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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for May 14 | 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 eight-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
Cleveland Cavaliers Washington Wizards D. Garland (A), C. Osman (A), K. Love (O), L. Nance Jr. (O) D. Wade to see an expanded role with Love out.
Washington Wizards Cleveland Cavaliers B. Beal (O), R. Neto (O) R. Westbrook to continue serving as Washington's No. 1 option with Beal sidelined.
Denver Nuggets Detroit Pistons A. Gordon (O), F. Campazzo (O), P. Dozier (O), W. Barton (O) Second night of B2B. M. Porter Jr. to see an expanded role with Gordon out.
Detroit Pistons Denver Nuggets H. Diallo (Q), J. Grant (O), M. Plumlee (O), W. Ellington (O), F. Jackson (O), C. Joseph (O), R. McGruder (O) I. Stewart (O) S. Bey to see an expanded role with multiple Pistons out.
Utah Jazz Oklahoma City Thunder M. Conley (A), D. Mitchell (O), J. Morgan (Q) Conley will return to action Friday.
Oklahoma City Thunder Utah Jazz L. Dort (O), T. Jerome (A) A. Pokusevski could see an expanded role in Dort's absence.
Orlando Magic Philadelphia 76ers M. Bamba (Q), T. Ross (O), C. Okeke (O) Second night of B2B. W. Carter Jr. to see an expanded role if Bamba is unable to play.
Philadelphia 76ers Orlando Magic J. Embiid (P), M. Thybulle (P), S. Milton (P), F. Korkmaz (P) Second night of B2B. Multiple 76ers are dealing with injury issues, but no one appears to be in danger of missing Friday's game.
Toronto Raptors Dallas Mavericks K. Lowry (O), F. VanVleet (O), P. Siakam (O), C. Boucher (Q), O. Anunoby (O), J. Harris (D), Y. Watanabe (D) Second night of B2B. G. Trent Jr. to see an expanded role with Lowry & FVV out.
Dallas Mavericks Toronto Raptors J. Redick (O) J. Richardson could see more minutes with Redick out.
Los Angeles Clippers Houston Rockets K. Leonard (O), P. George (O), S. Ibaka (Q), T. Mann (O), P. Beverley (O), R. Jackson (D) Second night of B2B. M. Morris Sr. to see a significantly expanded role with Leonard & George out.
Houston Rockets Los Angeles Clippers C. Wood (O), D. House Jr. (O), D. Jeffries (O), K. Porter Jr. (O) J. Tate to see an expanded role with multiple Rockets out.
Sacramento Kings Memphis Grizzlies TBD Second night of B2B. M. Bagley III & H. Barnes did not play Thursday.
Memphis Grizzlies Sacramento Kings J. Morant (O), J. Valanciunas (O), J. Jackson Jr. (O), D. Brooks (O), B. Clarke (O), K. Anderson (O) Second night of B2B. X. Tillman to see an expanded role with Valanciunas & JJJ out.
New Orleans Pelicans Golden State Warriors B. Ingram (Q), S. Adams (Q), W. Iwundu (Q), Z. Williamson (O), L. Ball (O) Ingram (if available) to serve as New Orleans' No. 1 option.
Golden State Warriors New Orleans Pelicans S. Curry (Q), D. Green (Q), A. Wiggins (Q), E. Paschall (P), M. Mulder (Q), K. Oubre Jr. (O) J. Poole to see an expanded role if Curry is unable to play.

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Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
CLE Cavaliers +8 +270 Over 227.5
WAS Wizards -8 -335 Under 227.5
ORL Magic +14 +700 Over 218
PHI 76ers -14 -1115 Under 218
UTA Jazz -13.5 -1250 Over 222.5
OKC Thunder +13.5 +750 Under 222.5
DEN Nuggets -9.5 -455 Over 221
DET Pistons +9.5 +350 Under 221
TOR Raptors +13.5 +800 Over 222
DAL Mavericks -13.5 -1430 Under 222
SAC Kings +7 +210 Over 227.5
MEM Grizzlies -7 -265 Under 227.5
LA Clippers -12 -715 Over 227
HOU Rockets +12 +525 Under 227
NO Pelicans +4 +143 Over 231.5
GS Warriors -4 -175 Under 231.5

Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Russell Westbrook PG CLE $12,800 Westbrook is riding an incredible hot streak, scoring 70+ DKFP in three-straight games.
Stephen Curry PG NO $10,200 New Orleans ranks 27th in DKFP allowed to PGs.
Luka Doncic PG/SF TOR $10,800 Doncic scored 56.5 DKFP in his last contest.
Kristaps Porzingis PF/C TOR $8,600 Toronto ranks 29th in DKFP allowed to big men.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Kelly Olynyk PF/C LAC $8,200 Olynyk has scored 43+ DKFP in five-straight games.
Rudy Gobert C OKC $8,200 Gobert racked up 47.5 DKFP in his last game. Oklahoma City ranks 29th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Draymond Green PF/C NO $7,600 Green scored 52 DKFP in his last contest.
Eric Bledsoe PG/SG GS $6,500 Bledsoe has seen a 23% usage rate or higher in four-straight games.

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Gary Trent Jr. SG/SF DAL $6,300 Trent Jr. will see a significant role if Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet remain out.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker PG GS $6,400 Alexander-Walker will continue to start if Lonzo Ball remains sidelined.
Isaac Okoro SG/SF WAS $5,200 Okoro has scored 32+ DKFP in back-to-back games. He has seen a usage rate or 21% or higher in three-straight contests.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Justin James SF MEM $3,200 James racked up a season-high 42.5 DKFP in his last contest.
Sekou Doumbouya PF DEN $4,800 Doumbouya scored 26 DKFP in his last game. Denver ranks 26th in DKFP allowed to PFs.
Armoni Brooks PG LAC $4,800 Brooks racked up 36.5 DKFP in his last contest.
Moses Brown C UTA $4,800 Brown has scored 30+ DKFP in back-to-back games.
Jordan Poole PG/SG NO $4,100 Poole scored 26.5 DKFP in his last game.

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