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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for May 25 | 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 7:30 p.m. ET.

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Welcome to Tuesday’s NBA rankings for the three-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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Key News to Monitor

Team Name & Status Position Injury Notes
Team Name & Status Position Injury Notes
Dallas Mavericks Maxi Kleber (Q) PF/C Dwight Powell could see an expanded role if Kleber is unable to suit up.

Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
BOS Celtics +9.5 +360 Over 227.5
BKN Nets -9.5 -480 Under 227.5
LA Lakers -1.5 -121 Over 208.5
PHO Suns +1.5 +102 Under 208.5
DAL Mavericks +6.5 +220 Over 216
LA Clippers -6.5 -275 Under 216

Set your DraftKings fantasy basketball lineups here: NBA $555k Tuesday Shootaround [$105K to 1st]


Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Luka Doncic PG/SF LAC $10,600 Doncic is coming off a huge 71.5 DKFP performance.
Kevin Durant SF/PF BOS $9,300 Durant racked up 52.5 DKFP in his last game.
Jayson Tatum PF BKN $9,800 Tatum has a great opportunity to bounce back against a vulnerable Nets' defense after a disappointing showing in Game 1.
LeBron James PG/SF PHO $10,100 James scored 48.3 DKFP in his last contest. LeBron will need to step up to lead the Lakers to a win after dropping Game 1.

Midrange

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Devin Booker SG LAL $8,100 Booker racked up 55.3 DKFP in his last game.
Kawhi Leonard SF DAL $8,300 Leonard scored 56 DKFP in his last contest.
Deandre Ayton C LAL $6,100 Ayton outplayed Anthony Davis in the first game of their series, racking up 44 DKFP.
Kemba Walker PG BKN $7,200 Walker will have the opportunity step up after a lackluster Game 1 performance against Brooklyn.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Robert Williams C BKN $4,600 Williams was incredible in Game 1 vs. Brooklyn, racking up 11 points, nine rebounds and nine blocks.
Frank Kaminsky C LAL $3,300 Kaminsky is coming off a strong 37.5 DKFP performance.
Dorian Finney-Smith SF/PF LAC $4,700 Finney-Smith scored 30.3 DKFP in his last game.
Rajon Rondo PG DAL $4,500 Rondo racked up 27 DKFP in his last contest.

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