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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 Kyle Lowry
PG Jeff Teague
SG James Harden
SG Zach LaVine
SF Luol Deng
SF Norman Powell
PF Bobby Portis
PF Pascal Siakam
C Kevon Looney
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 316.51

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 $9,100 45.29 4.98
Damian Lillard POR $10,200 43.92 4.31
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,000 41.43 5.18
Ben Simmons PHI $8,800 38.85 4.41

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Wanamaker BOS $3,500 19.93 5.69
Ryan Arcidiacono CHI $3,500 19.71 5.63
Kadeem Allen NYK $4,000 21.95 5.49
Jeff Teague MIN $6,100 31.76 5.21

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $12,800 62.06 4.85
Bradley Beal WAS $9,700 44.31 4.57
Luka Doncic DAL $9,800 43.57 4.45
D’Angelo Russell BKN $9,000 40.92 4.55

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Allen Crabbe BKN $4,000 22.16 5.54
Danny Green TOR $4,400 23.19 5.27
Caris LeVert BKN $5,200 27.39 5.27
Marcus Smart BOS $5,400 27.83 5.15

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $11,900 53.71 4.51
Kevin Durant GS $9,900 46.74 4.72
Otto Porter Jr. CHI $7,100 32.38 4.56
Josh Richardson MIA $6,300 30.52 4.84

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luol Deng MIN $4,100 24.95 6.09
Norman Powell TOR $3,800 22.04 5.80
Gordon Hayward BOS $5,300 28.94 5.46
OG Anunoby TOR $3,700 18.24 4.93

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Blake Griffin DET $9,200 42.56 4.63
Lauri Markkanen CHI $8,500 39.88 4.69
Montrezl Harrell LAC $7,800 37.14 4.76
Pascal Siakam TOR $6,800 36.43 5.36

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson BKN $4,000 23.07 5.77
Marcus Morris BOS $5,100 29.35 5.76
Pascal Siakam TOR $6,800 36.43 5.36
Bobby Portis WAS $6,500 33.90 5.22

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $11,600 52.82 4.55
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $10,900 52.27 4.80
Nikola Jokic DEN $10,900 50.38 4.62
Andre Drummond DET $10,800 45.14 4.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevon Looney GS $3,900 23.33 5.98
Ivica Zubac LAC $4,200 23.31 5.55
Jonas Valanciunas MEM $5,200 27.18 5.23
Jarrett Allen BKN $5,700 29.20 5.12

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.