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NBA DraftKings Picks for Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thursday, January 5, 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 C.J. McCollum
SF Kawhi Leonard
PF Thaddeus Young
C Montrezl Harrell
G Nick Young
F Paul George
Flex Tony Parker
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 260.03

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 $12,400 60.12 4.85
James Harden HOU $12,000 58.06 4.84
Damian Lillard POR $9,100 43.61 4.79
C.J. McCollum POR $8,000 39.01 4.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tony Parker SA $4,600 25.92 5.63
Reggie Jackson DET $6,400 33.59 5.25
Dennis Schroder ATL $6,800 35.18 5.17
Jrue Holiday NO $7,200 36.08 5.01

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $12,000 58.06 4.84
C.J. McCollum POR $8,000 39.01 4.88
Nicolas Batum CHA $7,800 37.62 4.82
DeMar DeRozan TOR $8,300 35.68 4.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kent Bazemore ATL $4,000 20.39 5.10
Victor Oladipo OKC $5,900 29.73 5.04
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope DET $5,700 28.69 5.03
Nick Young LAL $4,700 23.43 4.99

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul George IND $7,900 42.25 5.35
Kawhi Leonard SA $8,500 41.14 4.84
Nicolas Batum CHA $7,800 37.62 4.82
Gordon Hayward UTA $7,700 35.87 4.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul George IND $7,900 42.25 5.35
Kent Bazemore ATL $4,000 20.39 5.10
Tobias Harris DET $5,900 29.50 5.00
Dante Cunningham NO $3,700 18.45 4.99

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NO $11,100 51.80 4.67
Paul George IND $7,900 42.25 5.35
Paul Millsap ATL $8,200 39.17 4.78
LaMarcus Aldridge SA $7,700 36.48 4.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Montrezl Harrell HOU $4,700 27.53 5.86
Al-Farouq Aminu POR $4,100 22.43 5.47
Derrick Favors UTA $4,500 24.27 5.39
Paul George IND $7,900 42.25 5.35

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NO $11,100 51.80 4.67
Andre Drummond DET $7,900 39.74 5.03
LaMarcus Aldridge SA $7,700 36.48 4.74
Dwight Howard ATL $7,700 35.69 4.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Montrezl Harrell HOU $4,700 27.53 5.86
Steven Adams OKC $5,600 30.79 5.50
Derrick Favors UTA $4,500 24.27 5.39
Myles Turner IND $6,700 34.84 5.20

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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