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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks & Lineup Tonight for 3/22/2021

Isaiah De Los Santos
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight, including Karl-Anthony Towns, for Monday, 3/22/2021.
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks and lineup tonight, including Karl-Anthony Towns, for Monday, 3/22/2021. / Abbie Parr/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 Monday, 3/22, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA

Karl-Anthony Towns Fantasy

Target Karl-Anthony Towns, C, Minnesota Timberwolves ($9,700): Karl-Anthony Towns is the focal point of the Minnesota Timberwolves' offense, making him a threat to pop off for 50-plus FanDuel fantasy points any night, and Monday is no different. KAT comes into tonight's contest averaging 31.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.0 blocks over his last three contests, giving him an even 50.0 fantasy point average in that stretch. On a roll, he now gets to face the Oklahoma City Thunder, who rely on almost 35-year-old Al Horford to man their paint with inexperienced players alongside him in the frontcourt, making this a mouth-watering matchup for Towns.

DeMar DeRozan Fantasy

Target DeMar DeRozan, SG, San Antonio Spurs ($8,900): DeMar DeRozan has made strides in his game as a distributor this season, averaging a career-high 7.5 assists per game. That development has been on display as of late, with DeRozan racking up 11-plus dimes in five of his last seven games while averaging 22.3 PPG in that same stretch. His role as the San Antonio Spurs' primary playmaker, along with his scoring upside, puts him in prime position to feast in both areas tonight against a Charlotte Hornets team giving up the ninth-most PPG (113.5) to opponents this season.

Devonte' Graham Fantasy

Target Devonte' Graham, SG, Charlotte Hornets ($4,300): Speaking of the Hornets, Devonte' Graham is a notable value pick tonight. Star rookie LaMelo Ball, who usurped Graham in the starting lineup, is now expected to miss the rest of the season, opening up ample playing time for Graham once again. Graham averaged 13.7 points, 5.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds as a starter this season, so it's not hard to see him outproducing his low salary with increased minutes tonight.

Trae Young Fantasy

Avoid Trae Young, PG, Atlanta Hawks ($8,700): While the Atlanta Hawks are on an eight-game winning streak, they've done it largely without offensive explosions from Trae Young. He's scored fewer than 20 points in four of those eight games, and notched double-digit assists in just three contests during that span. As a result, Young has scored less than 43.5 fantasy points (his season average) in six of those games. That lack of production makes it hard to pay his hefty price tag, especially heading into a game against the Los Angeles Clippers, who are allowing the sixth-fewest PPG (109.3) this season.

Gordon Hayward Fantasy

Avoid Gordon Hayward, SF, Charlotte Hornets ($7,000): Gordon Hayward has seriously lacked in the scoring department over his last three games, averaging a measly 10.3 PPG during that span, which is limiting his fantasy upside even with solid assist numbers. With three games in single-digit scoring over his last five contests, it's clear he's in a shooting funk. Ball's injury possibly opens up more shots, but Graham will likely soak those up, so it's difficult to see any light at the end of the tunnel. There may be a bounce-back game on the horizon, it likely won't come against a San Antonio Spurs defense giving up just 110.4 PPG, the eighth-lowest mark in the league.

FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 3/22

Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 3/22:

PG: Kyle Lowry ($7,900)
PG: Ja Morant ($7,400)
SG: DeMar DeRozan ($8,900)
SG: Devonte' Graham ($4,300)
SF: Normal Powell ($7,500)
SF: Bojan Bogdanovic ($4,800)
PF: Isaiah Roby ($4,700)
PF: Miles Bridges ($4,700)
C:  Karl-Anthony Towns ($9,700)

Remaining Salary: $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.