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NBA Draftkings Picks for Jan 5, 2021

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Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $10,100 54.70 5.42
Damian Lillard POR $9,800 46.97 4.79
Kyrie Irving BKN $9,300 44.09 4.74
CJ McCollum POR $8,400 43.88 5.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bruce Brown BKN $3,000 18.42 6.14
Jamal Murray DEN $7,600 41.46 5.45
LeBron James LAL $10,100 54.70 5.42
CJ McCollum POR $8,400 43.88 5.22

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
CJ McCollum POR $8,400 43.88 5.22
Zach LaVine CHI $8,000 39.18 4.90
Donovan Mitchell UTA $7,400 37.53 5.07
D’Angelo Russell MIN $7,200 33.60 4.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bruce Brown BKN $3,000 18.42 6.14
CJ McCollum POR $8,400 43.88 5.22
Donovan Mitchell UTA $7,400 37.53 5.07
Caris LeVert BKN $6,600 32.90 4.98

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $10,100 54.70 5.42
Kawhi Leonard LAC $9,100 45.53 5.00
DeMar DeRozan SA $7,900 38.76 4.91
Keldon Johnson SA $6,500 29.17 4.49

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Taurean Prince BKN $3,300 18.52 5.61
LeBron James LAL $10,100 54.70 5.42
Kawhi Leonard LAC $9,100 45.53 5.00
DeMar DeRozan SA $7,900 38.76 4.91

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis LAL $9,500 47.53 5.00
DeMar DeRozan SA $7,900 38.76 4.91
Keldon Johnson SA $6,500 29.17 4.49
Bojan Bogdanovic UTA $6,100 28.30 4.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Taurean Prince BKN $3,300 18.52 5.61
Jeff Green BKN $3,100 17.06 5.50
Carmelo Anthony POR $4,400 22.82 5.19
Robert Covington POR $5,100 25.75 5.05

Canter

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $10,800 56.64 5.24
Anthony Davis LAL $9,500 47.53 5.00
Rudy Gobert UTA $7,700 38.17 4.96
Jonas Valanciunas MEM $7,600 34.44 4.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeff Green BKN $3,100 17.06 5.50
Jarrett Allen BKN $5,800 30.56 5.27
Nikola Jokic DEN $10,800 56.64 5.24
Anthony Davis LAL $9,500 47.53 5.00

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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