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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for May 6 | Stud, Midrange & Value Picks + Injury Notes

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

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Welcome to Thursday’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
Chicago Bulls Charlotte Hornets Z. LaVine (A), N. Vucevic (A) First night of B2B. LaVine will return from health and safety protocols.
Charlotte Hornets Chicago Bulls D. Graham (O), M. Bridges (O), G. Hayward (O), C. Martin (O) First night of B2B. L. Ball & T. Rozier to see expanded roles with Graham unable to play.
Brooklyn Nets Dallas Mavericks N/A
Dallas Mavericks Brooklyn Nets K. Porzingis (O), M. Kleber (O) First night of B2B. D. Finney-Smith to see an expanded role with Porzingis sidelined.
Washington Wizards Toronto Raptors C. Hutchinson (Q), R. Hachimura (O) Second night of B2B. D. Bertans to see more minutes with Hachimura out.
Toronto Raptors Washington Wizards K. Lowry (O), O. Anunoby (O), G. Trent Jr. (A), Y. Watanabe (O), C. Boucher (O) F. VanVleet to see an expanded role in Lowry's absence.
Memphis Grizzlies Detroit Pistons X. Tillman (O), G. Allen (O), S. McDermott (O) Second night of B2B. D. Melton to see an expanded role in Allen's absence.
Detroit Pistons Memphis Grizzlies K. Hayes (O), H. Diallo (O), J. Jackson (O), J. Grant (O), W. Ellington (P), M. Plumlee (O), D. Smith Jr. (O), C. Joseph (P), R. McGruder (O) S. Bey & I. Washington to see significantly expanded roles with multiple Pistons out.
Atlanta Hawks Indiana Pacers N/A Second night of B2B.
Indiana Pacers Atlanta Hawks M. Brogdon (O), J. Lamb (O), G. Bitadze (A), E. Sumner (O), M. Turner (O), J. Sampson (O) Second night of B2B. C. LeVert to see an expanded role with Brogdon unable to play.
Oklahoma City Thunder Golden State Warriors L. Dort (Q), A. Pokusevski (O) L. Dort (if available) to see an expanded role in Pokusevski's absence.
Golden State Warriors Oklahoma City Thunder TBD
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Clippers A. Davis (P), K. Kuzma (P), K. Caldwell-Pope (P), M. Gasol (P), T. Horton-Tucker (Q), L. James (O), D. Schroder (O) First night of B2B. A. Davis (if available) to serve as the Lakers' No. 1 option with LeBron out.
Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Lakers TBD

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Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
CHI Bulls -2.5 -136 Over 217.5
CHA Hornets +2.5 +114 Under 217.5
BKN Nets -4 -167 Over 234
DAL Mavericks +4 +140 Under 234
WAS Wizards +2 +107 Over 235
TOR Raptors -2 -129 Under 235
MEM Grizzlies -9.5 -455 Over 221
DET Pistons +9.5 +350 Under 221
ATL Hawks -5 -200 Over 239.5
IND Pacers +5 +165 Under 239.5
OKC Thunder +14 +750 Over 228.5
GS Warriors -14 -1250 Under 228.5
LA Lakers +8 +260 Over 210.5
LA Clippers -8 -315 Under 210.5

Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Stephen Curry PG OKC $10,600 Curry has scored 59+ DKFP in three of his last four games.
Kevin Durant SF/PF DAL $9,900 Durant racked up 58.8 DKFP in his last contest.
Russell Westbrook PG TOR $11,000 Toronto ranks 22nd in DKFP allowed to PGs.
Kyrie Irving PG DAL $9,700 Irving will continue to see a bump in production with James Harden out.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
LaMelo Ball PG CHI $7,900 Ball will see a bump in production and usage rate if Devonte' Graham is out.
Draymond Green PF/C OKC $7,200 Oklahoma City ranks 24th in DKFP allowed to big men.
Oshae Brissett PF/C ATL $6,900 Brissett will continue to see an expanded role with Myles Turner sidelined.
Fred VanVleet PG/SG WAS $8,000 VanVleet racked up 57.5 DKFP in his last game. Washington ranks 25th in DKFP allowed to guards.

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Tim Hardaway Jr. SF BKN $5,200 Hardaway Jr. has scored 50+ DKFP in two of his last three games.
Darius Bazley PF GS $6,200 Bazley is coming off a strong 43.3 DKFP performance.
Saddiq Bey SF MEM $6,300 Bey will continue to see a bump in production with multiple Pistons out.
Dillon Brooks SG/SF DET $6,000 Detroit ranks 28th in DKFP allowed to wings.
Dorian Finney-Smith SF/PF BKN $5,300 Finney-Smith will see a significant bump in playing time with Kristaps Porzingis out.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Daniel Theis PF/C CHA $4,900 Theis has scored 29+ DKFP in two of his last three games.
Moses Brown C GS $4,800 Brown racked up 31.3 DKFP in his last contest.
Kevon Looney C OKC $4,200 Oklahoma City ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Cody Zeller C CHI $3,700 Zeller has seen a 27% usage rate or higher in four-straight games. Chicago ranks 28th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Sekou Doumbouya PF MEM $3,500 Doumbouya scored 35.5 DKFP in his last game.

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