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NBA DraftKings Picks for Wednesday, April 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 Eric Bledsoe
SG Luke Kennard
SF Marcus Morris
PF Al Horford
C Andre Drummond
G James Harden
F Jayson Tatum
Util Glenn Robinson III
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 311.39

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 $10,700 62.95 5.88
Kyrie Irving BOS $8,300 45.64 5.50
Donovan Mitchell UTA $8,000 40.86 5.11
Chris Paul HOU $7,200 37.97 5.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $10,700 62.95 5.88
Ricky Rubio UTA $5,700 31.57 5.54
Kyrie Irving BOS $8,300 45.64 5.50
Eric Bledsoe MIL $6,500 35.58 5.47

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Khris Middleton MIL $6,700 35.53 5.30
Bojan Bogdanovic IND $5,500 29.64 5.39
Joe Ingles UTA $6,200 27.43 4.42
Eric Gordon HOU $4,800 24.82 5.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bojan Bogdanovic IND $5,500 29.64 5.39
Khris Middleton MIL $6,700 35.53 5.30
Luke Kennard DET $4,100 21.51 5.25
Sterling Brown MIL $4,300 22.29 5.18

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,500 58.48 5.57
Jayson Tatum BOS $5,600 33.28 5.94
Thaddeus Young IND $5,900 29.24 4.96
Gordon Hayward BOS $5,300 27.94 5.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marcus Morris BOS $4,600 27.41 5.96
Jayson Tatum BOS $5,600 33.28 5.94
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,500 58.48 5.57
Gordon Hayward BOS $5,300 27.94 5.27

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Al Horford BOS $6,600 36.52 5.53
Domantas Sabonis IND $6,300 30.68 4.87
Derrick Favors UTA $5,400 26.30 4.87
Thon Maker DET $3,600 18.69 5.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Al Horford BOS $6,600 36.52 5.53
Thon Maker DET $3,600 18.69 5.19
Domantas Sabonis IND $6,300 30.68 4.87
Derrick Favors UTA $5,400 26.30 4.87

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andre Drummond DET $9,100 47.07 5.17
Rudy Gobert UTA $7,800 41.08 5.27
Clint Capela HOU $7,000 38.89 5.56
Myles Turner IND $6,100 32.85 5.39

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Clint Capela HOU $7,000 38.89 5.56
Myles Turner IND $6,100 32.85 5.39
Rudy Gobert UTA $7,800 41.08 5.27
Andre Drummond DET $9,100 47.07 5.17

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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