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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks & Lineup Tonight for 11/2/2021

Isaiah De Los Santos
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight for 11/2/21, including Jimmy Butler, Jonas Valanciunas and Cade Cunningham.
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight for 11/2/21, including Jimmy Butler, Jonas Valanciunas and Cade Cunningham. / Al Bello/GettyImages

The 2021-22 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 11/1/2021

Without further ado, here are three players to target and two to avoid in Tuesday, 11/2, NBA DFS action. 

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA - 11/2

Jimmy Butler Fantasy

Target Jimmy Butler, SG/SF, Miami Heat ($10,000): Jimmy Butler is on fire. He's recorded four straight games with at least 51 FanDuel fantasy points, and he's averaging 25.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. Butler current usage rate of 27.7% this season is the highest mark of his career, demonstrating how much Miami is relying on him in the early going with injuries affecting the roster. The Dallas Mavericks simply don't have wings that can contain Butler, making him an attractive play.

Jonas Valanciunas Fantasy

Target Jonas Valanciunas, C, New Orleans Pelicans ($8,600): Jonas Valanciunas is putting up his own gaudy numbers for a lacking New Orleans Pelicans team. Valanciunas is averaging career highs in both PPG (19.4) and RPG (14.6) as the Pelicans' main option outside of Brandon Ingram. The big man's production as a scorer and rebounder should continue with Zion Williamson sidelined indefinitely.

Cade Cunningham Fantasy

Target Cade Cunningham, PG/SG, Detroit Pistons ($5,000): Cade Cunningham is a low-priced upside choice on Tuesday. He finally made his NBA debut on Oct. 30, recording 14.4 fantasy points in 18 minutes. He's now gotten several days of rest for his ankle and isn't on tonight's injury report, which is great news heading into this matchup. The Milwaukee Bucks are down several starters, including lockdown defenders Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton, and have given up the ninth-most PPG to opponents so far. This is a golden chance for Cunningham to have his first big game in the pros if he gets starter-level minutes.

Luka Doncic Fantasy

Avoid Luka Doncic, PG/SG, Dallas Mavericks ($10,400): Luka Doncic has been up and down to begin the season. He's recorded below 40 fantasy points in three of his six games, and he's shooting an abysmal 23.8% from 3-point range. Doncic has also struggled mightily at the free throw line, drawing the fewest FTA of his career (4.7) and recording his worst percentage at the line (67.9%) as a pro. Doncic's shooting woes are bad omens against a Miami Heat defense holding opponents to the fifth-fewest PPG. It could be a long night for both Doncic and his teammates.

Anthony Davis Fantasy

Avoid Anthony Davis, PF/C, Los Angeles Lakers ($10,000): Anthony Davis' production has slipped in recent games as he deals with a knee injury. He's averaging just 15.5 PPG over his last two contests, including 16 against these same Houston Rockets. LA got out to an early lead and was able to coast in that matchup, which led to just 32 minutes for the star big man. It's hard to see anything but that outcome repeating in this one given the talent disparity. The Lakers will likely be happy to cut his night short if things get out of hand, so it's hard to see AD living up to his price.

FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 11/2

Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 11/2: 

PG: Donovan Mitchell ($8,000)
PG: Cade Cunningham ($5,000)
SG: Dorain Finney-Smith ($5,100)
SG: Jordan Clarkson ($5,400)
SF: Jimmy Butler ($10,000)  
SF: Mikal Bridges ($5,700) 
PF: Jerami Grant ($7,400)
PF: Dwight Powell ($4,800) 
C: Jonas Valanciunas ($8,600)

Remaining Salary: $0

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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.