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NBA Draftkings Picks for Jan 17, 2022

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Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden BKN $11,800 62.23 5.27
Dejounte Murray SAS $10,000 50.78 5.08
Luka Doncic DAL $10,700 49.18 4.60
Donovan Mitchell UTA $9,000 43.45 4.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
George Hill MIL $1,600 16.98 10.61
Terry Rozier CHA $7,500 41.39 5.52
Derrick White SAS $6,500 34.93 5.37
Gabe Vincent MIA $5,000 26.40 5.28

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,900 46.83 5.26
Donovan Mitchell UTA $9,000 43.45 4.83
Bradley Beal WAS $9,300 43.24 4.65
Kyrie Irving BKN $9,800 42.73 4.36

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cody Martin CHA $4,200 27.16 6.47
Terry Rozier CHA $7,500 41.39 5.52
Brandon Boston Jr. LAC $3,000 16.28 5.43
Derrick White SAS $6,500 34.93 5.37

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,900 46.83 5.26
Jimmy Butler MIA $8,900 43.93 4.94
Khris Middleton MIL $9,200 42.73 4.64
Brandon Ingram NOP $8,600 41.82 4.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cameron Oliver ATL $1,000 12.25 12.25
De’Andre Hunter ATL $1,800 20.56 11.42
Cody Martin CHA $4,200 27.16 6.47
Brandon Boston Jr. LAC $3,000 16.28 5.43

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $12,600 55.76 4.43
Domantas Sabonis IND $10,200 50.24 4.93
Julius Randle NYK $8,700 43.96 5.05
Jayson Tatum BOS $9,100 40.88 4.49

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
De’Andre Hunter ATL $1,800 20.56 11.42
Grant Williams BOS $3,100 20.47 6.60
PJ Washington CHA $4,300 23.84 5.54
P.J. Tucker MIA $4,400 24.09 5.48

Canter

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $11,000 56.04 5.09
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $12,600 55.76 4.43
LeBron James LAL $10,900 51.15 4.69
Domantas Sabonis IND $10,200 50.24 4.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gorgui Dieng ATL $1,400 12.84 9.17
JaVale McGee PHX $3,700 24.84 6.71
Grant Williams BOS $3,100 20.47 6.60
Robin Lopez ORL $4,000 25.80 6.45

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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