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NBA DraftKings Picks for Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 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
SG DeMar DeRozan
SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF Harrison Barnes
C Hassan Whiteside
G Jeremy Lamb
F T.J. Warren
Flex Andrew Harrison
Salary $49,700
Expected Points 250.89

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Russell Westbrook OKC $12,500 51.04 4.08
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,700 42.59 4.90
Isaiah Thomas BOS $8,400 37.40 4.45
Kyrie Irving CLE $8,300 37.02 4.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Harrison MEM $3,900 21.48 5.51
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,700 42.59 4.90
George Hill UTA $6,300 30.01 4.76
Tyler Johnson MIA $5,600 25.60 4.57

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMar DeRozan TOR $8,400 40.10 4.77
Nicolas Batum CHA $7,600 36.89 4.85
Avery Bradley BOS $6,700 28.89 4.31
Devin Booker PHO $6,100 27.87 4.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tony Allen MEM $4,600 23.30 5.07
Joe Ingles UTA $4,200 20.50 4.88
Jeremy Lamb CHA $3,700 18.10 4.89
Nicolas Batum CHA $7,600 36.89 4.85

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James CLE $10,300 48.77 4.73
Nicolas Batum CHA $7,600 36.89 4.85
Gordon Hayward UTA $7,800 36.16 4.64
Harrison Barnes DAL $6,300 29.90 4.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist CHA $4,700 24.22 5.15
T.J. Warren PHO $5,100 25.81 5.06
Luol Deng LAL $5,100 25.60 5.02
Joe Ingles UTA $4,200 20.50 4.88

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Love CLE $8,300 36.76 4.43
Julius Randle LAL $6,600 31.82 4.82
Harrison Barnes DAL $6,300 29.90 4.75
Ersan Ilyasova PHI $5,500 25.20 4.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarre Carroll TOR $3,600 17.24 4.79
Julius Randle LAL $6,600 31.82 4.82
Dario Saric PHI $4,000 18.61 4.65
Harrison Barnes DAL $6,300 29.90 4.75

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Hassan Whiteside MIA $8,900 41.52 4.67
Marc Gasol MEM $8,300 38.17 4.60
Kevin Love CLE $8,300 36.76 4.43
Rudy Gobert UTA $7,500 34.54 4.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Enes Kanter OKC $5,400 25.78 4.77
Julius Randle LAL $6,600 31.82 4.82
Cody Zeller CHA $5,200 25.07 4.82
Tristan Thompson CLE $5,100 24.34 4.77

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries Рthose 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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