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NBA FanDuel 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 Russell Westbrook
PG Kyle Lowry
SG Nik Stauskas
SG DeAndre Liggins
SF Joe Ingles
SF LeBron James
PF Enes Kanter
PF Julius Randle
C Tristan Thompson
Salary $59,800
Expected Points 338.47

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
Jeremy Lamb CHA $3,700 18.10 4.89
Nicolas Batum CHA $7,600 36.89 4.85
Wesley Matthews DAL $5,500 26.32 4.78

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James CLE $10,300 48.77 4.73
Gordon Hayward UTA $7,800 36.16 4.64
Harrison Barnes DAL $6,300 29.90 4.75
T.J. Warren PHO $5,100 25.81 5.06

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
Enes Kanter OKC $5,400 25.78 4.77
Ersan Ilyasova PHI $5,500 25.20 4.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Julius Randle LAL $6,600 31.82 4.82
Enes Kanter OKC $5,400 25.78 4.77
Dario Saric PHI $4,000 18.61 4.65
Derrick Favors UTA $4,600 21.10 4.59

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
Rudy Gobert UTA $7,500 34.54 4.61
Al Horford BOS $7,700 33.55 4.36

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cody Zeller CHA $5,200 25.07 4.82
Tristan Thompson CLE $5,100 24.34 4.77
Jonas Valanciunas TOR $5,700 26.73 4.69
Hassan Whiteside MIA $8,900 41.52 4.67

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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