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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 Dejounte Murray
PG De’Aaron Fox
SG James Harden
SG DeMar DeRozan
SF Taurean Prince
SF LeBron James
PF James Johnson
PF Bam Adebayo
C Thon Maker
Salary $59,900
Expected Points 295.88

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 $12,100 54.62 4.51
Chris Paul HOU $9,600 44.51 4.64
Eric Bledsoe MIL $7,900 35.94 4.55
Dennis Schroder ATL $7,600 35.88 4.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dejounte Murray SAS $5,500 29.39 5.34
Tyler Johnson MIA $4,200 21.77 5.18
De’Aaron Fox SAC $6,000 30.72 5.12
Dennis Schroder ATL $7,600 35.88 4.72

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,300 52.67 4.66
DeMar DeRozan TOR $8,200 39.35 4.80
Khris Middleton MIL $7,800 33.75 4.33
Will Barton DEN $7,600 31.12 4.09

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kent Bazemore ATL $5,600 27.32 4.88
Danny Green SAS $4,600 22.20 4.83
DeMar DeRozan TOR $8,200 39.35 4.80
Dwyane Wade MIA $4,700 22.11 4.70

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James CLE $11,500 56.40 4.90
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $11,800 53.74 4.55
Jimmy Butler MIN $9,700 44.85 4.62
Paul George OKC $10,000 40.35 4.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Taurean Prince ATL $4,000 21.23 5.31
Cedi Osman CLE $4,100 20.39 4.97
LeBron James CLE $11,500 56.40 4.90
Justise Winslow MIA $3,700 17.43 4.71

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carmelo Anthony OKC $6,300 28.28 4.49
Zach Randolph SAC $6,700 28.13 4.20
Bam Adebayo MIA $5,400 26.53 4.91
Dirk Nowitzki DAL $6,000 26.12 4.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bam Adebayo MIA $5,400 26.53 4.91
Larry Nance Jr. CLE $4,600 22.56 4.90
Taj Gibson MIN $5,400 25.83 4.78
Ryan Anderson HOU $3,600 16.97 4.71

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,400 43.46 4.62
Nikola Jokic DEN $9,400 41.86 4.45
Clint Capela HOU $8,300 37.26 4.49
Steven Adams OKC $7,100 35.56 5.01

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thon Maker MIL $3,700 19.90 5.38
Steven Adams OKC $7,100 35.56 5.01
Pau Gasol SAS $6,000 29.77 4.96
Tristan Thompson CLE $4,500 21.91 4.87

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.