NBA Draftkings Picks for Apr 18, 2023

Daily Player Picks

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


Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Donovan Mitchell CLE $9,200 54.16 5.89
Trae Young ATL $9,000 42.48 4.72
Russell Westbrook LAC $7,800 40.18 5.15
Jalen Brunson NYK $7,900 39.52 5.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derrick White BOS $5,300 32.93 6.21
Donovan Mitchell CLE $9,200 54.16 5.89
Malcolm Brogdon BOS $5,100 27.13 5.32
Chris Paul PHX $7,200 38.12 5.29

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Donovan Mitchell CLE $9,200 54.16 5.89
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,500 43.04 5.06
Devin Booker PHX $8,700 38.91 4.47
Dejounte Murray ATL $8,000 38.48 4.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derrick White BOS $5,300 32.93 6.21
Donovan Mitchell CLE $9,200 54.16 5.89
Quentin Grimes NYK $4,700 24.77 5.27
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,500 43.04 5.06

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jayson Tatum BOS $9,800 50.90 5.19
Kawhi Leonard LAC $9,400 46.87 4.99
Kevin Durant PHX $9,300 46.79 5.03
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,500 43.04 5.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Quentin Grimes NYK $4,700 24.77 5.27
Jayson Tatum BOS $9,800 50.90 5.19
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,500 43.04 5.06
Kevin Durant PHX $9,300 46.79 5.03

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jayson Tatum BOS $9,800 50.90 5.19
Kawhi Leonard LAC $9,400 46.87 4.99
Kevin Durant PHX $9,300 46.79 5.03
Julius Randle NYK $8,600 39.85 4.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Torrey Craig PHX $4,200 22.16 5.28
Jayson Tatum BOS $9,800 50.90 5.19
Kevin Durant PHX $9,300 46.79 5.03
Al Horford BOS $5,500 27.62 5.02

Canter

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Julius Randle NYK $8,600 39.85 4.63
Evan Mobley CLE $7,100 35.35 4.98
Jarrett Allen CLE $6,500 30.95 4.76
Deandre Ayton PHX $6,200 30.95 4.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ivica Zubac LAC $5,000 28.56 5.71
Mitchell Robinson NYK $5,400 27.49 5.09
Al Horford BOS $5,500 27.62 5.02
Deandre Ayton PHX $6,200 30.95 4.99

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.