For full value reports and bulk linuep optimzers, check out FantasyPlus from Sports from the Basement.


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 Terry Rozier
SG Wayne Ellington
SF Robert Covington
PF Blake Griffin
C Andre Drummond
G Buddy Hield
F Domantas Sabonis
Util Austin Rivers
Salary $49,800
Expected Points 291.6

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Wall WAS $9,100 44.16 4.85
Ben Simmons PHI $9,800 43.37 4.43
Victor Oladipo IND $9,000 43.18 4.80
Kemba Walker CHA $9,400 42.27 4.50

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Terry Rozier BOS $4,900 30.13 6.15
Spencer Dinwiddie BKN $4,600 26.14 5.68
Tyler Johnson MIA $4,300 23.62 5.49
D’Angelo Russell BKN $5,600 29.97 5.35

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jimmy Butler MIN $8,600 40.00 4.65
Buddy Hield SAC $6,700 37.02 5.52
Bradley Beal WAS $7,800 36.38 4.66
Josh Richardson MIA $7,400 34.07 4.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Wayne Ellington MIA $3,700 22.94 6.20
Buddy Hield SAC $6,700 37.02 5.52
Jaylen Brown BOS $4,600 25.19 5.48
Tyreke Evans IND $4,100 21.63 5.28

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Gordon ORL $7,500 35.44 4.73
Caris LeVert BKN $7,000 33.00 4.71
Jayson Tatum BOS $6,500 30.12 4.63
Robert Covington PHI $5,400 29.70 5.50

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robert Covington PHI $5,400 29.70 5.50
Dario Saric PHI $5,000 26.40 5.28
Otto Porter Jr. WAS $5,200 26.62 5.12
Taurean Prince ATL $5,600 28.19 5.03

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Blake Griffin DET $10,000 44.66 4.47
Domantas Sabonis IND $6,300 33.37 5.30
Al Horford BOS $6,200 32.50 5.24
Paul Millsap DEN $5,100 25.78 5.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marvin Bagley III SAC $4,500 24.49 5.44
Domantas Sabonis IND $6,300 33.37 5.30
Al Horford BOS $6,200 32.50 5.24
Paul Millsap DEN $5,100 25.78 5.05

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $11,200 52.86 4.72
Andre Drummond DET $9,600 46.89 4.88
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $8,900 45.13 5.07
Nikola Jokic DEN $9,200 43.80 4.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dwight Howard WAS $6,000 36.55 6.09
Willie Cauley-Stein SAC $6,600 35.20 5.33
Guillermo Hernang├│mez CHA $3,600 18.31 5.08
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $8,900 45.13 5.07

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.