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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 Stephen Curry
PG Kyrie Irving
SG D’Angelo Russell
SG Dennis Schroder
SF Paul George
SF Gordon Hayward
PF Maxi Kleber
PF Dragan Bender
C Joakim Noah
Salary $59,900
Expected Points 298.64

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 $11,700 54.45 4.65
Kyrie Irving BOS $10,100 49.60 4.91
Stephen Curry GS $9,300 45.22 4.86
Damian Lillard POR $9,900 43.04 4.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyrie Irving BOS $10,100 49.60 4.91
Stephen Curry GS $9,300 45.22 4.86
Russell Westbrook OKC $11,700 54.45 4.65
Jalen Brunson DAL $6,100 28.39 4.65

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bradley Beal WAS $10,500 47.38 4.51
Devin Booker PHX $9,000 40.92 4.55
DeMar DeRozan SAS $9,600 39.82 4.15
Donovan Mitchell UTA $9,500 39.71 4.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Hardaway Jr. DAL $4,800 24.63 5.13
Dennis Schroder OKC $5,000 25.14 5.03
Jordan Clarkson CLE $5,300 25.96 4.90
Monte Morris DEN $4,300 20.63 4.80

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul George OKC $10,200 47.69 4.68
Kelly Oubre Jr. PHX $6,600 34.24 5.19
Bojan Bogdanovic IND $6,700 29.37 4.38
Trevor Ariza WAS $6,200 27.76 4.48

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kelly Oubre Jr. PHX $6,600 34.24 5.19
Gordon Hayward BOS $4,800 24.82 5.17
Mikal Bridges PHX $4,700 23.40 4.98
Taurean Prince ATL $5,200 25.64 4.93

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Julius Randle NOP $8,500 41.74 4.91
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $9,200 40.76 4.43
John Collins ATL $9,100 38.54 4.23
Anthony Davis NOP $8,000 38.48 4.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Maxi Kleber DAL $4,100 22.97 5.60
Dragan Bender PHX $3,500 18.86 5.39
Josh Jackson PHX $4,400 23.39 5.32
Dwight Powell DAL $6,400 33.04 5.16

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $10,000 48.21 4.82
Rudy Gobert UTA $9,400 42.22 4.49
DeMarcus Cousins GS $8,800 41.91 4.76
Deandre Ayton PHX $7,300 37.43 5.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joakim Noah MEM $5,000 27.49 5.50
Ante Zizic CLE $4,400 23.30 5.29
Jakob Poeltl SAS $4,900 25.58 5.22
Steven Adams OKC $6,200 32.15 5.19

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.