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NBA FanDuel Picks for Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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 Kyle Lowry
PG Chris Paul
SG Jodie Meeks
SG Norman Powell
SF Luol Deng
SF LeBron James
PF LaMarcus Aldridge
PF Nikola Jokic
C DeAndre Jordan
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 352.52

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Paul LAC $9,600 47.25 4.92
Damian Lillard POR $9,500 42.99 4.52
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,400 40.03 4.77
Stephen Curry GS $8,700 37.81 4.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeff Teague IND $7,300 37.42 5.13
Shelvin Mack UTA $4,200 21.51 5.12
Emmanuel Mudiay DEN $5,000 24.98 5.00
Kyrie Irving CLE $7,500 37.48 5.00

Shooting 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
DeMar DeRozan TOR $8,600 41.17 4.79
C.J. McCollum POR $7,300 34.56 4.73

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
Nick Young LAL $4,500 22.49 5.00
James Harden HOU $11,000 54.87 4.99

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
Anthony Davis NO $11,500 46.55 4.05
Kristaps Porzingis NY $7,800 39.35 5.04
Draymond Green GS $8,000 37.04 4.63
Nikola Jokic DEN $5,900 32.39 5.49

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $5,900 32.39 5.49
JaMychal Green MEM $5,100 26.12 5.12
Thaddeus Young IND $4,700 23.98 5.10
Trevor Booker BKN $5,600 28.48 5.09

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $11,200 48.63 4.34
Hassan Whiteside MIA $9,000 43.68 4.85
DeAndre Jordan LAC $7,700 38.55 5.01
Joel Embiid PHI $7,200 37.99 5.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
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
Jonas Valanciunas TOR $5,500 27.94 5.08

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.

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