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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks Tonight for 2/2/2021

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FantasyDamian LillardNBA FanDuel daily fantasy basketball picks tonight, including Damian Lillard, for 2/2/2021 | Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The NBA season rolls on tonight, bringing fans some exciting matchups. If you’re looking for some advice for your NBA FanDuel lineup tonight, The Duel is here to help.

And be sure to checkout our nightly against the spread (ATS) picks as well.

Without further ado, here are three players to target and two to avoid in Tuesday, 2/2, NBA DFS action.

Target Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers ($10,200): Tonight’s Blazers-Wizards matchup is one you want to target heavily in DFS. FanDuel Sportsbook’s odds give this game a massive 240.5-point over/under, which suggest a shootout. The Wiz boast the NBA’s third-worst defensive rating and play at the league’s fastest pace, so you couldn’t ask for a much better matchup for Damian Lillard. For his part, Dame has averaged 49.1 FanDuel points per game on 33.3% usage with C.J. McCollum sidelined this season.

Target Paul George, SG, Los Angeles Clippers ($8,400): The only game on the slate with a higher over/under is the Clippers-Nets matchup (241.5). The Nets are a ton of fun, but their 25th-ranked defensive rating and fourth-ranked pace has made them a matchup to target in DFS all season. Paul George’s minutes haven’t been anything to write home about recently, but the Clippers have also been involved in a few blowouts. He should be good for minutes in the mid-to-high 30’s tonight, positioning him well for a strong showing.

Target Rodney Hood, SG, Portland Trail Blazers ($4,000): A much cheaper way to take advantage of this Portland-Washington matchup with McCollum on the shelf is by taking Rodney Hood as a value play. Since McCollum went down, Hood is averaging 23.3 minutes per game. His production has left a lot to be desired, but this matchup should give his efficiency a nice boost, which is all he should need to return solid value while priced this low and seeing solid minutes.

Avoid James Harden, SG, Brooklyn Nets ($10,500): As mentioned above, the Clippers-Nets game should be great for fantasy, but James Harden remains the Brooklyn star to avoid. His 25.4% usage rate trails Kyrie Irving (28.0%) and Kevin Durant (31.9%) since he joined the team, and when the three share the floor that number drops to 21.0%. The Clippers own the NBA’s 12th-best defensive rating, and they also sit just 29th in pace.

Avoid Jerami Grant, SF, Detroit Pistons ($6,800): The Pistons-Jazz game tonight promises to be one of the ugliest for fantasy purposes. Both teams rank bottom-seven in pace, and the over/under is just 217.5. Making things worse on the Detroit side, they’re 12-point underdogs, leaving an implied total of just 102.75 points. Grant has only topped 34 FanDuel points once in his last five games, and you shouldn’t bank on a return to form on Tuesday.

Based on tonight’s targets and avoids, here’s the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 2/1:

PG: Damian Lillard ($10,200)
PG: Kemba Walker ($5,700)
SG: Paul George ($8,400)
SG: Rodney Hood ($4,000)
SF: Joe Harris ($5,000)
SF: Kyle Anderson ($5,800)
PF: Davis Bertans ($4,300)
PF: Jayson Tatum ($9,500)
C: Enes Kanter ($7,000)

Remaining Salary: $100

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author’s alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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