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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks & Lineup Tonight for 5/7/2021

Isaiah De Los Santos
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight for 5/7/21, including Damian Lillard.
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight for 5/7/21, including Damian Lillard. / Maddie Malhotra/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, 5/7, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA

Damian Lillard Fantasy

Target Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers ($9,200): The annual tradition of Damian Lillard turning it on as his team fights for a playoff spot is in full swing. Lillard has snapped out the funk he was in during April to rack up four straight games with 50-plus FanDuel fantasy points. He's averaging 30.8 points, 9.8 assists and 4.5 rebounds during that time while hitting a staggering 53.9% from the field and 53.5% from deep. He's never been one to shy away from a game against the Los Angeles Lakers, and this matchup has huge playoff implications. Expect Lillard to ball out against a struggling and injury-riddled Lakers squad.

Delon Wright Fantasy

Target Delon Wright, PG, Sacramento Kings ($7,000): Delon Wright has hit another level as of late. He's put up 119.4 fantasy points over his last two contests while averaging 18.0 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 7.0 APG along with 5.0 steals and 2.5 blocks. Wright is known to stuff the stat sheet when he gets minutes (75 total in his last two games) and he's stepping up with De'Aaron Fox and Harrison Barnes sidelined. San Antonio ranks in the middle of the pack for opponent PPG and gives up the fifth-most RPG (55.0), so Wright looks like a serious steal again on Friday at his price.

Kyle Kuzma Fantasy

Target Kyle Kuzma, SF, Los Angeles Lakers ($5,500): Kyle Kuzma shouldered the offensive load on Thursday and could be in position to do the same tonight. Kuzma has two outings with 35-plus fantasy points over his last three games, scoring 20-plus in both of those contests. Anthony Davis' struggles and LeBron James' absence opens the door for Kuzma to be one of the Lakers' top offensive options once again on Friday. The Portland Trail Blazers rank in the bottom 10 for both opponent PPG and RPG, which sets Kuzma up to be a great value pick tonight.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Fantasy

Avoid Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, Milwaukee Bucks ($11,400): The threat of blowouts can hurt any star's fantasy outlook on a given night. Such is the case with Giannis Antetokounmpo against the Houston Rockets. Houston has lost their last three games by an average margin of almost 24.0 points. Playing a competitive game isn't their goal this late in the season as they hope for a top draft pick. It's easy to see the Milwaukee Bucks making quick work of Houston in the first half and giving Giannis the rest of the night off to avoid unnecessary wear ahead of the playoffs. That reason makes him an avoid, especially since he's the most expensive player on Friday's slate.

Karl-Anthony Towns Fantasy

Avoid Karl-Anthony Towns, C, Minnesota Timberwolves ($9,800): We warned you on Wednesday to avoid Karl-Anthony Towns given his current down production and potentially tough matchup. That turned out to be true, as KAT managed just 33.3 fantasy points while in foul trouble. He's a hard player to trust heading into a game against the Miami Heat. Bam Adebayo presents All-Star competition in the frontcourt. And as a whole, the Heat hold opponents to the fourth-fewest PPG (107.6) and rank in the top half of the league for RPG. Tonight seems like another night to avoid KAT.

FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 5/7

Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 5/7:

PG: Damian Lillard ($9,200)
PG: Delon Wright ($7,000)
SG: Tim Hardaway Jr. ($6,000)
SG: DeMar DeRozan ($8,600)
SF: Dorian Finney-Smith ($5,000) 
SF: Kyle Kuzma ($5,500) 
PF: P.J. Washington ($6,600)
PF: Marvin Bagley ($7,000) 
C: Nerlens Noel ($5,100)

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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.