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Optimal Lineup

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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 Chris Paul
PG Stephen Curry
SG Marcus Smart
SG Eric Gordon
SF P.J. Tucker
SF Andre Iguodala
PF Draymond Green
PF Kevin Love
C Aron Baynes
Salary $59,700
Expected Points 280.29

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Curry GS $9,600 45.46 4.73
Chris Paul HOU $9,300 42.78 4.60
Terry Rozier BOS $7,500 27.28 3.64
George Hill CLE $4,200 12.76 3.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Curry GS $9,600 45.46 4.73
Chris Paul HOU $9,300 42.78 4.60
Terry Rozier BOS $7,500 27.28 3.64
George Hill CLE $4,200 12.76 3.04

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,800 56.15 4.76
Jaylen Brown BOS $7,000 35.12 5.02
Klay Thompson GS $6,800 32.76 4.82
Marcus Smart BOS $5,500 30.04 5.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marcus Smart BOS $5,500 30.04 5.46
Jaylen Brown BOS $7,000 35.12 5.02
Eric Gordon HOU $4,900 24.38 4.97
Klay Thompson GS $6,800 32.76 4.82

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James CLE $13,300 60.07 4.52
Kevin Durant GS $10,800 49.09 4.54
Jayson Tatum BOS $7,500 31.65 4.22
P.J. Tucker HOU $5,000 22.07 0.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andre Iguodala GS $4,600 21.50 4.67
Kevin Durant GS $10,800 49.09 4.54
LeBron James CLE $13,300 60.07 4.52
Jayson Tatum BOS $7,500 31.65 4.22

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Draymond Green GS $8,700 39.02 4.48
Kevin Love CLE $7,500 35.27 4.70
Marcus Morris BOS $5,800 23.54 4.06
Kevon Looney GS $4,200 14.82 3.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Love CLE $7,500 35.27 4.70
Draymond Green GS $8,700 39.02 4.48
Marcus Morris BOS $5,800 23.54 4.06
Kevon Looney GS $4,200 14.82 3.53

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Al Horford BOS $8,200 38.55 4.70
Clint Capela HOU $9,000 37.53 4.17
Aron Baynes BOS $4,600 19.77 4.30
Tristan Thompson CLE $4,300 13.60 3.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Al Horford BOS $8,200 38.55 4.70
Aron Baynes BOS $4,600 19.77 4.30
Clint Capela HOU $9,000 37.53 4.17
Tristan Thompson CLE $4,300 13.60 3.16

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.