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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for January 5 | Stud, Midrange & Value Picks

Chirag Hira ranks the top plays in each salary range for Tuesday’s fantasy basketball slate on DraftKings, which starts at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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Welcome to Tuesday’s NBA rankings for the 5-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.

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 the latest update by checking the time stamp. Download the DK Live app to stay up-to-the-minute with all the latest news leading up to tipoff.

Feel free to leave a question, comment or provide feedback in the section under the tables or on Twitter @C_Hira24.

Set your DraftKings fantasy basketball lineups here: NBA $700K Shootaround [$150K to 1st]

Key News to Monitor

Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Brooklyn Nets Utah Jazz Kevin Durant (O), R. Kurucs (Q) Without KD, C. LeVert could start, but is best at operating the second unit. J. Green is second on the depth chart at PF and T. Prince is also an option.
Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets D. Favors (A) Favors is active and should play about 15 minutes unless Gobert gets into foul trouble.
Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies K. Caldwell-Pope (O), L. James (Q) K. Kuzma will start in place of KCP and should play about 30 minutes. THT should provide low-end value
Memphis Grizzlies Los Angeles Lakers J. Morant (O) T. Jones will continue to start with Morant out.
Denver Nuggets Minnesota Timberwolves M. Porter Jr. (O) With MPJ out, W. Barton should start in his place again & P. Millsap could see a boost in minutes.
Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets J. Okogie (O) With Okogie out, J. Culver & A. Edwards should see a bump in minutes.
San Antonio Spurs LA Clippers L. Aldridge (Q), D. White (O) If Aldridge is out, J. Poeltl should play about 24 minutes.
Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers L. Markkanen (O) With Markkanen out, O. Porter, T. Young, & P. Williams will both get more time.
Portland Trail Blazers Chicago Bulls R. Hood (Q) Unclear if Hood will play, allowing for G. Trent to continue having significant time on the court.

Studs

Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average FP
Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average FP
Damian Lillard PG Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $9,800 43.17
Kawhi Leonard SF San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $9,100 45.5
Anthony Davis PF/C Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $9,500 42.21
Kyrie Irving PG Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $9,300 47.29
LeBron James PG/SF Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $10,100 48.75
Nikola Jokic C Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $10,800 60.29
Paul George SG San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $8,800 44.64

Midrange High

Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average
Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average
Donovan Mitchell PG/SG Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $7,400 35.12
Caris LeVert PG/SG Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $6,600 30.93
Jamal Murray PG Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $7,600 37.55
Dejounte Murray PG San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $6,800 34.96
CJ McCollum PG/SG Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $8,400 47.75
DeMar DeRozan SF/PF San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $7,900 43
Zach LaVine SG Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $8,000 39.61
D'Angelo Russell PG/SG Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $7,200 30.25
Mike Conley PG Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $6,900 36.33
Rudy Gobert C Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $7,700 39.75
Coby White PG/SG Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $6,700 30.54
Keldon Johnson SF/PF San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $6,500 33.38
Dennis Schroder PG/SG Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $6,500 30.18

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average
Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average
Jusuf Nurkic C Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $6,400 25.67
Will Barton SG/SF Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $5,700 22.92
Kyle Anderson SF/PF Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $6,300 34.5
Joe Harris SG/SF Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $5,600 24.54
Malik Beasley SG Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $6,300 29.79
Dillon Brooks SG/SF Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $6,200 32.08
Bojan Bogdanovic SF/PF Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $6,100 22.62
Jarrett Allen C Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $5,800 27.82
Otto Porter Jr. SF/PF Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $6,400 28.39
Tyus Jones PG Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $5,700 19.12
Enes Kanter C Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $5,400 25.54
Brandon Clarke PF/C Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $5,300 20.79
Jordan Clarkson PG/SG Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $5,200 26.38
Robert Covington PF Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $5,100 19.67
Rudy Gay SF/PF San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $5,000 24.88

Values

Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average
Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average
PJ Dozier SG/SF Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $3,200 14.58
Gorgui Dieng C Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $4,000 20.04
Jakob Poeltl C San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $4,800 19.12
Anthony Edwards SG/SF Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $4,900 21.67
Paul Millsap PF/C Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $4,700 20.17
Daniel Gafford C Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $3,300 14.54
Joe Ingles SG/SF Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $4,700 21.96
Monte Morris PG Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $4,800 22.17
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot SF Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $3,700 14
Jarrett Culver SG/SF Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $4,400 20.17
Lonnie Walker IV SG San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $4,400 21.54
Lou Williams PG/SG San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $4,300 17.64
Royce O'Neale SF/PF Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $4,800 21.33
Desmond Bane PG/SG Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $4,200 16.04
Gary Trent Jr. SG/SF Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $4,100 18.25
JaMychal Green PF Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $3,800 22.88
Patty Mills PG/SG San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $3,700 21.12
Ed Davis C Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $3,400 12.75
Talen Horton-Tucker SF Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $3,400 14.46
Taurean Prince SF/PF Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $3,300 11.96
Garrett Temple SG/SF Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $3,300 13.04
Landry Shamet SG Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $3,100 8.57
Jeff Green PF/C Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $3,100 8.5
Isaiah Hartenstein C Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $3,000 11.35

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