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NBA FanDuel Picks for Saturday, February 9, 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 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 Dennis Smith Jr.
PG Collin Sexton
SG James Harden
SG Khris Middleton
SF Jabari Parker
SF Kevin Knox
PF Ersan Ilyasova
PF Ivan Rabb
C Nikola Vucevic
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 308.53

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Russell Westbrook OKC $12,100 53.31 4.41
Kyrie Irving BOS $10,200 47.27 4.63
Kemba Walker CHA $10,000 43.68 4.37
Mike Conley MEM $9,100 40.28 4.43

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Collin Sexton CLE $5,200 26.14 5.03
Dennis Smith Jr. NYK $6,500 32.18 4.95
Chris Paul HOU $7,800 37.72 4.84
Kris Dunn CHI $7,200 34.58 4.80

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $13,600 65.44 4.81
Bradley Beal WAS $9,500 44.06 4.64
Jrue Holiday NOP $9,300 42.04 4.52
Donovan Mitchell UTA $8,600 37.48 4.36

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Khris Middleton MIL $6,500 34.41 5.29
Eric Gordon HOU $4,700 24.61 5.24
David Nwaba CLE $4,200 21.66 5.16
Jordan Clarkson CLE $5,600 28.41 5.07

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul George OKC $11,400 47.28 4.15
Kawhi Leonard TOR $9,900 44.28 4.47
Danilo Gallinari LAC $7,000 31.87 4.55
Otto Porter Jr. CHI $6,900 28.80 4.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jabari Parker WAS $3,900 23.99 6.15
Kevin Knox NYK $4,900 24.69 5.04
Davis Bertans SAS $4,400 22.09 5.02
Joe Ingles UTA $5,800 27.95 4.82

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NOP $13,000 50.03 3.85
Lauri Markkanen CHI $7,900 39.34 4.98
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,500 36.91 4.34
Kenneth Faried HOU $7,500 36.89 4.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ersan Ilyasova MIL $3,600 21.61 6.00
Ivan Rabb MEM $6,400 34.19 5.34
Larry Nance Jr. CLE $6,600 33.69 5.10
Marcus Morris BOS $5,100 25.70 5.04

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Vucevic ORL $9,400 45.88 4.88
Rudy Gobert UTA $9,200 40.88 4.44
Myles Turner IND $7,900 36.03 4.56
Al Horford BOS $7,500 35.25 4.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ivica Zubac LAC $3,900 19.74 5.06
Brook Lopez MIL $5,300 26.21 4.95
Nikola Vucevic ORL $9,400 45.88 4.88
Jakob Poeltl SAS $3,900 18.71 4.80

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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