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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 Ben Simmons
PG Eric Bledsoe
SG Donovan Mitchell
SG Jimmy Butler
SF Royce O’Neale
SF Kawhi Leonard
PF Luke Kornet
PF Ersan Ilyasova
C Tristan Thompson
Salary $59,900
Expected Points 307.94

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ben Simmons PHI $9,300 46.26 4.97
Stephen Curry GS $10,200 43.53 4.27
Damian Lillard POR $8,900 38.74 4.35
Kemba Walker CHA $8,500 38.61 4.54

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Bledsoe MIL $6,700 35.30 5.27
Ben Simmons PHI $9,300 46.26 4.97
Collin Sexton CLE $4,500 22.02 4.89
Emmanuel Mudiay NYK $6,000 28.88 4.81

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $12,600 59.80 4.75
Bradley Beal WAS $9,500 42.35 4.46
Victor Oladipo IND $8,500 40.40 4.75
Jimmy Butler PHI $8,000 39.90 4.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Rivers HOU $5,100 26.23 5.14
Jimmy Butler PHI $8,000 39.90 4.99
Tim Hardaway Jr. NYK $5,400 26.71 4.95
Malcolm Brogdon MIL $6,100 30.07 4.93

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kawhi Leonard TOR $9,600 47.80 4.98
Kevin Durant GS $10,100 44.19 4.37
Brandon Ingram LAL $7,000 32.69 4.67
Joe Ingles UTA $6,000 30.78 5.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Royce O’Neale UTA $3,500 19.70 5.63
Joe Ingles UTA $6,000 30.78 5.13
Jae Crowder UTA $4,800 23.99 5.00
Kawhi Leonard TOR $9,600 47.80 4.98

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Domantas Sabonis IND $7,700 39.96 5.19
John Collins ATL $8,300 36.03 4.34
Draymond Green GS $7,400 34.41 4.65
Kyle Kuzma LAL $7,300 33.01 4.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luke Kornet NYK $4,800 26.92 5.61
Ersan Ilyasova MIL $3,700 19.92 5.38
Dario Saric MIN $3,900 20.37 5.22
Domantas Sabonis IND $7,700 39.96 5.19

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $10,400 49.11 4.72
Clint Capela HOU $9,100 40.21 4.42
Rudy Gobert UTA $8,400 40.19 4.78
Jusuf Nurkic POR $9,000 39.92 4.44

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tristan Thompson CLE $6,200 33.08 5.33
Mike Muscala PHI $3,700 18.51 5.00
Bismack Biyombo CHA $3,800 18.63 4.90
Rudy Gobert UTA $8,400 40.19 4.78

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.