NBA FanDuel Picks for Jan 5, 2022

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Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fred VanVleet TOR $9,900 43.40 4.38
Stephen Curry GS $10,200 42.33 4.15
LaMelo Ball CHA $8,700 38.20 4.39
Kyle Lowry MIA $7,400 34.84 4.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Keifer Sykes IND $3,700 22.35 6.04
Patrick Beverley MIN $6,500 32.65 5.02
Kyle Lowry MIA $7,400 34.84 4.71
Killian Hayes DET $4,200 18.88 4.49

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bradley Beal WAS $9,900 52.28 5.28
Josh Giddey OKC $6,800 32.65 4.80
Max Strus MIA $5,600 24.53 4.38
Gary Payton GS $5,300 23.86 4.50

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bradley Beal WAS $9,900 52.28 5.28
David Duke BKN $3,500 18.05 5.16
Josh Giddey OKC $6,800 32.65 4.80
Duane Washington IND $4,100 19.42 4.74

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Saddiq Bey DET $8,000 38.18 4.77
Miles Bridges CHA $8,100 35.13 4.34
Andrew Wiggins GS $6,900 33.42 4.84
Nassir Little POR $5,500 26.41 4.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Wiggins GS $6,900 33.42 4.84
Nassir Little POR $5,500 26.41 4.80
Saddiq Bey DET $8,000 38.18 4.77
Miles Bridges CHA $8,100 35.13 4.34

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pascal Siakam TOR $9,600 40.96 4.27
Aaron Gordon DEN $5,500 29.88 5.43
Jarred Vanderbilt MIN $6,000 23.80 3.97
Trey Lyles DET $4,800 23.49 4.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Gordon DEN $5,500 29.88 5.43
Aleksej Pokusevski OKC $3,800 19.12 5.03
Trey Lyles DET $4,800 23.49 4.89
Pascal Siakam TOR $9,600 40.96 4.27

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $11,400 57.72 5.06
Joel Embiid PHI $10,800 51.98 4.81
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $10,100 39.16 3.88
Clint Capela ATL $8,300 37.02 4.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Olivier Sarr OKC $1 5.79 5792.00
Jusuf Nurkic POR $6,000 36.39 6.07
Daniel Gafford WAS $6,600 34.29 5.20
Omer Yurtseven MIA $6,700 34.34 5.13

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 – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides┬áno 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.