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NBA FanDuel Picks for Thursday, November 8, 2018

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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 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
PG Chris Paul
SG Dennis Schroder
SG Khris Middleton
SF Danilo Gallinari
SF Kevin Durant
PF Jayson Tatum
PF Montrezl Harrell
C Jordan Bell
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 290.72

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 $10,700 48.86 4.57
Damian Lillard POR $9,800 42.90 4.38
Chris Paul HOU $8,300 40.09 4.83
Kyrie Irving BOS $8,500 35.46 4.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander LAC $4,000 20.52 5.13
Terry Rozier BOS $4,000 20.35 5.09
Chris Paul HOU $8,300 40.09 4.83
Stephen Curry GS $10,700 48.86 4.57

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,500 51.48 4.48
Dennis Schroder OKC $7,000 36.85 5.26
Devin Booker PHO $8,200 36.58 4.46
Khris Middleton MIL $7,500 35.70 4.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dennis Schroder OKC $7,000 36.85 5.26
Khris Middleton MIL $7,500 35.70 4.76
Malcolm Brogdon MIL $4,500 21.10 4.69
Klay Thompson GS $6,500 29.96 4.61

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $12,500 53.00 4.24
Kevin Durant GS $10,800 49.40 4.57
Paul George OKC $10,500 44.25 4.21
Danilo Gallinari LAC $6,700 28.70 4.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alfonzo McKinnie GS $3,800 18.20 4.79
Kevin Durant GS $10,800 49.40 4.57
Gordon Hayward BOS $5,400 24.19 4.48
Evan Turner POR $4,600 20.60 4.48

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tobias Harris LAC $7,800 34.54 4.43
Jayson Tatum BOS $6,400 30.00 4.69
Montrezl Harrell LAC $5,800 27.85 4.80
Jerami Grant OKC $5,600 24.65 4.40

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevon Looney GS $3,900 19.30 4.95
Montrezl Harrell LAC $5,800 27.85 4.80
Jayson Tatum BOS $6,400 30.00 4.69
Marcus Morris BOS $5,100 23.27 4.56

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jusuf Nurkic POR $8,100 37.39 4.62
Deandre Ayton PHO $7,500 35.78 4.77
Clint Capela HOU $7,900 35.67 4.52
Steven Adams OKC $7,800 35.38 4.54

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jordan Bell GS $3,500 21.61 6.17
Boban Marjanovic LAC $5,400 26.58 4.92
Deandre Ayton PHO $7,500 35.78 4.77
Al Horford BOS $7,000 32.56 4.65

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 Рthose 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.

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