Sports from the Basement

NBA DraftKings Picks for Friday, December 7, 2018

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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 De’Anthony Melton
SG Khris Middleton
SF Giannis Antetokounmpo
PF Mike Muscala
C Andre Drummond
G Ben Simmons
F Bam Adebayo
Util Amir Johnson
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 307.1

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 $11,400 55.22 4.84
Stephen Curry GS $10,000 47.45 4.75
Ben Simmons PHI $8,300 43.88 5.29
Kemba Walker CHA $8,000 41.46 5.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
De’Anthony Melton PHO $4,200 27.55 6.56
Collin Sexton CLE $4,900 29.62 6.05
Alec Burks CLE $4,100 24.05 5.87
Josh Hart LAL $3,600 20.79 5.78

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMar DeRozan SAS $8,900 44.32 4.98
Jimmy Butler PHI $7,400 40.23 5.44
Khris Middleton MIL $6,700 34.54 5.16
Josh Richardson MIA $6,700 32.48 4.85

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Allen Crabbe BKN $3,900 21.93 5.62
Jimmy Butler PHI $7,400 40.23 5.44
Rodney Hood CLE $4,300 23.30 5.42
Jeremy Lamb CHA $6,100 32.34 5.30

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $11,100 57.43 5.17
LeBron James LAL $10,800 54.64 5.06
Kevin Durant GS $10,300 50.51 4.90
Kawhi Leonard TOR $9,700 47.02 4.85

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Juancho Hernangómez DEN $4,400 25.18 5.72
Cedi Osman CLE $4,600 25.47 5.54
Wilson Chandler PHI $3,700 20.29 5.48
Thaddeus Young IND $4,700 24.32 5.17

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NOP $11,000 56.39 5.13
Blake Griffin DET $9,400 44.05 4.69
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $7,600 39.00 5.13
Julius Randle NOP $7,400 36.45 4.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Muscala PHI $3,800 25.49 6.71
Bam Adebayo MIA $4,200 27.41 6.53
Kelly Olynyk MIA $4,000 25.99 6.50
Amir Johnson PHI $3,000 18.98 6.33


Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $9,300 45.72 4.92
Andre Drummond DET $8,600 45.40 5.28
Nikola Vucevic ORL $8,700 42.77 4.92
Marc Gasol MEM $8,100 38.85 4.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cody Zeller CHA $4,000 22.70 5.68
Jonas Valanciunas TOR $4,600 26.01 5.66
Deandre Ayton PHO $6,600 35.19 5.33
Andre Drummond DET $8,600 45.40 5.28

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 no 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.

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