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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for May 5 | 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.

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Welcome to Wednesday’s NBA rankings for the 9-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
Boston Celtics Orlando Magic J. Brown (O), T. Thompson (O), R. Langford (O) J. Tatum & K. Walker to see expanded roles with Brown out.
Orlando Magic Boston Celtics W. Carter Jr. (O), T. Ross (O), O. Porter Jr. (O), C. Okeke (O), J. Ennis III (O), M. Carter-Williams (O) M. Bamba to see a bump in playing time with WCJ unable to play.
Portland Trail Blazers Cleveland Cavaliers D. Lillard (P), N. Powell (Q) C. McCollum to see an expanded role if Powell is unable to suit up.
Cleveland Cavaliers Portland Trail Blazers D. Garland (O), L. Nance Jr. (O), I. Hartenstein (A), M. Dellavedova (O) Second night of B2B. C. Sexton to see an expanded role with Garland out.
Philadelphia 76ers Houston Rockets F. Korkmaz (O) S. Milton to see more minutes with Korkmaz out.
Houston Rockets Philadelphia 76ers J. Tate (O), C. Wood (O), D. House Jr. (O), D. Augustin (A) K. Porter Jr. to see an expanded role with Tate out.
Memphis Grizzlies Minnesota Timberwolves J. Jackson Jr. (O) First night of B2B. J. Valanciunas to see an expanded role with JJJ sidelined.
Minnesota Timberwolves Memphis Grizzlies N/A
Sacramento Kings Indiana Pacers H. Barnes (O), T. Haliburton (O), D. Fox (O), C. Metu (O) Second night of B2B. B. Hield to see a significantly expanded role with Barnes, Fox & Haliburton sidelined.
Indiana Pacers Sacramento Kings M. Brogdon (O), J. Lamb (O), G. Bitadze (A), E. Sumner (A), M. Turner (O), J. Sampson (O) C. LeVert to see an expanded role with Brogdon unable to play.
Phoenix Suns Atlanta Hawks J. Crowder (O, A. Nader (O) Second night of B2B. C. Johnson & M. Bridges to see expanded roles with Crowder out.
Atlanta Hawks Phoenix Suns B. Bogdanovic (A), D. Hunter (O), C. Reddish (O) First night of B2B. Bogdanovic to see an expanded role with Reddish & Hunter out.
Washington Wizards Milwaukee Bucks R. Hachimura (O) First night of B2B. D. Bertans to see an expanded role with Hachimura out.
Milwaukee Bucks Washington Wizards G. Antetokounmpo (P), K. Middleton (O), J. Holiday (P), J. Teague (A) Second night of B2B. Holiday to see an expanded role with Middleton out.
San Antonio Spurs Utah Jazz T. Lyles (O), D. White (O) L. Walker IV to continue seeing an expanded role with White out.
Utah Jazz San Antonio Spurs M. Conley (O), D. Mitchell (O) J. Clarkson to continue seeing an expanded role with Mitchell & Conley sidelined.
New York Knicks Denver Nuggets A. Burks (P), N. Noel (Q), N. Pelle (Q) Noel (if available) to continue starting with M. Robinson out.
Denver Nuggets New York Knicks N. Jokic (P), P. Dozier (O), W. Barton (O), M. Morris (O), Z. Nnaji (P) A. Rivers to see more minutes with Dozier, Barton & Morris sidelined.

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Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
BOS Celtics -10 -530 Over 218
ORL Magic +10 +390 Under 218
POR Trail Blazers -11 -625 Over 228
CLE Cavaliers +11 +460 Under 228
PHO Suns -0.5 -109 Over 228.5
ATL Hawks +0.5 -109 Under 228.5
PHI 76ers -14.5 -1250 Over 223
HOU Rockets +14.5 +800 Under 223
SAC Kings +5.5 +170 Over 239
IND Pacers -5.5 -205 Under 239
MEM Grizzlies -4.5 -180 Over 235.5
MIN Timberwolves +4.5 +148 Under 235.5
WAS Wizards +6.5 +205 Over 242
MIL Bucks -6.5 -250 Under 242
NY Knicks +3.5 +130 Over 214
DEN Nuggets -3.5 -159 Under 214
SA Spurs +7.5 +245 Over 220
UTA Jazz -7.5 -305 Under 220

Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Russell Westbrook PG MIL $11,000 Westbrook is coming off a huge 81.8 DKFP performance.
Nikola Jokic C NY $10,700 Jokic racked up 56.3 DKFP in his last contest. New York ranks 24th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Caris LeVert SG SAC $8,800 LeVert is coming off a 52.3 DKFP performance. Sacramento ranks 29th in DKFP allowed to SGs.
Giannis Antetokounmpo PF/C WAS $10,900 Giannis averages 53.6 DKFP on the second night of back-to-backs.
Karl-Anthony Towns C MEM $10,300 KAT racked up 57.5 DKFP in his last contest.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Chris Paul PG ATL $7,500 Paul is coming off a huge 69 DKFP performance.
DeMar DeRozan SF UTA $8,300 DeRozan is one game removed from a strong 61.8 DKFP contest.
Ja Morant PG MIN $8,300 Minnesota ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to PGs.
Kelly Olynyk PF/C PHI $7,500 Olynyk has scored 47+ DKFP in five of his last six contests.
Kemba Walker PG ORL $7,300 Walker will face an easy matchup in his return to action, as Orlando ranks 27th in DKFP allowed to PGs.

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Delon Wright PG/SG IND $5,600 Wright is coming off a 55 DKFP performance.
Derrick Rose PG/SG DEN $5,900 Rose has scored 33+ DKFP in four of his last five games.
T.J. McConnell PG SAC $5,700 McConnell racked up 40.8 DKFP in his last contest.
Cedi Osman SF/PF POR $5,500 Portland ranks 27th in DKFP allowed to wings.
Robert Williams C ORL $5,400 Williams will see a bump in production with Tristan Thompson unable to play.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Ricky Rubio PG MEM $4,500 Rubio has scored 37+ DKFP in back-to-back contests.
Danilo Gallinari PF PHO $4,600 Gallinari is coming off a huge 50.5 DKFP performance.
Brook Lopez C WAS $4,800 Washington ranks 29th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Taj Gibson PF/C DEN $3,700 Gibson scored 33.5 DKFP in his last contest.

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