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NBA FanDuel 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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Optimal lineups are generated to demonstrate groups of players that work well together. This should be used only as a thought-starter for your lineups. This lineup may not conform to exact requirements of FanDuel (ie. players from one team), and may cross over multiple slates. For more detailed and customizable lineup generation, please use the NBA FanDuel Optimizer.

PG Russell Westbrook
PG Kyle Lowry
SG Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
SG Courtney Lee
SF Paul George
SF Carmelo Anthony
PF Enes Kanter
PF Thaddeus Young
C Kyle O’Quinn
Salary $59,800
Expected Points 365.56

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 58.42 4.75
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,800 42.42 4.82
Isaiah Thomas BOS $9,700 41.77 4.31
John Wall WAS $9,100 41.53 4.56

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dennis Schroder ATL $6,500 32.94 5.07
Elfrid Payton ORL $6,200 30.50 4.92
Malcolm Brogdon MIL $5,300 25.83 4.87
Kyle Lowry TOR $8,800 42.42 4.82

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $11,800 56.33 4.77
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,600 49.92 4.71
DeMar DeRozan TOR $9,000 39.02 4.34
Nicolas Batum CHA $7,400 36.52 4.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jodie Meeks ORL $3,800 20.02 5.27
Nicolas Batum CHA $7,400 36.52 4.94
James Harden HOU $11,800 56.33 4.77
Reggie Bullock DET $3,500 16.48 4.71

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Durant GS $10,400 48.31 4.65
Paul George IND $7,500 39.63 5.28
Carmelo Anthony NY $7,700 38.19 4.96
Rudy Gay SAC $7,300 33.41 4.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarre Carroll TOR $4,200 23.21 5.53
Mindaugas Kuzminskas NY $3,900 21.54 5.52
Paul George IND $7,500 39.63 5.28
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist CHA $4,800 24.51 5.11

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NO $11,200 51.20 4.57
Paul Millsap ATL $8,300 37.78 4.55
Draymond Green GS $8,100 36.66 4.53
Jabari Parker MIL $7,500 34.02 4.54

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thaddeus Young IND $5,400 27.37 5.07
Tobias Harris DET $6,000 30.23 5.04
Anthony Tolliver SAC $4,000 20.17 5.04
Enes Kanter OKC $6,300 31.62 5.02

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMarcus Cousins SAC $10,700 50.91 4.76
Joel Embiid PHI $8,400 41.26 4.91
Marc Gasol MEM $8,100 36.19 4.47
Andre Drummond DET $8,000 35.82 4.48

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle O’Quinn NY $4,600 27.07 5.88
Cody Zeller CHA $5,100 27.05 5.30
Kelly Olynyk BOS $4,300 22.68 5.27
Jonas Valanciunas TOR $5,700 29.55 5.18

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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