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

Isaiah De Los Santos
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight for 5/5/21, including Domantas Sabonis.
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight for 5/5/21, including Domantas Sabonis. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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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 Wednesday, 5/5, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA

Domantas Sabonis Fantasy

Target Domantas Sabonis, PF, Indiana Pacers ($10,300): We told you to target Domantas Sabonis when he last played on May 3, and he delivered with 71.3 FanDuel fantasy points thanks to a 32-point, 19-rebound, 9-assist night. That now makes it eight straight games for Sabonis with at least a double-double, upping his points (21.8), rebounds (15.1) and assists (7.4) per game during that stretch. He's a prime target again on Wednesday with a matchup against the Sacramento Kings. The big man should feast against a team that allows the most opponent PPG (118.5). Both of these teams also play at a top-10 pace, meaning there should be plenty of rebounding and playmaking opportunities for Sabonis.

Chris Paul Fantasy

Target Chris Paul, PG, Phoenix Suns ($8,000): Another player who does it all for his team, Chris Paul is coming off of a monster 72.2-point fantasy outing in his last game. He has three double-doubles in his last four games, averaging 20.3 points, 11.5 assists and 2.0 steals in that span. The uptick in his scoring and playmaking production of late only boosts his already solid fantasy outlook. CP3 should have no issues setting the tone for his offense against the Atlanta Hawks, who rank in the middle of the pack for opponent PPG at 111.4.

Delon Wright Fantasy

Target Delon Wright, PG, Sacramento Kings ($5,200): Delon Wright could be a steal for the second night in a row. He put up a whopping 60.0 fantasy points on Tuesday with 13 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 blocks and 4 steals. The absences of both De'Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton have opened plenty of opportunities for Wright, who's known to make contributions across the board when he does get minutes. He has a great chance to replicate his do-it-all performance against the Indiana Pacers. They give up the sixth-most PPG (115.1) and third-most RPG (55.8) to opponents this season. This matchup should feature plenty of buckets and possessions, which puts Wright in position to capitalize once again.

Karl-Anthony Towns Fantasy

Avoid Karl-Anthony Towns, C, Minnesota Timberwolves ($10,000): Karl-Anthony Towns is a nightly target candidate, but he hasn't lit up the box score as of late. He's topped his season fantasy PPG (47.5) just once over his last six games. Turnovers have plagued the star big man, limiting his nightly numbers with 3.5 per game during this down stretch. Now he draws a matchup with imposing Memphis Grizzlies big man Jonas Valanciunas, who's a rebound magnet (12.4 per game, third highest in the league). Towns' numbers can dip when facing a strong frontcourt opponent. That coupled with his recent down stretch makes him an avoid tonight.

Julius Randle Fantasy

Avoid Julius Randle, PF, New York Knicks ($9,700): New York Knicks forward Julius Randle is another player whose numbers suffer when facing a difficult matchup. Things don't get more difficult than the Denver Nuggets, who have MVP frontrunner Nikola Jokic down low. Denver allows the second-fewest RPG (48.1) and eighth-fewest PPG (109.9) to opponents this season. Randle relies on strong rebounding to justify his value, but he has the potential to struggle in scoring as well on Wednesday, which makes him an avoid.

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

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

PG: Chris Paul ($8,000)
PG: Delon Wright ($5,200)
SG: Seth Curry ($5,500)
SG: Dillon Brooks ($5,500)
SF: Mikal Bridges ($5,800) 
SF: Khris Middleton ($8,400) 
PF: Domantas Sabonis ($10,300)
PF: Robert Covington ($5,700) 
C: Dwight Howard ($5,600)

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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.

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