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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 Emmanuel Mudiay
SG Eric Gordon
SF Al-Farouq Aminu
PF Julius Randle
C Joel Embiid
G James Harden
F Nikola Mirotic
Util Austin Rivers
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 315.99

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 $11,000 61.26 5.57
Ben Simmons PHI $8,500 44.87 5.28
Damian Lillard POR $9,000 43.51 4.83
Kemba Walker CHA $8,200 42.27 5.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Emmanuel Mudiay NYK $4,200 29.27 6.97
Elfrid Payton NOP $6,600 38.50 5.83
Alex Caruso LAL $3,200 18.53 5.79
Dwyane Wade MIA $4,800 26.85 5.59

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bradley Beal WAS $9,500 49.95 5.26
DeMar DeRozan SAS $8,400 39.46 4.70
Jimmy Butler PHI $7,200 34.93 4.85
Buddy Hield SAC $7,100 34.92 4.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Gordon HOU $4,900 29.23 5.97
Rodney Hood POR $3,300 18.33 5.55
Luke Kennard DET $4,400 23.24 5.28
Mikal Bridges PHX $3,700 19.49 5.27

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,900 52.13 4.78
Tobias Harris PHI $7,200 34.24 4.76
Danilo Gallinari LAC $6,500 32.99 5.08
Otto Porter Jr. CHI $6,700 31.30 4.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Al-Farouq Aminu POR $4,100 23.42 5.71
Marvin Williams CHA $4,600 25.79 5.61
Darius Miller NOP $3,400 18.19 5.35
JaMychal Green LAC $3,600 18.69 5.19

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Julius Randle NOP $8,300 44.27 5.33
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,600 41.21 4.79
Blake Griffin DET $7,700 38.90 5.05
Lauri Markkanen CHI $8,000 38.09 4.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Mirotic MIL $4,500 24.72 5.49
Bobby Portis WAS $6,100 33.06 5.42
Montrezl Harrell LAC $6,000 32.24 5.37
Julius Randle NOP $8,300 44.27 5.33

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $9,900 51.91 5.24
Andre Drummond DET $8,800 43.52 4.95
Jusuf Nurkic POR $7,400 38.12 5.15
Clint Capela HOU $7,300 37.85 5.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeAndre Jordan NYK $5,500 31.50 5.73
Deandre Ayton PHX $6,100 34.26 5.62
Willie Cauley-Stein SAC $5,200 28.97 5.57
JaVale McGee LAL $4,400 24.24 5.51

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.