NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks & Lineup Tonight for 3/31/2021
By Max Staley
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 Wednesday, 3/31, NBA DFS action.
FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA
James Harden Fantasy
Target James Harden, SG, Brooklyn Nets ($11,500): James Harden has been on absolute tear for fantasy purposes. He's coming off back-to-back 70-point FanDuel performances and is averaging 68.1 per game over his last three. Now facing his former team in the Houston Rockets, look for another big game. The Rockets are a bottom-10 scoring defense and play at the fifth-fastest pace in the league. Combine that with it being a revenge game for Harden and he should have little trouble maintaining his excellent play.
Robert Williams Fantasy
Target Robert Williams, C, Boston Celtics ($6,300): Robert Williams has been a per-minute beast for the Boston Celtics all season, but head coach Brad Stevens is finally letting Timelord run loose. Williams has made back-to-back starts, logging an average of 29.2 minutes per contest in that time. That's up from his season-average of 18.0 minutes per game. He's responded by averaging 8.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.5 blocks and 1.0 steals per game in that stretch. That translates to 36.65 FanDuel points per outing, and he's averaging 40.4 over his last three. With Daniel Theis on the Chicago Bulls and Tristan Thompson still out tonight, Williams should be in for another big-time performance against the Dallas Mavericks.
RJ Barrett Fantasy
Target RJ Barrett, SG, New York Knicks ($7,300): RJ Barrett was on an absolute roll before he had a down game in his most recent outing. Prior to that showing, Barrett was averaging 41.96 FanDuel points over his last three games. Now facing the Minnesota Timberwolves, Barrett should be expected to return to form. Minnesota is a bottom-three scoring defense, owns a bottom-four defensive rating and plays at the fourth-fastest pace in the NBA. All of that should lead to an uptick in efficiency and opportunities for Barrett tonight.
Domantas Sabonis Fantasy
Avoid Domantas Sabonis, PF, Indiana Pacers ($9,200): Domantas Sabonis has been great this season, but tonight's matchup doesn't bode well for him. He faces the Miami Heat, who do an excellent job limiting shots at the rim. Only 22.3% of shot attempts they face come from within three feet of the rim, which is the seventh-lowest such mark in the league. A whopping 44.7% of Sabonis' field-goal attempts come from within that range. If that's taken away or limited, it's hard to see Sabonis producing like he usually does. Miami is also a top-five scoring defense that plays at a bottom-three pace, so it's tough to like Sabonis' chances here.
Nikola Vucevic Fantasy
Avoid Nikola Vucevic, C, Chicago Bulls ($8,800): Nikola Vucevic was a monster with the Orlando Magic this season, and he's averaging 46.3 FanDuel points per game on the year. But he has yet to reach those fantasy heights since being traded to the Chicago Bulls. He's averaging 39.05 FanDuel points across those two appearances, which is a pretty significant drop. At $8,800 tonight, you're better off either paying up for a more expensive option or saving some money at center until Vuc gets in a groove with his new team.
FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 3/31
Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 3/31:
PG: Dejounte Murray ($7,600)
PG: Jordan Clarkson ($5,000)
SG: James Harden ($11,500)
SG: Gary Trent ($4,700)
SF: RJ Barrett ($7,300)
SF: Kevin Porter ($5,500)
PF: Jerami Grant ($6,600)
PF: Brandon Clarke ($5,400)
C: Robert Williams ($6,300)
Remaining Salary: $100
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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.