Sports from the Basement

NBA FanDuel Picks for Sunday, January 1, 2017

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

Optimal lineups are generated to demonstrate groups of players that work well together. This should be used only as a thought-starter for your lineups. This lineup may not conform to exact requirements of FanDuel (ie. players from one team), and may cross over multiple slates. For more detailed and customizable lineup generation, please use the NBA FanDuel Optimizer.

PG Tony Parker
PG Kyle Lowry
SG Zach LaVine
SG C.J. McCollum
SF Kawhi Leonard
SF Paul George
PF Thaddeus Young
PF Paul Millsap
C Willie Reed
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 293.24

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Lowry TOR $9,100 41.86 4.60
Jeff Teague IND $8,000 37.08 4.64
Ricky Rubio MIN $6,100 31.02 5.09
Dennis Schroder ATL $6,500 30.70 4.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tony Parker SA $4,300 23.22 5.40
Ricky Rubio MIN $6,100 31.02 5.09
Reggie Jackson DET $6,100 29.59 4.85
Tyler Johnson MIA $6,200 29.81 4.81

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMar DeRozan TOR $8,800 40.49 4.60
C.J. McCollum POR $7,500 36.11 4.81
Zach LaVine MIN $6,500 30.31 4.66
Josh Richardson MIA $5,500 28.62 5.20

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Richardson MIA $5,500 28.62 5.20
Danny Green SA $3,700 18.36 4.96
C.J. McCollum POR $7,500 36.11 4.81
Wayne Ellington MIA $4,000 19.26 4.81

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul George IND $7,900 38.86 4.92
Kawhi Leonard SA $8,400 37.91 4.51
Andrew Wiggins MIN $6,900 32.98 4.78
Luol Deng LAL $4,800 24.71 5.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luol Deng LAL $4,800 24.71 5.15
Aaron Gordon ORL $4,100 20.78 5.07
Paul George IND $7,900 38.86 4.92
Kent Bazemore ATL $3,900 19.20 4.92

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul Millsap ATL $7,500 34.29 4.57
LaMarcus Aldridge SA $7,000 34.19 4.88
Julius Randle LAL $6,500 34.05 5.24
Serge Ibaka TOR $6,800 33.29 4.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thaddeus Young IND $5,300 28.57 5.39
Julius Randle LAL $6,500 34.05 5.24
James Johnson MIA $5,200 26.27 5.05
Gorgui Dieng MIN $5,600 28.17 5.03

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,100 43.96 4.83
Andre Drummond DET $7,400 36.56 4.94
Dwight Howard ATL $7,600 34.08 4.48
Nikola Vucevic ORL $6,800 31.09 4.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willie Reed MIA $3,500 22.11 6.32
Andre Drummond DET $7,400 36.56 4.94
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,100 43.96 4.83
Myles Turner IND $6,300 30.33 4.81

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.

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