Monday, December 19, 2016 NBA Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

PG Russell Westbrook
PG John Wall
SG Marcus Thornton
SG Anthony Morrow
SF Glenn Robinson III
SF Jimmy Butler
PF Nikola Jokic
PF Tobias Harris
C Marcin Gortat
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 370.41

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Russell Westbrook OKC $12,500 62.83 5.03
John Wall WAS $9,900 47.39 4.79
Eric Bledsoe PHO $8,100 34.56 4.27
Dennis Schroder ATL $6,800 33.87 4.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Russell Westbrook OKC $12,500 62.83 5.03
Dennis Schroder ATL $6,800 33.87 4.98
John Wall WAS $9,900 47.39 4.79
Deron Williams DAL $6,300 30.11 4.78

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bradley Beal WAS $7,000 34.41 4.92
Zach LaVine MIN $6,400 32.77 5.12
Dwyane Wade CHI $7,100 31.71 4.47
Wesley Matthews DAL $5,600 26.94 4.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach LaVine MIN $6,400 32.77 5.12
Gary Harris DEN $4,800 24.21 5.04
Bradley Beal WAS $7,000 34.41 4.92
Wesley Matthews DAL $5,600 26.94 4.81

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jimmy Butler CHI $8,500 40.99 4.82
Paul George IND $8,100 37.71 4.66
Andrew Wiggins MIN $6,300 31.29 4.97
Harrison Barnes DAL $6,300 28.73 4.56

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Glenn Robinson III IND $4,300 21.84 5.08
Kent Bazemore ATL $4,200 21.04 5.01
Andrew Wiggins MIN $6,300 31.29 4.97
Jimmy Butler CHI $8,500 40.99 4.82

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul Millsap ATL $8,000 39.16 4.89
Nikola Jokic DEN $5,900 30.87 5.23
Tobias Harris DET $5,600 26.98 4.82
Gorgui Dieng MIN $5,500 26.11 4.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $5,900 30.87 5.23
Markieff Morris WAS $5,000 25.64 5.13
Paul Millsap ATL $8,000 39.16 4.89
Tobias Harris DET $5,600 26.98 4.82

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,400 43.02 4.58
Andre Drummond DET $7,800 36.22 4.64
Myles Turner IND $6,500 30.86 4.75
Marcin Gortat WAS $6,300 29.29 4.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Myles Turner IND $6,500 30.86 4.75
Marcin Gortat WAS $6,300 29.29 4.65
Andre Drummond DET $7,800 36.22 4.64
Steven Adams OKC $5,200 23.86 4.59

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.