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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for April 23 | Stud, Midrange & Value Picks + Injury Notes

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

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Welcome to Friday’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. 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
Miami Heat Atlanta Hawks T. Herro (A), G. Vincent (P), V. Oladipo (O) First night of B2B. K. Nunn to see an expanded role with Oladipo out.
Atlanta Hawks Miami Heat C. Capela (O), D. Gallinari (A), T. Snell (O), D. Hunter (O), C. Reddish (O) J. Collins to see a significantly expanded role with Capela out.
Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets J. Brown (O), K. Walker (O), R. Williams (O), E. Fournier (A) Second night of B2B. J. Tatum to serve as Boston's clear No. 1 option with Brown & Walker out. Fournier will make his return from health & safety protocols.
Brooklyn Nets Boston Celtics K. Durant (O), N. Claxton (O), T. Johnson (O) K. Irving will serve as Brooklyn's No. 1 option with KD & Harden out.
Cleveland Cavaliers Charlotte Hornets T. Prince (O) C. Osman to see an expanded role with Prince out.
Charlotte Hornets Cleveland Cavaliers L. Ball (O), G. Hayward (O), M. Monk (O) Second night of B2B. T. Rozier to continue seeing an expanded role with Ball out.
Los Angeles Clippers Houson Rockets K. Leonard (O), R. Rondo (O), S. Ibaka (O), P. Beverley (O) P. George to serve as the Clippers' No. 1 option with Leonard sidelined.
Houson Rockets Los Angeles Clippers D. House Jr. (A), K. Porter Jr. (O) First night of B2B. J. Tate to see an expanded role with Porter Jr. out.
Washington Wizards Oklahoma City Thunder R. Hachimura (O), D. Avdija (O) D. Bertans to see an expanded role with Hachimura & Avdija out.
Oklahoma City Thunder Washington Wizards L. Dort (A) Dort is dealing with a hip issue, but will suit up.
Denver Nuggets Golden State Warriors J. Murray (O), M. Morris (O) First night of B2B. P. Dozier to continue seeing an expanded role with Murray & Morris sidelined.
Golden State Warriors Denver Nuggets J. Toscano-Anderson (Q), K. Bazemore (O), D. Lee (O), E. Paschall (O) Toscano-Anderson (if available) will suit up after a two-game absence.
Memphis Grizzlies Portland Trail Blazers J. Valanciunas (O) X. Tillman to continue seeing an expanded role with Valanciunas out and J. Jackson Jr. on a minutes restriction.
Portland Trail Blazers Memphis Grizzlies D. Jones Jr. (Q) N. Little to see more playing time if Jones Jr. is unable to play.

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Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
BOS Celtics +4.5 +160 Over 229.5
BKN Nets -4.5 -195 Under 229.5
MIA Heat -5 -215 Over 214.5
ATL Hawks +5 +180 Under 214.5
CLE Cavaliers -0.5 -107 Over 209.5
CHA Hornets +0.5 -113 Under 209.5
LA Clippers -10 -590 Over 222
HOU Rockets +10 +440 Under 222
WAS Wizards -9 -420 Over 230
OKC Thunder +9 +330 Under 230
DEN Nuggets -3 -143 Over 227.5
GS Warriors +3 +123 Under 227.5
MEM Grizzlies +3.5 +133 Over 233
POR Trail Blazers -3.5 -159 Under 233

Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Russell Westbrook PG OKC $11,000 Westbrook has racked up 59+ DKFP in five of his last six games.
Stephen Curry PG DEN $10,300 Curry has scored 63+ DKFP in four of his last six contests.
Jayson Tatum PF BKN $10,000 Tatum will continue to see a bump in production with Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker out. Brooklyn ranks 25th in DKFP allowed to PFs.
Kyrie Irving PG/SG BOS $10,100 Irving will continue to see a significant bump in production with James Harden out.
Paul George SG HOU $9,300 George will serve as the Clippers' No. 1 option with Kawhi Leonard sidelined.
Bradley Beal SG/SF OKC $9,600 Oklahoma City ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to wings.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Bogdan Bogdanovic SG MIA $7,800 Bogdanovic will see a significant bump in production with Trae Young sidelined.
Bam Adebayo C ATL $8,200 Adebayo has scored 48+ DKFP in back-to-back games.
Miles Bridges SF/PF CLE $8,000 Bridges will see an expanded role with Gordon Hayward out.
Ja Morant PG POR $7,200 Portland ranks 29th in DKFp allowed to PGs.
Michael Porter Jr. SF/PF GS $7,700 MPJ will continue to see a bump in production with Jamal Murray out.
Collin Sexton PG/SG CHA $7,300 Sexton is coming off back-to-back 46+ DKFP performances.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Darius Bazley PF WAS $6,400 Bazley has racked up 39+ DKFP in back-to-back contests.
Marcus Morris Sr. SF/PF HOU $6,100 Morris will continue to see a bump in production with Kawhi Leonard out.
Kevin Huerter SG/SF MIA $5,800 Huerter will also see an expanded role with Trae Young sidelined. Miami ranks 26th in DKFP allowed to wings.
Moses Brown C WAS $5,800 Washington ranks 27th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Luke Kennard SG/SF HOU $5,200 Kennard will also see an expanded role with Kawhi Leonard sidelined. He racked up 44.3 DKFP in his last contest.
Ivica Zubac C HOU $5,400 Zubac racked up 34.8 DKFP in his last game with a 20.1% usage rate.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Xavier Tillman C POR $4,600 Tillman will continue to see a significant bump in minutes and production with Jonas Valanciunas out.
Daniel Gafford C OKC $3,800 Gafford racked up 38.5 DKFP in his last game. Oklahoma cIty ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Kenrich Williams SG/SF WAS $4,900 Williams racked up 32.3 DKFP in his last contest.
Tristan Thompson C BKN $4,900 Thompson will continue to see a bump in production with Robert Williams out.
Davis Bertans PF OKC $4,300 Bertans scored 30.5 DKFP in his last game. Oklahoma City ranks 22nd in DKFP allowed to PFs.

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