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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 De’Aaron Fox
SG Buddy Hield
SF LeBron James
PF Serge Ibaka
C Nikola Jokic
G Collin Sexton
F Larry Nance Jr.
Util Wayne Ellington
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 294.64

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,900 42.79 4.81
Zach LaVine CHI $8,500 42.20 4.96
Jrue Holiday NOP $8,600 42.14 4.90
Victor Oladipo IND $8,700 42.04 4.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
De’Aaron Fox SAC $6,300 36.47 5.79
Collin Sexton CLE $4,300 24.87 5.78
Derrick Rose MIN $5,600 30.45 5.44
Dennis Smith Jr. DAL $5,500 29.82 5.42

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kawhi Leonard TOR $9,400 44.51 4.73
DeMar DeRozan SAS $9,200 41.27 4.49
Jimmy Butler MIN $8,200 37.92 4.62
Tim Hardaway Jr. NYK $7,800 35.64 4.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.R. Smith CLE $3,700 20.62 5.57
Danny Green TOR $4,300 23.10 5.37
Wayne Ellington MIA $3,100 16.43 5.30
Buddy Hield SAC $6,500 34.29 5.28

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $11,000 56.28 5.12
Paul George OKC $9,100 46.61 5.12
Nikola Mirotic NOP $8,300 42.05 5.07
Aaron Gordon ORL $7,000 37.08 5.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dario Saric PHI $4,800 25.64 5.34
Aaron Gordon ORL $7,000 37.08 5.30
Cedi Osman CLE $5,200 26.99 5.19
Nemanja Bjelica SAC $6,000 31.10 5.18

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NOP $11,500 55.83 4.85
Blake Griffin DET $9,900 45.06 4.55
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $7,900 40.61 5.14
Julius Randle NOP $6,500 34.15 5.25

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Larry Nance Jr. CLE $4,600 26.14 5.68
Serge Ibaka TOR $5,300 28.75 5.42
Kyle Kuzma LAL $5,900 31.88 5.40
Julius Randle NOP $6,500 34.15 5.25

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $11,400 49.28 4.32
Nikola Jokic DEN $8,900 43.92 4.93
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $8,800 43.88 4.99
Andre Drummond DET $9,000 42.79 4.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steven Adams OKC $6,400 34.30 5.36
Jonas Valanciunas TOR $5,000 26.44 5.29
Alex Len ATL $4,500 23.40 5.20
Mohamed Bamba ORL $4,200 21.32 5.08

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.