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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for April 20 | Stud, Midrange & Value Picks + Injury Notes

Jeff Pratt 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. 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
Charlotte Hornets New York Knicks D. Graham (Q), L. Ball (O), G. Hayward (O), M. Monk (O), N. Darling (O) T. Rozier to see a bump in production if Graham is unable to suit up.
New York Knicks Charlotte Hornets A. Burks (O), M. Robinson (O) First night of B2B. N. Noel to continue starting in Robinson's absence.
Orlando Magic Atlanta Hawks T. Ross (O), O. Porter Jr., J. Ennis III (O), M. Carter-Williams (O) C. Okeke to see an expanded role with Ross & Porter Jr. out.
Atlanta Hawks Orlando Magic C. Reddish (O), D. Hunter (O), D. Gallinari (O), K. Dunn (O), T. Snell (O) First night of B2B. K. Huerter to see an expanded role with Hunter & Reddish sidelined.
Brooklyn Nets New Orleans Pelicans K. Durant (O), J. Harden (O), T. Johnson (O), N. Claxton (O), R. Perry (O) First night of B2B. K. Irving to serve as Brooklyn's No. 1 option with KD & Harden out.
New Orleans Pelicans Brooklyn Nets J. Hart (O), N. Alexander-Walker (O), J. Johnson (O) K. Lewis Jr. will likely see an expanded role with Alexander-Walker out.
Los Angeles Clippers Portland Trail Blazers K. Leonard (O), P. Beverley (O), S. Ibaka (O) First night of B2B. P. George to serve as the Clippers' No. 1 option with Kawhi out.
Portland Trail Blazers Los Angeles Clippers D. Lillard (O), J. Nurkic (O) First night of B2B. C. McCollum will serve as Portland's No. 1 option in Lillard's absence.
Minnesota Timberwolves Sacramento Kings M. Beasley (O), J. Nowell (D) First night of B2B. A. Edwards will continue to see an expanded role with Beasley out.
Sacramento Kings Minnesota Timberwolves M. Bagley III (O), R. Holmes (O) First night of B2B. H. Whiteside to see a bump in playing time with Bagley III & Holmes out.

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Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
BKN Nets +3.5 +130 Over 231.5
NO Pelicans -3.5 -155 Under 231.5
CHA Hornets +5.5 +175 Over 209.5
NY Knicks -5.5 -210 Under 209.5
ORL Magic +13 +650 Over 219.5
ATL Hawks -13 -1000 Under 219.5
LA Clippers -8.5 -375 Over 226.5
POR Trail Blazers +8.5 +295 Under 226.5
MIN Timberwolves +4.5 +143 Over 237.5
SAC Kings -4.5 -175 Under 237.5

Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Julius Randle PF/C CHA $10,100 Randle has scored 64+ DKFP in back-to-back games. Charlotte ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to big men.
Kyrie Irving PG/SG NO $9,900 Irving will serve as Brooklyn's No. 1 option with Kevin Durant and James Harden out.
De'Aaron Fox PG MIN $9,800 Fox racked up 58.5 DKFP in his last game. Minnesota ranks 27th in DKFP allowed to PGs.
Trae Young PG ORL $9,000 Young scored 62.8 DKP in his last contest.
Karl-Anthony Towns C SAC $10,600 Sacramento ranks 27th in DKFP allowed to Cs.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Terry Rozier PG/SG NY $8,000 Rozier is coming off a huge 69 DKFP performance.
Bogdan Bogdanovic SG ORL $7,800 Bogdanovic has racked up 39+ DKFP in four-straight games. Orlando ranks 24th in DKFP allowed to SGs.
Anthony Edwards SG/SF SAC $7,100 Edwards has seen a 31% usage rate or higher in three of his last four contests.
Harrison Barnes SF/PF MIN $6,700 Minnesota ranks 29th in DKFP allowed to wings.
Miles Bridges SF/PF NY $7,500 Bridges will continue to see a bump in production with Gordon Hayward out.

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Cole Anthony PG ATL $6,000 Anthony racked up 39 DKFP in his last game. Atlanta ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to PGs.
RJ Barrett SF CHA $6,300 Charlotte ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to SFs.
Kevin Huerter SG/SF ORL $5,600 Huerter will continue to see a bump in production with De'Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish sidelined.
Chuma Okeke PF/C ATL $5,500 Okeke will see a bump in minutes and production with Terrence Ross and Otto Porter Jr. out.
Joe Harris SG/SF NO $5,900 Harris will see an expanded role with James Harden and Kevin Durant sidelined. New Orleans ranks 23rd in DKFP allowed to wings.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Bruce Brown PG/SF NO $4,900 Brown has scored 27+ DKFP in three of his last four games.
Reggie Bullock SG/SF CHA $4,500 A matchup with Charlotte (who ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to wings) is the perfect opportunity for Bullock to continue his hot streak.
Delon Wright PG/SG MIN $4,100 Wright has scored 28+ DKFP in back-to-back games.
Landry Shamet SG NO $4,400 Shamet racked up a season-high 40 DKFP in his last contest.
Taj Gibson PF/C CHA $3,800 Gibson scored 32.5 DKFP in his last game.

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