Sports from the Basement

NBA FanDuel Picks for Thursday, November 15, 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 Chris Paul
PG Jeremy Lin
SG Andre Iguodala
SG Kevin Huerter
SF Gary Harris
SF Kevin Durant
PF Montrezl Harrell
PF LaMarcus Aldridge
C Alex Len
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 285.12

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Paul HOU $9,000 39.82 4.42
Trae Young ATL $7,400 31.00 4.19
Jamal Murray DEN $7,500 29.73 3.96
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander LAC $6,000 26.14 4.36

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeremy Lin ATL $4,200 20.14 4.80
Bryn Forbes SAS $3,700 17.32 4.68
Chris Paul HOU $9,000 39.82 4.42
Patrick Beverley LAC $4,800 20.95 4.36

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,700 52.42 4.48
DeMar DeRozan SAS $8,900 40.75 4.58
Klay Thompson GS $7,500 33.54 4.47
Lou Williams LAC $6,800 29.80 4.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andre Iguodala GS $3,900 20.90 5.36
Kevin Huerter ATL $3,500 18.40 5.26
Monte Morris DEN $5,200 26.71 5.14
Eric Gordon HOU $5,000 23.76 4.75

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Durant GS $11,800 53.40 4.53
Gary Harris DEN $7,000 30.87 4.41
Danilo Gallinari LAC $6,500 30.30 4.66
Rudy Gay SAS $5,600 25.56 4.56

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeAndre’ Bembry ATL $4,800 23.94 4.99
Danilo Gallinari LAC $6,500 30.30 4.66
Rudy Gay SAS $5,600 25.56 4.56
Kevin Durant GS $11,800 53.40 4.53

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,400 40.38 4.81
Tobias Harris LAC $8,300 37.43 4.51
Montrezl Harrell LAC $7,500 34.35 4.58
Paul Millsap DEN $6,200 27.39 4.42

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,400 40.38 4.81
Montrezl Harrell LAC $7,500 34.35 4.58
Tobias Harris LAC $8,300 37.43 4.51
Paul Millsap DEN $6,200 27.39 4.42

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $9,700 44.61 4.60
Clint Capela HOU $8,100 36.91 4.56
Alex Len ATL $4,700 26.86 5.71
Kevon Looney GS $3,900 17.40 4.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Len ATL $4,700 26.86 5.71
Mason Plumlee DEN $3,700 17.22 4.65
Nikola Jokic DEN $9,700 44.61 4.60
Clint Capela HOU $8,100 36.91 4.56

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 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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