Sports from the Basement

NBA FanDuel Picks for Wednesday, November 14, 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 Dennis Smith Jr.
PG Jeff Teague
SG CJ McCollum
SG Devin Booker
SF DeMarre Carroll
SF LeBron James
PF Ed Davis
PF LaMarcus Aldridge
C Jonas Valanciunas
Salary $59,500
Expected Points 307.42

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 $10,200 48.24 4.73
Damian Lillard POR $9,300 43.15 4.64
Ben Simmons PHI $9,500 42.63 4.49
Kyrie Irving BOS $8,900 40.08 4.50

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeff Teague MIN $6,700 34.01 5.08
Shelvin Mack MEM $4,500 22.32 4.96
Bryn Forbes SAS $3,700 18.32 4.95
Isaiah Canaan PHO $3,800 18.71 4.92

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jrue Holiday NOP $9,000 41.33 4.59
DeMar DeRozan SAS $8,900 41.00 4.61
Devin Booker PHO $7,600 40.92 5.38
Zach LaVine CHI $8,700 40.47 4.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Devin Booker PHO $7,600 40.92 5.38
CJ McCollum POR $6,400 33.45 5.23
Marco Belinelli SAS $3,500 17.78 5.08
Jaylen Brown BOS $4,700 23.57 5.01

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $11,200 53.41 4.77
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $11,800 51.67 4.38
Paul George OKC $10,300 46.03 4.47
Kawhi Leonard TOR $9,200 44.13 4.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarre Carroll BKN $4,000 21.58 5.40
Mikal Bridges PHO $3,900 19.98 5.12
Joe Harris BKN $4,800 23.79 4.96
Gordon Hayward BOS $5,700 27.78 4.87

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NOP $12,300 57.21 4.65
Blake Griffin DET $9,000 42.05 4.67
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,400 40.88 4.87
Aaron Gordon ORL $7,800 36.15 4.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ed Davis BKN $3,900 23.33 5.98
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,400 40.88 4.87
Pascal Siakam TOR $6,400 31.08 4.86
Noah Vonleh NYK $4,600 22.35 4.86

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $11,000 51.14 4.65
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $10,500 50.02 4.76
Andre Drummond DET $10,000 46.53 4.65
Hassan Whiteside MIA $9,200 42.46 4.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonas Valanciunas TOR $5,600 31.87 5.69
Deandre Ayton PHO $7,000 36.53 5.22
Nikola Vucevic ORL $8,200 41.33 5.04
JaVale McGee LAL $6,400 32.22 5.03

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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