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NBA Draftkings Picks for Jan 9, 2022

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Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trae Young ATL $10,500 56.94 5.42
LeBron James LAL $11,600 53.42 4.61
Dejounte Murray SAS $9,800 53.01 5.41
James Harden BKN $11,200 52.28 4.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
De’Anthony Melton MEM $4,600 28.08 6.11
Anfernee Simons POR $6,500 37.91 5.83
D’Angelo Russell MIN $7,800 42.82 5.49
Tyus Jones MEM $4,200 23.05 5.49

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fred VanVleet TOR $10,200 51.87 5.09
Brandon Ingram NOP $8,500 45.03 5.30
Anthony Edwards MIN $8,000 43.69 5.46
Zach LaVine CHI $9,500 43.33 4.56

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Desmond Bane MEM $6,400 39.51 6.17
De’Anthony Melton MEM $4,600 28.08 6.11
Garrett Temple NOP $3,400 20.29 5.97
Anfernee Simons POR $6,500 37.91 5.83

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $11,600 53.42 4.61
Kevin Durant BKN $11,400 53.17 4.66
Anthony Edwards MIN $8,000 43.69 5.46
Zach LaVine CHI $9,500 43.33 4.56

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Garrett Temple NOP $3,400 20.29 5.97
Gary Harris ORL $4,800 26.99 5.62
Brandon Boston Jr. LAC $3,500 19.45 5.56
OG Anunoby TOR $6,700 36.62 5.47

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Durant BKN $11,400 53.17 4.66
DeMar DeRozan CHI $9,000 38.36 4.26
Draymond Green GSW $7,500 37.69 5.03
OG Anunoby TOR $6,700 36.62 5.47

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Onyeka Okongwu ATL $3,300 25.14 7.62
Herbert Jones NOP $5,000 29.29 5.86
Darius Bazley OKC $3,800 22.17 5.83
JaMychal Green DEN $3,400 19.29 5.67

Canter

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $12,200 61.10 5.01
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,900 47.49 4.80
Pascal Siakam TOR $8,800 43.23 4.91
Nikola Vucevic CHI $9,100 40.78 4.48

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Onyeka Okongwu ATL $3,300 25.14 7.62
Herbert Jones NOP $5,000 29.29 5.86
JaMychal Green DEN $3,400 19.29 5.67
Ivica Zubac LAC $5,300 29.19 5.51

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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