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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for May 26 | 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: Playoffs-Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Wednesday’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
New York Knicks Nerlens Noel (Q) C Taj Gibson could see an expanded role if Noel is unable to play.

Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
WAS Wizards +8 +285 Over 231
PHI 76ers -8 -360 Under 231
ATL Hawks +2.5 +110 Over 213
NY Knicks -2.5 -132 Under 213
MEM Grizzlies +8.5 +300 Over 219
UTA Jazz -8.5 -385 Under 219

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


Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Trae Young PG NY $8,500 Young racked up 56.8 DKFP in his last contest, including a game-winning floater.
Bradley Beal SG/SF PHI $8,800 Beal racked up 55.5 DKFP in Game 1 against Philadelphia.
Joel Embiid C WAS $10,100 Washington ranks 27th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Julius Randle PF/C ATL $9,400 Randle has seen a 32% usage rate or higher in three-straight games.

Midrange

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Ben Simmons PG WAS $7,300 Simmons racked up 51.8 DKFP in his last contest.
Donovan Mitchell PG/SG MEM $8,400 Mitchell will suit up for the first time since April 16.
Tobias Harris SF/PF WAS $7,000 Harris scored 51.5 DKFP in Game 1 vs. Washington.
Clint Capela C NY $7,800 New York ranks 26th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Dillon Brooks SG/SF UTA $6,300 Brooks scored 51.3 DKFP en route to a Game 1 upset over Utah.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Alec Burks SF ATL $4,600 Burks racked up 37.8 DKFP in his last game.
Daniel Gafford C PHI $4,100 Gafford has scored 23+ DKFP in three-straight contests.
Immanuel Quickley PG/SG ATL $3,400 Atlanta ranks 28th in DKFP allowed to PGs.
Ish Smith PG PHI $4,700 Smith has scored 36+ DKFP in two of his last four games.

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


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