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NBA Draftkings Picks for Jan 18, 2022

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Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
D’Angelo Russell MIN $8,200 42.58 5.19
Stephen Curry GSW $10,600 41.49 3.91
Cade Cunningham DET $7,500 31.55 4.21
Patrick Beverley MIN $5,500 26.87 4.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
D’Angelo Russell MIN $8,200 42.58 5.19
Immanuel Quickley NYK $4,000 20.54 5.14
Killian Hayes DET $3,800 19.13 5.03
Patrick Beverley MIN $5,500 26.87 4.89

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
D’Angelo Russell MIN $8,200 42.58 5.19
Anthony Edwards MIN $8,600 41.18 4.79
Cade Cunningham DET $7,500 31.55 4.21
Klay Thompson GSW $5,500 28.82 5.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Klay Thompson GSW $5,500 28.82 5.24
D’Angelo Russell MIN $8,200 42.58 5.19
Immanuel Quickley NYK $4,000 20.54 5.14
Anthony Edwards MIN $8,600 41.18 4.79

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Edwards MIN $8,600 41.18 4.79
RJ Barrett NYK $7,300 34.44 4.72
Saddiq Bey DET $6,800 27.97 4.11
Andrew Wiggins GSW $6,700 27.73 4.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaden McDaniels MIN $3,500 18.33 5.24
Anthony Edwards MIN $8,600 41.18 4.79
Evan Fournier NYK $5,500 26.28 4.78
RJ Barrett NYK $7,300 34.44 4.72

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Julius Randle NYK $9,200 40.86 4.44
Saddiq Bey DET $6,800 27.97 4.11
Jonathan Kuminga GSW $4,300 24.41 5.68
Trey Lyles DET $5,100 23.55 4.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Kuminga GSW $4,300 24.41 5.68
Jaden McDaniels MIN $3,500 18.33 5.24
Trey Lyles DET $5,100 23.55 4.62
Julius Randle NYK $9,200 40.86 4.44

Canter

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $10,200 46.11 4.52
Mitchell Robinson NYK $5,400 26.48 4.90
Trey Lyles DET $5,100 23.55 4.62
Jarred Vanderbilt MIN $5,700 23.43 4.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mitchell Robinson NYK $5,400 26.48 4.90
Trey Lyles DET $5,100 23.55 4.62
Isaiah Stewart DET $4,600 21.23 4.61
Kevon Looney GSW $4,900 22.54 4.60

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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