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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for May 3 | Stud, Midrange & Value Picks + Injury Notes

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

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Welcome to Monday’s NBA rankings for the 8-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
Orlando Magic Detroit Pistons G. Harris (A), T. Ross (O), O. Porter Jr. (O), C. Okeke (O), J. Ennis III (O), M. Carter-Williams (O) C. Anthony to continue seeing a significantly expanded role with Ross, MCW & Porter Jr. sidelined.
Detroit Pistons Orlando Magic H. Diallo (A), J. Grant (O), W. Ellington (O), M. Plumlee (O), D. Smith Jr. (O), C. Joseph (O), R. McGruder (O) First night of B2B. S. Bey & I. Washington to see significantly expanded roles with multiple Pistons out.
Indiana Pacers Washington Wizards M. Brogdon (O), G. Bitadze (O), J. Lamb (O), E. Sumner (A), J. Sampson (O), M. Turner (O) C. LeVert to see an expanded role with Brogdon unable to play.
Washington Wizards Indiana Pacers TBD
Golden State Warriors New Orleans Pelicans A. Wiggins (A), K. Oubre Jr. (O), D. Lee (O), E. Paschall (O) First night of B2B. Wiggins to see an expanded role with Oubre Jr. sidelined.
New Orleans Pelicans Golden State Warriors S. Adams (O), N. Alexander-Walker (O) First night of B2B. G. Hernangomez to continue seeing an expanded role with Adams out.
Portland Trail Blazers Atlanta Hawks N. Powell (Q) Second night of B2B. D. Jones Jr. to see an expanded role if Powell is out.
Atlanta Hawks Portland Trail Blazers B. Bogdanovic (A), T. Snell (A), C. Reddish (O), D. Hunter (O) Bogdanovic to continue seeing an expanded role with Hunter & Reddish out.
New York Knicks Memphis Grizzlies N. Noel (Q) Second night of B2B. T. Gibson to see an expanded role if Noel is out.
Memphis Grizzlies New York Knicks G. Allen (Q) D. Melton to see a bump in playing time if Allen is unable to suit up.
Philadelphia 76ers Chicago Bulls TBD Second night of B2B.
Chicago Bulls Philadelphia 76ers Z. LaVine (D), N. Vucevic (Q) Vucevic (if available) to continue seeing an expanded role, assuming LaVine is unable to play.
San Antonio Spurs Utah Jazz D. Murray (A) Second night of B2B. P. Mills to see decreased role with Murray available for tonight's came.
Utah Jazz San Antonio Spurs D. Mitchell (O), M. Conley (O) J. Clarkson to continue seeing an expanded role with Mitchell & Conley out.
Denver Nuggets Los Angeles Lakers W. Barton (O), M. Morris (O), Z. Nnaji (Q) A. Rivers to continue seeing more minutes with Barton & Morris out.
Los Angeles Lakers Denver Nuggets L. James (O), A. Davis (P), K. Caldwell-Pope (P), K. Kuzma (P), A. Caruso (P), M. Gasol (P) Second night of B2B. A. Davis (if available) to serve as the Lakers' No. 1 option with LeBron out.

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Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
ORL Magic +1.5 +102 Over 211
DET Pistons -1.5 -122 Under 211
IND Pacers +4.5 +148 Over 245.5
WAS Wizards -4.5 -180 Under 245.5
GS Warriors +2 +107 Over 236.5
NO Pelicans -2 -129 Under 236.5
POR Trail Blazers +1.5 +102 Over 234.5
ATL Hawks -1.5 -121 Under 234.5
NY Knicks +3.5 +130 Over 218
MEM Grizzlies -3.5 -155 Under 218
PHI 76ers -6.5 -275 Over 213
CHI Bulls +6.5 +225 Under 213
SA Spurs +7.5 +245 Over 222.5
UTA Jazz -7.5 -305 Under 222.5
DEN Nuggets -3 -143 Over 219
LA Lakers +3 +123 Under 219

Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Russell Westbrook PG IND $11,000 Westbrook is coming off a huge 74 DKFP performance, in which he saw a 36.2% usage rate.
Trae Young PG POR $9,400 Young has racked up 51+ DKFP in two of his last three games. Portland ranks 28th in DKFP allowed to PGs.
Stephen Curry PG NO $10,800 Curry has seen a 42% usage rate or higher in back-to-back contests.
Joel Embiid C CHI $10,600 Chicago ranks 27th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Damian Lillard PG ATL $9,200 Lillard has scored 57+ DKFP in back-to-back games.
Anthony Davis PF/C DEN $9,700 Davis will see a bump in production and usage rate with LeBron James sidelined.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Cole Anthony PG DET $6,900 Anthony is coming off a career-high 50.5 DKFP performance.
Michael Porter Jr. SF/PF LAL $8,400 MPJ has scored 42+ DKFP in five of his last six games.
Andrew Wiggins SG/SF NO $7,100 New Orleans ranks 25th in DKFP allowed to wings.
Oshae Brissett PF/C WAS $6,700 Brissett has racked up 47+ DKFP in two of his last three contests.
CJ McCollum PG/SG ATL $8,100 McCollum scored 50.3 DKFP in his last game.

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Thaddeus Young PF/C PHI $6,100 Young scored 45.3 DKFP in his last game.
Saddiq Bey SF ORL $5,900 Bey racked up 48.8 DKFP in his last contest. Orlando ranks 28th in DKFP allowed to SFs.
Willy Hernangomez C GS $5,200 Hernangomez has scored 30+ DKFP in three of his last four games.
Kent Bazemore SF NO $5,200 New Orleans ranks 25th in DKFP allowed to SFs.
Derrick Rose PG/SG MEM $5,700 Rose is coming off a strong 41 DKFP performance.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Frank Jackson SG ORL $4,700 Jackson racked up 42.3 DKFP in his last game.
Rudy Gay SF/PF UTA $3,800 Gay scored 38 DKFP with a 27.2% usage rate in his last contest.
Dwayne Bacon SG/SF DET $4,900 Bacon is coming off a strong 34.5 DFKP performance.
Eric Bledsoe PG/SG GS $4,800 Bledsoe has scored 26+ DKFP in three of his last four contests.
Jordan Poole PG/SG NO $4,500 Poole scored 34.3 DKFP in his last game.

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