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NBA FanDuel Picks for Jan 18, 2021

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Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luka Doncic DAL $11,200 56.71 5.06
Stephen Curry GS $9,800 44.00 4.49
Damian Lillard POR $10,100 43.56 4.31
Trae Young ATL $8,900 39.30 4.42

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Paul PHO $7,100 37.44 5.27
Immanuel Quickley NY $4,500 23.46 5.21
Goran Dragic MIA $5,500 28.23 5.13
Luka Doncic DAL $11,200 56.71 5.06

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden BKN $10,300 48.80 4.74
Zach LaVine CHI $9,300 40.18 4.32
Victor Oladipo HOU $7,500 40.13 5.35
Fred VanVleet TOR $8,000 39.05 4.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Trent POR $3,600 20.08 5.58
Victor Oladipo HOU $7,500 40.13 5.35
Donte DiVincenzo MIL $4,400 22.71 5.16
Tim Hardaway DAL $6,400 31.75 4.96

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Durant BKN $10,500 49.01 4.67
LeBron James LAL $9,500 44.62 4.70
Jerami Grant DET $8,400 41.84 4.98
Khris Middleton MIL $8,000 38.18 4.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joe Harris BKN $4,500 25.52 5.67
Garrett Temple CHI $3,800 21.46 5.65
Cameron Johnson PHO $4,300 23.16 5.39
Rudy Gay SA $4,100 21.99 5.36

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $11,300 49.07 4.34
Julius Randle NY $8,900 44.58 5.01
Christian Wood HOU $9,800 44.42 4.53
Anthony Davis LAL $9,500 43.41 4.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thaddeus Young CHI $3,800 22.93 6.03
Jae Crowder PHO $4,400 26.47 6.02
P.J. Tucker HOU $4,100 22.96 5.60
Kristaps Porzingis DAL $6,900 38.62 5.60

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Vucevic ORL $9,900 50.42 5.09
Enes Kanter POR $6,300 33.54 5.32
Clint Capela ATL $7,000 33.30 4.76
Deandre Ayton PHO $6,700 32.50 4.85

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Enes Kanter POR $6,300 33.54 5.32
Marc Gasol LAL $3,700 19.65 5.31
Wendell Carter CHI $5,900 30.37 5.15
Nikola Vucevic ORL $9,900 50.42 5.09

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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