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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for May 4 | 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 7:00 p.m. ET.

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Welcome to Tuesday’s NBA rankings for the 7-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
Charlotte Hornets Detroit Pistons M. Bridges (O), D. Graham (O), G. Hayward (O), C. Martin (O) L. Ball & T. Rozier to see expanded roles with Graham sidelined.
Detroit Pistons Charlotte Hornets H. Diallo (A), F. Jackson (A), J. Jackson (O), J. Grant (O), W. Ellington (O), M. Plumlee (O), D. Smith Jr. (O), C. Joseph (O), R. McGruder (O) Second night of B2B. S. Bey & I. Washington to see significantly expanded roles with multiple Pistons out.
Phoenix Suns Cleveland Cavaliers C. Payne (A), J. Crowder (O), A. Nadel (O) First night of B2B. C. Johnson & M. Bridges to see expanded roles with Crowder out.
Cleveland Cavaliers Phoenix Suns D. Garland (O), L. Nance Jr. (O), I. Hartenstein (O), M. Dellavedova (O) C. Sexton to see an expanded role with Garland out.
Brooklyn Nets Milwaukee Bucks J. Harden (O) K. Durant & K. Irving to continue seeing expanded roles with Harden out.
Milwaukee Bucks Brooklyn Nets B. Portis (P), J. Teague (O) First night of B2B. B. Forbes to see more minutes with Teague sidelined.
Golden State Warriors New Orleans Pelicans D. Green (Q), E. Paschall (O), K. Oubre Jr. (O), D. Lee (O) Second night of B2B. J. Toscano-Anderson to see an expanded role if Green is out.
New Orleans Pelicans Golden State Warriors S. Adams (A), L. Ball (A), N. Alexander-Walker (O) Second night of B2B. Adams and Ball will suit up.
Dallas Mavericks Miami Heat K. Porzingis (O), M. Kleber (O) D. Finney-Smith to see an expanded role with Porzingis unable to play.
Miami Heat Dallas Mavericks J. Butler (O), T. Herro (O), A. Iguodala (A), V. Oladipo (O) B. Adebayo to see an expanded offensive role with Butler out.
Sacramento Kings Oklahoma City Thunder H. Barnes (O), T. Haliburton (O), D. Fox (O), C. Metu (O) First night of B2B. B. Hield to see a significantly expanded role with Barnes, Fox & Haliburton sidelined.
Oklahoma City Thunder Sacramento Kings A. Pokusevski (O) L. Dort to see an expanded role with Pokusevski unable to suit up.
Toronto Raptors Los Angeles Clippers O. Anunoby (D), G. Trent Jr. (D), C. Boucher (O) P. Siakam to see an expanded role if Anunoby & Trent Jr. are out.
Los Angeles Clippers Toronto Raptors P. Beverley (Q), A. Coffey (O), S. Ibaka (O) If available, Beverley will return after a 12-game absence.

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Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
PHO Suns -12.5 -835 Over 218.5
CLE Cavaliers +12.5 +575 Under 218.5
CHA Hornets -7 -275 Over 216
DET Pistons +7 +225 Under 216
BKN Nets +1.5 +102 Over 242
MIL Bucks -1.5 -121 Under 242
DAL Mavericks +4 +138 Over 215.5
MIA Heat -4 -165 Under 215.5
SAC Kings -4 -165 Over 228
OKC Thunder +4 +138 Under 228
GS Warriors +1.5 +102 Over 234.5
NO Pelicans -1.5 -121 Under 234.5
TOR Raptors +9.5 +380 Over 220.5
LA Clippers -9.5 -500 Under 220.5

Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo PF/C BKN $10,700 Giannis is coming off a huge 74.5 DKFP performance.
Kevin Durant PF MIL $9,300 Durant has scored 62+ DKFP in back-to-back games.
Stephen Curry PG NO $10,400 Curry has racked up 62 DKFP in two of his last three contests. New Orleans ranks 26th in DKFP allowed to PGs.
Luka Doncic PG/SF MIA $10,800 Doncic has racked up 61+ DKFP in two of his last three games.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Khris Middleton SG/SF BKN $8,400 Middleton racked up 55.8 DKFP in his last contest.
Collin Sexton PG/SG PHO $8,300 Sexton has scored 46+ DKFP in three of his last five games.
Lonzo Ball PG GS $8,000 Ball is one game removed from a huge 67.8 DKFP performance.
Buddy Hield SG/SF OKC $7,300 Oklahoma City ranks 29th in DKFP allowed to wings.
Devin Booker SG CLE $8,200 Booker scored 47.3 DKFP in his last contest with a 37.5% usage rate.

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Saddiq Bey SF CHA $6,000 Bey will continue to see a bump in production with Jerami Grant out. Charlotte ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to SFs.
Kevin Love PF/C PHO $6,400 Love is coming off a solid 39 DKFP game in which he saw a 27.9% usage rate.
Marvin Bagley III PF OKC $5,000 Bagley racked up 40.3 DKFP in his last game.
Darius Bazley PF SAC $6,000 Bazley has seen a 24% usage rate or higher in three of his last four games.
Guillermo Hernangomez C GS $5,100 Hernangomez will continue to see a bump in production if Steven Adams is out.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Rajon Rondo PG TOR $3,600 Rondo is coming off a strong 37.8 DKFP performance.
Juan Toscano-Anderson PF/C NO $4,800 New Orleans ranks 22nd in DKFP allowed to big men.
Jalen McDaniels SF/PF DET $4,600 McDaniels scored 26.8 DKFP in his last game. Detroit ranks 28th in DKFP allowed to wings.
Theo Maledon PG SAC $4,600 Maledon will continue to see a bump in production with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander out.
Eric Bledsoe PG/SG GS $4,700 Bledsoe has scored 26+ DKFP in four of his last five contests.

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