NBA FanDuel 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
Trae Young ATL $9,400 40.23 4.28
Russell Westbrook LAC $8,200 39.67 4.84
Jalen Brunson NY $8,500 38.29 4.50
Chris Paul PHO $7,900 37.07 4.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Russell Westbrook LAC $8,200 39.67 4.84
Chris Paul PHO $7,900 37.07 4.69
Darius Garland CLE $7,300 34.25 4.69
Jalen Brunson NY $8,500 38.29 4.50

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Donovan Mitchell CLE $10,200 52.41 5.14
Devin Booker PHO $9,700 38.71 3.99
Eric Gordon LAC $4,600 17.04 3.70
Landry Shamet PHO $3,800 10.83 2.85

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Donovan Mitchell CLE $10,200 52.41 5.14
Devin Booker PHO $9,700 38.71 3.99
Eric Gordon LAC $4,600 17.04 3.70
Landry Shamet PHO $3,800 10.83 2.85

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Torrey Craig PHO $4,700 22.60 4.81
Saddiq Bey ATL $5,000 18.83 3.77
Jalen Johnson ATL $4,700 15.00 3.19
Sam Hauser BOS $3,700 8.72 2.36

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Torrey Craig PHO $4,700 22.60 4.81
Saddiq Bey ATL $5,000 18.83 3.77
Jalen Johnson ATL $4,700 15.00 3.19
Sam Hauser BOS $3,700 8.72 2.36

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Julius Randle NY $8,500 37.41 4.40
Obi Toppin NY $3,900 12.49 3.20
Lamar Stevens CLE $3,500 6.97 1.99
Mamadi Diakite CLE $3,500 5.53 1.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Julius Randle NY $8,500 37.41 4.40
Obi Toppin NY $3,900 12.49 3.20
Lamar Stevens CLE $3,500 6.97 1.99
Mamadi Diakite CLE $3,500 5.53 1.58

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Deandre Ayton PHO $7,300 30.74 4.21
Mitchell Robinson NY $6,300 29.50 4.68
Ivica Zubac LAC $6,100 27.86 4.57
Clint Capela ATL $5,900 25.98 4.40

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mitchell Robinson NY $6,300 29.50 4.68
Ivica Zubac LAC $6,100 27.86 4.57
Clint Capela ATL $5,900 25.98 4.40
Robert Williams BOS $6,000 25.49 4.25

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.