Monday, December 26, 2016 NBA Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

PG Kemba Walker
PG Kyrie Irving
SG Kyle Korver
SG Nik Stauskas
SF Paul George
SF Robert Covington
PF Thaddeus Young
PF Anthony Davis
C Nikola Vucevic
Salary $59,900
Expected Points 345.58

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyrie Irving CLE $7,900 42.67 5.40
John Wall WAS $9,700 42.62 4.39
Kemba Walker CHA $8,000 42.05 5.26
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,700 40.67 4.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Raymond Felton LAC $4,000 22.03 5.51
Kyrie Irving CLE $7,900 42.67 5.40
Ricky Rubio MIN $5,800 30.55 5.27
Kemba Walker CHA $8,000 42.05 5.26

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,600 54.37 4.69
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,600 52.75 4.98
Nicolas Batum CHA $7,500 38.83 5.18
DeMar DeRozan TOR $8,300 38.04 4.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jamal Crawford LAC $4,100 22.78 5.55
Nicolas Batum CHA $7,500 38.83 5.18
Gary Harris DEN $4,700 24.12 5.13
Eric Gordon HOU $5,700 28.54 5.01

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jimmy Butler CHI $8,200 36.85 4.49
Paul George IND $7,900 35.47 4.49
Harrison Barnes DAL $6,500 31.56 4.85
Andrew Wiggins MIN $6,200 30.34 4.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robert Covington PHI $5,300 26.44 4.99
Kent Bazemore ATL $4,300 21.35 4.97
Maurice Harkless POR $5,000 24.51 4.90
P.J. Tucker PHO $4,400 21.51 4.89

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NO $11,600 54.73 4.72
Paul Millsap ATL $8,200 39.27 4.79
Kevin Love CLE $8,400 37.77 4.50
Jabari Parker MIL $6,900 34.61 5.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thaddeus Young IND $5,200 28.99 5.58
Jabari Parker MIL $6,900 34.61 5.02
Marvin Williams CHA $4,400 21.77 4.95
Jon Leuer DET $4,900 24.15 4.93

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $11,200 52.70 4.70
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,200 41.97 4.56
Marc Gasol MEM $8,000 37.72 4.72
Dwight Howard ATL $7,900 36.23 4.59

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Myles Turner IND $6,200 31.86 5.14
Jonas Valanciunas TOR $5,600 28.30 5.05
Cody Zeller CHA $5,100 25.27 4.95
Joel Embiid PHI $7,100 34.92 4.92

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.