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NBA FanDuel Picks for Jan 5, 2021

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Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Damian Lillard POR $9,200 43.79 4.76
Kyrie Irving BKN $9,700 42.77 4.41
Jamal Murray DEN $7,900 40.23 5.09
Dejounte Murray SA $7,000 33.81 4.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jamal Murray DEN $7,900 40.23 5.09
Monte Morris DEN $4,500 21.95 4.88
Dejounte Murray SA $7,000 33.81 4.83
Lou Williams LAC $4,000 19.07 4.77

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
CJ McCollum POR $8,900 42.66 4.79
DeMar DeRozan SA $8,400 38.64 4.60
Zach LaVine CHI $8,100 38.12 4.71
Donovan Mitchell UTA $7,800 35.28 4.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Caris LeVert BKN $6,100 32.51 5.33
Malik Beasley MIN $5,600 28.92 5.16
Bruce Brown BKN $3,600 17.26 4.80
CJ McCollum POR $8,900 42.66 4.79

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $10,200 51.55 5.05
Kawhi Leonard LAC $10,100 46.16 4.57
Keldon Johnson SA $6,500 28.57 4.40
Will Barton DEN $5,400 26.66 4.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carmelo Anthony POR $4,200 22.37 5.33
Rudy Gay SA $4,800 24.45 5.09
Derrick Jones POR $3,600 18.26 5.07
LeBron James LAL $10,200 51.55 5.05

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis LAL $10,000 48.13 4.81
LaMarcus Aldridge SA $6,200 27.47 4.43
Robert Covington POR $5,000 27.08 5.42
Bojan Bogdanovic UTA $5,300 26.78 5.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robert Covington POR $5,000 27.08 5.42
Thaddeus Young CHI $4,100 20.96 5.11
Bojan Bogdanovic UTA $5,300 26.78 5.05
Kyle Kuzma LAL $4,100 20.65 5.04

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $10,500 53.03 5.05
Rudy Gobert UTA $8,200 39.10 4.77
Jonas Valanciunas MEM $6,800 32.69 4.81
Jusuf Nurkic POR $6,000 31.32 5.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Serge Ibaka LAC $4,500 26.33 5.85
Jarrett Allen BKN $5,800 30.48 5.26
Jusuf Nurkic POR $6,000 31.32 5.22
Ivica Zubac LAC $3,900 19.98 5.12

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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