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NBA DraftKings Picks for Friday, January 11, 2019

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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 Ben Simmons
SG Bradley Beal
SF Al-Farouq Aminu
PF Luke Kornet
C Karl-Anthony Towns
G Eric Bledsoe
F Ersan Ilyasova
Util Mike Muscala
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 299.43

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 $12,500 63.51 5.08
Ben Simmons PHI $8,900 46.41 5.21
Stephen Curry GS $9,900 45.78 4.62
Donovan Mitchell UTA $7,900 40.85 5.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Bledsoe MIL $6,100 35.56 5.83
T.J. McConnell PHI $3,700 21.02 5.68
Zach LaVine CHI $6,400 35.10 5.48
Austin Rivers HOU $5,000 27.19 5.44

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bradley Beal WAS $8,600 43.81 5.09
Luka Doncic DAL $8,400 40.23 4.79
Jimmy Butler PHI $7,600 38.86 5.11
Khris Middleton MIL $6,900 35.98 5.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joe Ingles UTA $5,700 31.71 5.56
Kyle Korver UTA $3,500 18.97 5.42
Gerald Green HOU $4,200 22.64 5.39
Nicolas Batum CHA $4,800 25.75 5.37

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kawhi Leonard TOR $9,700 47.70 4.92
Kevin Durant GS $9,800 45.16 4.61
Kyle Kuzma LAL $7,200 34.26 4.76
Otto Porter Jr. WAS $5,800 29.37 5.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Royce O’Neale UTA $3,300 19.67 5.96
Jae Crowder UTA $4,400 24.57 5.58
Rodions Kurucs BKN $4,100 21.68 5.29
Cedi Osman CLE $4,300 22.72 5.28

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Domantas Sabonis IND $7,500 40.62 5.42
John Collins ATL $7,800 37.51 4.81
Draymond Green GS $7,000 34.08 4.87
Pascal Siakam TOR $6,700 32.81 4.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luke Kornet NYK $4,400 27.01 6.14
Ersan Ilyasova MIL $3,400 20.57 6.05
Mike Muscala PHI $3,200 18.95 5.92
Bobby Portis CHI $4,600 26.37 5.73

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $10,200 50.13 4.91
Jusuf Nurkic POR $8,100 39.75 4.91
Clint Capela HOU $7,600 39.73 5.23
Rudy Gobert UTA $8,000 39.48 4.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tristan Thompson CLE $5,800 33.85 5.84
Clint Capela HOU $7,600 39.73 5.23
Brook Lopez MIL $4,900 25.60 5.22
Ed Davis BKN $4,000 20.65 5.16

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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