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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 Shaun Livingston
SG Quinn Cook
SF Kevin Durant
PF David West
C Draymond Green
G James Harden
F Kevon Looney
Util Zaza Pachulia
Salary $49,600
Expected Points 222.92

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $14,500 59.27 4.09
Stephen Curry GS $13,700 46.86 3.42
Eric Gordon HOU $11,000 31.24 2.84
Shaun Livingston GS $2,200 10.07 4.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shaun Livingston GS $2,200 10.07 4.58
James Harden HOU $14,500 59.27 4.09
Stephen Curry GS $13,700 46.86 3.42
Quinn Cook GS $1,200 3.82 3.18

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $14,500 59.27 4.09
Stephen Curry GS $13,700 46.86 3.42
Klay Thompson GS $10,700 31.71 2.96
Eric Gordon HOU $11,000 31.24 2.84

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shaun Livingston GS $2,200 10.07 4.58
James Harden HOU $14,500 59.27 4.09
Nick Young GS $1,700 6.59 3.87
Gerald Green HOU $5,000 17.85 3.57

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Durant GS $13,400 46.46 3.47
P.J. Tucker HOU $7,600 24.97 3.29
Trevor Ariza HOU $6,400 22.46 3.51
Gerald Green HOU $5,000 17.85 3.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute HOU $1,500 6.45 4.30
Kevon Looney GS $4,100 16.61 4.05
Gerald Green HOU $5,000 17.85 3.57
Trevor Ariza HOU $6,400 22.46 3.51

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Durant GS $13,400 46.46 3.47
Draymond Green GS $12,200 40.65 3.33
P.J. Tucker HOU $7,600 24.97 3.29
Trevor Ariza HOU $6,400 22.46 3.51

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David West GS $1,000 5.39 5.39
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute HOU $1,500 6.45 4.30
Kevon Looney GS $4,100 16.61 4.05
Jordan Bell GS $3,000 11.28 3.76

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Draymond Green GS $12,200 40.65 3.33
Clint Capela HOU $9,200 30.61 3.33
Jordan Bell GS $3,000 11.28 3.76
David West GS $1,000 5.39 5.39

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David West GS $1,000 5.39 5.39
Jordan Bell GS $3,000 11.28 3.76
Draymond Green GS $12,200 40.65 3.33
Clint Capela HOU $9,200 30.61 3.33

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.