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NBA FanDuel 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

Updated Throughout the Day

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PG Russell Westbrook
PG Damian Lillard
SG Manu Ginobili
SG Álex Abrines
SF Paul George
SF Dante Cunningham
PF Nikola Jokic
PF LaMarcus Aldridge
C Montrezl Harrell
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 355.50

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 57.37 4.63
Damian Lillard POR $9,100 42.23 4.64
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,100 37.46 4.62
Jeff Teague IND $7,800 36.22 4.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tony Parker SA $4,600 25.38 5.52
Reggie Jackson DET $6,400 32.39 5.06
Dennis Schroder ATL $6,800 33.66 4.95
Jrue Holiday NO $7,200 34.82 4.84

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $12,000 55.23 4.60
C.J. McCollum POR $8,000 37.69 4.71
Nicolas Batum CHA $7,800 36.44 4.67
DeMar DeRozan TOR $8,300 34.82 4.20

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope DET $5,700 27.85 4.89
Victor Oladipo OKC $5,900 28.62 4.85
Nick Young LAL $4,700 22.48 4.78
Rodney Hood UTA $4,300 20.38 4.74

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul George IND $7,900 40.78 5.16
Kawhi Leonard SA $8,500 40.09 4.72
Gordon Hayward UTA $7,700 34.58 4.49
Harrison Barnes DAL $6,900 31.50 4.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul George IND $7,900 40.78 5.16
Kent Bazemore ATL $4,000 19.42 4.85
Dante Cunningham NO $3,700 17.91 4.84
Maurice Harkless POR $4,700 22.63 4.81

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NO $11,100 50.03 4.51
Paul Millsap ATL $8,200 38.06 4.64
LaMarcus Aldridge SA $7,700 35.91 4.66
Nikola Jokic DEN $7,100 34.71 4.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derrick Favors UTA $4,500 23.73 5.27
Al-Farouq Aminu POR $4,100 21.58 5.26
Thaddeus Young IND $5,200 26.44 5.08
Nikola Jokic DEN $7,100 34.71 4.89

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andre Drummond DET $7,900 38.20 4.84
Myles Turner IND $6,700 34.26 5.11
Dwight Howard ATL $7,700 34.07 4.42
Rudy Gobert UTA $7,400 33.33 4.50

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Montrezl Harrell HOU $4,700 26.99 5.74
Steven Adams OKC $5,600 29.47 5.26
Myles Turner IND $6,700 34.26 5.11
Spencer Hawes CHA $3,500 17.23 4.92

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

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