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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks & Lineup Tonight for 4/9/2021

Isaiah De Los Santos
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight for 4/9/21, including Russell Westbrook.
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight for 4/9/21, including Russell Westbrook. / Alex Menendez/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 Friday, 4/9, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA

Russell Westbrook Fantasy

Target Russell Westbrook, PG, Washington Wizards ($11,200): Russll Westbrook is rolling and now heads into a potential shootout against the Golden State Warriors. He is coming off of two straight triple-doubles, putting up a combined 115.6 FanDuel fantasy points during that stretch. He'll face the Golden State Warriors tonight, who are giving up the seventh-most points (114.1) and second-most rebounds per game (56.2) to opponents this season. Golden State also plays at the league's second-fastest pace, trailing only the Washington Wizards. This meeting projects to feature a flurry of buckets and possessions, which are the perfect circumstances for Westbrook to register another unreal statline.

Bogdan Bogdanovic Fantasy

Target Bogdan Bogdanovic, SF, Atlanta Hawks ($7,300): Bogdan Bogdanovic is finally showing his true potential with the Atlanta Hawks. Bogdanovic offers an exciting combination of shooting and playmaking on the wing, and that's been on full display recently. He's averaging 21.8 PPG, 5.0 APG and 4.0 RPG while shooting 52.7% from the field and 56.5% from deep over his last six contests. Bogdanovic faces the Chicago Bulls tonight, who are just outside of the bottom 10 in opponent PPG and play at a top-10 pace. Bogdanovic is red-hot right now, and he's in for a great night as both a scorer and distributor.

Jayson Tatum Fantasy

Target Jayson Tatum, PF, Boston Celtics ($8,800): Jayson Tatum is another high-scoring wing with an appealing matchup on Friday. The All-Star is doing it all for the Boston Celtics this season with averages of 25.0 PPG, 6.9 RPG and 4.3 APG. He'll take on the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight, who struggle to stop their opponents from racking up points (117.2 PPG) and rebounds (56.0), both of which are the third-worst marks in the league. That means Tatum is in prime position to stuff the stat sheet tonight against a lesser opponent.

Karl-Anthony Towns Fantasy

Avoid Karl-Anthony Towns, C, Minnesota Timberwolves ($11,100): Staying in the same game, Karl-Anthony Towns is one to avoid on Friday. Minnesota has recently welcomed back D'Angelo Russell to the rotation, which adds a shoot-first guard to the offense who will cut into Towns' production. He's also facing a tough Celtics team that ranks in the top 10 for fewest PPG and is just outside of the top 10 in fewest opponent RPG while playing at a bottom-10 pace. Towns may struggle to put up his numbers given the opponent, which makes it hard to shell out for the third-most expensive player on Friday's slate.

Zion Williamson Fantasy

Avoid Zion Williamson, PF, New Orleans Pelicans ($9,500): Zion Williamson heads into his own problem of a matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers tonight. Defensive Player of the Year contenders Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid will make things difficult. The 76ers boast top-10 rankings in both fewest PPG and RPG, which clouds Williamson's fantasy potential tonight. Zion also takes an overwhelming majority (96.8%) of his shots from 2-point range, but Philly is the second-best team at defending 2-pointers this season at just 50.6%. A big night for Zion doesn't appear to be in the cards on Friday.

FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 4/9

Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 4/9:

PG: Russell Westbrook ($11,200)
PG: R.J. Hampton ($4,800)
SG: Devonte' Graham ($6,600) 
SG: Donte DiVincenzo ($5,500)
SF: Bogdan Bogdanovic ($7,300)
SF: R.J. Barrett ($6,200) 
PF: Jayson Tatum ($8,800) 
PF: Lauri Markkanen ($4,700)
C: Goga Bitadze ($4,900)

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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.