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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 Collin Sexton
PG De’Anthony Melton
SG Alec Burks
SG DeMar DeRozan
SF Giannis Antetokounmpo
SF LeBron James
PF Paul Millsap
PF Amir Johnson
C Mike Muscala
Salary $59,900
Expected Points 308.72

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 $11,300 52.38 4.64
Stephen Curry GS $9,900 45.27 4.57
Ben Simmons PHI $9,100 43.11 4.74
Kemba Walker CHA $8,700 40.13 4.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Collin Sexton CLE $4,900 28.70 5.86
De’Anthony Melton PHO $5,100 27.16 5.33
Reggie Jackson DET $5,500 27.94 5.08
Kyle Lowry TOR $7,800 37.44 4.80

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMar DeRozan SAS $8,600 43.84 5.10
Jrue Holiday NOP $9,400 41.17 4.38
Jimmy Butler PHI $8,100 40.56 5.01
Zach LaVine CHI $8,300 38.20 4.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alec Burks CLE $4,000 23.29 5.82
Josh Hart LAL $3,600 20.50 5.70
Jordan Clarkson CLE $5,400 28.04 5.19
Monte Morris DEN $3,900 20.06 5.14

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $12,200 56.78 4.65
LeBron James LAL $11,000 53.45 4.86
Kevin Durant GS $10,600 49.36 4.66
Kawhi Leonard TOR $10,200 46.84 4.59

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cedi Osman CLE $4,800 24.80 5.17
Rudy Gay SAS $5,800 29.54 5.09
Rodney Hood CLE $4,600 22.97 4.99
Stanley Johnson DET $4,100 20.20 4.93

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NOP $12,900 57.55 4.46
Blake Griffin DET $9,000 42.14 4.68
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,400 38.75 4.61
Aaron Gordon ORL $7,600 35.89 4.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Amir Johnson PHI $3,500 18.96 5.42
Bam Adebayo MIA $5,500 28.88 5.25
Kelly Olynyk MIA $5,100 25.37 4.97
Paul Millsap DEN $6,400 31.16 4.87

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andre Drummond DET $8,800 45.51 5.17
Nikola Jokic DEN $9,500 44.69 4.70
Nikola Vucevic ORL $9,200 41.91 4.56
Marc Gasol MEM $9,000 38.79 4.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Muscala PHI $4,200 25.38 6.04
Deandre Ayton PHO $6,700 35.17 5.25
Andre Drummond DET $8,800 45.51 5.17
Jonas Valanciunas TOR $5,100 25.70 5.04

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.