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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for April 30 | 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 7:00 p.m. ET.

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Welcome to Friday’s NBA rankings for the 8-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
Atlanta Hawks Philadelphia 76ers T. Young (A), C. Capela (A), B. Bogdanovic (O), T. Snell (A), K. Huerter (O) First night of B2B. Young will suit up for the first time since Apr. 21.
Philadelphia 76ers Atlanta Hawks TBD
San Antonio Spurs Boston Celtics D. White (O), T. Lyles (O) L. Walker IV to continue seeing an expanded role in White's absence.
Boston Celtics San Antonio Spurs K. Walker (O) P. Pritchard to see a bump in playing time with Walker unable to suit up.
Washington Wizards Cleveland Cavaliers D. Avidja (O) First night of B2B. R. Hachimura to continue seeing an expanded role with Avdija out.
Cleveland Cavaliers Washington Wizards C. Sexton (A), L. Nance Jr. (O), I. Hartenstein (O) First night of B2B. Sexton will suit up for the first time since Apr. 23.
Orlando Magic Memphis Grizzlies T. Ross (D), C. Okeke (O), O. Porter Jr. (O), M. Carter-Williams (O) C. Anthony to see an expanded role if Ross is unable to play.
Memphis Grizzlies Orlando Magic G. Allen (D), J. Jackson Jr. (O) First night of B2B. J. Valanciunas to see an expanded role in JJJ's absence.
Portland Trail Blazers Brooklyn Nets N/A
Brooklyn Nets Portland Trail Blazers K. Irving (A), K. Durant (O), B. Brown (O), N. Claxton (O) Second night of B2B. Irving to see an expanded role with Durant out.
Milwaukee Bucks Chicago Bulls G. Antetokounmpo (O), D. DiVincenzo (O) Second night of B2B. J. Holiday & K. Middleton to see expanded roles with Giannis out.
Chicago Bulls Milwaukee Bucks N. Vucevic (P), Z. LaVine (O), T. Brown Jr. (O) First night of B2B. Vucevic (if available) will continue to serve as Chicago's No. 1 option in LaVine's absence.
Utah Jazz Phoenix Suns M. Conley (O), D. Mitchell (O), R. O'Neal (Q) First night of B2B. J. Clarkson & J. Ingles to see significantly expanded roles with Mitchell & Conley out.
Phoenix Suns Utah Jazz J. Crowder (Q), D. Saric (P) C. Johnson to see a bump in playing time if Crowder is unable to suit up.
Sacramento Kings Los Angeles Lakers M. Bagley III (P), H. Barnes (O), D. Fox (O) Bagley III (if available) will suit up for the first time since Mar. 15.
Los Angeles Lakers Sacramento Kings L. James (A), A. Davis (P), D. Schroder (P), K. Caldwell-Pope (Q), M. Gasol (P) James will play for the first time since Mar. 20.

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Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
ATL Hawks +9.5 +350 Over 220
PHI 76ers -9.5 -455 Under 220
WAS Wizards -6.5 -265 Over 227
CLE Cavaliers +6.5 +215 Under 227
SA Spurs +4.5 +160 Over 220
BOS Celtics -4.5 -190 Under 220
ORL Magic +11.5 +525 Over 224
MEM Grizzlies -11.5 -770 Under 224
POR Trail Blazers -1 -114 Over 240.5
BKN Nets +1 -106 Under 240.5
MIL Bucks -1.5 -121 Over 228.5
CHI Bulls +1.5 +102 Under 228.5
UTA Jazz +4 +145 Over 219
PHO Suns -4 -177 Under 219
SAC Kings +8 +295 Over 223
LA Lakers -8 -375 Under 223

Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Jayson Tatum PF SA $9,800 Tatum racked up 59.5 DKFP in his last contest. San Antonio ranks 27th in DKFP allowed to PFs.
Russell Westbrook PG CLE $11,000 Westbrook has scored 64+ DKFP in three of his last four games.
Anthony Davis PF/C SAC $9,100 Davis has seen a 30% usage rate or higher in every contest since returning from injury.
Kyrie Irving PG POR $9,400 Irving will serve as Brooklyn's No. 1 option with Kevin Durant out.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Darius Garland PG WAS $8,000 Garland racked up 50 DKFP in his last game. Washington ranks 23rd in DKFP allowed to PGs.
Chris Paul PG UTA $7,800 Paul scored 54.8 DKFP in his last game.
Dejounte Murray PG BOS $7,500 Murray is coming off a strong 56.5 DKFP performance.
Andre Drummond C SAC $7,500 San Antonio ranks 29th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Jarrett Allen C WAS $7,400 Allen has racked up 42+ DKFP in two of his last three games.

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Norman Powell SG/SF BKN $6,300 Powell is coming off a 40.3 DKFP performance.
Joe Harris SG/SF POR $5,700 Harris will continue to see a bump in production if Kyrie Irving remains sidelined.
Tristan Thompson C SA $5,600 Thompson racked up 37.3 DKFP in his last contest.
Blake Griffin PF/C POR $5,000 Portland ranks 25th in DKFP allowed to big men.
Mo Bamba C MEM $5,000 Bamba has scored 35+ DKFP in two of his last four games.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Alize Johnson SF/PF POR $3,000 Johnson is coming off a huge 56.3 DKFP performance.
Shake Milton PG/SG ATL $4,700 Milton scored 32.5 DKFP in his last game. Atlanta ranks 25th in DKFP allowed to guards.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG SAC $4,600 Sacramento ranks 29th in DKFP allowed to SGs.
Isaac Okoro SG/SF WAS $4,400 Okoro has racked up 27+ DKFP in back-to-back contests.
Garrett Temple SG/SF MIL $3,600 Temple scored 25.3 DKFP in his last game. Milwaukee ranks 24th in DKFP allowed to wings.

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