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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks & Lineup Tonight for 3/16/2021

Isaiah De Los Santos
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight, including Jimmy Butler, for Tuesday, 3/16/2021.
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight, including Jimmy Butler, for Tuesday, 3/16/2021. / Alex Menendez/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, 3/16, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA

Jimmy Butler Fantasy

Target Jimmy Butler, SF, Miami Heat ($11,000): Jimmy Butler carries the highest price-tag of any player on Tuesday's slate, but not without good reason. He is destroying opponents as of late, averaging 28.3 points, 9.3 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 3.8 steals per game over his last four contests. He's hit at least 52 FanDuel fantasy points each game in that same span while topping out at a whopping 67.9 points on Sunday against the Orlando Magic. The Cleveland Cavaliers are a middle-of-the-pack defensive unit, allowing 111.9 PPG, so they pose no threat to Butler's production tonight, since he thrived as a scorer and distributor against Orlando's similarly ranked (111.7 PPG) defense.

Victor Oladipo Fantasy

Target Victor Oladipo, SG, Houston Rockets ($7,700): Victor Oladipo heads into play tonight on his own tear and in position to outproduce his salary. Over his last three games, Oladipo has upped his PPG (27.3), RPG (5.7) and APG (6.0) from his season averages of 20.3/5.2/4.7, boosting his fantasy points average to 45.5 during that time. With John Wall listed as out for Monday's game, Oladipo is set to have more offensive responsibilities, which will only help the shooting guard keep up his recent play.

Kyle Kuzma Fantasy

Target Kyle Kuzma, PF, Los Angeles Lakers ($6,000): A value target tonight, Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma has had a some huge outings as of late. While averaging 23.6 fantasy PPG this season, he's put up two 40-fantasy point performances in his last three games, thanks to back-to-back nights with at least 20 points and 13 rebounds. Riding the hot hand could pay off, as the Lakers now get a matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are giving up the third-most PPG (116.8) and RPG (56.7), putting Kuzma in position to keep thriving.

Damian Lillard Fantasy

Avoid Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers ($10,100): Damian Lillard has done some serious heavy lifting for the Portland Trail Blazers since CJ McCollum went down with a foot fracture in mid-January, upping his already high offensive load and making him a nightly fantasy target. However, McCollum is set to return play on Tuesday, which will now cut into Lillard's game-to-game production. McCollum was playing like an All-Star to begin the year, averaging 26.7 PPG and 5.0 APG. Lillard is still going to put up numbers when the team needs him, but he won't have to do as much heavy lifting, so it's best to wait and see where his production settles with McCollum back in the fold.

Zach LaVine Fantasy

Avoid Zach LaVine, SG, Chicago Bulls ($9,400): Zach LaVine has become a hard player to trust lately. He's failed to score 31-plus fantasy points in three of his last four games, which is a steep drop-off from his season average of 42.1 PPG. Turnovers have been an issues for him all season, as he's registering a career-high 3.9 per game, which is cutting into his nightly output. Despite finally earning an All-Star nod this year, he needs to get out of his funk before being a viable lineup option again.

FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 3/16

Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 3/16:

PG: Lonzo Ball ($6,800)
PG: Kendrick Nunn ($5,100)
SG: Victor Oladipo ($7,600)
SG: Gary Trent Jr. ($5,300)
SF: Kevin Porter Jr. ($6,000)
SF: Jimmy Butler ($11,000)
PF: Kyle Kuzma ($6,000)
PF: John Collins ($6,500)
C:  Wendell Carter Jr. ($5,500)

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.