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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for April 19 | Stud, Midrange & Value Picks + Injury Notes

Jeff Pratt 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 9-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
Cleveland Cavaliers Detroit Pistons L. Nance Jr. (O), D. Windler (O), D. Dotson (O) K. Love to see an expanded role with Nance Jr. out.
Detroit Pistons Cleveland Cavaliers J. Grant (O), M. Plumlee (O), W. Ellington (O), R. McGruder (O), D. Smith Jr. (O), C. Joseph (O) S. Lee & H. Diallo will continue to see expanded roles with multiple Pistons ruled out.
Golden State Warriors Philadelphia 76ers S. Curry (P), K. Oubre Jr. (A) Curry will likely suit up, despite suffering an ankle injury in Saturday's game against Boston.
Philadelphia 76ers Golden State Warriors B. Simmons (O), T. Harris (O), D. Howard (Q), S. Curry (P), G. Hill (P) S. Milton to see an expanded role with Simmons out.
Chicago Bulls Boston Celtics Z. LaVine (O) N. Vucevic to continue serving as Chicago's No. 1 option with LaVine sidelined.
Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls J. Tatum (A), J. Brown (A), K. Walker (O), M. Smart (O), E. Fournier (O), R. Williams (O) Tatum to see an expanded role with Walker unable to suit up. Brown will return after a one-game absence.
San Antonio Spurs Indiana Pacers T. Lyles (O) Lyles' absence will not significantly affect San Antonio's rotation.
Indiana Pacers San Antonio Spurs M. Turner (O), D. Sabonis (Q), D. McDermott (Q), J. Lamb (Q) Second night of B2B. With Turner out, J. Sampson & G. Bitadze to see expanded roles.
Houston Rockets Miami Heat D. House Jr. (O), E. Gordon (O), D. Exum (O), D. Nwaba (O), S. Brown (O), D. Augustin (O) Second night of B2B. J. Wall did not play Sunday.
Miami Heat Houston Rockets J. Butler (O), A. Iguodala (A), V. Oladipo (O), G. Dragic (A), T. Herro (O), B. Adebayo (O), G. Vincent (P) Second night of B2B. With Butler out, K. Nunn & K. Okpala will see expanded roles.
Oklahoma City Thunder Washington Wizards L. Dort (O), I. Roby (O), J. Hall (O), M. Muscala (O), S. Gilgeous-Alexander (O) Second night of B2B. S. Mykhailiuk to see an expanded role with Dort out.
Washington Wizards Oklahoma City Thunder R. Hachimura (O), A. Len (A) D. Bertans to see an expanded role with Hachimura out.
Phoenix Suns Milwaukee Bucks A. Nader (O) Nader's absence will not significantly affect the Suns' rotation.
Milwaukee Bucks Phoenix Suns D. DiVincenzo (A) DiVincenzo will suit up and start.
Memphis Grizzlies Denver Nuggets J. Jackson Jr. (D), J. Valanciunas (O), D. Brooks (Q), B. Clarke (Q), J. Winslow (Q), D. Melton (Q) X. Tillman to see an expanded role with Valanciunas out.
Denver Nuggets Memphis Grizzlies M. Morris (O), J. Murray (O) P. Dozier to see more minutes with Morris out.
Utah Jazz Los Angeles Lakers R. Gobert (P), M. Conley (P), D. Mitchell (O), D. Favors (Q), E. Ilyasova (D) J. Clarkson to see an expanded role with Mitchell sidelined.
Los Angeles Lakers Utah Jazz A. Drummond (P), A. Davis (O), M. Gasol (P), D. Schroder (P), M. Morris (P), L. James (O), J. Dudley (O) With LeBron & AD still out, K. Kuzma, THT & D. Schroder, if available, will continue seeing expanded roles.

Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
CLE Cavaliers -4 -165 Over 213
DET Pistons +4 +138 Under 213
CHI Bulls +6 +195 Over 219
BOS Celtics -6 -240 Under 219
GS Warriors +9.5 +410 Over 225.5
PHI 76ers -9.5 -560 Under 225.5
PHO Suns +3 +118 Over 233
MIL Bucks -3 -141 Under 233
SA Spurs -1 -114 Over 232
IND Pacers +1 -106 Under 232
OKC Thunder +10.5 +440 Over 230
WAS Wizards -10.5 -590 Under 230
HOU Rockets +9.5 +350 Over 216.5
MIA Heat -9.5 -455 Under 216.5
MEM Grizzlies +6.5 +205 Over 227
DEN Nuggets -6.5 -250 Under 227
UTA Jazz -7 -275 Over 214.5
LA Lakers +7 +225 Under 214.5

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Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Russell Westbrook PG OKC $11,000 Westbrook has scored 68+ DKFP in three of his last four contests.
Joel Embiid C GS $10,700 Embiid has racked up 57+ DKFP in back-to-back games.
Nikola Jokic C MEM $11,000 Jokic scored 65.5 DKFP in his last contest.
Bradley Beal SG OKC $9,200 Beal is coming off a solid 50.3 DKFP performance. Oklahoma City ranks 28th in DKFP allowed to SGs.
Nikola Vucevic C BOS $9,900 Vucevic will continue to serve as Chicago's No. 1 option with Zach LaVine out.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Khris Middleton SG/SF PHO $8,200 Middleton has scored 42+ DKFP in three of his last four contests.
Michael Porter Jr. SF/PF MEM $7,700 MPJ will continue to see a bump in production with Jamal Murray out for the season. Memphis ranks 25th in DKFP allowed to wings.
DeMar DeRozan SF IND $8,000 DeRozan racked up 50.5 DKFP in his last game.
Darius Garland PG DET $7,000 Garland is riding a strong hot streak, scoring 36+ DKFP in four-straight games.

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Jordan Clarkson PG/SG LAL $6,400 Clarkson saw an expanded role with Donovan Mitchell out in his last game, racking up 42.8 DKFP.
Moses Brown C WAS $6,200 Washington ranks 27th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Theo Maledon PG WAS $5,600 Maledon will continue to see an expanded role with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander out. Washington ranks 25th in DKFP allowed to PGs.
Isaiah Stewart C CLE $5,200 Stewart racked up 41 DKFP in his last game.
Kyle Anderson PF DEN $6,200 Anderson has scored 34+ DKFP in back-to-back contests. Denver ranks 24th in DKFP allowed to PFs.
Brook Lopez C PHO $5,000 Lopez has racked up 37+ DKFP in two of his last three games.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Xavier Tillman PF/C DEN $3,400 Tillman will continue to see a bump in production with Jonas Valanciunas out.
Drew Eubanks C IND $4,200 Eubanks is riding an impressive hot streak, scoring 25+ DKFP in four-straight contests.
Markieff Morris PF UTA $4,900 Morris is coming off a strong 32 DKFP performance.
Goran Dragic PG HOU $4,800 Dragic is coming off an impressive 18-8-7 showing.
Tristan Thompson C CHI $4,700 Thompson will continue to start with Robert Williams out. Chicago ranks 29th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Rudy Gay PF IND $4,700 Gay racked up 31.8 DKFP in his last game with a 27.7% usage rate.

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