Monday, January 9, 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 Michael Carter-Williams
SG Victor Oladipo
SF Doug McDermott
PF Nikola Mirotic
C Steven Adams
G Jrue Holiday
F Gorgui Dieng
Flex Russell Westbrook
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 253.22

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Russell Westbrook OKC $12,400 62.44 5.04
Jrue Holiday NO $6,900 34.56 5.01
Derrick Rose NY $6,200 28.89 4.66
Deron Williams DAL $5,900 27.84 4.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Russell Westbrook OKC $12,400 62.44 5.04
Jrue Holiday NO $6,900 34.56 5.01
Michael Carter-Williams CHI $4,800 23.94 4.99
Deron Williams DAL $5,900 27.84 4.72

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jimmy Butler CHI $9,600 45.64 4.75
Dwyane Wade CHI $6,600 31.03 4.70
Victor Oladipo OKC $5,900 30.00 5.08
Zach LaVine MIN $6,400 28.85 4.51

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Buddy Hield NO $4,100 20.96 5.11
Victor Oladipo OKC $5,900 30.00 5.08
Jimmy Butler CHI $9,600 45.64 4.75
Courtney Lee NY $4,100 19.43 4.74

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jimmy Butler CHI $9,600 45.64 4.75
Carmelo Anthony NY $7,900 39.35 4.98
Harrison Barnes DAL $6,700 31.14 4.65
Andrew Wiggins MIN $6,400 30.24 4.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Doug McDermott CHI $4,000 20.74 5.18
Nikola Mirotic CHI $4,500 23.01 5.11
Carmelo Anthony NY $7,900 39.35 4.98
Andre Roberson OKC $3,800 18.27 4.81

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NO $11,100 50.54 4.55
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,200 41.62 4.52
Kristaps Porzingis NY $7,800 37.83 4.85
Harrison Barnes DAL $6,700 31.14 4.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gorgui Dieng MIN $5,500 29.08 5.29
Nikola Mirotic CHI $4,500 23.01 5.11
Kristaps Porzingis NY $7,800 37.83 4.85
Dirk Nowitzki DAL $5,200 24.48 4.71

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NO $11,100 50.54 4.55
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,200 41.62 4.52
Steven Adams OKC $5,900 29.45 4.99
Gorgui Dieng MIN $5,500 29.08 5.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gorgui Dieng MIN $5,500 29.08 5.29
Steven Adams OKC $5,900 29.45 4.99
Donatas Motiejunas NO $3,800 18.79 4.94
Joakim Noah NY $4,900 23.11 4.72

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.