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NBA FanDuel Picks for Thursday, May 16, 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 Eric Bledsoe
PG Damian Lillard
SG Malcolm Brogdon
SG Pat Connaughton
SF Giannis Antetokounmpo
SF Nikola Mirotic
PF Al-Farouq Aminu
PF Draymond Green
C Enes Kanter
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 277.66

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Curry GS $9,800 47.20 4.82
Damian Lillard POR $9,300 43.00 4.62
Kyle Lowry TOR $6,900 29.95 4.34
Eric Bledsoe MIL $5,500 23.75 4.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Curry GS $9,800 47.20 4.82
Damian Lillard POR $9,300 43.00 4.62
Kyle Lowry TOR $6,900 29.95 4.34
Eric Bledsoe MIL $5,500 23.75 4.32

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Klay Thompson GS $7,800 36.16 4.64
CJ McCollum POR $8,400 32.58 3.88
Khris Middleton MIL $7,500 31.18 4.16
Andre Iguodala GS $6,500 27.61 4.25

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Klay Thompson GS $7,800 36.16 4.64
Pat Connaughton MIL $5,000 21.69 4.34
Andre Iguodala GS $6,500 27.61 4.25
Khris Middleton MIL $7,500 31.18 4.16

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $12,000 59.27 4.94
Kawhi Leonard TOR $10,500 49.65 4.73
Nikola Mirotic MIL $5,200 21.05 4.05
Rodney Hood POR $4,900 19.01 3.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $12,000 59.27 4.94
Kawhi Leonard TOR $10,500 49.65 4.73
Nikola Mirotic MIL $5,200 21.05 4.05
Rodney Hood POR $4,900 19.01 3.88

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Draymond Green GS $8,600 42.00 4.88
Pascal Siakam TOR $7,600 33.68 4.43
Serge Ibaka TOR $5,100 20.81 4.08
Kevon Looney GS $4,600 19.01 4.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Draymond Green GS $8,600 42.00 4.88
Pascal Siakam TOR $7,600 33.68 4.43
Al-Farouq Aminu POR $4,000 17.70 4.42
Kevon Looney GS $4,600 19.01 4.13

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Enes Kanter POR $5,300 28.13 5.31
Marc Gasol TOR $5,700 26.02 4.56
Brook Lopez MIL $4,500 23.26 5.17
Andrew Bogut GS $3,500 11.57 3.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Enes Kanter POR $5,300 28.13 5.31
Brook Lopez MIL $4,500 23.26 5.17
Marc Gasol TOR $5,700 26.02 4.56
Andrew Bogut GS $3,500 11.57 3.30

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 Рthose 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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