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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks & Lineup Tonight for 3/19/2021

NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight, including Nikola Jokic, for Friday, 3/19/2021.
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight, including Nikola Jokic, for Friday, 3/19/2021. | Michael Hickey/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 Friday, 3/19, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA

Nikola Jokic Fantasy

Target Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets ($11,000): Nikola Jokic carries the second-heftiest pricetag tonight, but with good reason. He's put up 60-plus FanDuel fantasy points in four of his last eight games while doing it all for the Denver Nuggets. Jokic's biggest performance during that stretch, 77.3 fantasy points, came against the Chicago Bulls, whom he faces once again on Friday. In that game Jokic went for 39 points, 14 rebounds and 9 assists, as Chicago has no clear answer for the star big man. With the Bulls giving up the seventh-most points per game (114.1) and playing at the league's sixth-fastest pace (101.1), Jokic is in prime position to pour in buckets and rack up boards once again.

Devin Booker Fantasy

Target Devin Booker, SG, Phoenix Suns ($7,500): Devin Booker is a threat to light up the scoreboard on any night, and Thursday was no different. The Phoenix Suns star put up 35 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds against the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 123-119 shootout. Booker has two 35-point nights over his last four games and now gets to face the Wolves again, who are allowing the third-most opponent PPG (117.3) this season. Both teams have offensive weapons, making this another potential high-scoring game, which sets up Booker to thrive.

Kevin Porter Jr. Fantasy

Target Kevin Porter Jr., SF, Houston Rockets ($7,000): With the Houston Rockets heading into a youth movement and depleted by injuries, the team is content to let Kevin Porter Jr. loose. That's been great for his fantasy production, with KPJ averaging 40.7 fantasy points over his first five games with the team. Porter is currently putting up 19.6 points, 8.0 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 34.9 minutes per game. With John Wall questionable for Friday's game against the Detroit Pistons, that could mean even more offensive looks for Porter against an average Detroit Pistons defense, making him an intriguing target on Friday.

Damian Lillard Fantasy

Avoid Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers ($10,300): Damian Lillard usually doesn't have "off" nights, but his production was down on Thursday. Lillard managed just 36.3 fantasy points against the New Orleans Pelicans due to a surprising 0 in the assist column. The All-Star still scored 36 points, but he struggled with his shot from deep (6-15 on 3's), as he had to make things happen on his own given his lacking assist numbers. Lillard also played 37 minutes, and heading into the second night of a back-to-back, it's hard to justify shelling out for the fifth-most expensive player on Friday's DFS slate.

Pascal Siakam Fantasy

Avoid Pascal Siakam, PF, Toronto Raptors ($7,700): Pascal Siakam finally made his return to the lineup on Wednesday after missing six games due to COVID-19 protocols. It was a fine game, with the Toronto Raptors forward managing 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists against the Pistons. It's clear that Siakam still has some rust to shake off, but that hurts his fantasy relevancy for now. With the Raptors facing the Utah Jazz tonight, who are allowing the fifth-fewest PPG (108.8) and eighth-fewest RPG (50.1), don't expect Siakam to be back to his normal production just yet.

FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 3/19

Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 3/19:

PG: Chris Paul ($6,900)
PG: Darius Garland ($5,500)
SG: Devin Booker ($7,500)
SG: Josh Jackson ($4,800)
SF: Kevin Porter Jr. ($7,000)
SF: Carmelo Anthony ($5,300)
PF: Paul Millsap ($4,900)
PF: Jerami Grant ($7,000)
C:  Nikola Jokic ($11,000)

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.

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