Saturday, December 31, 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 Russell Westbrook
SG Justin Holiday
SG Jordan McRae
SF LeBron James
SF Carmelo Anthony
PF Zach Randolph
PF Derrick Favors
C Montrezl Harrell
Salary $59,900
Expected Points 356.01

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Russell Westbrook OKC $12,000 57.86 4.82
Kemba Walker CHA $7,900 37.16 4.70
Eric Bledsoe PHO $7,900 32.36 4.10
George Hill UTA $6,600 31.58 4.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Raymond Felton LAC $3,800 21.37 5.62
Malcolm Brogdon MIL $3,900 21.67 5.56
Austin Rivers LAC $4,300 22.28 5.18
Michael Carter-Williams CHI $4,000 20.35 5.09

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,300 53.46 4.73
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,500 49.77 4.74
Nicolas Batum CHA $8,000 39.57 4.95
Dwyane Wade CHI $6,900 31.69 4.59

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tony Allen MEM $4,600 24.12 5.24
Jeremy Lamb CHA $3,800 19.31 5.08
Justin Holiday NY $3,700 18.74 5.06
Nicolas Batum CHA $8,000 39.57 4.95

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James CLE $10,300 50.08 4.86
Carmelo Anthony NY $7,800 39.33 5.04
Jimmy Butler CHI $8,600 39.28 4.57
Gordon Hayward UTA $7,900 37.54 4.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist CHA $4,700 25.62 5.45
Carmelo Anthony NY $7,800 39.33 5.04
Michael Beasley MIL $3,600 17.85 4.96
LeBron James CLE $10,300 50.08 4.86

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Love CLE $8,500 40.32 4.74
Jabari Parker MIL $7,200 34.58 4.80
Zach Randolph MEM $5,700 26.70 4.68
Enes Kanter OKC $5,400 24.51 4.54

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Mirotic CHI $4,400 21.47 4.88
Derrick Favors UTA $4,800 23.14 4.82
Jabari Parker MIL $7,200 34.58 4.80
Kevin Love CLE $8,500 40.32 4.74

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $11,200 47.35 4.23
Marc Gasol MEM $8,500 39.60 4.66
Rudy Gobert UTA $7,800 35.46 4.55
DeAndre Jordan LAC $7,200 34.37 4.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Montrezl Harrell HOU $4,200 26.72 6.36
Joakim Noah NY $4,700 24.19 5.15
Tristan Thompson CLE $5,100 24.91 4.88
Cody Zeller CHA $5,100 24.74 4.85

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.