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 Thursday, 4/15, NBA DFS action.
FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA
Steph Curry Fantasy
Target Steph Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors ($10,500): When Steph Curry is in a groove, it's a sight to behold. He has lit up opposing defenses over the past eight games, averaging a whopping 38.9 points on 49.1% shooting from deep while adding 6.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. The fewest FanDuel fantasy points he's put up in that period is 47, and he's topped out at 61.2 over his last two games. He draws a Cleveland Cavaliers defense tonight that's allowing the third-highest field goal percentage (47.9%) and fourth-highest three-point percentage (38.3%) to opponents this season. The rim already looks like an ocean to Steph right now, so he's set to feast against the Cavaliers.
Devin Booker Fantasy
Target Devin Booker, SG, Phoenix Suns ($9,000): Sharpshooter Devin Booker heads into his own mouth-watering matchup on Thursday. He managed just 12 points on Tuesday, but prior to that he was averaging 31.9 PPG over his last seven contests. He gets a golden opportunity for a bounce-back game against the Sacramento Kings tonight. Sacramento gives up the most PPG (118.7) to opponents this season and allows the highest FG% (48.9) in the entire league. A talented scorer like Booker should light up the scoreboard tonight agains this porous defense.
Jarrett Allen Fantasy
Target Jarrett Allen, C, Cleveland Cavaliers ($7,100): Jarrett Allen could be a great candidate to outplay his moderate price tag tonight. Allen didn't skip a beat in production after returning from an eight-game absence on Wednesday, registering 30.6 fantasy points in his first game back. The good news is that Allen racked up 30 minutes in his return from a concussion, so there appears to be no need to ease him back in. The Warriors are allowing the 10th-most PPG (113.7) and second-most RPG (56.0), giving a double-double threat in Allen a great shot to impress in the box score tonight.
De'Aaron Fox Fantasy
Avoid De'Aaron Fox, PG, Sacramento Kings ($9,700): De'Aaron Fox is hot as of late, but that could come to an end on Thursday. Fox is coming off of playing almost 40 minutes in a 123-111 shootout with the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, and now he'll face a staunch Phoenix Suns defense on tired legs. The Suns hold opponents to the fifth-fewest PPG (107.7) and eighth-worst FG% (45.6%). It'd be hard to see a big night from Fox against the Suns coming off of rest, let alone on the second night of a road back-to-back, so it'd be best to avoid him on Thursday.
Jrue Holiday Fantasy
Avoid Jrue Holiday, PG, Milwaukee Bucks ($8,400): Jrue Holiday's hot stretch appears to be over. After a recent string of four straight games with 44-plus fantasy points, he hasn't recorded more than 35.1 fantasy points over his last four contests. Holiday's scoring output has fallen off in that stretch, as he hasn't scored more than 15 points in each of his last three outings. Two of those games were in blowouts, and facing an Atlanta Hawks team with a laundry list of injuries including Trae Young, Milwaukee may overpower their opponent again. That blowout potential makes Holiday an avoid candidate on Thursday.
FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 4/15
Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 4/15:
PG: Stephen Curry ($10,500)
PG: Cam Payne ($3,900)
SG: Devin Booker ($9,000)
SG: Donte DiVincenzo ($5,800)
SF: Bogdan Bogdanovic ($7,200)
SF: Taurean Prince ($5,300)
PF: Dean Wade ($5,200)
PF: Bobby Portis ($6,000)
C: Jarrett Allen ($7,100)
Remaining Salary: $0
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