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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 Fred VanVleet
PG Damian Lillard
SG Gary Harris
SG Dennis Schroder
SF Jonathan Isaac
SF Paul George
PF LaMarcus Aldridge
PF Paul Millsap
C Marc Gasol
Salary $59,500
Expected Points 303.78

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 $12,100 55.45 4.58
Damian Lillard POR $9,700 48.27 4.98
Kyle Lowry TOR $7,800 36.07 4.62
Jamal Murray DEN $7,700 33.75 4.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Damian Lillard POR $9,700 48.27 4.98
Fred VanVleet TOR $4,800 22.51 4.69
Michael Carter-Williams ORL $4,100 18.96 4.63
Kyle Lowry TOR $7,800 36.07 4.62

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMar DeRozan SAS $8,500 41.35 4.87
CJ McCollum POR $6,900 34.04 4.93
Dennis Schroder OKC $5,200 27.80 5.35
Evan Fournier ORL $5,600 26.78 4.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Harris DEN $4,600 25.43 5.53
Dennis Schroder OKC $5,200 27.80 5.35
Danny Green TOR $4,700 24.43 5.20
CJ McCollum POR $6,900 34.04 4.93

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul George OKC $10,600 48.97 4.62
Kawhi Leonard TOR $9,300 40.82 4.39
Jonathan Isaac ORL $5,100 28.79 5.64
Rudy Gay SAS $5,400 26.42 4.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Isaac ORL $5,100 28.79 5.64
Rudy Gay SAS $5,400 26.42 4.89
Paul George OKC $10,600 48.97 4.62
Will Barton DEN $5,600 24.73 4.42

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,300 41.02 4.94
Pascal Siakam TOR $7,800 36.97 4.74
Aaron Gordon ORL $7,100 32.81 4.62
Paul Millsap DEN $5,500 29.65 5.39

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul Millsap DEN $5,500 29.65 5.39
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,300 41.02 4.94
Jerami Grant OKC $5,600 26.63 4.76
Al-Farouq Aminu POR $5,500 26.17 4.76

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $10,600 48.82 4.61
Nikola Vucevic ORL $9,400 42.19 4.49
Enes Kanter POR $7,800 39.09 5.01
Steven Adams OKC $6,500 32.68 5.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marc Gasol TOR $5,700 31.34 5.50
Jakob Poeltl SAS $4,300 23.26 5.41
Steven Adams OKC $6,500 32.68 5.03
Enes Kanter POR $7,800 39.09 5.01

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.