Sunday, January 8, 2017 NBA Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

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PG George Hill
SG J.J. Redick
SF Aaron Gordon
PF Jabari Parker
C DeMarcus Cousins
G Malcolm Brogdon
F Derrick Favors
Flex DeAndre Jordan
Salary $49,700
Expected Points 263.90

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,500 55.23 4.80
John Wall WAS $9,800 44.72 4.56
Stephen Curry GS $9,000 43.33 4.81
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,600 43.27 5.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Darren Collison SAC $4,500 25.91 5.76
Malcolm Brogdon MIL $4,600 25.98 5.65
Goran Dragic MIA $6,500 34.22 5.26
Eric Bledsoe PHO $7,800 39.74 5.09

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,500 55.23 4.80
DeMar DeRozan TOR $8,600 41.68 4.85
Klay Thompson GS $6,700 33.51 5.00
Bradley Beal WAS $6,900 32.14 4.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Malcolm Brogdon MIL $4,600 25.98 5.65
J.J. Redick LAC $4,300 24.21 5.63
Jamal Crawford LAC $4,500 25.08 5.57
Robert Covington PHI $5,200 27.92 5.37

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James CLE $10,100 50.45 4.99
Kevin Durant GS $10,200 46.53 4.56
Jabari Parker MIL $7,100 37.56 5.29
Gordon Hayward UTA $7,200 32.99 4.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Gordon ORL $4,800 28.43 5.92
Markieff Morris WAS $4,900 27.47 5.61
Robert Covington PHI $5,200 27.92 5.37
Norman Powell TOR $3,500 18.55 5.30

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $10,800 51.81 4.80
Joel Embiid PHI $7,300 40.87 5.60
Kevin Love CLE $8,200 38.86 4.74
Jabari Parker MIL $7,100 37.56 5.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derrick Favors UTA $4,300 25.95 6.03
Aaron Gordon ORL $4,800 28.43 5.92
Mirza Teletovic MIL $3,500 19.85 5.67
Markieff Morris WAS $4,900 27.47 5.61

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $10,800 51.81 4.80
Hassan Whiteside MIA $8,300 41.63 5.02
Joel Embiid PHI $7,300 40.87 5.60
DeAndre Jordan LAC $7,600 40.07 5.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derrick Favors UTA $4,300 25.95 6.03
Joel Embiid PHI $7,300 40.87 5.60
Nene Hilario HOU $3,700 19.84 5.36
Greg Monroe MIL $6,100 32.33 5.30

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.