NBA Draftkings Picks for May 18, 2024

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
Luka Doncic DAL $13,400 58.73 4.38
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander OKC $12,600 55.35 4.39
Kyrie Irving DAL $9,800 39.05 3.98
Jalen Williams OKC $9,400 35.52 3.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander OKC $12,600 55.35 4.39
Luka Doncic DAL $13,400 58.73 4.38
Josh Giddey OKC $4,600 18.86 4.10
Kyrie Irving DAL $9,800 39.05 3.98

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyrie Irving DAL $9,800 39.05 3.98
Josh Giddey OKC $4,600 18.86 4.10
Isaiah Joe OKC $3,600 15.52 4.31
Tim Hardaway Jr. DAL $3,000 10.96 3.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Isaiah Joe OKC $3,600 15.52 4.31
Josh Giddey OKC $4,600 18.86 4.10
Kyrie Irving DAL $9,800 39.05 3.98
Cason Wallace OKC $2,800 10.90 3.89

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Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jalen Williams OKC $9,400 35.52 3.78
Luguentz Dort OKC $6,000 23.65 3.94
Derrick Jones Jr. DAL $5,200 20.41 3.93
Isaiah Joe OKC $3,600 15.52 4.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Green DAL $2,400 11.48 4.78
Isaiah Joe OKC $3,600 15.52 4.31
Luguentz Dort OKC $6,000 23.65 3.94
Derrick Jones Jr. DAL $5,200 20.41 3.93

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
PJ Washington DAL $8,200 33.16 4.04
Derrick Jones Jr. DAL $5,200 20.41 3.93
Josh Green DAL $2,400 11.48 4.78
Kenrich Williams OKC $2,000 5.14 2.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Green DAL $2,400 11.48 4.78
PJ Washington DAL $8,200 33.16 4.04
Derrick Jones Jr. DAL $5,200 20.41 3.93
Kenrich Williams OKC $2,000 5.14 2.57

Canter

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chet Holmgren OKC $8,800 33.82 3.84
PJ Washington DAL $8,200 33.16 4.04
Daniel Gafford DAL $6,600 23.15 3.51
Dereck Lively II DAL $5,400 20.48 3.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jaylin Williams OKC $2,200 11.01 5.01
PJ Washington DAL $8,200 33.16 4.04
Chet Holmgren OKC $8,800 33.82 3.84
Dereck Lively II DAL $5,400 20.48 3.79

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.