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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for May 12 | 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.

NBA: Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Wednesday’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
Washington Wizards Atlanta Hawks B. Beal (O) R. Westbrook to continue serving as Washington's No. 1 option with Beal sidelined.
Atlanta Hawks Washington Wizards K. Huerter (A), T. Snell (A), D. Hunter (O) First night of B2B. B. Bogdanovic to see an expanded role with Hunter out.
San Antonio Spurs Brooklyn Nets T. Lyles (O), D. White (O) First night of B2B. Lyles' absence will not significantly affect San Antonio's rotation.
Brooklyn Nets San Antonio Spurs J. Harden (A), K. Irving (O), J. Harris (O) Second night of B2B. Harden will suit up for the first time since Apr. 5.
Boston Celtics Cleveland Cavaliers K. Walker (O), R. Williams (O), M. Smart (O) Second night of B2B. E. Fournier to see a bump in production with Walker out.
Cleveland Cavaliers Boston Celtics C. Osman (Q), D. Garland (O), L. Nance Jr. (O) C. Sexton to continue seeing an expanded role with Garland sidelined.
New Orleans Pelicans Dallas Mavericks L. Ball (O), B. Ingram (O), S. Adams (O), Z. Williamson (O) E. Bledsoe to see a significantly expanded role with multiple Pelicans out.
Dallas Mavericks New Orleans Pelicans K. Porzingis (Q), J. Redick (O) Second night of B2B.
Portland Trail Blazers Utah Jazz N. Little (O) First night of B2B. D. Jones Jr. could see more minutes if Little is unable to play.
Utah Jazz Portland Trail Blazers M. Conley (O), D. Mitchell (O) J. Clarkson to continue seeing an expanded role with Conley & Mitchell sidelined.
Houston Rockets Los Angeles Lakers C. Wood (Q), D. House Jr. (Q), D. Jeffries (Q), K. Porter Jr. (O) J. Tate & K. Martin to see expanded roles if Wood is out.
Los Angeles Lakers Houston Rockets L. James (O), A. Davis (O), K. Caldwell-Pope (Q), K. Kuzma (P), A. Caruso (Q), T. Horton-Tucker (P), M. Gasol (P) Second night of B2B. LeBron & AD will both miss Wednesday's contest.

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Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
WAS Wizards +7 +225 Over 240.5
ATL Hawks -7 -278 Under 240.5
BOS Celtics -10 -530 Over 219.5
CLE Cavaliers +10 +390 Under 219.5
SA Spurs +4.5 +160 Over 234
BKN Nets -4.5 -190 Under 234
NO Pelicans +10 +390 Over 225.5
DAL Mavericks -10 -530 Under 225.5
POR Trail Blazers +3 +123 Over 235.5
UTA Jazz -3 -148 Under 235.5
HOU Rockets +13.5 +800 Over 224
LA Lakers -13.5 -1430 Under 224

Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Russell Westbrook PG ATL $12,400 Westbrook is coming off a huge 80.3 DKFP performance.
Anthony Davis PF/C HOU $10,400 Davis racked up 77 DKFP in his last game.
Jayson Tatum PF CLE $9,400 Tatum will continue to see a bump in production with Jaylen Brown out.
Trae Young PG WAS $9,100 Young racked up 54.5 DKFP in his last game. Washington ranks 26th in DKFP allowed to PGs.
Damian Lillard PG UTA $9,600 Lillard scored 56.3 DKFP in his last contest.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Collin Sexton PG/SG BOS $8,400 Sexton will see a bump in production with Darius Garland sidelined.
Jordan Clarkson PG/SG POR $7,500 Clarkson racked up 53.3 DKFP in his last contest.
John Collins PF/C WAS $6,700 Washington ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to big men.
Dejounte Murray PG BKN $7,100 Murray scored 45 DKFP in ihs last game.

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Norman Powell SG/SF UTA $5,900 Powell racked up 44 DKFP in his last game.
Evan Fournier SG/SF CLE $5,500 Fournier will continue to start and see a bump in production with Jaylen Brown sidelined.
Jakob Poeltl C BKN $5,300 Poeltl scored 41.5 DKFP in his last contest.
Tim Hardaway Jr. SF NO $6,000 New Orleans ranks 25th in DKFP allowed to wings.
Jae'Sean Tate SF/PF LAL $6,400 Tate will continue to see a large usage rate with multiple Rockets out.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Isaac Okoro SG/SF BOS $4,900 Okoro is coming off a strong 45 DKFP performance.
Naji Marshall SG/SF DAL $4,800 Marshall scored 38.3 DKFP in his last game.
Keldon Johnson PF BKN $4,600 Johnson racked up 33.8 DKFP in his last contest. Brooklyn ranks 23rd in DKFP allowed to PFs.
Davis Bertans PF ATL $4,000 Bertans will continue to see an expanded role with Bradley Beal out.
Dean Wade PF/C BOS $4,000 Wade scored 45.5 DKFP in his last contest.

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