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NBA DraftKings Picks for Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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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 James Harden
SG Allen Crabbe
SF Jayson Tatum
PF Kenneth Faried
C Jonas Valanciunas
G Kyle Lowry
F Pascal Siakam
Util OG Anunoby
Salary $49,500
Expected Points 291.87

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,800 64.50 5.47
Stephen Curry GS $9,200 46.90 5.10
Damian Lillard POR $8,600 45.50 5.29
Luka Doncic DAL $8,800 45.18 5.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Wanamaker BOS $3,200 19.97 6.24
Kyle Lowry TOR $7,300 42.95 5.88
Marcus Smart BOS $4,800 27.91 5.81
Dwyane Wade MIA $4,800 27.68 5.77

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bradley Beal WAS $8,700 45.36 5.21
Klay Thompson GS $6,500 34.44 5.30
Jimmy Butler PHI $7,200 34.18 4.75
Khris Middleton MIL $6,400 32.22 5.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Allen Crabbe BKN $3,700 23.25 6.28
Norman Powell TOR $3,600 22.43 6.23
Danny Green TOR $4,100 23.24 5.67
Eric Gordon HOU $4,500 25.48 5.66

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $11,200 54.54 4.87
Kevin Durant GS $9,300 47.60 5.12
Jayson Tatum BOS $6,100 34.71 5.69
Tobias Harris PHI $6,800 33.88 4.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gordon Hayward BOS $4,800 29.57 6.16
Marcus Morris BOS $5,000 30.47 6.09
Luol Deng MIN $4,100 24.53 5.98
Otto Porter Jr. CHI $5,600 32.01 5.72

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Blake Griffin DET $8,900 44.84 5.04
Lauri Markkanen CHI $8,100 41.89 5.17
Pascal Siakam TOR $6,500 36.44 5.61
Montrezl Harrell LAC $6,900 35.95 5.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevon Looney GS $3,700 22.25 6.01
Dario Saric MIN $4,600 27.59 6.00
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson BKN $3,900 23.04 5.91
Pascal Siakam TOR $6,500 36.44 5.61

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $10,600 53.66 5.06
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $10,300 53.32 5.18
Nikola Jokic DEN $10,100 52.74 5.22
Andre Drummond DET $9,100 44.58 4.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonas Valanciunas MEM $4,200 27.36 6.52
Ivica Zubac LAC $4,000 22.95 5.74
Dwight Powell DAL $4,400 25.20 5.73
Jarrett Allen BKN $5,000 28.61 5.72

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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