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NBA FanDuel Picks for Jan 8, 2021

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Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Russell Westbrook WAS $10,700 47.80 4.47
Stephen Curry GS $9,700 46.09 4.75
De’Aaron Fox SAC $7,800 37.19 4.77
John Wall HOU $8,500 36.57 4.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Elfrid Payton NY $5,500 31.60 5.75
Marcus Smart BOS $5,900 33.09 5.61
Coby White CHI $6,600 34.08 5.16
Ish Smith WAS $3,800 19.53 5.14

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bradley Beal WAS $10,100 53.09 5.26
James Harden HOU $11,400 48.95 4.29
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,000 43.87 5.48
Paul George LAC $8,800 43.73 4.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Caris LeVert BKN $6,800 41.25 6.07
Dennis Schroder LAL $5,300 29.80 5.62
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,000 43.87 5.48
Fred VanVleet TOR $7,800 41.59 5.33

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $10,200 52.26 5.12
Jayson Tatum BOS $9,400 47.26 5.03
Kawhi Leonard LAC $9,600 46.99 4.89
Brandon Ingram NO $8,800 40.85 4.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Norman Powell TOR $3,700 22.35 6.04
Joe Harris BKN $4,900 28.96 5.91
LeBron James LAL $10,200 52.26 5.12
Otto Porter CHI $5,600 28.60 5.11

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $11,200 53.40 4.77
Julius Randle NY $9,400 42.69 4.54
Christian Wood HOU $9,000 40.97 4.55
Zion Williamson NO $7,800 37.05 4.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Kuzma LAL $4,100 25.25 6.16
Eric Paschall GS $4,000 21.28 5.32
Bobby Portis MIL $5,000 25.89 5.18
Nicolas Batum LAC $4,400 22.56 5.13

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Vucevic ORL $8,800 42.13 4.79
Rudy Gobert UTA $8,400 40.77 4.85
Deandre Ayton PHO $7,200 35.89 4.99
Jarrett Allen BKN $7,000 35.47 5.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Daniel Theis BOS $4,300 24.38 5.67
Thomas Bryant WAS $6,400 34.58 5.40
Mitchell Robinson NY $5,800 29.57 5.10
DeAndre Jordan BKN $3,900 19.78 5.07

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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