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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks & Lineup Tonight for 4/12/2021

Isaiah De Los Santos
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight for 4/12/21, including Nikola Jokic.
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight for 4/12/21, including Nikola Jokic. / Sean Gardner/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 Monday, 4/12, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA

Nikola Jokic Fantasy

Target Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets ($10,800): MVP frontrunner Nikola Jokic draws a fantastic matchup on Monday against the Golden State Warriors. Jokic comes in on a roll, averaging 25.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game this season. He's racked up two straight triple-doubles and five straight double-doubles heading into Monday's contest. The Warriors are allowing the eighth-most PPG (114.0) and second-most RPG (56.0), which puts Jokic in prime position to have another monstrous statline.

Donovan Mitchell Fantasy

Target Donovan Mitchell, SG, Utah Jazz ($9,800): Donovan Mitchell is red-hot right now. He's put up at least 49 FanDuel fantasy points in each of his last three contests while averaging a whopping 40.0 PPG along with 5.3 RPG and 3.7 APG. Mitchell is in a scoring groove, and that's great news with the Washington Wizards on the schedule. The Wizards allow the most PPG at 118.8, and opponents are posting the eighth-best FG% (47.3) against Washington this season. Mitchell has a golden opportunity to keep up his scorching numbers against this porous defense.

Cole Anthony Fantasy

Target Cole Anthony, PG, Orlando Magic ($5,500): Cole Anthony has returned from an extended absence and immediately filled a void for the Orlando Magic. He's doing a bit of everything for Orlando with averages of 11.0 PPG, 5.7 RPG and 5.7 APG while playing in 26.0 minutes per contest. The Magic are without many true weapons following the gutting of their team at the trade deadline, and Anthony is sure to have ample opportunities as a focal point of the offense. With an average of 28.3 fantasy PPG in his three games since returning, Anthony is already producing and there's little reason for that not to continue.

Russell Westbrook Fantasy

Avoid Russell Westbrook, PG, Washington Wizards ($11,000): Russell Westbrook has been on a tear as of late, but he could meet his match in the Jazz on Monday. Westbrook has secured four straight triple-doubles heading Monday's contest. That being said, Utah's hounding defense has helped them earn the NBA's best record so far. The Jazz are giving up the fourth-fewest PPG (107.4), seventh-fewest RPG (50.4) and holding opponents to the second-worst FG% (44.6) in the league. Utah may end Westbrook's reign of boxscore terror, making it hard to shell out for the second-most expensive active player on Monday's DFS slate.

Luka Doncic Fantasy

Avoid Luka Doncic, PG, Dallas Mavericks ($10,200): Luka Doncic is another pricey option facing a tough opponent. Despite averaging 50.9 fantasy PPG, Doncic has only eclipsed 50-plus fantasy points once in his last 10 games. He's simply not putting up the monstrous numbers he's capable of. That already hurts his fantasy outlook, and now he's facing the Philadelphia 76ers, who have a strong defense headlined by Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. The 76ers rank in the top 10 for fewest PPG and RPG, while holding opponents to the fourth-lowest FG%, which is bad news for Doncic tonight.

FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 4/12

Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 4/12:

PG: Cole Anthony ($5,500)
PG: Derrick White ($6,300)
SG: Donovan Mitchell ($9,000) 
SG: Tyrese Haliburton ($5,700)
SF: Mikal Bridges ($5,600)
SF: Bojan Bogdanovic ($5,200) 
PF: Aaron Gordon ($6,100) 
PF: Jae'Sean Tate ($5,800) 
C: Nikola Jokic ($10,800)

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.