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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks & Lineup Tonight for 5/11/2021

Isaiah De Los Santos
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight for 5/11/21, including Kevin Durant.
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight for 5/11/21, including Kevin Durant. / Stacy Revere/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, 5/11, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA

Kevin Durant Fantasy

Target Kevin Durant, SF, Brooklyn Nets ($10,600): Kevin Durant is rolling as the regular season comes to a close. He's put up 50-plus FanDuel fantasy points in four of last five games, including two 60-point outings in that span. Durant is averaging 33.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.6 assists during that time, showcasing his all-around contributions with James Harden out. The Chicago Bulls don't present any real threat to KD's production, as they rank in the middle of the pack for opponent PPG (111.8). Brooklyn's bottom-10 defense should keep this game competitive and provide Durant ample opportunity to rack up his numbers.

Jonas Valanciunas Fantasy

Target Jonas Valanciunas, C, Memphis Grizzlies ($8,000): Jonas Valanciunas could be a steal even at his moderate price tag. He's recorded 45-plus fantasy points in each of his last three contests, putting up a gaudy RPG (16.0) and seeing an uptick in PPG (19.0) along with an impressive 3.7 blocks per game. Not only is Valanciunas in a groove, but he'll face a Dallas Mavericks frontcourt without Kristaps Porzingis and and possibly Maxi Kleber as well. Dallas' lacking big man depth behind them provides a golden opportunity for another monster outing for Valanciunas.

Saddiq Bey Fantasy

Target Saddiq Bey, SF, Detroit Pistons ($6,000): Saddiq Bey is a low-priced target tonight. Facing the Minnesota Timberwolves, who give up the second-most PPG (117.9) and fourth-most RPG (55.0), Bey already has a favorable matchup on his side. But Bey is also in position for heavy usage as seven Pistons have been ruled out, including standout forward Jerami Grant. Bey benefited from his team's absences last game, where he played 40 minutes while putting up 20 points and 7 rebounds. Bey has two 40-point fantasy performances this month, and it'd be no shock to see him hit that mark again tonight.

Julius Randle Fantasy

Avoid Julius Randle, PF, New York Knicks ($9,000): Julius Randle is on a current string of bad outings. He's averaging 34.5 fantasy points over his last three outings, 10 points less than his season average of 44.6. Turnovers have limited his production, recording 12 total in that stretch. It's not hard to imagine Randle's struggles continuing on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers, who are riding high after taking down the Phoenix Suns. Anthony Davis had a bounce-back performance in that game, and Andre Drummond is averaging 11.8 RPG. Randle could be limited by a Lakers team desperate to avoid the play-in tournament.

Jayson Tatum Fantasy

Avoid Jayson Tatum, PF, Boston Celtics ($9,700): The Boston Celtics may have lost 130-124 in their last game against the Miami Heat, but the game wasn't as close as the final score indicates. And Jayson Tatum did step up with 29 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds. But now Tatum has lost his running mate in Jaylen Brown for the remainder of the season, meaning Miami can focus on containing the star forward and force the other Celtics to beat them. The Heat allow the fourth-fewest PPG (107.9), so they know how to limit opponents. It's clear Miami has Boston's number, and Tatum could fail to repeat his last performance without any true threats to take the defensive pressure off of him.

FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 5/11

Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 5/11:

PG: R.J. Hampton ($6,200)
PG: Coby White ($6,100)
SG: Seth Curry ($5,500)
SG: Terrence Davis ($5,300)
SF: Kevin Durant ($10,600) 
SF: Saddiq Bey ($6,000) 
PF: Juan Toscano-Anderson ($5,400)
PF: Tobias Harris ($6,900) 
C: Jonas Valanciunas ($8,000)

Remaining Salary: $0

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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.