NBA Draftkings Picks for Oct 18, 2022

Daily Player Picks

Updated Throughout the Day

Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.


Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Curry GSW $9,400 47.18 5.02
James Harden PHI $8,900 40.38 4.54
Russell Westbrook LAL $7,400 31.75 4.29
Tyrese Maxey PHI $5,000 31.56 6.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kendrick Nunn LAL $3,000 19.62 6.54
Tyrese Maxey PHI $5,000 31.56 6.31
Marcus Smart BOS $5,200 30.09 5.79
Patrick Beverley LAL $4,300 23.34 5.43

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,000 41.82 5.23
James Harden PHI $8,900 40.38 4.54
Klay Thompson GSW $6,500 32.42 4.99
Marcus Smart BOS $5,200 30.09 5.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kendrick Nunn LAL $3,000 19.62 6.54
Marcus Smart BOS $5,200 30.09 5.79
Austin Reaves LAL $3,400 18.48 5.44
Patrick Beverley LAL $4,300 23.34 5.43

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $9,200 51.12 5.56
Jayson Tatum BOS $9,000 46.92 5.21
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,000 41.82 5.23
Tobias Harris PHI $5,900 33.19 5.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tobias Harris PHI $5,900 33.19 5.63
LeBron James LAL $9,200 51.12 5.56
Austin Reaves LAL $3,400 18.48 5.44
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,000 41.82 5.23

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $9,200 51.12 5.56
Jayson Tatum BOS $9,000 46.92 5.21
Anthony Davis LAL $8,500 43.05 5.06
Tobias Harris PHI $5,900 33.19 5.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Al Horford BOS $4,900 30.73 6.27
Tobias Harris PHI $5,900 33.19 5.63
LeBron James LAL $9,200 51.12 5.56
Draymond Green GSW $5,800 30.94 5.33

Canter

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $9,900 48.94 4.94
Anthony Davis LAL $8,500 43.05 5.06
Draymond Green GSW $5,800 30.94 5.33
Al Horford BOS $4,900 30.73 6.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Al Horford BOS $4,900 30.73 6.27
Damian Jones LAL $3,500 19.11 5.46
Kevon Looney GSW $4,500 24.42 5.43
Draymond Green GSW $5,800 30.94 5.33

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.