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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for April 28 | Stud, Midrange & Value Picks + Injury Notes

Jeff Pratt ranks the top plays in each salary range for Wednesday’s fantasy basketball slate on DraftKings, which starts at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) runs onto the court before the start of a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Wednesday’s NBA rankings for the 10-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
Orlando Magic Cleveland Cavaliers J. Ennis III (A), T. Ross (O), O. Porter Jr. (O) C. Okeke to see an expanded role with Ross unable to play.
Cleveland Cavaliers Orlando Magic C. Sexton (O), L. Nance Jr. (O), I. Hartenstein (O) D. Garland to see an expanded role with Sexton sidelined.
Atlanta Hawks Philadelphia 76ers B. Bogdanovic (O), B. Goodwin (A), K. Huerter (O), T. Young (O), T. Snell (O) L. Williams to see an expanded role if Bogdanovic & Goodwin are unable to suit up.
Philadelphia 76ers Atlanta Hawks M. Scott (Q) A. Tolliver could see a bump in playing time if Scott is unable to play.
Chicago Bulls New York Knicks Z. LaVine (O), T. Brown Jr. (O) N. Vucevic will continue to serve as Chicago's No. 1 option with LaVine out.
New York Knicks Chicago Bulls A. Burks (O), M. Robinson (O) N. Noel to continue starting with Robinson out.
Charlotte Hornets Boston Celtics L. Ball (O), G. Hayward (O), M. Monk (O) Second night of B2B. T. Rozier to continue seeing an expanded role with Ball still out.
Boston Celtics Charlotte Hornets J. Tatum (A), R. Williams III (A), M. Smart (O), K. Walker (O) Second night of B2B. P. Pritchard to continue seeing an expanded role with Walker out.
Los Angeles Lakers Washington Wizards A. Davis (P), D. Schroder (P), M. Gasol (P), K. Caldwell-Pope (P), A. Caruso (O) W. Matthews to see an expanded role if KCP or Schroder is unable to suit up.
Washington Wizards Los Angeles Lakers R. Lopez (A) Lopez is now available. R. Hachimura to see a bump in minutes with D. Avdija done for the season.
San Antonio Spurs Miami Heat D. White (O), T. Lyles (O) L. Walker IV will see a bump in minutes with White sidelined.
Miami Heat San Antonio Spurs D. Robinson (P), T. Herro (O), K. Nunn (A), G. Vincent (P) M. Strus & Vincent, if available, to see increased time with Herro out.
Portland Trail Blazers Memphis Grizzlies TBD Second night of B2B.
Memphis Grizzlies Portland Trail Blazers TBD
New Orleans Pelicans Denver Nuggets S. Adams (Q), N. Alexander-Walker (O), J. Hart (O) First night of B2B. G. Hernangomez to see an expanded role if Adams is unable to play.
Denver Nuggets New Orleans Pelicans W. Barton (O), M. Morris (O) First night of B2B. P. Dozier to see an expanded role with Barton & Morris out.
Los Angeles Clippers Phoenix Suns K. Leonard (D), N. Batum (Q), A. Coffey (Q) P. George to continue serving as the Clippers' No. 1 option if Leonard is unable to suit up.
Phoenix Suns Los Angeles Clippers D. Saric (Q), J. Crowder (Q) C. Johnson to see an expanded role if Crowder is unable to play.
Utah Jazz Sacramento Kings M. Conley (O) J. Clarkson to see an expanded role with Conley sidelined.
Sacramento Kings Utah Jazz M. Bagley (D), H. Barnes (O), D. Fox (O) C. Metu to see an increased role with Barnes out.

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Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
ATL Hawks +8.5 +335 Over 217.5
PHI 76ers -8.5 -435 Under 217.5
ORL Magic +3 +123 Over 211
CLE Cavaliers -3 -143 Under 211
CHI Bulls +5 +165 Over 209
NY Knicks -5 -200 Under 209
LA Lakers -2.5 -136 Over 226
WAS Wizards +2.5 +114 Under 226
CHA Hornets +7.5 +245 Over 215.5
BOS Celtics -7.5 -305 Under 215.5
SA Spurs +5 +170 Over 210.5
MIA Heat -5 -210 Under 210.5
NO Pelicans +4 +143 Over 228.5
DEN Nuggets -4 -175 Under 228.5
POR Trail Blazers pk -109 Over 235
MEM Grizzlies pk -109 Under 235
LA Clippers +3.5 +130 Over 222.5
PHO Suns -3.5 -155 Under 222.5
UTA Jazz -8 -335 Over 223
SAC Kings +8 +265 Under 223

Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Russell Westbrook PG LAL $11,100 Westbrook has racked up 60+ DKFP in three of his last four games.
Jimmy Butler SF SA $9,500 Butler is coming off a 54.5 DKFP performance in which he saw a 35.2% usage rate.
Nikola Jokic C NO $11,000 Jokic has scored 53+ DKFP in back-to-back games.
Jaylen Brown SG/SF CHA $8,500 Brown will continue to see a bump in production with Kemba Walker out. Charlotte ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to wings.
Zion Williamson PF/C DEN $10,200 Denver ranks 24th in DKFP allowed to big men.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
DeMar DeRozan SF MIA $8,400 DeRozan is coming off a strong 55 DKFP performance.
Ja Morant PG POR $8,200 Portland ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to PGs.
Terry Rozier SG/SF BOS $7,700 Rozier will continue to see a bump in production with LaMelo Ball out.
Jusuf Nurkic C MEM $6,800 Nurkic has scored 53+ DKFP in two of his last three contests.
Dejounte Murray PG MIA $7,300 Murray racked up 60.8 DKFP in his last game.

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Derrick Rose PG/SG CHI $5,400 Rose has scored 37+ DKFP in back-to-back contests.
Norman Powell SG/SF MEM $6,400 Memphis ranks 24th in DKFP allowed to wings.
Cole Anthony PG CLE $6,300 Anthony has racked up 34+ DKFP in five of his last six games.
Mikal Bridges SF LAC $5,200 Bridges scored 35 DKFP in his last game with a 17.2% usage rate.
Devonte' Graham PG/SG BOS $6,100 Graham has scored 40+ DKFP in back-to-back games.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Daniel Theis C NY $4,600 Theis racked up 51.5 DKFP in his last game with a 20.2% usage rate.
Trevor Ariza PF SA $4,600 Ariza is coming off a strong 38.5 DKFP performance in which he saw a 20.6% usage rate.
Chuma Okeke PF CLE $4,900 Okeke scored 31.8 DKFP in his last game. Cleveland ranks 23rd in DKFP allowed to wings.
Rudy Gay PF MIA $4,200 Gay racked up 26 DKFP in his last contest with a 29% usage rate.
Payton Pritchard PG CHA $4,000 Pritchard will continue to see a significant bump in production with Kemba Walker out.
Naji Marshall SG/SF DEN $4,800 Marshall racked up 25 DKFP in his last game.

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