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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 Derrick White
PG Derrick Rose
SG Dennis Schroder
SG Rodney McGruder
SF Joe Ingles
SF LeBron James
PF Larry Nance Jr.
PF LaMarcus Aldridge
C Nikola Jokic
Salary $59,900
Expected Points 308.85

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 $8,800 40.72 4.63
Ben Simmons PHI $9,500 40.66 4.28
Mike Conley MEM $7,300 34.80 4.77
De’Aaron Fox SAC $8,000 33.27 4.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derrick White SAS $3,700 20.19 5.46
Collin Sexton CLE $4,000 21.69 5.42
Derrick Rose MIN $5,500 29.51 5.37
Tyler Johnson MIA $4,100 20.71 5.05

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Victor Oladipo IND $8,900 41.81 4.70
Jrue Holiday NOP $8,800 41.31 4.69
DeMar DeRozan SAS $9,200 40.47 4.40
Zach LaVine CHI $9,000 40.40 4.49

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dennis Schroder OKC $6,400 36.06 5.63
Rodney McGruder MIA $5,100 26.88 5.27
Jordan Clarkson CLE $4,700 24.19 5.15
Rodney Hood CLE $5,100 25.75 5.05

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $11,200 54.68 4.88
Kawhi Leonard TOR $10,100 46.23 4.58
Paul George OKC $10,200 45.57 4.47
Nikola Mirotic NOP $8,400 38.63 4.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Harrison Barnes DAL $5,100 26.07 5.11
DeAndre’ Bembry ATL $4,900 24.76 5.05
Justise Winslow MIA $5,700 28.73 5.04
Joe Ingles UTA $6,000 29.53 4.92

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NOP $11,800 56.22 4.76
Blake Griffin DET $9,600 43.18 4.50
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,000 40.70 5.09
Aaron Gordon ORL $8,100 35.63 4.40

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Larry Nance Jr. CLE $4,800 28.15 5.86
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,000 40.70 5.09
Dario Saric PHI $4,700 23.66 5.03
Brandon Ingram LAL $5,900 29.44 4.99

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $11,300 48.36 4.28
Andre Drummond DET $9,600 43.20 4.50
Nikola Jokic DEN $9,200 43.15 4.69
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,400 43.01 4.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Hassan Whiteside MIA $8,600 40.34 4.69
Nikola Jokic DEN $9,200 43.15 4.69
Mohamed Bamba ORL $4,800 22.33 4.65
Marc Gasol MEM $8,000 37.12 4.64

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.