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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 Russell Westbrook
PG Kyrie Irving
SG Jaylen Brown
SG Wesley Matthews
SF Jae Crowder
SF Giannis Antetokounmpo
PF Thaddeus Young
PF Marcus Morris
C Thon Maker
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 295.74

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 54.70 4.52
Damian Lillard POR $9,700 46.57 4.80
Kyrie Irving BOS $8,800 42.91 4.88
Chris Paul HOU $8,400 37.72 4.49

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Terry Rozier BOS $4,100 21.23 5.18
Kyrie Irving BOS $8,800 42.91 4.88
Reggie Jackson DET $5,100 24.60 4.82
Damian Lillard POR $9,700 46.57 4.80

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $12,300 56.53 4.60
Donovan Mitchell UTA $9,400 41.91 4.46
Khris Middleton MIL $7,100 33.81 4.76
CJ McCollum POR $6,500 32.20 4.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaylen Brown BOS $4,800 26.42 5.50
Wesley Matthews IND $3,800 20.32 5.35
Sterling Brown MIL $4,300 22.42 5.21
Luke Kennard DET $3,800 19.68 5.18

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $12,500 55.80 4.46
Paul George OKC $10,600 45.27 4.27
Joe Ingles UTA $7,100 27.99 3.94
Bojan Bogdanovic IND $6,400 27.49 4.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jae Crowder UTA $4,600 22.27 4.84
Nikola Mirotic MIL $4,600 21.07 4.58
Tyreke Evans IND $4,200 18.97 4.52
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $12,500 55.80 4.46

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jayson Tatum BOS $6,900 30.33 4.40
Derrick Favors UTA $7,300 30.11 4.12
Domantas Sabonis IND $7,100 29.46 4.15
Thaddeus Young IND $5,400 27.87 5.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marcus Morris BOS $4,400 22.99 5.23
Thaddeus Young IND $5,400 27.87 5.16
Al-Farouq Aminu POR $5,500 25.24 4.59
Kenneth Faried HOU $3,900 17.70 4.54

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andre Drummond DET $10,600 49.13 4.63
Rudy Gobert UTA $10,000 43.83 4.38
Clint Capela HOU $9,000 38.39 4.27
Enes Kanter POR $7,500 34.77 4.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thon Maker DET $3,600 22.46 6.24
Brook Lopez MIL $5,800 29.26 5.04
Steven Adams OKC $6,500 32.34 4.98
Myles Turner IND $7,000 33.79 4.83

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.