FanDuel NBA Projected Optimal Lineup (October 23rd, 2017)

Pos Player Salary Fpts $/Point
PG Eric Bledsoe 7200 40.6 $ 177.34
PG Malcolm Delaney 3100 22.69 $ 136.62
SG Klay Thompson 7200 41.26 $ 174.50
SG Kent Bazemore 4800 30.93 $ 155.19
SF Kevin Durant 10200 55.05 $ 185.29
SF Robert Covington 5800 34.47 $ 168.26
PF Draymond Green 7700 46.64 $ 165.09
PF Paul Millsap 7800 43.94 $ 177.51
C Marcin Gortat 6100 37.83 $ 161.25
59900 353.41 $ 169.49

Actual Optimal Lineup (10/22/2017)

Pos Player Salary Fpts $/Point
PG Jrue Holiday 6700 37 $ 181.08
PG Jeff Teague 6400 39.7 $ 161.21
SG Andrew Wiggins 6300 46.4 $ 135.78
SG Jordan Clarkson 4200 29.5 $ 142.37
SF Allen Crabbe 4500 31 $ 145.16
SF Paul George 8400 43.2 $ 194.44
PF Anthony Davis 11500 66.9 $ 171.90
PF Kyle Kuzma 4800 31.2 $ 153.85
C Steven Adams 6400 44.1 $ 145.12
59200 369 $ 160.43

What this is

Our projected optimal lineup will give you an idea of what the best lineup might look like for today's daily fantasy games.

Where the projected optimal lineup comes from

We start with RotoGrinders Player Projections (Subscription required). Then, we run a randomization algorithm with high-order iterations to determine which player combination is projected to score the most points for each DFS site's unique pricing and scoring systems.

In other words: The projected optimal lineup shows you the best lineup you can afford (based on our current projections) for tonight's games.

How to use our projected optimal lineup

The picks in our projected optimal lineup are intended as a starting point to help supplement your own daily fantasy research. We do not recommend blindly playing the above lineup without understanding the core principles of DFS games.

If you want to build more lineups based on players you see above, be sure to check out our automated Lineup Builder tool.


The projected optimal lineup is generated each morning at 11 AM ET for MLB, 12 PM ET for NBA, and each week on Wednesdays for NFL.

Lineups are manually updated by RotoGrinders in the event of injuries and news updates.

Make sure to check for late scratches and lineup adjustments by following @RotoGrinders on Twitter. Last-minute lineup changes will be posted on Twitter before the algorithm-projected lineup is recalculated, and the lineup may not be updated to account for late scratches.

"C" denotes a player that is confirmed in the lineup. "NC" indicates that a player is not confirmed in the lineup. is the home of the daily fantasy sports community. Our content, rankings, member blogs, promotions and forum discussion all cater to the players that like to create a new fantasy team every day of the week. Our goal is to help all of our members make more money playing daily fantasy sports!

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