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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 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 Damian Lillard
SG Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF Harrison Barnes
PF James Johnson
C Joel Embiid
G Jimmy Butler
F Aaron Gordon
Util Reggie Bullock
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 312.16

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 $8,800 47.66 5.42
Luka Doncic DAL $9,200 46.92 5.10
Stephen Curry GS $9,300 44.08 4.74
Devin Booker PHO $8,500 42.39 4.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Damian Lillard POR $8,800 47.66 5.42
Jalen Brunson DAL $4,000 21.36 5.34
D.J. Augustin ORL $4,500 23.79 5.29
Brandon Ingram LAL $5,400 28.49 5.28

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jimmy Butler PHI $7,200 38.81 5.39
Klay Thompson GS $6,300 33.86 5.37
Buddy Hield SAC $6,600 33.74 5.11
Josh Richardson MIA $6,100 30.56 5.01

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC $5,000 28.90 5.78
Terrence Ross ORL $5,300 28.63 5.40
Jimmy Butler PHI $7,200 38.81 5.39
Dion Waiters MIA $4,200 22.54 5.37

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $10,800 46.94 4.35
Kevin Durant GS $9,100 45.35 4.98
Aaron Gordon ORL $6,700 35.21 5.26
Tobias Harris PHI $6,600 33.42 5.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Kuzma LAL $5,500 29.60 5.38
Dorian Finney-Smith DAL $4,100 21.80 5.32
Harrison Barnes SAC $5,100 26.86 5.27
Aaron Gordon ORL $6,700 35.21 5.26

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Collins ATL $7,800 36.48 4.68
Draymond Green GS $6,000 29.65 4.94
Marvin Bagley III SAC $6,000 28.09 4.68
Dewayne Dedmon ATL $4,800 24.98 5.20

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Johnson MIA $3,800 21.20 5.58
Dewayne Dedmon ATL $4,800 24.98 5.20
Maxi Kleber DAL $4,300 21.87 5.08
Kelly Olynyk MIA $4,200 21.04 5.01

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $10,300 56.76 5.51
Nikola Vucevic ORL $9,500 44.58 4.69
Jusuf Nurkic POR $7,700 40.11 5.21
DeMarcus Cousins GS $6,800 35.62 5.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
JaVale McGee LAL $4,700 25.99 5.53
Joel Embiid PHI $10,300 56.76 5.51
Boban Marjanovic PHI $3,000 16.44 5.48
DeMarcus Cousins GS $6,800 35.62 5.24

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.