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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for June 1 | 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 7:30 p.m. ET.

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) during the second half of game four in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at TD Garden. Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Tuesday’s NBA rankings for the three-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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Key News to Monitor

Team Name & Status Position Injury Notes
Team Name & Status Position Injury Notes
Boston Celtics Kemba Walker (D) PG Jayson Tatum to see an expanded offensive workload if Walker is unable to suit up.
Boston Celtics Robert Williams (D) C Tristan Thompson will continue to start if Williams remains sidelined.
Los Angeles Lakers Anthony Davis (Q) PF/C Andre Drummond and Marc Gasol will see more minutes if Davis is unable to play.
Los Angeles Lakers Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Q) SG Wesley Matthews will continue to see an expanded role if KCP remains out.

Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
BOS Celtics +12.5 +550 Over 233
BKN Nets -12.5 -835 Under 233
POR Trail Blazers +2 +107 Over 226.5
DEN Nuggets -2 -127 Under 226.5
LA Lakers +5 +170 Over 208
PHO Suns -5 -210 Under 208

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Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Jayson Tatum PF BKN $10,000 Tatum will continue to see a significantly expanded role with Kemba Walker likely out. He has scored 62+ DKFP in two-straight contests.
James Harden PG/SG BOS $10,600 Harden has racked up 65+ DKFP in back-to-back games against Boston.
LeBron James PG/SF PHO $9,800 James will see an expanded role if Anthony Davis is unable to suit up.
Kevin Durant SF/PF BOS $10,200 Durant has dominated the Celtics, scoring 61+ DKFP in back-to-back games.


Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Deandre Ayton C LAL $7,400 Ayton has scored 41+ DKFP in three of the four games in this series. He will likely see a bump in production if Anthony Davis is out.
Marcus Smart PG/SG BKN $6,500 Smart has racked up 37+ DKFP in three-straight contests.
Norman Powell SG/SF DEN $5,600 Powell scored 40.5 DKFP in his last game with a 24% usage rate.
Facundo Campazzo PG/SG POR $5,900 Campazzo has racked up 30+ DFKP in three-straight contests.


Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Jae Crowder SF/PF LAL $4,700 Crowder is coming off a huge 39.3 DKFP performance.
Robert Covington PF/C DEN $4,800 Covington has racked up 26+ DKFP in back-to-back games.
Marc Gasol C PHO $3,600 Gasol scored 35.5 DKFP in his last contest.
Bruce Brown SF BOS $3,500 Brown stepped up in Game 4 with Jeff Green sidelined, scoring 26.3 DKFP with a 20.7% usage rate.

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