Sports from the Basement

NBA FanDuel 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 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 Jeremy Lin
PG Rajon Rondo
SG Dion Waiters
SG Khris Middleton
SF Derrick Jones Jr.
SF Giannis Antetokounmpo
PF Aaron Gordon
PF Kelly Olynyk
C Nikola Vucevic
Salary $59,600
Expected Points 309.96

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ben Simmons PHI $9,700 38.44 3.96
De’Aaron Fox SAC $8,000 38.38 4.80
Kemba Walker CHA $9,300 37.85 4.07
Chris Paul HOU $8,100 36.21 4.47

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeremy Lin TOR $3,600 21.96 6.10
Goran Dragic MIA $4,300 22.66 5.27
Rajon Rondo LAL $6,800 35.69 5.25
D.J. Augustin ORL $4,900 25.16 5.13

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $12,600 56.39 4.48
Zach LaVine CHI $8,300 38.40 4.63
Jimmy Butler PHI $8,400 37.37 4.45
D’Angelo Russell BKN $7,900 36.81 4.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dion Waiters MIA $4,100 24.53 5.98
Buddy Hield SAC $6,700 34.25 5.11
Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC $5,100 24.65 4.83
Khris Middleton MIL $7,200 34.65 4.81

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $12,000 58.58 4.88
LeBron James LAL $10,700 47.44 4.43
Kawhi Leonard TOR $9,500 43.63 4.59
Danilo Gallinari LAC $7,100 33.24 4.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derrick Jones Jr. MIA $3,500 23.23 6.64
Nikola Mirotic MIL $5,000 27.21 5.44
DeMarre Carroll BKN $3,800 19.65 5.17
Josh Richardson MIA $6,100 31.36 5.14

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Blake Griffin DET $8,500 38.86 4.57
John Collins ATL $9,100 37.45 4.12
Montrezl Harrell LAC $7,800 34.54 4.43
Pascal Siakam TOR $8,000 34.49 4.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kelly Olynyk MIA $5,100 28.38 5.56
Aaron Gordon ORL $7,300 34.48 4.72
Dario Saric MIN $4,000 18.84 4.71
JaMychal Green LAC $3,700 17.40 4.70

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $11,000 50.73 4.61
Nikola Vucevic ORL $10,000 48.46 4.85
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $11,400 48.39 4.24
Andre Drummond DET $9,900 43.79 4.42

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeAndre Jordan NYK $6,600 34.61 5.24
Brook Lopez MIL $6,000 30.79 5.13
Willie Cauley-Stein SAC $5,700 28.93 5.07
JaVale McGee LAL $5,300 26.09 4.92

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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