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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for April 27 | 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 7:00 p.m. ET.

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Welcome to Tuesday’s NBA rankings for the 6-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
Oklahoma City Thunder Boston Celtics L. Dort (A), T. Bradley (Q) Second night of B2B. Dort will suit up after a one-game absence.
Boston Celtics Oklahoma City Thunder J. Tatum (O), K. Walker (O), R. Williams III (O) First night of B2B. J. Brown to serve as Boston's clear No. 1 option with Walker & Tatum sidelined.
Portland Trail Blazers Indiana Pacers TBD First night of B2B.
Indiana Pacers Portland Trail Blazers J. Lamb (O), G. Bitadze (O), D. Sabonis (O), M. Turner (O) O. Brissett will continue to see a significantly expanded role with Sabonis & Turner out.
Milwaukee Bucks Charlotte Hornets P. Tucker (A), R. Kurucs (A) Tucker will suit up after a one-game absence.
Charlotte Hornets Milwaukee Bucks L. Ball (O), G. Hayward (O), M. Monk (O) First night of B2B. T. Rozier to continue seeing an expanded role with Ball sidelined.
Brooklyn Nets Toronto Raptors B. Brown (O), N. Claxton (O) J. Green to see more minutes with Brown out.
Toronto Raptors Brooklyn Nets G. Trent Jr. (O), P. Watson (O) Second night of B2B. R. Hood to see an expanded role with Trent Jr. out.
Minnesota Timberwolves Houston Rockets M. Beasley (O) Second night of B2B.
Houston Rockets Minnesota Timberwolves J. Wall (O) Wall will miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.
Dallas Mavericks Golden State Warriors L. Doncic (Q), D. Finney-Smith (Q), M. Kleber (Q), K. Porzingis (D), J. Richardson (D), J. Redick (Q) Second night of B2B. T. Hardaway Jr. to see a significantly expanded role if Doncic is unable to suit up.
Golden State Warriors Dallas Mavericks K. Bazemore (O), D. Lee (O), E. Paschall (O) J. Poole to see an expanded role with Bazemore & Lee out.

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Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
MIL Bucks -9 -420 Over 222.5
CHA Hornets +9 +320 Under 222.5
POR Trail Blazers -5 -210 Over 235
IND Pacers +5 +170 Under 235
OKC Thunder +10.5 +450 Over 215.5
BOS Celtics -10.5 -625 Under 215.5
BKN Nets -6 -240 Over 232.5
TOR Raptors +6 +195 Under 232.5
MIN Timberwolves -1.5 -121 Over 229.5
HOU Rockets +1.5 +102 Under 229.5
DAL Mavericks +2 +107 Over 218
GS Warriors -2 -129 Under 218

Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo PF/C CHA $10,700 Antetokounmpo is coming off a 61.5 DKFP performance. Charlotte ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to big men.
Malcolm Brogdon PG POR $8,800 Brogdon will continue to serve as the Pacers' No. 1 option with Domantas Sabonis out.
Stephen Curry PG DAL $10,300 Curry has seen a 31% usage rate or higher in six-straight contests.
Kyrie Irving PG/SG TOR $9,500 Irving will continue to see a bump in production with James Harden out. He racked up 62 DKFP in his last game.
Pascal Siakam PF BKN $8,600 Brooklyn ranks 22nd in DKFP allowed to PFs.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Jaylen Brown SG/SF OKC $8,400 Brown will see a significant bump in production with Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker out.
Jusuf Nurkic C IND $6,800 Nurkic has scored 53+ DKFP in back-to-back games.
Kevin Durant PF TOR $8,300 Durant racked up 53 DKFP in his last contest with a 39.5% usage rate.
Miles Bridges SF/PF MIL $7,500 Bridges will continue to see an expanded role with Gordon Hayward sidelined.
Anthony Edwards SG/SF HOU $7,500 Edwards has scored 46+ DKFP in two of his last four contests. Houston ranks 25th in DKFP allowed to wings.

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
D'Angelo Russell PG/SG HOU $6,300 Russell is coming off a strong 53 DKFP performance.
Devonte' Graham PG/SG MIL $6,200 Graham will also continue to see a significant bump in production with LaMelo Ball out.
Evan Fournier SG/SF OKC $5,000 A matchup with Oklahoma City (who ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to wings) is the perfect opportunity for Fournier to break out of his cold streak.
T.J. McConnell PG POR $5,600 Portland ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to PGs.
Tristan Thompson C OKC $5,400 Thompson will continue to see a bump in production with Robert Williams out.
Theo Maledon PG BOS $5,200 Maledon will continue to see an expanded role with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander sidelined.

Value

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Payton Pritchard PG OKC $3,700 Pritchard will see a significant bump in minutes and production with Kemba Walker out.
Jeff Green PF/C TOR $4,700 Green will see a bump in production with Bruce Brown sidelined.
Danuel House Jr. SG/SF MIN $4,400 House Jr. to see an expanded role with John Wall out for the season.
Edmond Sumner SG/SF POR $4,000 Sumner racked up 33.8 DKFP in his last contest.
Blake Griffin PF/C TOR $4,600 Toronto ranks 29th in DKFP allowed to big men.
KJ Martin Jr. PF MIN $4,100 Martin Jr. scored 31.5 DKFP in his last game.

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