Sports from the Basement

NBA FanDuel Picks for Friday, March 15, 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 Emmanuel Mudiay
PG Elfrid Payton
SG James Harden
SG Eric Gordon
SF Josh Richardson
SF Harrison Barnes
PF JaMychal Green
PF Julius Randle
C Willie Cauley-Stein
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 300.3

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 $9,800 44.64 4.56
Damian Lillard POR $9,900 42.04 4.25
Kemba Walker CHA $9,200 40.62 4.42
Elfrid Payton NOP $7,600 37.37 4.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Emmanuel Mudiay NYK $4,800 28.47 5.93
Alex Caruso LAL $3,600 18.17 5.05
Goran Dragic MIA $4,300 21.52 5.01
Elfrid Payton NOP $7,600 37.37 4.92

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $12,500 58.74 4.70
Bradley Beal WAS $10,800 48.56 4.50
Devin Booker PHX $8,700 39.44 4.53
DeMar DeRozan SAS $9,500 39.32 4.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Gordon HOU $5,500 27.45 4.99
Reggie Bullock LAL $3,600 17.89 4.97
Buddy Hield SAC $6,800 33.63 4.95
Dwyane Wade MIA $5,600 26.91 4.80

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $11,800 51.17 4.34
Danilo Gallinari LAC $7,200 31.58 4.39
Otto Porter Jr. CHI $7,000 31.42 4.49
Kelly Oubre Jr. PHX $6,800 30.57 4.49

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Harrison Barnes SAC $5,500 27.18 4.94
Rodney Hood POR $3,700 18.14 4.90
Jeff Green WAS $4,500 21.93 4.87
Josh Richardson MIA $6,200 29.98 4.84

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Julius Randle NOP $8,500 43.00 5.06
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $9,000 40.95 4.55
Blake Griffin DET $8,400 37.17 4.42
Lauri Markkanen CHI $7,800 36.22 4.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Julius Randle NOP $8,500 43.00 5.06
Al-Farouq Aminu POR $4,600 23.22 5.05
Cheick Diallo NOP $4,000 20.06 5.02
JaMychal Green LAC $3,800 18.45 4.85


Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $10,900 50.66 4.65
Andre Drummond DET $10,000 43.38 4.34
Clint Capela HOU $8,300 38.69 4.66
Jusuf Nurkic POR $8,700 38.10 4.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willie Cauley-Stein SAC $5,600 29.66 5.30
Jahlil Okafor NOP $3,500 17.74 5.07
JaVale McGee LAL $5,100 25.41 4.98
DeAndre Jordan NYK $6,400 30.63 4.79

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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