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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for May 7 | Stud, Midrange & Value Picks + Injury Notes

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

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Welcome to Friday’s NBA rankings for the 10-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
New Orleans Pelicans Philadelphia 76ers Z. Williamson (O), S. Adams (D), N. Alexander-Walker (Q), B. Ingram (O) L. Ball to see a significanly expanded role with Zion & Ingram out.
Philadelphia 76ers New Orleans Pelicans J. Embiid (Q), F. Korkmaz (O) First night of B2B. B. Simmons & T. Harris to see expanded roles if Embiid is out.
Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls J. Brown (O), R. Williams (Q), T. Thompson (P), R. Langford (P) J. Tatum & K. Walker to see expanded roles in Brown's absence.
Chicago Bulls Boston Celtics TBD Second night of B2B. Z. LaVine returned from health and safety protocols Thursday.
Minnesota Timberwolves Miami Heat J. McDaniels (O) J. Vanderbilt to see more minutes with McDaniels out.
Miami Heat Minnesota Timberwolves J. Butler (Q), T. Herro (Q), V. Oladipo (O) D. Robinson & K. Nunn to see expanded roles if Butler is out.
Orlando Magic Charlotte Hornets W. Carter Jr. (O), T. Ross (O), C. Okeke (O) M. Bamba to continue seeing an expanded role with WCJ sidelined.
Charlotte Hornets Orlando Magic D. Graham (O), M. Bridges (O), G. Hayward (O), C. Martin (O) Second night of B2B. L. Ball & T. Rozier to see expanded roles with Graham out.
Houston Rockets Milwaukee Bucks C. Wood (Q), K. Olynyk (Q), J. Tate (Q), D. House Jr. (D), K. Porter Jr. (O), D. Augustin (Q), A. Bradley (O), D. Wilson (O) First night of B2B. Tate (if available) to see an expanded role in Porter Jr.'s absence.
Milwaukee Bucks Houston Rockets P. Tucker (P) Tucker is dealing with a neck issue but will likely suit up.
Cleveland Cavaliers Dallas Mavericks D. Garland (O), L. Nance Jr. (O), M. Dellavedova (O) C. Sexton to continue seeing an expanded role in Garland's absence.
Dallas Mavericks Cleveland Cavaliers K. Porzingis (O), M. Kleber (O) Second night of B2B. D. Powell to continue seeing an expanded role in Porzingis' absence.
Denver Nuggets Utah Jazz W. Barton (O), P. Dozier (O), M. Morris (O), Z. Nnaji (Q) First night of B2B. A. Rivers to continue seeing an expanded role with Barton, Dozier & Morris sidelined.
Utah Jazz Denver Nuggets M. Conley (O), D. Mitchell (O), U. Azubuike (P) J. Clarkson to continue continue seeing an expanded role with Conley & Mitchell out.
Los Angeles Lakers Portland Trail Blazers A. Davis (P), K. Caldwell-Pope (P), K. Kuzma (P), A. Caruso (Q), M. Gasol (P) Second night of B2B.
Portland Trail Blazers Los Angeles Lakers N. Powell (P) First night of B2B. Powell is dealing with a knee issue but will likely suit up.
New York Knicks Phoenix Suns I. Quickley (D), A. Burks (D) D. Rose to see an expanded role if Quickley is out.
Phoenix Suns New York Knicks C. Johnson (O), J. Crowder (Q), A. Nader (O) M. Bridges to see an expanded role with Johnson unable to play.
San Antonio Spurs Sacramento Kings TBD First night of B2B.
Sacramento Kings San Antonio Spurs H. Barnes (D), D. Fox (O), T. Haliburton (O), C. Metu (Q) B. Hield & M. Bagley III to see expanded roles if Barnes is unable to suit up.

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Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
NO Pelicans +9.5 +350 Over 227
PHI 76ers -9.5 -455 Under 227
BOS Celtics -2.5 -127 Over 222.5
CHI Bulls +2.5 +116 Under 222.5
ORL Magic +9 +320 Over 215.5
CHA Hornets -9 -420 Under 215.5
HOU Rockets +17 +1050 Over 231.5
MIL Bucks -17 -2000 Under 231.5
MIN Timberwolves +6 +190 Over 223.5
MIA Heat -6 -235 Under 223.5
CLE Cavaliers +10.5 +460 Over 221
DAL Mavericks -10.5 -670 Under 221
DEN Nuggets +3 +120 Over 218.5
UTA Jazz -3 -143 Under 218.5
NY Knicks +6 +195 Over 218
PHO Suns -6 -240 Under 218
LA Lakers +7 +215 Over 221.5
POR Trail Blazers -7 -265 Under 221.5
SA Spurs -3.5 -159 Over 227
SAC Kings +3.5 +132 Under 227

Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Nikola Jokic C UTA $10,800 Jokic has scored 62+ DKFP in two of his last three games.
Jayson Tatum PF CHI $10,500 Tatum will continue to see a bump in production with Jaylen Brown sidelined.
Giannis Antetokounmpo PF/C HOU $11,000 Giannis has seen a 42% usage rate or higher in three of his last four games.
Damian Lillard PG LAL $9,700 Lillard has racked up 53+ DKFP in four-straight contests.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Anthony Edwards SG/SF MIA $7,900 Edwards racked up a season-high 66.5 DKFP in his last contest.
LaMelo Ball PG ORL $8,200 Orlando ranks 26th in DKFP allowed to PGs.
Lonzo Ball PG PHI $8,100 Ball is coming off a strong 50.5 DKFP performance.
Delon Wright PG/SG SA $6,800 Wright has scored 55+ DKFP in back-to-back games.
D'Angelo Russell PG/SG MIA $7,300 Russell racked up 50 DKFP in his last contest.

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Kendrick Nunn PG MIN $6,200 Nunn will see a bump in production if Jimmy Butler remains out. Minnesota ranks last in the league in DKFP allowed to PGs.
Mo Bamba C CHA $6,100 Bamba is coming off a season-high 53.8 DKFP performance.
Marvin Bagley III PF SA $5,900 Bagley III racked up 47 DKFP in his last contest.
Robert Williams C CHI $5,900 Williams will continue to see an expanded role if Tristan Thompson remains out.
Mikal Bridges SF NY $5,600 Bridges will see a bump in production if Cam Johnson is unable to suit up.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Austin Rivers PG/SG UTA $3,700 Rivers racked up 41.8 DKFP in his last contest.
Shake Milton PG/SG NO $4,100 Milton scored 30.5 DKFP in his last game. New Orleans ranks 28th in DKFP allowed to guards.
Eric Bledsoe PG/SG PHI $4,900 Bledsoe has racked up 26+ DKFP in three-straight contests.
Dwayne Bacon SG/SF CHA $4,800 Bacon scored 26.5 DKFP with a 26.9% usage rate in his last game.
Brook Lopez C HOU $4,800 Houston ranks 23rd in DKFP allowed to Cs.

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