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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 Rajon Rondo
PG Ben Simmons
SG Devin Booker
SG Terrence Ross
SF Kevin Durant
SF Brandon Ingram
PF Kyle Kuzma
PF James Johnson
C Willie Cauley-Stein
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 292.74

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 $10,000 46.55 4.65
Stephen Curry GS $9,200 42.11 4.58
Ben Simmons PHI $8,900 41.42 4.65
De’Aaron Fox SAC $7,700 35.90 4.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rajon Rondo LAL $6,100 30.63 5.02
Tyler Johnson PHO $4,500 21.66 4.81
De’Aaron Fox SAC $7,700 35.90 4.66
Damian Lillard POR $10,000 46.55 4.65

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luka Doncic DAL $9,800 44.29 4.52
Devin Booker PHO $8,400 41.16 4.90
Jimmy Butler PHI $8,800 39.80 4.52
CJ McCollum POR $7,500 33.83 4.51

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Terrence Ross ORL $5,700 28.27 4.96
Devin Booker PHO $8,400 41.16 4.90
Buddy Hield SAC $6,600 32.29 4.89
Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC $6,000 28.36 4.73

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $10,800 45.31 4.19
Kevin Durant GS $9,700 44.60 4.60
Kelly Oubre Jr. PHO $7,200 30.61 4.25
Josh Richardson MIA $6,700 30.31 4.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Ingram LAL $5,700 28.18 4.94
Lance Stephenson LAL $3,700 18.13 4.90
Rodney Hood POR $4,100 19.23 4.69
Kevin Durant GS $9,700 44.60 4.60

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Collins ATL $8,000 35.01 4.38
Aaron Gordon ORL $7,100 34.67 4.88
Tobias Harris PHI $6,800 31.81 4.68
Draymond Green GS $6,700 30.38 4.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Kuzma LAL $5,600 28.64 5.11
James Johnson MIA $4,200 21.32 5.08
Aaron Gordon ORL $7,100 34.67 4.88
Richaun Holmes PHO $3,600 17.16 4.77

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $11,800 55.08 4.67
Nikola Vucevic ORL $9,600 43.80 4.56
Jusuf Nurkic POR $8,700 39.83 4.58
Hassan Whiteside MIA $8,400 36.14 4.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willie Cauley-Stein SAC $5,700 28.52 5.00
JaVale McGee LAL $5,500 26.85 4.88
DeMarcus Cousins GS $7,500 35.74 4.76
Joel Embiid PHI $11,800 55.08 4.67

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.