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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 James Harden
SG Bradley Beal
SF Dante Cunningham
PF Kenneth Faried
C Jakob Poeltl
G Kyrie Irving
F Lauri Markkanen
Util Quincy Pondexter
Salary $49,700
Expected Points 285.13

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 $12,200 67.67 5.55
Russell Westbrook OKC $11,200 55.57 4.96
Kyrie Irving BOS $9,500 48.89 5.15
Kemba Walker CHA $9,100 45.16 4.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dennis Smith Jr. NYK $5,900 33.52 5.68
Collin Sexton CLE $4,800 27.26 5.68
Zach LaVine CHI $6,600 37.20 5.64
Jordan Clarkson CLE $5,300 29.70 5.60

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bradley Beal WAS $9,000 45.25 5.03
DeMar DeRozan SAS $9,800 37.13 3.79
Khris Middleton MIL $6,100 35.65 5.84
Bojan Bogdanovic IND $5,800 29.29 5.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Nwaba CLE $3,700 21.70 5.86
Khris Middleton MIL $6,100 35.65 5.84
Nicolas Batum CHA $5,000 27.81 5.56
Eric Gordon HOU $4,700 26.00 5.53

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul George OKC $10,000 48.57 4.86
Kawhi Leonard TOR $9,300 44.70 4.81
Aaron Gordon ORL $6,700 35.50 5.30
Danilo Gallinari LAC $5,900 33.19 5.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dante Cunningham SAS $1,000 9.60 9.60
Quincy Pondexter SAS $1,000 6.01 6.01
Marvin Williams CHA $4,600 26.43 5.75
Danilo Gallinari LAC $5,900 33.19 5.62

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NOP $10,500 49.24 4.69
Lauri Markkanen CHI $7,500 40.43 5.39
Kenneth Faried HOU $6,900 37.21 5.39
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $9,600 37.06 3.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ersan Ilyasova MIL $3,200 21.61 6.75
Bobby Portis WAS $5,400 33.12 6.13
Larry Nance Jr. CLE $5,700 33.10 5.81
Ivan Rabb MEM $5,800 33.68 5.81

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Vucevic ORL $8,800 46.77 5.31
Rudy Gobert UTA $10,800 40.47 3.75
Myles Turner IND $6,700 35.04 5.23
Steven Adams OKC $6,100 31.99 5.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jakob Poeltl SAS $2,600 18.04 6.94
Cody Zeller CHA $4,200 23.72 5.65
Ivica Zubac LAC $3,500 19.38 5.54
DeAndre Jordan NYK $5,500 30.15 5.48

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.