Sports from the Basement

NBA DraftKings Picks for Saturday, November 17, 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 Antonio Blakeney
SG Evan Fournier
SF Jabari Parker
PF Anthony Davis
C Clint Capela
G Fred VanVleet
F Kevin Durant
Util Mike Scott
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 298.47

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 $11,000 53.25 4.84
Victor Oladipo IND $9,600 45.82 4.77
Kemba Walker CHA $9,500 43.72 4.60
Ben Simmons PHI $8,500 41.68 4.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Antonio Blakeney CHI $3,200 22.37 6.99
Fred VanVleet TOR $3,900 25.77 6.61
Cameron Payne CHI $3,100 19.63 6.33
Shaquille Harrison CHI $3,500 21.16 6.05

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jimmy Butler PHI $7,500 37.90 5.05
Klay Thompson GS $7,300 36.04 4.94
Evan Fournier ORL $5,600 30.26 5.40
Gary Harris DEN $6,000 30.10 5.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyreke Evans IND $3,900 23.05 5.91
Kevin Huerter ATL $3,300 19.48 5.90
Justin Holiday CHI $4,400 25.65 5.83
Danny Green TOR $3,900 22.24 5.70

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Durant GS $10,600 54.00 5.09
LeBron James LAL $11,200 52.70 4.71
Paul George OKC $9,900 45.83 4.63
Aaron Gordon ORL $7,700 37.43 4.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Poythress ATL $3,100 19.36 6.24
Jabari Parker CHI $5,700 32.76 5.75
Jonas Jerebko GS $3,700 21.16 5.72
Jerami Grant OKC $4,600 25.24 5.49

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NOP $11,100 57.29 5.16
Serge Ibaka TOR $6,100 33.08 5.42
Montrezl Harrell LAC $9,400 32.37 3.44
Domantas Sabonis IND $6,400 32.12 5.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rodions Kurucs BKN $1,000 6.28 6.28
Mike Muscala PHI $3,400 19.67 5.79
Serge Ibaka TOR $6,100 33.08 5.42
Al Horford BOS $6,100 31.82 5.22

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $10,700 50.11 4.68
Nikola Jokic DEN $9,200 46.05 5.01
Nikola Vucevic ORL $8,400 42.37 5.04
Clint Capela HOU $7,200 38.01 5.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Guillermo Hernangómez CHA $3,500 19.62 5.60
Wendell Carter Jr. CHI $5,200 28.51 5.48
Myles Turner IND $4,600 24.49 5.32
Clint Capela HOU $7,200 38.01 5.28

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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