald Henderson PHI $3,500 17.28 4.94
J.J. Redick LAC $4,100 20.18 4.92
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
Jeff Green ORL $3,700 18.69 5.05
Kawhi Leonard SA $8,300 41.32 4.98

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NO $11,800 43.34 3.67
Blake Griffin LAC $8,700 43.20 4.96
Serge Ibaka ORL $6,400 30.26 4.73
LaMarcus Aldridge SA $6,200 29.38 4.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Markieff Morris WAS $5,000 26.18 5.24
Dwight Powell DAL $4,100 21.09 5.14
Blake Griffin LAC $8,700 43.20 4.96
David Lee SA $3,700 17.93 4.84

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $11,200 51.89 4.63
Hassan Whiteside MIA $8,900 42.54 4.78
Brook Lopez BKN $7,500 36.86 4.91
Al Horford BOS $7,900 36.38 4.60

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
Kosta Koufos SAC $4,200 22.01 5.24
Kelly Olynyk BOS $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 no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.