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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 Dennis Schroder
SG James Harden
SF Kent Bazemore
PF Pau Gasol
C Karl-Anthony Towns
G J.J. Barea
F Thon Maker
Util Devin Harris
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 281.41

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 $11,400 57.60 5.05
James Harden HOU $11,000 55.32 5.03
Chris Paul HOU $9,100 45.73 5.02
Dennis Schroder ATL $7,000 36.51 5.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dennis Schroder ATL $7,000 36.51 5.22
J.J. Barea DAL $4,700 24.50 5.21
Dejounte Murray SAS $5,700 29.13 5.11
Goran Dragic MIA $6,400 32.40 5.06

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,000 55.32 5.03
Jimmy Butler MIN $9,300 44.58 4.79
DeMar DeRozan TOR $8,100 38.81 4.79
Eric Bledsoe MIL $7,200 35.66 4.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.J. Barea DAL $4,700 24.50 5.21
James Harden HOU $11,000 55.32 5.03
Kent Bazemore ATL $5,400 27.19 5.03
Eric Bledsoe MIL $7,200 35.66 4.95

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James CLE $11,500 59.24 5.15
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,700 52.79 4.93
Jimmy Butler MIN $9,300 44.58 4.79
Paul George OKC $9,900 40.62 4.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James CLE $11,500 59.24 5.15
Kent Bazemore ATL $5,400 27.19 5.03
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,700 52.79 4.93
Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC $5,200 25.13 4.83

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James CLE $11,500 59.24 5.15
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,700 52.79 4.93
Pau Gasol SAS $5,600 29.39 5.25
Zach Randolph SAC $6,100 29.12 4.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pau Gasol SAS $5,600 29.39 5.25
LeBron James CLE $11,500 59.24 5.15
Dewayne Dedmon ATL $5,300 27.07 5.11
Bam Adebayo MIA $5,000 25.34 5.07

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,200 44.92 4.88
Nikola Jokic DEN $8,900 43.34 4.87
Clint Capela HOU $7,500 36.81 4.91
Hassan Whiteside MIA $7,600 36.10 4.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pau Gasol SAS $5,600 29.39 5.25
Willie Cauley-Stein SAC $5,900 30.75 5.21
Dewayne Dedmon ATL $5,300 27.07 5.11
Bam Adebayo MIA $5,000 25.34 5.07

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 no 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.