For full value reports and bulk linuep optimzers, check out FantasyPlus from Sports from the Basement.


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 James Harden
SG Evan Turner
SF Josh Jackson
PF Al Horford
C Jusuf Nurkic
G Chris Paul
F Noah Vonleh
Util Gerald Green
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 281.29

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 $10,800 53.59 4.96
Damian Lillard POR $10,100 49.73 4.92
Kyrie Irving BOS $9,000 42.97 4.77
Chris Paul HOU $7,700 39.03 5.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Paul HOU $7,700 39.03 5.07
Ricky Rubio UTA $6,400 32.15 5.02
Marcus Smart BOS $4,400 21.87 4.97
James Harden HOU $10,800 53.59 4.96

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Hardaway Jr. NYK $6,600 31.98 4.84
Joe Ingles UTA $5,500 27.13 4.93
Gordon Hayward BOS $6,100 26.66 4.37
Evan Turner POR $4,200 24.31 5.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evan Turner POR $4,200 24.31 5.79
Nik Stauskas POR $3,100 16.37 5.28
Mikal Bridges PHO $4,100 20.28 4.95
Joe Ingles UTA $5,500 27.13 4.93

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jayson Tatum BOS $7,100 31.47 4.43
Josh Jackson PHO $5,400 28.18 5.22
Marcus Morris BOS $5,300 26.22 4.95
Al-Farouq Aminu POR $5,200 25.68 4.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Jackson PHO $5,400 28.18 5.22
Marcus Morris BOS $5,300 26.22 4.95
Al-Farouq Aminu POR $5,200 25.68 4.94
Jae Crowder UTA $4,900 23.92 4.88

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Al Horford BOS $6,200 32.33 5.21
Noah Vonleh NYK $5,100 26.53 5.20
Richaun Holmes PHO $4,300 21.10 4.91
Derrick Favors UTA $4,600 20.80 4.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Al Horford BOS $6,200 32.33 5.21
Noah Vonleh NYK $5,100 26.53 5.20
Richaun Holmes PHO $4,300 21.10 4.91
Derrick Favors UTA $4,600 20.80 4.52

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Clint Capela HOU $8,000 39.24 4.90
Jusuf Nurkic POR $7,300 38.66 5.30
Rudy Gobert UTA $8,300 38.27 4.61
Enes Kanter NYK $6,800 33.96 4.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jusuf Nurkic POR $7,300 38.66 5.30
Enes Kanter NYK $6,800 33.96 4.99
Clint Capela HOU $8,000 39.24 4.90
Rudy Gobert UTA $8,300 38.27 4.61

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.