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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks & Lineup Tonight for 4/13/2021

Max Staley
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight for 4/13/2021, including Jayson Tatum.
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight for 4/13/2021, including Jayson Tatum. / Kathryn Riley/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, 4/13, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA

Jayson Tatum Fantasy

Target Jayson Tatum, PF, Boston Celtics ($9,200): Jayson Tatum comes into this matchup on a roll, having scored at least 39.5 FanDuel points in three straight games, averaging 50.8 per outing in that time. Now facing the Portland Trail Blazers, there's no reason to expect Tatum will fall off now. Portland has the NBA's fourth-worst scoring defense and owns the league's second-worst defensive rating. Tatum should thrive tonight.

Miles Bridges Fantasy

Target Miles Bridges, SF, Charlotte Hornets ($6,200): Miles Bridges has proven he's more than just a good dunker recently. With Gordon Hayward sidelined, he's playing 38.2 minutes per game over his last three contests, averaging 21.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals per game. He's also scored at least 35.0 fantasy points in back-to-back games. Against a Los Angeles Lakers team that's still playing without Anthony Davis and LeBron James, look for another nice showing here.

Jalen McDaniels Fantasy

Target Jalen McDaniels, PF, Charlotte Hornets ($6,000): Keeping it with the Hornets, Bridges' teammate Jalen McDaniels has also been breaking out thanks to an uptick in usage. The second-year player was playing fewer than 13.0 minutes per game on the season, but he's upped that to 30.6 minutes per game over his last three. He's turned that into a solid average of 34.0 FanDuel points per game in that time. Look for McDaniels to keep it rolling tonight.

Devin Booker Fantasy

Avoid Devin Booker, SG, Phoenix Suns ($9,500): Devin Booker has taken his game to new heights this season, but a matchup with the Miami Heat does not bode well for anyone. Miami owns a top-six defensive rating and allows the league's third-fewest PPG (107.2). The Heat owe a large part of that defensive success to their slow style of play, as Miami plays at a bottom-four pace. With the Phoenix Suns playing at the league's sixth-slowest pace, fantasy production could be hard to come by in this one. Considering he's the most expensive active player on tonight's slate, it's hard to like Booker tonight.

DeAndre Ayton Fantasy

Avoid DeAndre Ayton, C, Phoenix Suns ($7,500): DeAndre Ayton could fall victim to all of the issues that might plague Booker tonight. And a matchup with Miami's Bam Adebayo certainly doesn't help matters. It's hard to see Ayton outproducing his $7,500 salary tonight, so you're better off either paying up for a big-ticket center or getting some value with a guy like Robert Williams ($6,000).

FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 4/13

Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 4/13:

PG: Damian Lillard ($8,800)
PG: Reggie Jackson ($5,600)
SG: Gary Trent ($6,200)
SG: Kevin Huerter ($5,500)
SF: Miles Bridges ($6,200)
SF: Norman Powell ($6,400)
PF: Jayson Tatum ($9,200)
PF: Jalen McDaniels ($6,000)
C: Robert Williams ($6,000)

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.