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NBA DraftKings Picks for Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 NBA Daily Fantasy (DFS) Picks for FanDuel Daily Fantasy League Competitions.

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Optimal Lineup

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PG Dennis Schroder
SG Nicolas Batum
SF Mindaugas Kuzminskas
PF DeMarcus Cousins
C Kyle O’Quinn
G Jodie Meeks
F Thaddeus Young
Flex Paul George
Salary $49,800
Expected Points 266.11

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 $12,300 61.18 4.97
James Harden HOU $11,800 59.29 5.02
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,600 50.79 4.79
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,800 43.78 4.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dennis Schroder ATL $6,500 34.44 5.30
Elfrid Payton ORL $6,200 31.22 5.03
James Harden HOU $11,800 59.29 5.02
Malcolm Brogdon MIL $5,300 26.55 5.01

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,800 59.29 5.02
DeMar DeRozan TOR $9,000 39.77 4.42
Nicolas Batum CHA $7,400 37.74 5.10
C.J. McCollum POR $8,300 37.20 4.48

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jodie Meeks ORL $3,800 20.87 5.49
Nicolas Batum CHA $7,400 37.74 5.10
James Harden HOU $11,800 59.29 5.02
Malcolm Brogdon MIL $5,300 26.55 5.01

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,600 50.79 4.79
Kevin Durant GS $10,400 50.09 4.82
Paul George IND $7,500 41.28 5.50
Carmelo Anthony NY $7,700 39.35 5.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mindaugas Kuzminskas NY $3,900 22.39 5.74
DeMarre Carroll TOR $4,200 24.06 5.73
Paul George IND $7,500 41.28 5.50
Marcus Morris DET $4,900 25.81 5.27

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $10,700 53.19 4.97
Anthony Davis NO $11,200 52.95 4.73
Joel Embiid PHI $8,400 42.86 5.10
Paul George IND $7,500 41.28 5.50

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle O’Quinn NY $4,600 28.13 6.11
DeMarre Carroll TOR $4,200 24.06 5.73
Paul George IND $7,500 41.28 5.50
Kelly Olynyk BOS $4,300 23.49 5.46

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $10,700 53.19 4.97
Anthony Davis NO $11,200 52.95 4.73
Joel Embiid PHI $8,400 42.86 5.10
Draymond Green GS $8,100 37.98 4.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle O’Quinn NY $4,600 28.13 6.11
Kelly Olynyk BOS $4,300 23.49 5.46
Cody Zeller CHA $5,100 27.58 5.41
Jonas Valanciunas TOR $5,700 30.04 5.27

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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