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NBA DraftKings Picks for Friday, November 16, 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 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 D’Angelo Russell
SG Allen Crabbe
SF Nikola Mirotic
PF Anthony Davis
C Dwight Howard
G Kyrie Irving
F DeMarre Carroll
Util Mike Muscala
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 284.28

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 $9,500 46.81 4.93
Victor Oladipo IND $9,300 45.59 4.90
Damian Lillard POR $9,100 42.19 4.64
Kyrie Irving BOS $7,700 42.05 5.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shelvin Mack MEM $4,200 23.61 5.62
Darren Collison IND $4,500 25.23 5.61
Fred VanVleet TOR $3,900 21.45 5.50
Jeff Teague MIN $5,900 32.32 5.48

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kawhi Leonard TOR $9,000 45.14 5.02
Bradley Beal WAS $8,100 37.79 4.67
Khris Middleton MIL $6,900 36.56 5.30
Tim Hardaway Jr. NYK $6,700 33.23 4.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Allen Crabbe BKN $3,700 21.96 5.93
Garrett Temple MEM $4,000 23.01 5.75
Gordon Hayward BOS $5,400 29.35 5.44
Pat Connaughton MIL $3,600 19.22 5.34

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $11,500 55.39 4.82
Nikola Mirotic NOP $7,400 38.11 5.15
Jayson Tatum BOS $6,100 28.91 4.74
Jabari Parker CHI $5,700 28.40 4.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarre Carroll BKN $4,000 23.03 5.76
Mario Hezonja NYK $3,600 18.73 5.20
Robert Covington MIN $5,300 27.40 5.17
Nikola Mirotic NOP $7,400 38.11 5.15

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NOP $11,400 57.36 5.03
Domantas Sabonis IND $6,300 31.44 4.99
Al Horford BOS $6,400 31.37 4.90
Julius Randle NOP $6,700 30.23 4.51

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ersan Ilyasova MIL $3,900 21.54 5.52
Derrick Favors UTA $4,500 24.15 5.37
Dario Saric MIN $4,300 22.96 5.34
Mike Muscala PHI $3,500 17.74 5.07

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $10,300 53.04 5.15
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,600 49.20 5.13
Marc Gasol MEM $7,400 39.84 5.38
Hassan Whiteside MIA $7,900 39.01 4.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dwight Howard WAS $5,700 33.34 5.85
Jarrett Allen BKN $5,100 27.89 5.47
Marc Gasol MEM $7,400 39.84 5.38
Jusuf Nurkic POR $7,100 38.00 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 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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