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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for May 11 | 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 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
Charlotte Hornets Denver Nuggets D. Graham (A), M. Bridges (O), G. Hayward (O), C. Martin (O) Graham will suit up.
Denver Nuggets Charlotte Hornets A. Gordon (A), M. Morris (A), W. Barton (O), P. Dozier (O) A. Rivers to continue seeing more playing time with Dozier & Barton out.
Detroit Pistons Minnesota Timberwolves F. Jackson (O), J. Jackson (A), C. Joseph (O), H. Diallo (O), M. Plumlee (O), J. Grant (O), R. McGruder (O) S. Bey & I. Washington to see expanded roles with Grant & Plumlee sidelined.
Minnesota Timberwolves Detroit Pistons J. Hernangomez (A), M. Beasley (O) Hernangomez is dealing with a quad issue, but will suit up.
Los Angeles Clippers Toronto Raptors S. Ibaka (O) D. Cousins to continue seeing an expanded role in Ibaka's absence.
Toronto Raptors Los Angeles Clippers C. Boucher (A), K. Lowry (O), F. VanVleet (O), P. Siakam (O), O. Anunoby (O), R. Hood (O), A. Baynes (O) G. Trent Jr. to see a significantly expanded role with multiple Raptors out.
Boston Celtics Miami Heat J. Brown (O), R. Williams (O) First night of B2B. E. Fournier to see an expanded role with Brown done for the year.
Miami Heat Boston Celtics TBD
Brooklyn Nets Chicago Bulls B. Brown (A) First night of B2B. Brown is dealing with a nasal fracture, but will suit up.
Chicago Bulls Brooklyn Nets D. Theis (P), T. Brown Jr. (A) L. Markkanen to see a bump in playing time if Theis is out.
Dallas Mavericks Memphis Grizzlies M. Kleber (A), K. Porzingis (O) First night of B2B. D. Powell to see an expanded role with Porzingis out.
Memphis Grizzlies Dallas Mavericks J. Jackson Jr. (O), J. Valanciunas (O), G. Allen (O) Second night of B2B. X. Tillman to see a significantly expanded role with Valanciunas out.
Indiana Pacers Philadelphia 76ers M. Brogdon (O), J. Lamb (O), E. Sumner (O), J. Sampson (Q), M. Turner (O) Second night of B2B. C. LeVert to continue seeing an expanded role in Brogdon's absence.
Philadelphia 76ers Indiana Pacers J. Embiid (O), M. Thybulle (O), F. Korkmaz (O) D. Howard to see an expanded role with Embiid unable to play.
Milwaukee Bucks Orlando Magic TBD Second night of B2B.
Orlando Magic Milwaukee Bucks W. Carter Jr. (Q), T. Ross (O), C. Okeke (O), O. Porter Jr. (O) M. Bamba to see an expanded role if WCJ is out.
Los Angeles Lakers New York Knicks A. Davis (P), L. James (O), K. Caldwell-Pope (P), T. Horton-Tucker (P), K. Kuzma (P), M. Gasol (P), D. Schroder (O) First night of B2B. Davis will continue to serve as the Lakers' No. 1 option with LeBron sidelined.
New York Knicks Los Angeles Lakers A. Burks (Q), I. Quickley (D) D. Rose to see an expanded role if Quickley is unable to play.
Oklahoma City Thunder Sacramento Kings L. Dort (Q), T. Jerome (Q), T. Maledon (O) A. Pokusevski to see an expanded role if Dort is out.
Sacramento Kings Oklahoma City Thunder H. Barnes (D), B. Hield (P), D. Fox (O), T. Haliburton (O) M. Bagley III to see an expanded role if Barnes is unable to suit up.
Golden State Warriors Phoenix Suns TBD Second night of B2B.
Phoenix Suns Golden State Warriors C. Johnson (O), A. Nader (O) M. Bridges to continue seeing an expanded role with Johnson sidelined.

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Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
MIN Timberwolves -7.5 -305 Over 227.5
DET Pistons +7.5 +245 Under 227.5
DEN Nuggets -6 -230 Over 220.5
CHA Hornets +6 +188 Under 220.5
LA Clippers -12.5 -1000 Over 221
TOR Raptors +12.5 +650 Under 221
MIA Heat -2 -129 Over 224.5
BOS Celtics +2 +107 Under 224.5
DAL Mavericks -2 -125 Over 226.5
MEM Grizzlies +2 +105 Under 226.5
PHI 76ers -6.5 -278 Over 237
IND Pacers +6.5 +225 Under 237
BKN Nets -5.5 -210 Over 232
CHI Bulls +5.5 +175 Under 232
ORL Magic +14 +700 Over 230
MIL Bucks -14 -1115 Under 230
PHO Suns -5 -195 Over 231.5
GS Warriors +5 +160 Under 231.5
NY Knicks +4.5 +160 Over 213.5
LA Lakers -4.5 -190 Under 213.5
OKC Thunder +11 +425 Over 224
SAC Kings -11 -590 Under 224

Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Jayson Tatum PF MIA $9,700 Tatum will continue to see a significant bump in production with Jaylen Brown out.
Stephen Curry PG PHO $10,000 Curry has been on an incredible hot streak lately, scoring 53+ DKFP in five-straight games.
Domantas Sabonis PF/C PHI $10,400 Sabonis will continue to serve as Indiana's No. 1 option if Malcolm Brogdon remains out.
Karl-Anthony Towns C DET $10,200 KAT has seen a 32% usage rate or higher in three-straight contests.
Kevin Durant SF/PF CHI $9,900 Durant racked up 65.8 DKFP in his last game.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Terry Rozier PG/SG DEN $8,100 Rozier is coming off a huge 59.3 DKFP performance.
Jrue Holiday PG/SG ORL $8,400 Orlando ranks 28th in DKFP allowed to guards.
Kemba Walker PG MIA $7,700 Walker will be Boston's clear No. 2 option moving forward with Jaylen Brown out.
Mo Bamba C MIL $7,400 Bamba will see a bump in production if Wendell Carter Jr. is out.
Jonas Valanciunas C DAL $7,900 Valanciunas has scored 46+ DKFP in three-straight games.

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Marvin Bagley III PF OKC $6,400 Bagley III will continue to see a bump in production if Harrison Barnes is out.
Gary Trent Jr. SG/SF LAC $6,000 Trent Jr. will see a significant bump in production and usage rate with Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam out.
Derrick Rose PG/SG LAL $5,900 Rose racked up 45.5 DKFP in his last contest.
Donte DiVincenzo PG/SG ORL $5,300 Divincenzo has scored 32+ DKFP in three-straight games.
Evan Fournier SG MIA $5,400 Another Celtic makes the rankings, as Fournier will directly benefit from Jaylen Brown's injury and remain in the starting lineup.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Trevor Ariza PF BOS $4,900 Ariza is coming off a strong 34.5 DKFP performance. Boston ranks 22nd in DKFP allowed to PFs.
Reggie Bullock SG/SF LAL $4,900 Bullock racked up 41.5 DKFP in his last contest.
Moses Brown C SAC $4,900 Brown scored 32 DKFP in his last game. Sacramento ranks 27th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Rajon Rondo PG TOR $4,200 Rondo has seen a 22% usage rate or higher in three of his last four games.
Frank Kaminsky C GS $3,200 Kaminsky scored 25 DKFP in his last game with a 22.6% usage rate.

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