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NBA Draftkings Picks for Jan 17, 2021

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Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luka Doncic DAL $11,200 60.89 5.44
Malcolm Brogdon IND $8,700 45.28 5.20
Donovan Mitchell UTA $8,500 40.52 4.77
Mike Conley UTA $7,100 37.12 5.23

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luka Doncic DAL $11,200 60.89 5.44
Monte Morris DEN $4,100 22.06 5.38
Mike Conley UTA $7,100 37.12 5.23
Malcolm Brogdon IND $8,700 45.28 5.20

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach LaVine CHI $9,700 46.91 4.84
Paul George LAC $9,500 43.57 4.59
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,900 42.21 4.74
Donovan Mitchell UTA $8,500 40.52 4.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Will Barton DEN $6,000 31.17 5.20
Edmond Sumner IND $3,200 15.88 4.96
Zach LaVine CHI $9,700 46.91 4.84
Donovan Mitchell UTA $8,500 40.52 4.77

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kawhi Leonard LAC $9,700 44.65 4.60
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,900 42.21 4.74
Brandon Ingram NO $8,800 39.97 4.54
Will Barton DEN $6,000 31.17 5.20

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Doug McDermott IND $4,300 24.83 5.77
Will Barton DEN $6,000 31.17 5.20
Edmond Sumner IND $3,200 15.88 4.96
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,900 42.21 4.74

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Domantas Sabonis IND $9,800 54.38 5.55
Julius Randle NY $9,200 44.89 4.88
Brandon Ingram NO $8,800 39.97 4.54
Kristaps Porzingis DAL $8,400 39.09 4.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Doug McDermott IND $4,300 24.83 5.77
Domantas Sabonis IND $9,800 54.38 5.55
Julius Randle NY $9,200 44.89 4.88
Kelan Martin IND $3,000 14.27 4.76

Canter

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $11,200 55.42 4.95
Domantas Sabonis IND $9,800 54.38 5.55
Julius Randle NY $9,200 44.89 4.88
Kristaps Porzingis DAL $8,400 39.09 4.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ivica Zubac LAC $3,900 21.80 5.59
Domantas Sabonis IND $9,800 54.38 5.55
Nikola Jokic DEN $11,200 55.42 4.95
Julius Randle NY $9,200 44.89 4.88

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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