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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks Tonight for 2/1/2021

Jason Schandl
NBA FanDuel daily fantasy basketball picks tonight, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, for 2/1/2021
NBA FanDuel daily fantasy basketball picks tonight, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, for 2/1/2021 / Jared C. Tilton/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, 2/1, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA

Giannis Antetokounmpo Fantasy

Target Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, Milwaukee Bucks ($11,600): Giannis' dominant production never needs much introduction, but he's been especially good lately. Three of his six 60-plus FanDuel point performances this season have come in his last three outings. Tonight he gets a matchup with a Portland Trail Blazers team that checks in at 28th in defensive rating and 22nd in total rebound rate, and he should have no trouble showing why he is well worth paying up for as the most expensive player on the slate. Just be sure to double-check his status before lineups lock, as he's listed as probable.

Brandon Clarke Fantasy

Target Brandon Clarke, PF, Memphis Grizzlies ($6,400): The Memphis Grizzlies are set to once again be incredibly thin tonight, putting Brandon Clarke in an amazing spot. He didn't exactly wow us in the same situation on Saturday, but that game was a blowout and he only played 4.6 of the final 16 minutes of that game. Expect his playing time to climb back up into the 30-minute range tonight, which is something you love to see for a guy who is averaging 1.09 FanDuel points per minute on the year.

Theo Maledon Fantasy

Target Theo Maledon, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder ($4,300): Another guy getting a nice boost due to injuries is Theo Maledon, who should be getting his fourth straight start with George Hill still sidelined by a thumb injury tonight. Maledon is averaging 24.0 FanDuel points in 28.3 minutes per game across his three starts. His price-tag hasn't caught up to that level of production yet, making him a strong value play on Monday.

Trae Young Fantasy

Avoid Trae Young, PG, Atlanta Hawks ($10,400): Trae Young has scored at least 38 real-world points in four of his last five, but that just hasn't made him the elite fantasy producer you might expect. He's still only hit 53 FanDuel points once this season. He draws an incredibly tough matchup tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers, who lead the league in defensive rating, and it's hard to justify the huge salary.

LaMelo Ball Fantasy

Avoid LaMelo Ball, PG, Charlotte Hornets ($6,300): LaMelo just put up a certified Big Baller stat-line on Saturday, setting a career high with 57.5 FanDuel Points. But in the six games before that one he had averaged just 22.8 FanDuel points per game. He's nowhere near consistent enough to pay $6.3k for at this stage.

FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 2/1

Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 2/1:

PG: Theo Maledon ($4,300)
PG: Ja Morant ($7,800)
SG: Tyrese Haliburton ($5,400)
SG: Donte DiVincenzo ($4,000)
SF: Brandon Ingram ($8,000)
SF: Keldon Johnson ($5,400)
PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,600)
PF: Brandon Clarke ($6,400)
C: Enes Kanter ($7,000)

Remaining Salary: $0

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. 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 his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.