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NBA FanDuel Picks for Jan 17, 2021

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Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luka Doncic DAL $11,200 56.18 5.02
Malcolm Brogdon IND $8,800 44.51 5.06
Mike Conley UTA $7,400 35.97 4.86
Coby White CHI $6,800 33.08 4.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrick Beverley LAC $4,300 24.02 5.59
Immanuel Quickley NY $3,800 20.92 5.51
Malcolm Brogdon IND $8,800 44.51 5.06
Luka Doncic DAL $11,200 56.18 5.02

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach LaVine CHI $9,200 44.31 4.82
Paul George LAC $8,700 41.02 4.71
Donovan Mitchell UTA $7,800 37.92 4.86
Marcus Smart BOS $6,200 29.12 4.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Buddy Hield SAC $5,100 25.48 5.00
Jordan Clarkson UTA $5,200 25.75 4.95
Donovan Mitchell UTA $7,800 37.92 4.86
Zach LaVine CHI $9,200 44.31 4.82

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kawhi Leonard LAC $9,400 44.29 4.71
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,300 40.06 4.83
Brandon Ingram NO $8,500 38.76 4.56
Will Barton DEN $6,100 31.67 5.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Harrison Barnes SAC $5,800 30.20 5.21
Will Barton DEN $6,100 31.67 5.19
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,300 40.06 4.83
Kawhi Leonard LAC $9,400 44.29 4.71

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Domantas Sabonis IND $9,600 50.89 5.30
Julius Randle NY $8,900 41.79 4.70
Kristaps Porzingis DAL $7,400 37.72 5.10
Zion Williamson NO $7,700 34.34 4.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Doug McDermott IND $3,800 23.45 6.17
Bojan Bogdanovic UTA $4,300 23.45 5.45
James Johnson DAL $4,200 22.75 5.42
Domantas Sabonis IND $9,600 50.89 5.30

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $11,500 53.05 4.61
Rudy Gobert UTA $8,000 39.41 4.93
Richaun Holmes SAC $6,800 29.91 4.40
Wendell Carter CHI $5,600 29.48 5.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ivica Zubac LAC $4,000 22.03 5.51
Wendell Carter CHI $5,600 29.48 5.26
Rudy Gobert UTA $8,000 39.41 4.93
Steven Adams NO $5,800 27.86 4.80

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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