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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for April 26 | 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 11-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
San Antonio Spurs Washington Wizards L. Walker (A), R. Gay (A), T. Lyles (O) D. Vassell to see a decreased role with Walker available.
Washington Wizards San Antonio Spurs R. Westbrook (A), R. Hachimura (A), R. Lopez (O), D. Avdija (O) Second night of B2B. A. Gill to see a decreased role with Hachimura now available.
Los Angeles Lakers Orlando Magic A. Davis (A), D. Schroder (Q), K. Caldwell-Pope (P), M. Gasol (P) A. Caruso to see an expanded role if Schroder is unable to suit up.
Orlando Magic Los Angeles Lakers J. Ennis III (O), T. Ross (O), M. Carter-Williams (O), O. Porter Jr. (O), D. Cannady (O) Second night of B2B. R. Hampton, D. Bacon & G. Harris to see expanded roles with Ross & Ennis now out.
Oklahoma City Thunder Philadelphia 76ers L. Dort (O), T. Bradley (O), S. Gilgeous-Alexander (O), M. Muscala (O), J. Hall (O) First night of B2B. A. Pokusevski to see an expanded role in Dort's absence.
Philadelphia 76ers Oklahoma City Thunder J. Embiid (GTD), B. Simmons (A),T. Harris (A), F. Korkmaz (A), P. Reed (Q), D. Green (O), M. Scott (O) D. Howard to see an expanded role if Embiid is unable to play. T. Maxey & G. Hill to see decreased roles with Simmons available.
Atlanta Hawks Detroit Pistons K. Dunn (A), T. Young (O), L. Williams (O), C. Reddish (O), D. Hunter (O), T. Snell (O) Second night of B2B. K. Dunn will make his season debut.
Detroit Pistons Atlanta Hawks J. Jackson (O), D. Smith Jr. (O), R. McGruder (O) S. Lee to see an expanded role in DSJ's absence. W. Ellington to see an expanded role with Jackson now out.
Phoenix Suns New York Knicks C. Johnson (A), J. Crowder (O), D. Saric (O), A. Nader (O), L. Galloway (O) Second night of B2B. C. Johnson to start with Crowder still out.
New York Knicks Phoenix Suns A. Burks (O) O. Toppin to continue seeing an expanded role with Burks sidelined.
Cleveland Cavaliers Toronto Raptors C. Sexton (O), L. Stevens (O), M. Dellavedova (O), I. Hartenstein (O), L. Nance Jr. (O), T. Prince (O) Second night of B2B. C. Osman to continue starting with Sexton out.
Toronto Raptors Cleveland Cavaliers R. Hood (A), C. Boucher (O), G. Trent Jr. (O), J. Harris (Q) First night of B2B. Hood is now available to play. A. Baynes to see an expanded role with Boucher out.
Utah Jazz Minnesota Timberwolves D. Mitchell (O) M. Conley, J. Clarkson & B. Bogdanovic to see expanded roles with Mitchell out.
Minnesota Timberwolves Utah Jazz M. Beasley (O) First night of B2B. A. Edwards to continue seeing an expanded role in Beasley's absence.
Chicago Bulls Miami Heat Z. LaVine (O), T. Brown Jr. (O) N. Vucevic to continue serving as Chicago's No. 1 option with LaVine out.
Miami Heat Chicago Bulls T. Herro (O), K. Okpala (A), K. Nunn (O), A. Iguodala (O), G. Vincent (P), V. Oladipo (O) D. Robinson to see an expanded role with Herro & Nunn out.
Los Angeles Clippers New Orleans Pelicans K. Leonard (O), R. Rondo (Q), L. Kennard (O), S. Ibaka (O), P. Beverley (O) P. George to continue serving as the Clippers' No. 1 option in Leonard's absence.
New Orleans Pelicans Los Angeles Clippers S. Adams (O), N. Alexander-Walker (O), J. Hart (O), J. Johnson (O) J. Hayes to see an expanded role with Adams unable to play.
Memphis Grizzlies Denver Nuggets TBD Second night of B2B. J. Valanciunas returned to action on Sunday.
Denver Nuggets Memphis Grizzlies W. Barton (O), M. Morris (O), J. Murray (O) P. Dozier to see an expanded role with Barton & Morris out.
Dallas Mavericks Sacramento Kings L. Doncic (P), K. Porzingis (D), J. Richardson (D), M. Kleber (Q), J. Redick (D), D. Finney-Smith (P) First night of B2B. T. Hardaway Jr. to see a significant bump in production if Doncic is unable to suit up.
Sacramento Kings Dallas Mavericks M. Bagley III (O), D. Fox (O), R. Woodard II (O) Second night of B2B. T. Haliburton to continue seeing an expanded role with Fox out.

