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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 CJ McCollum
SG Jaylen Brown
SF P.J. Tucker
PF Thon Maker
C Andre Drummond
G James Harden
F Giannis Antetokounmpo
Util Markieff Morris
Salary $49,800
Expected Points 314.28

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 $10,100 59.23 5.86
Russell Westbrook OKC $10,300 57.67 5.60
Damian Lillard POR $8,400 48.42 5.76
Kyrie Irving BOS $8,100 44.16 5.45

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $10,100 59.23 5.86
Damian Lillard POR $8,400 48.42 5.76
Eric Bledsoe MIL $6,200 35.30 5.69
CJ McCollum POR $5,800 33.01 5.69

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Khris Middleton MIL $6,800 35.17 5.17
Joe Ingles UTA $6,300 29.33 4.66
Bojan Bogdanovic IND $5,600 27.86 4.98
Jaylen Brown BOS $4,400 26.42 6.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaylen Brown BOS $4,400 26.42 6.00
Luke Kennard DET $3,600 20.51 5.70
Eric Gordon HOU $4,100 23.38 5.70
Sterling Brown MIL $4,300 22.67 5.27

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,400 56.59 5.44
Paul George OKC $9,200 46.27 5.03
Jayson Tatum BOS $5,700 30.69 5.38
Thaddeus Young IND $5,700 27.91 4.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
P.J. Tucker HOU $3,400 19.98 5.88
Marcus Morris BOS $4,200 23.65 5.63
Al-Farouq Aminu POR $4,700 25.65 5.46
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,400 56.59 5.44

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Al Horford BOS $6,500 34.19 5.26
Domantas Sabonis IND $6,400 30.91 4.83
Derrick Favors UTA $5,400 29.38 5.44
Jerami Grant OKC $5,300 24.18 4.56

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thon Maker DET $3,800 22.03 5.80
Derrick Favors UTA $5,400 29.38 5.44
Al Horford BOS $6,500 34.19 5.26
Domantas Sabonis IND $6,400 30.91 4.83

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andre Drummond DET $8,800 48.51 5.51
Rudy Gobert UTA $7,700 43.06 5.59
Clint Capela HOU $6,700 37.88 5.65
Enes Kanter POR $6,600 36.02 5.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Clint Capela HOU $6,700 37.88 5.65
Rudy Gobert UTA $7,700 43.06 5.59
Andre Drummond DET $8,800 48.51 5.51
Enes Kanter POR $6,600 36.02 5.46

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.