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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for January 5 | Stud, Midrange & Value Picks

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Welcome to Tuesday’s NBA rankings for the 5-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.

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 the latest update by checking the time stamp. Download the DK Live app to stay up-to-the-minute with all the latest news leading up to tipoff.

Feel free to leave a question, comment or provide feedback in the section under the tables or on Twitter @C_Hira24.

Set your DraftKings fantasy basketball lineups here: NBA $700K Shootaround [$150K to 1st]

Key News to Monitor

Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Brooklyn Nets Utah Jazz Kevin Durant (O) Without KD, C. LeVert could start, but is best at operating the second unit. J. Green is second on the depth chart at PF and T. Prince is also an option.
Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets D. Favors (P) Favors should be active and play about 15 minutes unless Gobert gets into foul trouble.
Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies K. Caldwell-Pope (Q), L. James (Q) Should KCP be back, THT would be lucky to see more than 10 minutes on the floor.
Memphis Grizzlies Los Angeles Lakers J. Morant (O) T. Jones will continue to start with Morant out.
Denver Nuggets Minnesota Timberwolves M. Porter Jr. (O) With MPJ out, W. Barton should start in his place again & P. Millsap could see a boost in minutes.
Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets J. Okogie (Q) If Okogie can’t play, J. Culver & A. Edwards should see a bump in minutes.
San Antonio Spurs LA Clippers L. Aldridge (Q), D. White (O) If Aldridge is out, J. Poeltl should play about 24 minutes.
Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers L. Markkanen (O) With Markkanen out, O. Porter, T. Young, & P. Williams will both get more time.
Portland Trail Blazers Chicago Bulls R. Hood (Q) Unclear if Hood will play, allowing for G. Trent to continue having significant time on the court.

Studs

Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average FP
Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average FP
Damian Lillard PG Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $9,800 43.17
Kyrie Irving PG Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $9,300 47.29
Nikola Jokic C Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $10,800 60.29
Anthony Davis PF/C Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $9,500 42.21
LeBron James PG/SF Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $10,100 48.75
Paul George SG San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $8,800 44.64
Kawhi Leonard SF San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $9,100 45.5

Midrange High

Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average
Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average
Donovan Mitchell PG/SG Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $7,400 35.12
Caris LeVert PG/SG Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $6,600 30.93
CJ McCollum PG/SG Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $8,400 47.75
Zach LaVine SG Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $8,000 39.61
DeMar DeRozan SF/PF San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $7,900 43
Rudy Gobert C Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $7,700 39.75
Jamal Murray PG Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $7,600 37.55
D’Angelo Russell PG/SG Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $7,200 30.25
Mike Conley PG Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $6,900 36.33
Dejounte Murray PG San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $6,800 34.96
Coby White PG/SG Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $6,700 30.54
Keldon Johnson SF/PF San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $6,500 33.38
Dennis Schroder PG/SG Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $6,500 30.18

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average
Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average
Jusuf Nurkic C Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $6,400 25.67
Will Barton SG/SF Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $5,700 22.92
Kyle Anderson SF/PF Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $6,300 34.5
Malik Beasley SG Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $6,300 29.79
Dillon Brooks SG/SF Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $6,200 32.08
Bojan Bogdanovic SF/PF Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $6,100 22.62
Jarrett Allen C Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $5,800 27.82
Otto Porter Jr. SF/PF Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $6,400 28.39
Tyus Jones PG Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $5,700 19.12
Joe Harris SG/SF Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $5,600 24.54
Enes Kanter C Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $5,400 25.54
Brandon Clarke PF/C Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $5,300 20.79
Jordan Clarkson PG/SG Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $5,200 26.38
Robert Covington PF Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $5,100 19.67
Rudy Gay SF/PF San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $5,000 24.88

Values

Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average
Player Name Position Away Team Home Team Salary Average
PJ Dozier SG/SF Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $3,200 14.58
Gorgui Dieng C Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $4,000 20.04
Jakob Poeltl C San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $4,800 19.12
Anthony Edwards SG/SF Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $4,900 21.67
Paul Millsap PF/C Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $4,700 20.17
Joe Ingles SG/SF Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $4,700 21.96
Monte Morris PG Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $4,800 22.17
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot SF Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $3,700 14
Thaddeus Young PF Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $4,500 20
DeAndre Jordan C Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $4,400 18
Jarrett Culver SG/SF Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $4,400 20.17
Lonnie Walker IV SG San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $4,400 21.54
Carmelo Anthony PF Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $4,400 20.4
Lou Williams PG/SG San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $4,300 17.64
Marc Gasol C Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $4,300 18.25
Royce O’Neale SF/PF Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $4,800 21.33
Ivica Zubac C San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $4,200 17.79
Desmond Bane PG/SG Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $4,200 16.04
Patrick Williams SF/PF Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $4,200 18.11
Gary Trent Jr. SG/SF Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $4,100 18.25
Gary Harris SG/SF Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $4,000 14.25
Patrick Beverley PG San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $4,000 15.68
Nicolas Batum SF/PF San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $4,600 22.79
Luke Kennard SG/SF San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $3,900 15.46
Derrick Favors C Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $3,800 20.42
JaMychal Green PF Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $3,800 22.88
John Konchar SG/SF Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $3,800 19.55
Derrick Jones Jr. SF/PF Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $4,300 16.17
Patty Mills PG/SG San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $3,700 21.12
Ed Davis C Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $3,400 12.75
Juancho Hernangomez PF Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $3,400 9.04
Josh Okogie SF Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $3,400 15
Talen Horton-Tucker SF Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $3,400 14.46
Wesley Matthews SG Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $3,400 11.43
Taurean Prince SF/PF Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $3,300 11.96
Facundo Campazzo PG/SG Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $3,300 8.62
Garrett Temple SG/SF Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $3,300 13.04
Daniel Gafford C Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $3,300 14.54
Drew Eubanks C San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $3,200 13.42
Devin Vassell SF/PF San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers $3,200 11.45
Denzel Valentine SG Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers $3,200 17.5
Landry Shamet SG Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $3,100 8.57
Jeff Green PF/C Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $3,100 8.5
Xavier Tillman PF/C Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies $3,100 13.5
Chris Chiozza PG Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets $3,000 11.12
Isaiah Hartenstein C Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets $3,000 11.35

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