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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks & Lineup Tonight for 10/21/2021

Max Staley
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks & lineup tonight for 10/21/2021.
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks & lineup tonight for 10/21/2021. / Jacob Kupferman/GettyImages

The2021-22 NBA season is here. If you're looking for some advice for your NBA FanDuel lineup tonight, The Duel is here to help.

NBA DFS 10/21/2021

Without further ado, here are three players to target and two to avoid in Thursday, 10/21, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA - 10/21

Luka Doncic Fantasy

Target Luka Doncic, PG/SG, Dallas Mavericks ($11,000): Luka Doncic is the most expensive player on tonight's slate for a reason. He's an absolutely elite fantasy producer, coming off a season that saw him average 51.1 FanDuel points per game. Doncic should have no problem producing against an Atlanta Hawks' defense that had a bottom-10 defensive rating last season.

Cam Reddish Fantasy

Target Cam Reddish, SG/SF, Atlanta Hawks ($4,600): Cam Reddish has a real shot at a third-year breakout, but you wouldn't know that from looking at his price ($4,600). The 22-year-old should be in for a nice showing against a Dallas Mavericks' defense that ranked bottom-12 in defensive rating in 2020-21. He's a nice low-cost player to target if you want to make some room for the high-price guys.

Jordan Poole Fantasy

Target Jordan Poole, PG/SG, Golden State Warriors ($5,200): Another steal, Jordan Poole is an awesome value at $5,200. Things are likely to stay that way until Klay Thompson returns. In seven games as a starter last year, Poole averaged 21.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists. He picked up right where he left off in the season opener, tallying 20 points, 3 assists, 2 boards and a steal. He's a great play tonight.

Draymond Green Fantasy

Avoid Draymond Green, PF/C, Golden State Warriors ($7,100): Draymond Green was always going to have a tough time producing against the Los Angeles Clippers. Last year, this team held opposing power forwards to the fewest FanDuel fantasy points per game. Add in the fact that Green will be on a minutes restriction, and Green isn't someone you'll want to pay up for. There are better options out there tonight.

Jimmy Butler Fantasy

Avoid Jimmy Butler, SF/SG, Miami Heat ($9,100): Last year, Jimmy Butler had a career-best 26.6% usage rate. That's likely going to take a huge hit now that Kyle Lowry, who had a 21.4% usage rate, is in town. To make matters worse, this is a matchup between two of the NBA's top-10 teams in defensive rating from last year, meaning scoring could be hard to come by. You'd be better off paying a premium for Paul George ($9,800) or saving some money and rolling with someone like Jordan Poole.

FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 10/20

Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 10/21:

PG: Luka Doncic ($11,000)
PG: Reggie Jackson ($5,000)
SG: Jordan Poole ($5,200)
SG: Paul George ($9,900)
SF: Cam Reddish ($4,600)
SF: Tim Hardaway ($5,000)
PF: John Collins ($6,400)
PF: Marcus Morris ($5,400)
C: Kristaps Porzingis ($7,000)

Remaining Salary: $500

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. 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.