Tuesday, December 20, 2016 NBA Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

PG Goran Dragic
SG James Harden
SF Luol Deng
PF Joel Embiid
C Nikola Jokic
G Gary Harris
F Maurice Harkless
Flex Shelvin Mack
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 268.13

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,000 54.87 4.99
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,200 50.71 4.97
Chris Paul LAC $9,600 47.25 4.92
Damian Lillard POR $9,500 42.99 4.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shelvin Mack UTA $4,200 21.51 5.12
Garrett Temple SAC $4,300 22.27 5.18
Jeff Teague IND $7,300 37.42 5.13
James Harden HOU $11,000 54.87 4.99

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,000 54.87 4.99
DeMar DeRozan TOR $8,600 41.17 4.79
C.J. McCollum POR $7,300 34.56 4.73
Nicolas Batum CHA $7,200 34.40 4.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Harris DEN $4,800 26.84 5.59
Garrett Temple SAC $4,300 22.27 5.18
James Harden HOU $11,000 54.87 4.99
Nick Young LAL $4,500 22.49 5.00

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James CLE $10,400 52.73 5.07
Kevin Durant GS $9,900 44.82 4.53
Kawhi Leonard SA $8,400 39.41 4.69
Paul George IND $8,100 38.10 4.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luol Deng LAL $4,500 24.81 5.51
LeBron James CLE $10,400 52.73 5.07
Aaron Gordon ORL $4,200 21.24 5.06
Robert Covington PHI $5,200 25.47 4.90

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James CLE $10,400 52.73 5.07
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $11,200 48.63 4.34
Anthony Davis NO $11,500 46.55 4.05
Kristaps Porzingis NY $7,800 39.35 5.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $7,200 37.99 5.28
Thaddeus Young IND $4,700 23.98 5.10
JaMychal Green MEM $5,100 26.12 5.12
Marvin Williams CHA $4,600 23.34 5.07

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $11,200 48.63 4.34
Anthony Davis NO $11,500 46.55 4.05
Hassan Whiteside MIA $9,000 43.68 4.85
DeAndre Jordan LAC $7,700 38.55 5.01

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $5,900 32.39 5.49
Joel Embiid PHI $7,200 37.99 5.28
Nikola Vucevic ORL $6,800 34.81 5.12
Myles Turner IND $6,300 32.25 5.12

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.