Monday, January 9, 2017 NBA Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

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PG Russell Westbrook
PG Jrue Holiday
SG Justin Holiday
SG Álex Abrines
SF Carmelo Anthony
SF Jimmy Butler
PF Nikola Mirotic
PF Gorgui Dieng
C Steven Adams
Salary $59,700
Expected Points 347.88

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 59.85 4.83
Jrue Holiday NO $6,900 33.14 4.80
Derrick Rose NY $6,200 27.73 4.47
Deron Williams DAL $5,900 26.89 4.56

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Russell Westbrook OKC $12,400 59.85 4.83
Michael Carter-Williams CHI $4,800 23.18 4.83
Jrue Holiday NO $6,900 33.14 4.80
Deron Williams DAL $5,900 26.89 4.56

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dwyane Wade CHI $6,600 30.08 4.56
Victor Oladipo OKC $5,900 28.98 4.91
Zach LaVine MIN $6,400 27.63 4.32
Wesley Matthews DAL $5,200 21.63 4.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Victor Oladipo OKC $5,900 28.98 4.91
Buddy Hield NO $4,100 19.98 4.87
Courtney Lee NY $4,100 18.85 4.60
Dwyane Wade CHI $6,600 30.08 4.56

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jimmy Butler CHI $9,600 44.63 4.65
Carmelo Anthony NY $7,900 38.20 4.83
Harrison Barnes DAL $6,700 30.21 4.51
Andrew Wiggins MIN $6,400 29.33 4.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Doug McDermott CHI $4,000 19.68 4.92
Carmelo Anthony NY $7,900 38.20 4.83
Andre Roberson OKC $3,800 17.74 4.67
Jimmy Butler CHI $9,600 44.63 4.65

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NO $11,100 48.76 4.39
Kristaps Porzingis NY $7,800 36.07 4.62
Gorgui Dieng MIN $5,500 28.34 5.15
Enes Kanter OKC $5,300 24.38 4.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gorgui Dieng MIN $5,500 28.34 5.15
Nikola Mirotic CHI $4,500 22.03 4.90
Donatas Motiejunas NO $3,800 18.02 4.74
Kristaps Porzingis NY $7,800 36.07 4.62

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,200 39.83 4.33
Steven Adams OKC $5,900 28.70 4.86
Joakim Noah NY $4,900 22.47 4.58
Robin Lopez CHI $4,200 17.72 4.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steven Adams OKC $5,900 28.70 4.86
Joakim Noah NY $4,900 22.47 4.58
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,200 39.83 4.33
Robin Lopez CHI $4,200 17.72 4.22

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 no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.