Sports from the Basement

NBA FanDuel Picks for Saturday, December 8, 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 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 John Wall
PG Derrick Rose
SG Alec Burks
SG Kent Bazemore
SF LeBron James
SF Justise Winslow
PF Trey Lyles
PF Bam Adebayo
C Nikola Jokic
Salary $59,800
Expected Points 322.62

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Wall WAS $9,500 45.01 4.74
Damian Lillard POR $10,600 41.92 3.96
Kyrie Irving BOS $9,100 39.58 4.35
Mike Conley MEM $9,400 38.43 4.09

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Terry Rozier BOS $3,700 21.58 5.83
Collin Sexton CLE $4,900 27.58 5.63
Derrick Rose MIN $5,500 29.98 5.45
Tyler Johnson MIA $4,700 24.43 5.20

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,300 52.02 4.60
Bradley Beal WAS $9,000 39.31 4.37
Zach LaVine CHI $8,500 36.97 4.35
CJ McCollum POR $7,300 33.04 4.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alec Burks CLE $4,000 29.77 7.44
Josh Hart LAL $3,600 21.01 5.84
Jordan Clarkson CLE $5,500 30.05 5.46
Malik Beasley DEN $3,700 20.22 5.46

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $11,100 53.01 4.78
Danilo Gallinari LAC $7,000 32.77 4.68
Otto Porter Jr. WAS $7,400 32.62 4.41
Kyle Anderson MEM $5,900 28.00 4.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cedi Osman CLE $4,800 26.15 5.45
Justise Winslow MIA $4,900 26.66 5.44
Tyreke Evans IND $5,000 25.04 5.01
Bojan Bogdanovic IND $5,200 25.04 4.82

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tobias Harris LAC $7,900 36.16 4.58
John Collins ATL $7,700 35.19 4.57
Domantas Sabonis IND $7,400 33.34 4.50
Montrezl Harrell LAC $6,800 33.19 4.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trey Lyles DEN $3,600 27.15 7.54
Bam Adebayo MIA $5,500 32.49 5.91
Noah Vonleh NYK $5,100 28.27 5.54
James Johnson MIA $3,900 20.21 5.18


Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $9,800 47.32 4.83
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $10,400 43.27 4.16
Clint Capela HOU $9,300 42.89 4.61
Marc Gasol MEM $8,900 40.35 4.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dewayne Dedmon ATL $5,000 24.29 4.86
Enes Kanter NYK $7,200 35.01 4.86
Nikola Jokic DEN $9,800 47.32 4.83
Jarrett Allen BKN $6,300 30.17 4.79

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 Рthose 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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