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NBA Draftkings Picks for Jan 8, 2021

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Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $10,300 56.05 5.44
Russell Westbrook WAS $10,400 51.46 4.95
James Harden HOU $11,000 50.97 4.63
Stephen Curry GS $10,000 49.33 4.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Chiozza BKN $3,000 17.76 5.92
Caris LeVert BKN $7,400 42.43 5.73
LeBron James LAL $10,300 56.05 5.44
Marcus Smart BOS $6,300 34.20 5.43

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bradley Beal WAS $9,700 54.80 5.65
James Harden HOU $11,000 50.97 4.63
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,700 45.65 5.25
Paul George LAC $9,100 45.59 5.01

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Norman Powell TOR $3,900 22.77 5.84
Bradley Beal WAS $9,700 54.80 5.65
Joe Harris BKN $5,500 30.93 5.62
Fred VanVleet TOR $8,100 42.72 5.27

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $10,300 56.05 5.44
Jayson Tatum BOS $9,200 48.97 5.32
Kawhi Leonard LAC $9,300 46.77 5.03
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,700 45.65 5.25

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Norman Powell TOR $3,900 22.77 5.84
James Ennis III ORL $3,000 17.44 5.81
Caris LeVert BKN $7,400 42.43 5.73
Joe Harris BKN $5,500 30.93 5.62

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,900 55.42 5.08
Jayson Tatum BOS $9,200 48.97 5.32
Julius Randle NY $9,800 46.71 4.77
Brandon Ingram NO $8,500 42.27 4.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Daniel Theis BOS $4,300 23.71 5.51
Dario Saric PHO $4,100 22.54 5.50
Jayson Tatum BOS $9,200 48.97 5.32
Jerami Grant DET $7,000 36.10 5.16

Canter

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,900 55.42 5.08
Julius Randle NY $9,800 46.71 4.77
Nikola Vucevic ORL $9,000 44.32 4.92
Christian Wood HOU $7,900 41.28 5.23

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Daniel Theis BOS $4,300 23.71 5.51
Dario Saric PHO $4,100 22.54 5.50
Rudy Gobert UTA $7,500 39.75 5.30
Alex Len TOR $3,100 16.33 5.27

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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