Friday, January 6, 2017 NBA Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

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PG Isaiah Thomas
PG John Wall
SG Gerald Henderson
SG Iman Shumpert
SF Carmelo Anthony
SF Otto Porter
PF Jabari Parker
PF Ersan Ilyasova
C Joel Embiid
Salary $59,600
Expected Points 346.15

Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Wall WAS $9,700 47.39 4.89
Isaiah Thomas BOS $9,200 43.11 4.69
Kyrie Irving CLE $8,600 38.31 4.45
Chris Paul LAC $9,100 37.16 4.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
T.J. McConnell PHI $4,100 25.13 6.13
Malcolm Brogdon MIL $4,600 27.30 5.93
Goran Dragic MIA $7,100 36.12 5.09
Raymond Felton LAC $4,600 22.77 4.95

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,800 55.14 4.67
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,700 53.05 4.96
Bradley Beal WAS $7,000 32.68 4.67
Zach LaVine MIN $6,400 28.84 4.51

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.J. Redick LAC $4,400 22.25 5.06
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,700 53.05 4.96
Josh Richardson MIA $5,700 26.67 4.68
James Harden HOU $11,800 55.14 4.67

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James CLE $10,000 47.85 4.78
Kevin Durant GS $9,600 44.31 4.62
Carmelo Anthony NY $7,900 39.07 4.95
Rudy Gay SAC $7,200 31.03 4.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carmelo Anthony NY $7,900 39.07 4.95
Jae Crowder BOS $5,300 26.10 4.92
Trevor Ariza HOU $5,900 28.62 4.85
Andrew Wiggins MIN $6,400 30.93 4.83

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Love CLE $8,300 34.99 4.22
Draymond Green GS $7,800 34.05 4.37
Julius Randle LAL $7,100 32.68 4.60
Jabari Parker MIL $7,000 31.69 4.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dario Saric PHI $4,200 21.78 5.18
Gorgui Dieng MIN $5,600 28.83 5.15
Ersan Ilyasova PHI $5,800 29.77 5.13
James Johnson MIA $5,500 27.01 4.91

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $11,000 53.21 4.84
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,400 41.93 4.46
Joel Embiid PHI $7,200 38.26 5.31
Marc Gasol MEM $8,500 36.76 4.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $7,200 38.26 5.31
Willie Reed MIA $4,100 21.59 5.27
Greg Monroe MIL $5,500 28.67 5.21
Marcin Gortat WAS $6,500 33.25 5.12

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.