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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 Stephen Curry
SG Joe Harris
SF Kevin Durant
PF Montrezl Harrell
C Joel Embiid
G Klay Thompson
F DeMarre Carroll
Util Alan Williams
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 331.41

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Curry GS $8,800 50.14 5.70
D’Angelo Russell BKN $8,400 45.69 5.44
Ben Simmons PHI $7,300 40.25 5.51
Lou Williams LAC $6,800 36.43 5.36

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Spencer Dinwiddie BKN $5,000 29.96 5.99
Stephen Curry GS $8,800 50.14 5.70
Ben Simmons PHI $7,300 40.25 5.51
D’Angelo Russell BKN $8,400 45.69 5.44

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jimmy Butler PHI $7,400 39.35 5.32
Klay Thompson GS $5,800 32.81 5.66
Joe Harris BKN $4,700 29.78 6.34
Caris LeVert BKN $5,600 28.97 5.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joe Harris BKN $4,700 29.78 6.34
Klay Thompson GS $5,800 32.81 5.66
Landry Shamet LAC $3,600 19.68 5.47
Andre Iguodala GS $4,000 21.66 5.41

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Durant GS $8,000 46.32 5.79
Danilo Gallinari LAC $6,600 35.68 5.41
Tobias Harris PHI $6,200 35.26 5.69
DeMarre Carroll BKN $4,400 25.96 5.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarre Carroll BKN $4,400 25.96 5.90
Kevin Durant GS $8,000 46.32 5.79
Tobias Harris PHI $6,200 35.26 5.69
Danilo Gallinari LAC $6,600 35.68 5.41

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Montrezl Harrell LAC $5,900 36.04 6.11
Draymond Green GS $6,100 33.46 5.49
Kevon Looney GS $3,400 14.50 4.26
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson BKN $3,200 6.35 1.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Montrezl Harrell LAC $5,900 36.04 6.11
Draymond Green GS $6,100 33.46 5.49
Kevon Looney GS $3,400 14.50 4.26
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson BKN $3,200 6.35 1.98

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $9,800 55.18 5.63
DeMarcus Cousins GS $7,100 40.21 5.66
Jarrett Allen BKN $4,500 25.37 5.64
Ed Davis BKN $3,900 21.58 5.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins GS $7,100 40.21 5.66
Jarrett Allen BKN $4,500 25.37 5.64
Joel Embiid PHI $9,800 55.18 5.63
Ed Davis BKN $3,900 21.58 5.53

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.