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 Thursday, 2/11, NBA DFS action.
FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA
Joel Embiid Fantasy
Target Joel Embiid ($10,800), C, Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid is the most expensive player on tonight's slate for good reason. Facing the Portland Trail Blazers, the MVP candidate is in for a heavy dose of Enes Kanter. That should be a fantasy goldmine. He scored 37 points when he faced this defense last week, but his fantasy output suffered from a season-low 5 rebounds. That's more flukey than it is worrying. He's averaging 11.0 RPG on the year and has only dipped below double-digit boards six times in 2021. Averaging 54.4 FanDuel points over his last five, Embiid is set up for a dominant showing here.
Jimmy Butler Fantasy
Target Jimmy Butler ($8,700), SF, Miami Heat: Jimmy Butler has been a monster since returning to the court, averaging just under 22.0 PPG to go along with 8.3 rebounds and assists per game. The Miami Heat will need him to continue serving as the focal point of their offense tonight, as Goran Dragic has been ruled out against the Houston Rockets. While Houston has been a great defense, the Rockets do play at the fourth-fastest pace in the league. The increase in opportunity from that should help offset any potential dip in efficiency from Butler. Averaging 47.1 FanDuel points over his last four outings, Butler should have no trouble maintaining or beating that average tonight.
Furkan Korkmaz Fantasy
Target Furkan Korkmaz ($4,100), SG, Philadelphia 76ers: With Shake Milton doubtful tonight, Furkan Korkmaz should be looking at a nice uptick in value. He's been playing pretty well in limited minutes, having scored 13-plus points in four of Philadelphia's last five games while knocking in 1.8 3-pointers per outing in that time. Likely to see a bigger role with Milton on the shelf, Korkmaz is a bargain at $4,100.
Pascal Siakam Fantasy
Avoid Pascal Siakam, ($9,600), SF, Toronto Raptors: Pascal Siakam is rolling right now, averaging 50.2 FanDuel points per game over his last four. However, he's likely hitting a speed bump tonight against the Boston Celtics. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum routinely abused Siakam in the postseason last year. The man who averaged 22.9 PPG on 45.3% from the field in 2019-20 saw those averages plummet to 14.9 PPG while hitting 38.2% of his attempts against Boston. That's not the kind of matchup you want from the fifth-most expensive player on tonight's slate.
Kemba Walker Fantasy
Avoid Kemba Walker ($5,500), PG, Boston Celtics: At $5,500, Kemba Walker may look like a bargain. But if you've been following his play since returning to the court, you know he's anything but. He has been a disaster this season, averaging more field goal attempts (15.2) than PPG (15.0). He's shooting 34.2% from the field and 30.6% from beyond the arc. Until he proves he's capable of looking like the player he was last season, Kemba is not someone you want in your lineup.
FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 2/11
Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 2/11:
PG: Kendrick Nunn ($5,000)
PG: Malcolm Brogdon ($7,200)
SG: Gary Trent ($6,400)
SG: Furkan Korkmaz ($4,100)
SF: Jimmy Butler ($8,700)
SF: Kelly Oubre ($6,500)
PF: Chris Boucher ($6,400)
PF: Daniel Theis ($4,900)
C: Joel Embiid ($10,800)
Salary Remaining: $0
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