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Optimal Lineup

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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 Quinn Cook
SG Kawhi Leonard
SF Harrison Barnes
PF Anthony Davis
C Clint Capela
G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
F Julius Randle
Util Landry Shamet
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 302.25

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 $9,600 51.99 5.42
Ben Simmons PHI $9,100 45.05 4.95
John Wall WAS $8,800 44.67 5.08
Zach LaVine CHI $8,100 42.42 5.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Quinn Cook GS $4,200 28.10 6.69
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander LAC $3,800 23.68 6.23
Jordan Clarkson CLE $5,100 29.61 5.81
Markelle Fultz PHI $4,400 24.76 5.63

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kawhi Leonard TOR $8,800 49.07 5.58
DeMar DeRozan SAS $9,400 43.75 4.65
Bradley Beal WAS $7,500 37.65 5.02
Khris Middleton MIL $7,000 37.16 5.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kawhi Leonard TOR $8,800 49.07 5.58
JJ Redick PHI $5,200 28.51 5.48
Joe Harris BKN $4,300 23.00 5.35
Khris Middleton MIL $7,000 37.16 5.31

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Durant GS $10,700 55.92 5.23
LeBron James LAL $10,900 55.24 5.07
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $11,200 52.62 4.70
Paul George OKC $9,200 44.22 4.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Harrison Barnes DAL $5,300 30.83 5.82
Wesley Johnson NOP $3,000 15.79 5.26
Jabari Parker CHI $5,900 31.01 5.26
Kevin Durant GS $10,700 55.92 5.23

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NOP $11,800 59.34 5.03
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,000 41.57 5.20
Julius Randle NOP $6,200 35.47 5.72
Serge Ibaka TOR $6,200 30.45 4.91

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Julius Randle NOP $6,200 35.47 5.72
Larry Nance Jr. CLE $4,600 25.29 5.50
Jordan Bell GS $4,000 21.98 5.49
Kevon Looney GS $3,700 20.24 5.47

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $10,500 50.51 4.81
Hassan Whiteside MIA $8,200 41.43 5.05
Clint Capela HOU $6,500 37.88 5.83
Marc Gasol MEM $7,200 37.88 5.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dwight Howard WAS $6,100 35.98 5.90
Clint Capela HOU $6,500 37.88 5.83
Brook Lopez MIL $4,400 23.82 5.41
Jonas Valanciunas TOR $5,200 27.82 5.35

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.