NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks & Lineup Tonight for 1/24/2022

Isaiah De Los Santos
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight for 1/24/22, including Chris Paul, Jonas Valanciunas and Chris Duarte.
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight for 1/24/22, including Chris Paul, Jonas Valanciunas and Chris Duarte. / Richard Rodriguez/GettyImages

The 2021-22 NBA season is in full swing. If you need some advice on your NBA FanDuel lineup tonight, The Duel is here to help. 

NBA DFS 1/24/2022

Without further ado, here are three players to target and two to avoid in Monday, 1/24, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA - 1/24

Chris Paul Fantasy

Target Chris Paul, PG, Phoenix Suns ($10,300): Chris Paul has been in Point God form as of late. CP3 is averaging a whopping 13.0 assists over the last three games, along with 17.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. He's in full control at the point guard spot, especially with Cameron Payne injured, and he'll lead the charge again on Monday against the short-handed Utah Jazz. Not only are Donovan Mitchell and Hassan Whiteside out, but Bojan Bogdanovic and Rudy Gobert are both banged up as well. The latter two will likely be at less than full strength if they play, which would set Paul up for a great night as the primary playmaker against a hurting defense.

Jonas Valanciunas Fantasy

Target Jonas Valanciunas, C, New Orleans Pelicans ($7,500): Jonas Valanciunas is in line for an even larger role for the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. Leading scorer Brandon Ingram (22.4 PPG this season) is out, which would make the big man New Orleans' No. 1 option. The good news is that Valanciuas' numbers in eight games without Ingram this season (20.8 PPG/12.8 RPG/2.8 APG) all outpace his season averages (18.4 PPG/12.0 RPG/2.4 APG). Valanciunas is a near-lock on a nightly basis for a double-double with 31 in 42 games, and his scoring output could soar without Ingram in the lineup.

Chris Duarte Fantasy

Target Chris Duarte, SF, Indiana Pacers ($6,700): Injuries open up a big opportunity for Chis Duarte tonight as well. After seeing inconsistent minutes, Duarte is averaging 33.9 MPG over his last four contests. He's taken advantage of the extra playing time by putting up 19.8 PPG, 5.8 RPG and 4.0 APG along with 2.0 steals a night. Duarte has proven he's capable of stepping up with Malcolm Brogdon and Caris LeVert sidelined, and now Domantas Sabonis is out for Monday's game as well. Even if LeVert returns, there's a clear role for Duarte in this offense.

Julius Randle Fantasy

Avoid Julius Randle, PF/C, New York Knicks ($7,900): Julius Randle remains a fine play that can sometimes backfire. He has a combined 30 points over his last two games, thanks to a 4-point effort on Jan. 20. Low scoring nights are bound to happen, but that was his third single-digit scoring total in the past 11 games. His scoring struggles could continue on Monday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are holding opponents to the NBA's third-fewest PPG.

Nikola Vucevic Fantasy

Avoid Nikola Vucevic, C, Chicago Bulls ($9,400): Nikola Vucevic struggled mightily on Sunday night against the lowly Orlando Magic. Vucevic shot a putrid 4-of-19 from the field, managing just 13 points and committing 5 turnovers in 30 minutes. The Chicago Bulls big man also left the game briefly due to a knee injury before returning. It's hard to trust Vooch on the second night of a travel back-to-back, especially since he's also a little banged up.

FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 1/24

Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 1/24:  

PG: Chris Paul ($10,300)
PG: Coby White ($5,700)
SG: Jordan Clarkson ($5,600)
SG: Evan Fournier ($5,500)
SF: Chris Duarte ($6,700)
SF: RJ Barrett ($6,400)
PF: Evan Mobley ($6,900)
PF: Isaiah Jackson ($5,300) 
C: Jonas Valanciunas ($7,500)

Remaining Salary: $100

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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. 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 their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.