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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for April 15 | Stud, Midrange & Value Picks + Injury Notes

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

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Welcome to Thursday’s NBA rankings for the 4-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. When a player has a status change, they will now be bolded in the injuries and notes section.

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Player Notes: If a player is on the second night of a back-to-back, stats may not be fully updated.

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Key News to Monitor

Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Milwaukee Bucks Atlanta Hawks G. Antetokounmpo (A), D. DiVincenzo (O) Second night of B2B. Giannis will suit up.
Atlanta Hawks Milwaukee Bucks T. Young (A), D. Gallinari (O), J. Collins (O), T. Snell (O) Young will return after a two-game absence.
Golden State Warriors Cleveland Cavaliers K. Oubre Jr. (O), E. Paschall (O), J. Wiseman (O) Second night of B2B. A. Wiggins to see an expanded role with Oubre Jr. out.
Cleveland Cavaliers Golden State Warriors C. Sexton (A), D. Dotston (O), D. Windler (O) Second night of B2B. Sexton will suit up after a two-game absence.
Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers E. Fournier (O), R. Williams (O) T. Thompson to start with Williams out.
Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics K. Kuzma (P), M. Gasol (P), W. Matthews (P), A. Drummond (P), M. Morris (Q), L. James (O), A. Davis (O) Kuzma (if available) to see an expanded role with LeBron and AD still sidelined.
Sacramento Kings Phoenix Suns TBD Second night of B2B. R. Holmes did not play Wednesday.
Phoenix Suns Sacramento Kings A. Nader (O) Nader's absence will not significantly affect the Suns' rotation.

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Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
MIL Bucks -4 -177 Over 231
ATL Hawks +4 +145 Under 231
GS Warriors -7.5 -305 Over 224.5
CLE Cavaliers +7.5 +245 Under 224.5
SAC Kings +12.5 +575 Over 232.5
PHO Suns -12.5 -835 Under 232.5
BOS Celtics -6 -230 Over 212
LA Lakers +6 +188 Under 212

Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Jayson Tatum PF LAL $9,400 Tatum is coming off a strong 55.3 DKFP performance.
Devin Booker SG SAC $8,700 Sacramento ranks 29th in DKFP allowed to SGs.
Stephen Curry PG CLE $10,600 Curry has racked up 68+ DKFP in back-to-back games.
Clint Capela C MIL $8,900 Capela racked up 49.8 DKFP in his last contest.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Jrue Holiday PG/SG ATL $8,400 Atlanta ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to guards.
Draymond Green PF/C CLE $7,100 Green is coming off an impressive 61 DKFP performance.
Deandre Ayton C SAC $6,700 Ayton racked up 42.8 DKFP in his last contest with a 23.7% usage rate.
Kyle Kuzma SF/PF BOS $6,500 Kuzma will continue to see a bump in production with LeBron James out.

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Dennis Schroder PG BOS $6,300 Schroder has racked up 38+ DKFP in two of his last four games.
Marcus Smart PG/SG LAL $6,100 With Evan Fournier out, Smart will continue to see a bump in production.
Kevin Huerter SG/SF MIL $5,100 Huerter to see an expanded role if Trae Young remains sidelined.
Kevin Love PF/C GS $6,200 Love has scored 39+ DKFP in two of his last four contests.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Hassan Whiteside C PHO $3,400 Whiteside will continue to see a bump in production if Richaun Holmes is out.
Isaac Okoro SF GS $4,100 Golden State ranks 25th in DKFP allowed to SFs.
Kevon Looney C CLE $3,800 With James Wiseman out, Looney will see a bump in production.
Cameron Payne PG SAC $3,500 Payne racked up 33.3 DKFP in his last contest.

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