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Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
OKC Thunder +11 +440 Over 219.5
PHI 76ers -11 -590 Under 219.5
ATL Hawks -5 -190 Over 219.5
DET Pistons +5 +160 Under 219.5
SA Spurs -2 -129 Over 229
WAS Wizards +2 +107 Under 229
LA Lakers -10 -530 Over 211.5
ORL Magic +10 +390 Under 211.5
PHO Suns -2.5 -139 Over 215.5
NY Knicks +2.5 +117 Under 215.5
CLE Cavaliers +10 +390 Over 218
TOR Raptors -10 -530 Under 218
CHI Bulls +4.5 +155 Over 206.5
MIA Heat -4.5 -186 Under 206.5
UTA Jazz -10 -500 Over 228.5
MIN Timberwolves +10 +375 Under 228.5
LA Clippers -3.5 -159 Over 228
NO Pelicans +3.5 +132 Under 228
MEM Grizzlies +4.5 +148 Over 228.5
DEN Nuggets -4.5 -180 Under 228.5
DAL Mavericks -5.5 -210 Over 227
SAC Kings +5.5 +175 Under 227

Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Paul George SG NO $9,600 George will continue to serve as the Clippers' No. 1 option with Kawhi Leonard sidelined. He scored 60 DKFP in his last game.
Nikola Jokic C MEM $11,000 Jokic has seen a 30% usage rate or higher in three of his last four contests.
Clint Capela C DET $9,200 Detroit ranks 25th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
DeMar DeRozan SF WAS $8,700 DeRozan is coming off a strong 52.3 DKFP performance in which he saw a 34.9% usage rate.
Nikola Vucevic C MIA $10,300 Vucevic will continue to serve as the Bulls' No. 1 option with Zach LaVine out.
Julius Randle PF/C PHO $9,900 Randle has scored 64+ DKFP in three of his last five games.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Fred VanVleet PG/SG CLE $8,300 VanVleet racked up 57.8 DKFP in his last contest.
Bogdan Bogdanovic SG DET $7,800 Bogdanovic will continue to see a significant bump in production with Trae Young out.
Anthony Edwards SG/SF UTA $7,400 Edwards is coming off a strong 51.3 DKFP performance.
Darius Garland PG TOR $7,500 Garland will continue to see an expanded role if Collin Sexton remains out.
Mike Conley PG MIN $7,400 Conley will continue to see a bump in production with Donovan Mitchell out. Minnesota ranks 29th in DKFP allowed to PGs.
Deandre Ayton C NY $6,600 Ayton scored 46.3 DKFP in his last contest, racking up 20 points and 13 rebounds.

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Bojan Bogdanovic SF/PF MIN $6,400 Bogdanovic will also continue to see a bump in production with Donovan Mitchell out. He racked up 42 DKFP in his last game.
Mason Plumlee C ATL $5,600 Plumlee has racked up 44+ DKFP in back-to-back games.
Jakob Poeltl C WAS $6,100 Washington ranks 27th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Marcus Morris Sr. SF/PF NO $5,900 Morris Sr. will continue to see a bump in playing time and production with Kawhi Leonard sidelined.
Larry Nance Jr. PF/C TOR $5,600 Toronto ranks 29th in DKFP allowed to big men.
Derrick Rose PG/SG PHO $5,200 Rose has scored 38+ DKFP in two of his last four contests.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Dwight Howard C OKC $4,500 Howard will continue to see a significant bump in production if Joel Embiid remains out. He racked up 35.5 in his last contest.
Saddiq Bey SF ATL $4,900 Bey racked up 25 DKFP in his last game with a 24.6% usage rate.
Jalen Brunson PG/SG SAC $4,700 Brunson will see a bump in production if JJ Redick is unable to play.
Reggie Bullock SG/SF PHO $4,800 Bullock has scored 32+ DKFP in two of his last three games.
Lou Williams PG/SG DET $4,500 Williams racked up 27.8 DFKP in his last contest with a 28.9% usage rate.

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