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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 DraftKings (ie. players from one team), and may cross over multiple slates. For more detailed and customizable lineup generation, please use the NBA DraftKings Optimizer.

PG Jamal Murray
SG Eric Gordon
SF Dragan Bender
PF T.J. Warren
C Karl-Anthony Towns
G Damian Lillard
F Will Barton
Util Al Jefferson
Salary $49,700
Expected Points 300.06

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Paul HOU $10,600 50.99 4.81
Victor Oladipo IND $9,000 46.40 5.16
John Wall WAS $9,400 45.90 4.88
Damian Lillard POR $8,600 44.79 5.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jamal Murray DEN $5,800 33.22 5.73
Cory Joseph IND $3,900 20.59 5.28
Damian Lillard POR $8,600 44.79 5.21
Dennis Schroder ATL $7,200 37.16 5.16

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Paul HOU $10,600 50.99 4.81
Victor Oladipo IND $9,000 46.40 5.16
Jimmy Butler MIN $9,200 43.94 4.78
Eric Gordon HOU $7,400 41.94 5.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jamal Murray DEN $5,800 33.22 5.73
Eric Gordon HOU $7,400 41.94 5.67
Will Barton DEN $5,500 30.17 5.49
Trevor Ariza HOU $4,900 25.81 5.27

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James CLE $11,500 55.06 4.79
Kevin Durant GS $10,200 51.56 5.05
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,500 48.11 4.58
Devin Booker PHO $8,200 41.90 5.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dragan Bender PHO $4,300 25.45 5.92
T.J. Warren PHO $6,200 34.85 5.62
Will Barton DEN $5,500 30.17 5.49
Trevor Ariza HOU $4,900 25.81 5.27

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James CLE $11,500 55.06 4.79
DeMarcus Cousins NOP $10,800 52.63 4.87
Kevin Durant GS $10,200 51.56 5.05
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,500 48.11 4.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dragan Bender PHO $4,300 25.45 5.92
T.J. Warren PHO $6,200 34.85 5.62
Al-Farouq Aminu POR $4,400 22.80 5.18
Draymond Green GS $7,800 40.14 5.15

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins NOP $10,800 52.63 4.87
Anthony Davis NOP $9,800 47.65 4.86
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $8,900 44.82 5.04
Draymond Green GS $7,800 40.14 5.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Clint Capela HOU $7,100 37.21 5.24
Draymond Green GS $7,800 40.14 5.15
Marc Gasol MEM $7,500 38.48 5.13
Ryan Anderson HOU $4,600 23.57 5.12

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Picks are updated regularly, but we advise that you 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. Sample lineups are provided as thought-starters, and are not intended for direct use.