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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks & Lineup Tonight for 3/26/2021

Isaiah De Los Santos
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight, including Karl-Anthony Towns, for Friday, 3/26/2021.
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight, including Karl-Anthony Towns, for Friday, 3/26/2021. / Abbie Parr/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, 3/26, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA 

Karl-Anthony Towns Fantasy

Target Karl-Anthony Towns, C, Minnesota Timberwolves ($10,000): Dominant big man Karl-Anthony Towns gets a mouth-watering matchup against the Houston Rockets on Friday. Towns has put up 50-plus FanDuel fantasy points in three of his last five games, averaging a whopping 29.8 points per game while adding 8.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists per contest. Clearly in a scoring groove and shooting 47.5% from deep in that span, he gets to face the Rockets, who are allowing the eighth-most PPG (113.6) and most RPG (57.8) to opponents. KAT could feast tonight.

CJ McCollum Fantasy

Target CJ McCollum, SG, Portland Trail Blazers ($7,500): CJ McCollum is still rounding back into his All-Star form after missing extended time due to a foot fracture, but he's already getting back into the swing of things. The Portland Trail Blazers guard has two performances with 40-plus fantasy points in his last four games, with the most recent being Thursday night, when he totaled 47.2 points against the Miami Heat. It was a standout showing for McCollum, who shot over 50% from the field while registering 35 points and 8 assists. With most of his damage coming in the first half, there's little worry about fatigue on the second night of a back-to-back, and he has a prime opportunity to thrash an Orlando Magic team that's left barren after the NBA Trade Deadline.

Dennis Schroder Fantasy

Target Dennis Schroder, PG, Los Angeles Lakers ($7,200): Dennis Schroder is picking up the slack for the Los Angeles Lakers with LeBron James and Anthony Davis sidelined. Schroder has upped his PPG (19.0) and APG (6.4) over the last five games while adding 1.6 steals per contest as well. His fantasy point average in that span (34.8) outpaces his season average (27.8), showcasing his current uptick in production. Schroder's solid run as a scorer and distributor should continue against the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.

Kristaps Porzingis Fantasy

Avoid Kristaps Porzingis, PF, Dallas Mavericks ($7,500): Kristaps Porzingis had a bounce-back game on Wednesday with 29 points and 9 rebounds, but that came against a terrible Timberwolves defense he took advantage of. In his last three games prior to that, Porzingis was averaging just 11.7 PPG, making him hard to justify as a fantasy option. Now he heads into a matchup against the Indiana Pacers, who boast Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner in their froncourt. The problems both big men pose hurts Porzingis' outlook tonight.

Jonas Valanciunas Fantasy

Avoid Jonas Valanciunas, C, Memphis Grizzlies ($7,800): Jonas Valanciunas is another big heading into a less-than-favorable matchup on Friday. The Memphis Grizzlies center relies on his RPG (12.4) to be fantasy relevant, as his scoring (15.9 PPG) can falter against better competition. Squaring off against the Utah Jazz tonight, Valanciunas will face a defense headlined by Rudy Gobert that's strangling opposing defenses (108.0 PPG) and allowing the sixth-fewest RPG (50.1) this season. With Gobert making matters difficult, it's hard to bank on Valanciunas' usual production.

FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 3/26

Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 3/26: 

PG: Dennis Schroder ($7,200)
PG: Terry Rozier ($7,000)
SG: CJ McCollum ($7,500)
SG: Devin Booker ($8,100)
SF: James Ennis ($5,000)
SF: Carmelo Anthony ($5,200)
PF: Jae'Sean Tate ($5,400)
PF: Jae Crowder ($4,500)
C:  Karl-Anthony Towns ($10,000)

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.