NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks & Lineup Tonight for 4/2/2021
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, 4/2, NBA DFS action.
FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA
Devin Booker Fantasy
Target Devin Booker, SG, Phoenix Suns ($8,500): Devin Booker finds himself in a groove heading into a matchup against the lowly Oklahoma City Thunder. Booker has improved upon his season averages with 27.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game since the All-Star break while shooting almost 50% from the field in that span. The Thunder already rank in the bottom half of the league in opponent PPG (112.1), and they're dealing with injuries throughout their lineup. The Suns' All-Star is in prime position to keep the good times rolling.
Clint Capela Fantasy
Target Clint Capela, C, Atlanta Hawks ($7,800): The absence of John Collins will do wonders for an already great fantasy performer in Clint Capela. The Atlanta Hawks big man went off for 63.4 FanDuel fantasy points in his first game without Collins in the lineup, thriving with more scoring (28 points) and rebounding (17 boards) opportunities available. He now faces a New Orleans Pelicans defense surrendering the fifth-most PPG (114.7) to opponents this season. Zion Williamson is questionable as well, which will only improve Capela's outlook on the glass tonight.
Jrue Holiday Fantasy
Target Jrue Holiday, PG, Milwaukee Bucks ($7,500): Jrue Holiday is finally establishing himself with the Milwaukee Bucks offense. He's averaging 26.0 points, 6.5 assists and 6.0 rebounds in his last two games while adding 3.5 steals per contest as well. Milwaukee's recent reliance on the point guard as a scorer and distributor is great news heading into a matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers, who are allowing the fourth-most PPG (115.2) this season. The Bucks' high-powered offense is set up for an explosion tonight, and Holiday should be right in the middle of it.
Nikola Vucevic Fantasy
Avoid Nikola Vucevic, C, Chicago Bulls ($8,800): Nikola Vucevic thrives as the main option on bad teams, and that's been no exception in first three games with the Chicago Bulls. That hasn't translated into wins, though, with Chicago going 0-3 to start the Vucevic era and in the middle of a five-game losing streak overall. One of Chicago's losses during that stretch came against these same Utah Jazz in a 120-95 blowout. Utah is giving up the fifth-fewest PPG (107.5) and seventh-fewest RPG (50.2), which lowers the expectations for Vucevic tonight. The threat of a blowout and a matchup against Rudy Gobert makes Vucevic a name to avoid.
Christian Wood Fantasy
Avoid Christian Wood, PF, Houston Rockets ($8,000): The Houston Rockets are a blowout threat on a nightly basis, clouding Christian Wood's fantasy outlook tonight. His season averages of 21.2 PPG and 9.7 RPG are easy to attain on a barren roster when he sees a full night's worth of minutes, but that's not always a guarantee. Wood has two games with under 30 minutes over his last four contests, and it's no surprise that he didn't post more than 24.3 fantasy points in those matchups. Houston faces a number of injuries heading into a meeting with the Boston Celtics, who have the offensive firepower to blow any weak team out if they show up. It'd be best to avoid Wood as his team looks headed for a thrashing.
FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 4/2
Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 4/2:
PG: Jrue Holiday ($7,500)
PG: Ja Morant ($6,800)
SG: Devin Booker ($8,500)
SG: Marcus Smart ($5,700)
SF: Kyle Kuzma ($7,200)
SF: Bogdan Bogdanovic ($5,500)
PF: Draymond Green ($6,600)
PF: Daniel Theis ($4,400)
C: Clint Capela ($7,800)
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