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NBA DraftKings Picks for Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 NBA Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

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PG Reggie Jackson
SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF T.J. Warren
PF Matt Barnes
C Marcin Gortat
G Isaiah Thomas
F Paul George
Flex Joel Embiid
Salary $49,700
Expected Points 260.96

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Wall WAS $9,600 48.40 5.04
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,000 42.12 5.27
Isaiah Thomas BOS $8,100 41.12 5.08
Eric Bledsoe PHO $7,900 39.69 5.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
T.J. McConnell PHI $4,600 24.67 5.36
Tony Parker SA $4,500 24.07 5.35
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,000 42.12 5.27
Goran Dragic MIA $7,000 35.92 5.13

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMar DeRozan TOR $7,900 39.97 5.06
Bradley Beal WAS $6,800 31.46 4.63
Avery Bradley BOS $6,500 30.15 4.64
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope DET $5,700 29.85 5.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope DET $5,700 29.85 5.24
Gary Harris DEN $4,700 24.36 5.18
Nik Stauskas PHI $3,600 18.43 5.12
DeMar DeRozan TOR $7,900 39.97 5.06

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gordon Hayward UTA $8,000 41.13 5.14
Kawhi Leonard SA $8,300 39.30 4.73
Paul George IND $7,800 38.90 4.99
Andrew Wiggins MIN $6,900 35.20 5.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Barnes SAC $3,800 21.27 5.60
T.J. Warren PHO $4,900 26.45 5.40
Dario Saric PHI $4,200 21.63 5.15
Gordon Hayward UTA $8,000 41.13 5.14

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $11,200 55.97 5.00
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,300 44.93 4.83
Joel Embiid PHI $7,200 39.73 5.52
Paul George IND $7,800 38.90 4.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Barnes SAC $3,800 21.27 5.60
Joel Embiid PHI $7,200 39.73 5.52
Gorgui Dieng MIN $5,600 29.78 5.32
Dario Saric PHI $4,200 21.63 5.15

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $11,200 55.97 5.00
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,300 44.93 4.83
Joel Embiid PHI $7,200 39.73 5.52
Andre Drummond DET $7,700 39.54 5.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $7,200 39.73 5.52
Marcin Gortat WAS $6,100 32.62 5.35
Gorgui Dieng MIN $5,600 29.78 5.32
Nikola Jokic DEN $7,200 37.54 5.21

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. 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.

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