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NBA FanDuel Picks for Jan 3, 2021

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


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Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Damian Lillard POR $9,300 45.01 4.84
Stephen Curry GS $9,800 44.90 4.58
Russell Westbrook WAS $11,000 39.07 3.55
Kyrie Irving BKN $9,500 38.85 4.09

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Paul PHO $7,200 37.76 5.24
Jalen Brunson DAL $3,700 18.82 5.09
Jamal Murray DEN $7,300 36.81 5.04
Ish Smith WAS $3,800 18.83 4.96

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bradley Beal WAS $9,800 47.22 4.82
CJ McCollum POR $8,800 41.28 4.69
DeMar DeRozan SA $8,500 40.69 4.79
Paul George LAC $8,000 39.08 4.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Richardson DAL $4,800 27.03 5.63
John Konchar MEM $3,800 19.07 5.02
Zach LaVine CHI $7,700 38.15 4.95
Paul George LAC $8,000 39.08 4.89

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $10,400 47.37 4.56
Kawhi Leonard LAC $10,500 45.45 4.33
Kevin Durant BKN $9,600 45.11 4.70
Jaylen Brown BOS $15,000 43.36 2.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joe Harris BKN $4,500 27.89 6.20
Otto Porter CHI $4,400 26.93 6.12
Deni Avdija WAS $4,400 23.57 5.36
Carmelo Anthony POR $4,500 24.01 5.33

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis LAL $10,000 44.55 4.45
Jayson Tatum BOS $16,000 42.15 2.63
Jerami Grant DET $13,500 30.96 2.29
Blake Griffin DET $12,000 29.11 2.43

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Johnson DAL $3,500 21.16 6.05
Thaddeus Young CHI $4,200 24.32 5.79
Kyle Kuzma LAL $4,100 22.64 5.52
Bojan Bogdanovic UTA $5,000 25.77 5.15

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $10,600 52.36 4.94
Rudy Gobert UTA $7,800 38.61 4.95
Jonas Valanciunas MEM $7,200 35.19 4.89
Jusuf Nurkic POR $6,000 31.28 5.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Serge Ibaka LAC $5,100 28.76 5.64
Thomas Bryant WAS $5,800 30.53 5.26
Jusuf Nurkic POR $6,000 31.28 5.21
Gorgui Dieng MEM $3,700 18.82 5.09

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Picks are updated regularly, but we advise that you 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. Sample lineups are provided as thought-starters, and are not intended for direct use.

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