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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks Tonight for 1/31/2021

Max Staley
NBA FanDuel daily fantasy basketball picks tonight, including Bradley Beal, for 1/31/2021.
NBA FanDuel daily fantasy basketball picks tonight, including Bradley Beal, for 1/31/2021. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The NBA season rolls on tonight, bringing fans some exciting matchups headlined by the clash between the Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards. 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 two players to target and two to avoid in Sunday, 1/31, NBA DFS action.

Bradley Beal Fantasy

Target Bradley Beal ($11,000), SG, Washington Wizards: As the most expensive player on the later slate, it should come as no surprise that Bradley Beal is poised for a big game. But he's likely going to be worth the hefty price tag. Beal is averaging 50.9 FanDuel points per game on the year thanks to a league-leading 34.7 PPG. Against a lackluster Brooklyn Nets defense in a game that features a 245.5 over/under, per FanDuel Sportsbook, Beal should be in for a big night.

Collin Sexton Fantasy

Target Collin Sexton ($7,100), SG, Cleveland Cavaliers: Collin Sexton should benefit from a matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota is a bottom-five scoring defense, surrendering 117.1 PPG on the year. With the Timberwolves also playing at a top-10 pace, Sexton should see more opportunities than he usually would against one of the NBA's worst defenses. That's a recipe for fantasy success.

Russell Westbrook Fantasy

Avoid Russell Westbrook ($9,600), PG, Washington Wizards: The matchup with Brooklyn really helps Beal tonight, but it's not enough to make his teammate Russell Westbrook worth a look. Over his last four, Westbrook is averaging just 31.1 FanDuel points per game. That's a respectable figure, but it's not enough for Westbrook to justify his $9,600 price tag.

Nikola Vucevic Fantasy

Avoid Nikola Vucevic ($9,400), C, Orlando Magic: Nikola Vucevic is in a weird spot tonight. At $9,400, he's only $500 less than Joel Embiid. That's really not much of a difference. Assuming Embiid is active (he's dealing with a back issue), he's clearly the better value of the two expensive centers. Embiid is averaging just under 50.0 FanDuel points over his last two, while Vucevic is putting up 27.3 in that same span. And on the year, Embiid's 50.31 FPPG trumps Vucevic's 44.06. With the difference only being $500, Embiid is well worth the extra money.

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. 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.