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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for May 13 | Stud, Midrange & Value Picks + Injury Notes

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

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Welcome to Thursday’s NBA rankings for the 9-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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Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
LA Clippers -8.5 -375 Over 225
CHA Hornets +8.5 +295 Under 225
MIL Bucks -8.5 -400 Over 240.5
IND Pacers +8.5 +310 Under 240.5
ORL Magic +12.5 +700 Over 226.5
ATL Hawks -12.5 -1000 Under 226.5
PHI 76ers -1 -117 Over 218.5
MIA Heat +1 -103 Under 218.5
SA Spurs +4.5 +148 Over 216.5
NY Knicks -4.5 -180 Under 216.5
DEN Nuggets -6 -225 Over 235.5
MIN Timberwolves +6 +185 Under 235.5
SAC Kings +7.5 +245 Over 230.5
MEM Grizzlies -7.5 -305 Under 230.5
TOR Raptors +10.5 +430 Over 218.5
CHI Bulls -10.5 -590 Under 218.5
POR Trail Blazers +5.5 +175 Over 233.5
PHO Suns -5.5 -210 Under 233.5

Key News to Monitor

Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Los Angeles Clippers Charlotte Hornets S. Ibaka (O) First night of B2B. D. Cousins to continue seeing an expanded role with Ibaka out.
Charlotte Hornets Los Angeles Clippers M. Bridges (O), Ca. Martin (A), Co. Martin (O) J. McDaniels to see an expanded role in Bridges' absence.
Milwaukee Bucks Indiana Pacers TBD
Indiana Pacers Milwaukee Bucks C. LeVert (O), M. Brogdon (O), J. Lamb (O), A. Holiday (O), E. Sumner (O), M. Turner (O) D. Sabonis to see a significantly expanded role with Brogdon & LeVert out.
Philadelphia 76ers Miami Heat J. Embiid (A), F. Korkmaz (P), S. Milton (A), M. Thybulle (O) First night of B2B. Embiid is dealing with an illness, but will likely suit up.
Miami Heat Philadelphia 76ers J. Butler (Q) B. Adebayo to serve as Miami's No. 1 option if Butler is out.
San Antonio Spurs New York Knicks T. Lyles Second night of B2B. Lyles' absence will not significantly affect San Antonio's rotation.
New York Knicks San Antonio Spurs D. Rose (O), I. Quickley (A), A. Burks (A), R. Bullock (A) Quickley could see an expanded role with Rose out.
Orlando Magic Atlanta Hawks M. Bamba (O), T. Ross (O), C. Okeke (O) First night of B2B. W. Carter Jr. to see an expanded role with Bamba unable to play.
Atlanta Hawks Orlando Magic T. Young (A), B. Bogdanovic (A), C. Capela (A), D. Gallinari (A), D. Hunter (A), T. Snell (O) Second night of B2B. Young, Capela, Bogdanovic & Gallinari will all suit up.
Toronto Raptors Chicago Bulls K. Lowry (O), F. VanVleet (O), P. Siakam (O), C. Boucher (Q), O. Anunoby (O) First night of B2B. G. Trent Jr. to see an expanded role with Lowry & FVV out.
Chicago Bulls Toronto Raptors D. Theis (O), T. Satoransky (Q), T. Brown Jr. (O) L. Markkanen to see more minutes with Theis unable to play.
Denver Nuggets Minnesota Timberwolves N. Jokic (P), M. Porter Jr. (O), M. Morris (O), P. Dozier (O), W. Barton (O) First night of B2B. A. Gordon to see an expanded role with MPJ out.
Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets TBD
Sacramento Kings Memphis Grizzlies M. Bagley III (O), H. Barnes (D), B. Hield (P), D. Fox (O), T. Haliburton (O) First night of B2B. Hield (if available) to see an expanded role with multiple Kings sidelined.
Memphis Grizzlies Sacramento Kings J. Valanciunas (Q), G. Allen (O) First night of B2B. J. Jackson Jr. to see an expanded role if Valanciunas is unable to play.
Portland Trail Blazers Phoenix Suns N. Little (O) Second night of B2B. A. Simons could see more playing time with Little sidelined.
Phoenix Suns Portland Trail Blazers D. Ayton (Q), C. Johnson (O), A. Nader (O) D. Saric to see an expanded role if Ayton is out.

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Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Domantas Sabonis PF/C MIL $10,700 Sabonis has racked up 72+ DKFP in two of his last three games.
Giannis Antetokounmpo PF/C IND $10,900 Giannis scored 56 DKFP in his last contest. Indiana ranks 27th in DKFP allowed to big men.
Trae Young PG ORL $9,100 Orlando ranks 25th in DFKP allowed to PGs.
Nikola Jokic C MIN $11,000 Jokic has scored 53+ DKFP in five of his last six contests.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Kawhi Leonard SF CHA $8,400 Charlotte ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to SFs.
Devin Booker SG POR $8,300 Booker scored 48.8 DKFP in his last game with a 36% usage rate.
D'Angelo Russell PG/SG DEN $7,800 Russell has racked up 46+ DKFP in three of his last four contests.
PJ Washington PF/C LAC $7,400 Washington racked up 47.3 DKFP in his last game.
Ben Simmons PG MIA $7,500 Simmons scored 42 DKFP in his last contest with a 28% usage rate.

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Dillon Brooks SG/SF SAC $6,100 Sacramento ranks 28th in DKFP allowed to wings.
Devonte' Graham PG/SG LAC $5,900 Graham racked up 46.5 DKFP in his last contest.
Terence Davis SG/SF MEM $5,900 Davis scored 43.3 DKFP in his last game.
Facundo Campazzo PG/SG MIN $5,800 Minnesota ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to guards.
Ivica Zubac C CHA $5,000 Zubac racked up 38.5 DKFP in his last game with a 19.1% usage rate.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Duncan Robinson SG PHI $4,900 Robinson has scored 31+ DKFP in back-to-back games.
Brook Lopez C IND $4,900 Indiana ranks 25th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Jae Crowder SF/PF POR $4,700 Crowder has scored 30+ DKFP in two of his last three contests.
Brandon Clarke PF/C SAC $4,300 Clarke scored 34.3 DKFP in his last game.
Chimezie Metu PF/C MEM $4,100 Metu has racked up 26+ DKFP in back-to-back contests.

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