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NBA Draftkings Picks for Jan 18, 2021

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Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luka Doncic DAL $11,000 60.10 5.46
James Harden BKN $10,800 50.52 4.68
LeBron James LAL $9,700 47.48 4.89
Stephen Curry GS $9,800 46.92 4.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Frazier MEM $1,000 6.49 6.49
Langston Galloway PHO $1,000 6.49 6.49
Jevon Carter PHO $2,000 12.04 6.02
Jordan Bone ORL $1,800 10.61 5.89

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden BKN $10,800 50.52 4.68
Zach LaVine CHI $9,500 42.33 4.46
Fred VanVleet TOR $7,900 41.33 5.23
Victor Oladipo HOU $7,500 39.92 5.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Langston Galloway PHO $1,000 6.49 6.49
Jevon Carter PHO $2,000 12.04 6.02
Victor Oladipo HOU $7,500 39.92 5.32
Gary Trent Jr. POR $4,000 21.07 5.27

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $9,700 47.48 4.89
Jerami Grant DET $8,200 41.81 5.10
Khris Middleton MIL $8,000 40.61 5.08
Victor Oladipo HOU $7,500 39.92 5.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Konchar MEM $1,000 6.63 6.63
Cameron Johnson PHO $4,200 23.34 5.56
Victor Oladipo HOU $7,500 39.92 5.32
Gary Trent Jr. POR $4,000 21.07 5.27

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Durant BKN $10,100 52.20 5.17
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,400 51.27 4.93
Julius Randle NY $10,400 46.62 4.48
Anthony Davis LAL $9,300 42.45 4.56

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Xavier Tillman MEM $3,200 21.27 6.65
Thaddeus Young CHI $3,800 22.85 6.01
Cameron Johnson PHO $4,200 23.34 5.56
Jonathan Isaac ORL $1,000 5.42 5.42

Canter

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Vucevic ORL $10,800 52.55 4.87
Kevin Durant BKN $10,100 52.20 5.17
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,400 51.27 4.93
Julius Randle NY $10,400 46.62 4.48

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Xavier Tillman MEM $3,200 21.27 6.65
Frank Kaminsky PHO $1,000 5.39 5.39
Kevin Durant BKN $10,100 52.20 5.17
Christian Wood HOU $8,900 45.70 5.14

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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