NBA Draftkings Picks for May 17, 2023

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
Jamal Murray DEN $7,900 47.41 6.00
Austin Reaves LAL $6,000 28.98 4.83
Marcus Smart BOS $5,400 26.81 4.96
Bruce Brown DEN $5,300 25.23 4.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jamal Murray DEN $7,900 47.41 6.00
Marcus Smart BOS $5,400 26.81 4.96
Austin Reaves LAL $6,000 28.98 4.83
Malcolm Brogdon BOS $4,900 23.59 4.81

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,100 33.52 4.14
Austin Reaves LAL $6,000 28.98 4.83
D’Angelo Russell LAL $5,700 24.81 4.35
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope DEN $5,100 24.03 4.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Strus MIA $4,800 23.48 4.89
Austin Reaves LAL $6,000 28.98 4.83
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope DEN $5,100 24.03 4.71
D’Angelo Russell LAL $5,700 24.81 4.35

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jayson Tatum BOS $10,200 53.72 5.27
LeBron James LAL $9,800 53.44 5.45
Jimmy Butler MIA $9,900 45.72 4.62
Jaylen Brown BOS $8,100 33.52 4.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $9,800 53.44 5.45
Jayson Tatum BOS $10,200 53.72 5.27
Michael Porter Jr. DEN $5,800 29.04 5.01
Max Strus MIA $4,800 23.48 4.89

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jayson Tatum BOS $10,200 53.72 5.27
Jimmy Butler MIA $9,900 45.72 4.62
Al Horford BOS $5,500 28.45 5.17
Aaron Gordon DEN $5,600 25.79 4.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jayson Tatum BOS $10,200 53.72 5.27
Al Horford BOS $5,500 28.45 5.17
Jimmy Butler MIA $9,900 45.72 4.62
Caleb Martin MIA $4,100 18.91 4.61

Canter

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $11,400 68.50 6.01
Anthony Davis LAL $10,000 53.79 5.38
Bam Adebayo MIA $7,200 37.48 5.21
Al Horford BOS $5,500 28.45 5.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $11,400 68.50 6.01
Robert Williams BOS $3,800 20.66 5.44
Anthony Davis LAL $10,000 53.79 5.38
Bam Adebayo MIA $7,200 37.48 5.21

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.