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NBA DraftKings Picks for Sunday, March 17, 2019

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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 D’Angelo Russell
SG Mario Hezonja
SF Derrick Jones Jr.
PF Blake Griffin
C Joel Embiid
G De’Aaron Fox
F Giannis Antetokounmpo
Util John Jenkins
Salary $48,200
Expected Points 318.35

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 $11,500 58.70 5.10
Zach LaVine CHI $8,000 39.68 4.96
Kemba Walker CHA $8,300 39.42 4.75
De’Aaron Fox SAC $7,100 39.22 5.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Bledsoe MIL $6,100 34.72 5.69
Chris Paul HOU $6,700 37.17 5.55
De’Aaron Fox SAC $7,100 39.22 5.52
Goran Dragic MIA $4,300 23.54 5.47

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jimmy Butler PHI $7,100 36.35 5.12
Khris Middleton MIL $6,600 35.82 5.43
Buddy Hield SAC $7,000 35.69 5.10
Josh Richardson MIA $5,800 31.57 5.44

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mario Hezonja NYK $1,400 11.80 8.43
Dion Waiters MIA $4,300 25.68 5.97
John Jenkins NYK $1,000 5.55 5.55
Pat Connaughton MIL $3,500 19.35 5.53

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,800 60.69 5.62
LeBron James LAL $12,800 49.46 3.86
Kawhi Leonard TOR $8,600 44.19 5.14
Aaron Gordon ORL $7,200 35.11 4.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derrick Jones Jr. MIA $3,300 22.62 6.85
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,800 60.69 5.62
DeMarre Carroll BKN $3,800 20.52 5.40
Kawhi Leonard TOR $8,600 44.19 5.14

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Blake Griffin DET $7,500 41.03 5.47
John Collins ATL $7,500 38.80 5.17
Lauri Markkanen CHI $7,300 36.14 4.95
Pascal Siakam TOR $6,700 34.54 5.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Mirotic MIL $4,500 27.85 6.19
Kelly Olynyk MIA $5,300 29.36 5.54
Blake Griffin DET $7,500 41.03 5.47
Bam Adebayo MIA $5,000 27.03 5.41

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $10,000 52.51 5.25
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $10,000 49.79 4.98
Nikola Vucevic ORL $9,200 49.32 5.36
Andre Drummond DET $8,700 44.61 5.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brook Lopez MIL $5,400 30.25 5.60
Hassan Whiteside MIA $5,700 31.38 5.50
Willie Cauley-Stein SAC $5,200 28.60 5.50
Jarrett Allen BKN $5,300 28.58 5.39

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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