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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for January 11 | Stud, Midrange & Value Picks

Chirag Hira ranks the top plays in each salary range for Monday’s fantasy basketball slate on DraftKings, which starts at 7:00 p.m. ET.

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Welcome to Monday’s NBA rankings for the 7-game DraftKings slate. The idea of this page is to rank the top DraftKings options in each salary range, helping you make quick decisions when debating which players to roster. Players are sorted from top to bottom in order of preference.

Each baller listed here is someone I’m considering in my player pool. If a player is not listed but is available to play, that just means I’m not considering using them on this slate. They might be a viable option but didn’t make my cut.

This page will be updated after the 1:30 p.m. ET and 5:30 p.m. ET injury reports, and you can confirm additional updates by checking the time stamp.

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Key News to Monitor

Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Cleveland Cavaliers Charlotte Hornets J. Allen (P), C. Sexton (O), D. Garland (A), L. Nance Jr. (P), D. Windler (O), D. Dotson (O) First night of B2B. Garland will see an expanded role with Sexton out.
Charlotte Hornets Cleveland Cavaliers T. Rozier (A), P. Washington (O), G. Hayward (O), L. Ball (O) Second night of B2B. Rozier (if available) to see an expanded role with Ball out.
Brooklyn Nets Philadelphia 76ers K. Irving (A), K. Durant (O), J. Harden (O), B. Griffin (O), L. Aldridge (O) Second night of B2B. Irving will serve as Brooklyn's No. 1 option with KD and Harden out.
Philadelphia 76ers Brooklyn Nets D. Howard (O), G. Hill (O) M. Scott to see a bump in minutes with Howard sidelined.
San Antonio Spurs Toronto Raptors G. Dieng (O), T. Lyles (O) J. Poeltl to see a bump in minutes with Dieng out.
Toronto Raptors San Antonio Spurs K. Lowry (O), F. VanVleet (O), G. Trent Jr. (O), D. Bembry (O), P. Watson (A) Second night of B2B. P. Siakam to serve as Toronto's No. 1 option with Lowry and FVV out.
Orlando Magic Chicago Bulls M. Bamba (O), C. Okeke (A), O. Porter Jr. (O) W. Carter Jr. to see a bump in minutes with Bamba out.
Chicago Bulls Orlando Magic G. Temple (P) Temple has not played since Mar. 29.
Los Angeles Clippers Detroit Pistons P. George (O), K. Leonard (O), S. Ibaka (O), P. Beverley (O) Second night of B2B. M. Morris Sr. & R Jackson to see significantly expanded roles with Kawhi and George out.
Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Clippers D. Smith Jr. (O), R. McGruder (O) S. Lee to see an expanded role with DSJ sidelined.
New York Knicks New Orleans Pelicans M. Robinson (O), J. Henson (O) N. Noel to continue starting with Robinson out.
New Orleans Pelicans New York Knicks L. Ball (O), J. Johnson (A), J. Hart (O), N. Alexander-Walker (O) E. Bledsoe to see an expanded role with Ball out.
Golden State Warriors Oklahoma City Thunder K. Oubre Jr. (O), E. Paschall (O), J. Wiseman (O) First night of B2B. A. Wiggins to see an expanded role with Oubre Jr. out.
Oklahoma City Thunder Golden State Warriors L. Dort (O), A. Pokusevski (O), S. Gilgeous-Alexander (O), M. Muscala (O), J. Hall (Q) Second night of B2B. S. Gilgeous-Alexander did not play Tuesday.
Indiana Pacers Houston Rockets M. Turner (Q), D. McDermott (Q) Second night of B2B. M. Turner did not play Tuesday.
Houston Rockets Indiana Pacers E. Gordon (O), D. House Jr. (O), S. Brown (O), D. Nwaba (O) K. Porter Jr. to continue seeing an expanded role with Gordon & House out.
Dallas Mavericks Memphis Grizzlies T. Terry (O) Terry's absence will not affect Dallas' rotation.
Memphis Grizzlies Dallas Mavericks J. Winslow (O), D. Melton (O), J. Jackson Jr. (O) D. Brooks & G. Allen to see expanded roles with Winslow & Melton out.
Miami Heat Denver Nuggets J. Butler (Q), G. Dragic (O), G. Vincent (P) Second night of B2B. T. Herro to see an expanded role if Butler is unable to suit up.
Denver Nuggets Miami Heat J. Murray (O), S. Harrison (O) M. Porter Jr. & M. Morris to see an expanded role with Murray out for the season.
Washington Wizards Sacramento Kings N/A
Sacramento Kings Washington Wizards B. Hield (Q), R. Holmes (D), M. Bagley III (O) First night of B2B. H. Whiteside to see an expanded role if Holmes is unable to play.


Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Stephen Curry PG OKC $10,500 Curry is coming off a huge 70.5 DKFP performance.
Russell Westbrook PG SAC $11,000 Westbrook has racked up 60+ DKFP in four of his last five contests.
De'Aaron Fox PG WAS $9,600 Fox scored 62 DKFP in his last game with a 43.2% usage rate.
Nikola Jokic C MIA $10,600 Jokic has scored 58+ DKFP in two of his last three games.
Joel Embiid C BKN $10,000 Embiid has racked up 50+ DKFP in back-to-back contests. Brooklyn ranks 26th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Zion Williamson PF/C NY $9,900 Williamson has scored 57+ DKFP in two of his last three games.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Christian Wood PF/C IND $7,900 Wood racked up 53.8 DKFP in his last game. Indiana ranks 28th in DKFP allowed to big men.
Jonas Valanciunas C DAL $7,600 Valanciunas has scored 49+ DKFP in three-straight contests.
Caris LeVert SG HOU $7,400 Houston ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to SGs.
Jrue Holiday PG/SG MIN $8,400 A matchup with Minnesota (who ranks 29th in DKFP allowed to guards) is the perfect opportunity for Holiday to snap out of his cold streak.
Michael Porter Jr. SF/PF MIA $7,200 MPJ will see a bump in production with Jamal Murray out for the season.
DeMar DeRozan SF TOR $7,900 DeRozan has scored 47+ DKFP in two of his last three contests.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Cory Joseph PG/SG LAC $4,700 Joseph has racked up 40+ DKFP in two of his last three contests.
Steven Adams C NY $4,900 Adams is coming off a solid 28 DKFP performance. New York ranks 23rd in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Bruce Brown PG/SG PHI $4,800 Brown will continue to see an expanded role if Kyrie Irving or James Harden remains out.
Nicolas Batum SF/PF DET $4,700 Batum will continue to see a bump in production if Kawhi Leonard remains sidelined.
Kendrick Nunn PG DEN $4,600 Nunn will see a bump in minutes and production with Victor Oladipo still out.
Isaac Okoro SF CHA $4,100 Okoro racked up 30.3 DKFP in his last contest.

Values

Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average
Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average
Nickeil Alexander-Walker PG/SG New Orleans Pelicans Los Angeles Clippers $3,100 14
Bruce Brown SG Brooklyn Nets New York Knicks $3,300 6.75
DeAndre Jordan C Brooklyn Nets New York Knicks $3,400 16.52
Chris Chiozza PG Brooklyn Nets New York Knicks $3,000 10.55
Enes Kanter C Portland Trail Blazers Sacramento Kings $4,800 25.18
Boban Marjanovic C Dallas Mavericks Charlotte Hornets $3,000 8.46
Isaiah Roby PF/C Los Angeles Lakers Oklahoma City Thunder $3,100 14.75
Willie Cauley-Stein C Dallas Mavericks Charlotte Hornets $4,100 14.14
Mike Muscala C Los Angeles Lakers Oklahoma City Thunder $3,300 17.81
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot SF Brooklyn Nets New York Knicks $3,500 15.2
James Johnson PF Dallas Mavericks Charlotte Hornets $3,900 15.22
Carmelo Anthony PF Portland Trail Blazers Sacramento Kings $4,200 22.61
Talen Horton-Tucker SF Los Angeles Lakers Oklahoma City Thunder $4,000 17.25

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