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Optimal Lineup

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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 Damian Lillard
PG Kyrie Irving
SG Nik Stauskas
SG James Harden
SF Evan Turner
SF Mario Hezonja
PF Noah Vonleh
PF Josh Jackson
C Al Horford
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 282.93

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 $10,500 47.92 4.56
Kyrie Irving BOS $9,000 41.54 4.62
Chris Paul HOU $8,100 38.20 4.72
Ricky Rubio UTA $7,200 31.29 4.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Paul HOU $8,100 38.20 4.72
Kyrie Irving BOS $9,000 41.54 4.62
Terry Rozier BOS $3,700 17.01 4.60
Elie Okobo PHO $4,100 18.80 4.58

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,400 51.43 4.51
Donovan Mitchell UTA $8,500 36.22 4.26
Tim Hardaway Jr. NYK $7,400 30.76 4.16
Marcus Smart BOS $5,400 22.36 4.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,400 51.43 4.51
Jamal Crawford PHO $3,700 16.25 4.39
Nik Stauskas POR $3,600 15.46 4.29
Donovan Mitchell UTA $8,500 36.22 4.26

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gordon Hayward BOS $6,400 26.40 4.12
Joe Ingles UTA $6,200 26.29 4.24
Evan Turner POR $4,600 24.24 5.27
Trevor Ariza PHO $5,800 23.69 4.09

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evan Turner POR $4,600 24.24 5.27
Mario Hezonja NYK $3,500 15.08 4.31
Jae Crowder UTA $5,500 23.56 4.28
Joe Ingles UTA $6,200 26.29 4.24

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jayson Tatum BOS $7,100 31.19 4.39
Josh Jackson PHO $5,500 27.94 5.08
Noah Vonleh NYK $5,000 26.36 5.27
Al-Farouq Aminu POR $5,900 25.38 4.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Noah Vonleh NYK $5,000 26.36 5.27
Josh Jackson PHO $5,500 27.94 5.08
Jayson Tatum BOS $7,100 31.19 4.39
Marcus Morris BOS $5,700 24.99 4.38

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Clint Capela HOU $9,100 40.48 4.45
Rudy Gobert UTA $9,800 39.33 4.01
Jusuf Nurkic POR $8,500 38.61 4.54
Al Horford BOS $6,900 32.96 4.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Al Horford BOS $6,900 32.96 4.78
Enes Kanter NYK $7,100 32.50 4.58
Jusuf Nurkic POR $8,500 38.61 4.54
Clint Capela HOU $9,100 40.48 4.45

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┬áno 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.