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NBA FanDuel Picks for May 5, 2021

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Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Russell Westbrook WAS $11,200 57.99 5.18
Damian Lillard POR $9,200 43.46 4.72
Trae Young ATL $8,800 41.58 4.72
Chris Paul PHO $8,000 39.76 4.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Delon Wright SAC $5,200 33.21 6.39
T.J. McConnell IND $5,700 31.13 5.46
Cole Anthony ORL $5,800 30.52 5.26
Russell Westbrook WAS $11,200 57.99 5.18

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Caris LeVert IND $8,400 42.89 5.11
Bradley Beal WAS $9,100 42.65 4.69
DeMar DeRozan SA $8,900 42.43 4.77
Devin Booker PHO $8,000 39.49 4.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Torrey Craig PHO $3,600 21.32 5.92
Grayson Allen MEM $3,600 19.95 5.54
Caris LeVert IND $8,400 42.89 5.11
Evan Fournier BOS $5,300 27.05 5.10

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Michael Porter DEN $7,700 38.90 5.05
Anthony Edwards MIN $8,000 37.32 4.66
Bogdan Bogdanovic ATL $7,600 35.44 4.66
Buddy Hield SAC $7,300 33.10 4.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bojan Bogdanovic UTA $5,700 30.42 5.34
Michael Porter DEN $7,700 38.90 5.05
Mikal Bridges PHO $5,800 28.40 4.90
Kyle Anderson MEM $6,200 29.91 4.82

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $11,400 59.01 5.18
Domantas Sabonis IND $10,300 50.48 4.90
Julius Randle NY $9,700 45.95 4.74
Jayson Tatum BOS $10,100 45.25 4.48

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kenyon Martin HOU $4,700 26.35 5.61
Daniel Gafford WAS $4,600 23.82 5.18
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $11,400 59.01 5.18
Paul Millsap DEN $4,100 21.09 5.14

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $10,900 54.81 5.03
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $10,000 47.03 4.70
Joel Embiid PHI $9,600 46.17 4.81
Rudy Gobert UTA $8,400 44.64 5.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rudy Gobert UTA $8,400 44.64 5.31
Robert Williams BOS $5,400 28.60 5.30
Kelly Olynyk HOU $7,800 40.26 5.16
Nikola Jokic DEN $10,900 54.81 5.03

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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