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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 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 Quinn Cook
PG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG JJ Redick
SG Jordan Clarkson
SF Kevin Durant
SF Harrison Barnes
PF Anthony Davis
PF LaMarcus Aldridge
C Jordan Bell
Salary $59,900
Expected Points 316.99

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ben Simmons PHI $9,700 45.71 4.71
John Wall WAS $10,000 44.25 4.43
Chris Paul HOU $8,200 41.91 5.11
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,700 37.95 4.36

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Quinn Cook GS $4,400 27.20 6.18
Collin Sexton CLE $4,400 25.81 5.87
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander LAC $4,100 23.78 5.80
Chris Paul HOU $8,200 41.91 5.11

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,400 50.04 4.39
DeMar DeRozan SAS $9,600 43.25 4.51
Jrue Holiday NOP $9,100 43.15 4.74
Zach LaVine CHI $8,800 41.38 4.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jordan Clarkson CLE $5,100 28.59 5.61
JJ Redick PHI $5,100 26.78 5.25
Garrett Temple MEM $3,900 20.12 5.16
Markelle Fultz PHI $4,900 25.12 5.13

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Durant GS $11,200 54.31 4.85
LeBron James LAL $11,800 53.89 4.57
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $12,200 51.11 4.19
Kawhi Leonard TOR $9,900 48.81 4.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Harrison Barnes DAL $5,300 29.43 5.55
E’Twaun Moore NOP $4,500 23.69 5.26
Joe Harris BKN $4,300 21.69 5.04
Kyle Anderson MEM $4,900 24.42 4.98

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NOP $12,400 62.16 5.01
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,100 41.16 5.08
Tobias Harris LAC $7,800 34.79 4.46
Wendell Carter Jr. CHI $7,600 30.68 4.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Larry Nance Jr. CLE $4,900 26.52 5.41
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,100 41.16 5.08
Anthony Davis NOP $12,400 62.16 5.01
Brandon Ingram LAL $6,300 30.31 4.81

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $10,800 49.22 4.56
Hassan Whiteside MIA $9,300 41.67 4.48
Clint Capela HOU $8,000 38.44 4.81
Marc Gasol MEM $8,300 37.54 4.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jordan Bell GS $4,200 23.58 5.61
Dwight Howard WAS $6,900 35.71 5.18
Julius Randle NOP $7,100 34.91 4.92
Brook Lopez MIL $4,900 23.94 4.89

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