Sports from the Basement

NBA FanDuel Picks for Sunday, November 18, 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 Tyler Johnson
PG Trey Burke
SG Andrew Wiggins
SG Evan Fournier
SF Kevin Durant
SF Rudy Gay
PF Jonas Jerebko
PF LaMarcus Aldridge
C Marc Gasol
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 300.47

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Damian Lillard POR $9,400 44.72 4.76
John Wall WAS $9,800 44.46 4.54
Mike Conley MEM $8,300 35.56 4.28
Jeff Teague MIN $6,900 35.44 5.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Johnson MIA $4,700 25.95 5.52
Trey Burke NYK $3,900 21.06 5.40
Jeff Teague MIN $6,900 35.44 5.14
Shelvin Mack MEM $5,100 25.97 5.09

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMar DeRozan SAS $9,200 41.15 4.47
Bradley Beal WAS $8,400 39.16 4.66
Tim Hardaway Jr. NYK $7,400 34.95 4.72
Klay Thompson GS $7,500 34.67 4.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Wayne Ellington MIA $3,800 20.43 5.38
Evan Fournier ORL $6,400 31.90 4.98
Allonzo Trier NYK $4,600 22.76 4.95
Rodney McGruder MIA $4,800 23.50 4.89

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Durant GS $11,500 52.94 4.60
LeBron James LAL $12,100 50.27 4.15
Josh Richardson MIA $7,500 33.67 4.49
Robert Covington MIN $6,600 30.12 4.56

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justise Winslow MIA $5,300 26.40 4.98
Rudy Gay SAS $5,700 27.61 4.84
Evan Turner POR $4,300 20.64 4.80
Kelly Oubre Jr. WAS $4,400 20.76 4.72

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,100 40.92 5.05
Aaron Gordon ORL $8,200 37.71 4.60
Jaren Jackson Jr. MEM $7,300 33.76 4.62
Brandon Ingram LAL $6,100 29.72 4.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonas Jerebko GS $3,900 21.97 5.63
Noah Vonleh NYK $4,000 20.45 5.11
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,100 40.92 5.05
Brandon Ingram LAL $6,100 29.72 4.87

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $10,500 44.90 4.28
Marc Gasol MEM $8,500 43.57 5.13
Nikola Vucevic ORL $8,700 41.83 4.81
Hassan Whiteside MIA $8,900 40.99 4.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marc Gasol MEM $8,500 43.57 5.13
Enes Kanter NYK $5,900 28.76 4.87
Jusuf Nurkic POR $7,600 36.76 4.84
Nikola Vucevic ORL $8,700 41.83 4.81

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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