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 1/25/2022
Without further ado, here are three players to target and two to avoid in Tuesday, 1/25, NBA DFS action.
FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA - 1/25
Dejounte Murray Fantasy
Target Dejounte Murray, PG/SG, San Antonio Spurs ($10,300): Targeting players in the Spurs-Rockets matchup tonight is a smart idea for a number of reasons. Both of these teams play at a top-10 pace in the NBA and allow over 111.0 points per game. This game also features the highest point total on the schedule tonight (233.5). Guard Dejounte Murray is well worth his price tag tonight given the recent hot streak he has been on. The 25-year-old has posted a triple-double in two of his last three games and is played in 30 minutes or more in each one. Murray is the focal point of this offense right now and his versatility makes him a fantasy darling.
CJ McCollum Fantasy
Target CJ McCollum, SG, Portland Trail Blazers ($7,900): This may be the last time CJ McCollum's price is this low. The ninth-year pro has been working hard to return from a back injury and finally looked back to normal in his last game. McCollum put up 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists in that one. The former Lehigh standout is shooting over 50% from the floor over his last four games and is seeing his usage rate skyrocket without Damian Lillard on the floor. Look for McCollum to take advantage of a Minnesota Timberwolves' defense that is giving up 38.3 points per game from three-point range this year (T-No. 19 in NBA).
OG Anunoby Fantasy
Target OG Anunoby, SF/PF, Toronto Raptors ($6,300): The Raptors are set to face a Hornets squad tonight that is struggling on the defensive end of the court. Charlotte has posted the seventh-worst defensive efficiency mark in the NBA and is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.2% (T-No. 21 in NBA). That bodes well for forward OG Anunoby's fantasy value. Keep in mind the 24-year-old is averaging 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.0 block over his last five games. More importantly, he has played in 34 or more minutes in each of those contests. Anunoby should have no trouble picking apart a Charlotte defense that has regularly given up big games to opposing forwards.
De'Aaron Fox Fantasy
Avoid De'Aaron Fox, PG, Sacramento Kings ($8,300): While Kings starting guard De'Aaron Fox did sit out the team's last game with an ankle injury, he could return to the lineup against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. That doesn't mean he should be in your DFS lineup, though. Fox is getting all of his scoring done at the rim this season, which may be difficult to do against a Boston team that has posted the fifth-best defensive efficiency mark in the NBA. The Celtics are also going to try and slow this game down. That means less possessions and opportunities for Fox to fill up the score sheet. There's too much risk here for Fox to be worth a high price tag.
Jusuf Nurkic Fantasy
Avoid Jusuf Nurkic, C, Portland Trail Blazers ($8,500): Big man Jusuf Nurkic has been on fire as of late, but draws a tough matchup on Tuesday night. The Timberwolves have proven that they can defend the paint and have solid rim defender in Karl Anthony-Towns. Overall, Minnesota allows the eighth-fewest opponent points in the paint per game (44.2). It's worth noting that Nurkic put up just 8 points and 7 rebounds the last time these two teams met in mid-December. He played only 21 minutes after getting into early foul trouble. Expect the Portland center to have a similar outing tonight.
FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 1/25
Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 1/25:
PG: Dejounte Murray ($10,300)
PG: Patty Mills ($5,200)
SG: CJ McCollum ($7,900)
SG: Tyrese Maxey ($5,900)
SF: OG Anunoby ($6,300)
SF: Saddiq Bey ($5,600)
PF: Al Horford ($5,500)
PF: Jarred Vanderbilt ($5,600)
C: Jakob Poeltl ($7,700)
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