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.
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Without further ado, here are three players to target and two to avoid in Friday, 4/23, NBA DFS action.
FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA
Russell Westbrook Fantasy
Target Russell Westbrook, PG, Washington Wizards ($11,000): Russell Westbrook continues to do Russell Westbrook things. He has nine triple-doubles in his last 10 games and recorded less than 50 FanDuel fantasy points just once in that time. Now he returns to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder. OKC is giving up the seventh-most points (114.4) and eight-most rebounds (54.3) per game to opponents this season. Both teams also play at a top-10 pace, meaning there should be plenty of opportunities for Westbrook rack up numbers in a potential shootout.
Paul George Fantasy
Target Paul George, SG, Los Angeles Clippers ($9,400): Paul George remains a strong fantasy target. He's averaging 52.3 fantasy PPG over his last seven contests, upping his scoring to 32.9 PPG while adding 6.7 RPG, 5.6 APG and 1.6 steals per game. He's done much of his damage with Kawhi Leonard inactive, and he'll remain sidelined for at least the next week, boosting George's outlook. He should thrive as the team's No. 1 option against a helpless Houston Rockets defense that allows the fifth-most PPG (114.8).
Jaren Jackson Jr. Fantasy
Target Jaren Jackson Jr., PF, Memphis Grizzlies ($5,800): Jaren Jackson Jr. finally made his season debut on Wednesday and immediately showed he'll be a fantasy option worth considering going forward. He totaled 36.6 fantasy points with a performance of 15 points, 8 rebounds and impressive 4 blocks. The third-year forward put up 17.4 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 1.6 BPG and 39.4% shooting from deep last season, and the Memphis Grizzlies may lean on him to provide a boost as they make a playoff push. JJJ gets a great matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday as he works himself back up to heavy playing time. Portland gives up the sixth-most PPG (114.5), fifth-best 3P% (47.8) and 10th-most RPG (53.9), which sets Jackson up to have an impact even if his minutes are limited.
John Collins Fantasy
Avoid John Collins, PF, Atlanta Hawks ($7,200): John Collins is in a clear down stretch of play. He's only scored 30-plus fantasy points once in his last five games, due to both scoring (11.4 PPG) and rebounding (5.8 RPG) struggles. His dip in production makes it hard to trust him heading into a matchup with the Miami Heat and Bam Adebayo. Miami has held opponents to the third-fewest PPG (107.0) and ranks in the top half of the league for RPG (51.4). It's difficult to see a bounce-back game from Collins given his matchup and recent play.
John Wall Fantasy
Avoid John Wall, PG, Houston Rockets ($7,800): Joh Wall's production has been nonexistent lately while facing top teams in the Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets and Heat. Wall's fantasy PPG (36.2) is down to 21.5 during this stretch as his numbers have dipped across the board. Things won't get any easier on Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers rank in tied for fifth in fewest opponent PPG (108.1) and allow the fewest RPG at 48.0. Even if the Clippers are banged up, his lacking output as of late makes him an avoid at that price tonight.
FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 4/23
Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 4/23:
PG: Russell Westbrook ($11,000)
PG: Kendrick Nunn ($5,400)
SG: Paul George ($9,400)
SG: Bruce Brown ($6,200)
SF: Norman Powell ($6,200)
SF: Kenrich Williams ($5,500)
PF: Jaren Jackson Jr. ($5,800)
PF: Daniel Gafford ($5,300)
C: Kelly Olynyk ($5,200)
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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.