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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks Tonight for 2/16/2021

Isaiah De Los Santos
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks tonight for 2/16/21, including Damian Lillard.
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks tonight for 2/16/21, including Damian Lillard. / 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 Tuesday, 2/16, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA

Damian Lillard Fantasy

Target Damian Lillard ($9,500), PG, Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard has been the heart and soul of the Portland Trail Blazers, helping his team win games even with CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic sidelined. Lillard has put up 45-plus FanDuel fantasy points in four of his last five contests, and now he'll try to continue his recent roll against the Oklahoma City Thunder. OKC is a bottom-ten scoring defense, and we all know what Lillard can do against the Thunder, so he should have little troubles living up to his price tag on Tuesday.

Devin Booker Fantasy

Target Devin Booker ($8,300), SG, Phoenix Suns: Devin Booker is another guard on a recent tear and in great position to continue his high level of play. The Phoenix Suns star is averaging 32.3 points and 5.3 assists over his last four contests while shooting a blistering 47.6% from deep. On Tuesday, he'll get to face a Brooklyn Nets team that's allowing the third-most PPG (117.7) this season. With Kevin Durant out once again and the Nets on the second night of a road back-to-back, Booker is poised for a nice night.

Montrezl Harrell Fantasy

Target Montrezl Harrell ($5,900), C, Los Angeles Lakers: Montrezl Harrell could be a great value option here. While he's coming off of just 11.7 FanDuel fantasy points in his last game, that was an uncharacteristically off night. Prior to that, he put up at least 25 fantasy points in each of the last four contests. He'll have the chance to bounce back tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves with Anthony Davis still sidelined. Not only is Minnesota giving up the fifth-most PPG (115.7), but they also rank in the top 10 for pace, meaning plenty of opportunities for Harrell to score and rack up rebounds.

Kyrie Irving Fantasy

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 16, 3:15 p.m. EST): Kyrie Irving has just officially been ruled out of tonight's game due to lower back tightness. He's obviously someone to stay away from now in DFS action.

Avoid Kyrie Irving ($9,900), PG, Brooklyn Nets: While Booker is a target tonight, you should look elsewhere besides Kyrie Irving for point guard help. James Harden has embraced his all-around role with KD sidelined, while Irving is still dependent on scoring to make an impact. He's no doubt gifted in that area, but against a Suns defense holding opponents to the fourth-fewest PPG (107.2) and after just playing last night, it's hard to see Irving living up to his price tag.

Jonas Valanciunas Fantasy

Avoid Jonas Valanciunas ($7,800), C, Memphis Grizzlies: The New Orleans Pelicans are not a favorable matchup for any big man, making Jonas Valanciunas an avoid for tonight. Valanciunas is a throwback big who specializes in the paint, but he'll face two physical forces in Zion Williamson and Steven Adams on Tuesday. New Orleans gives up the second-fewest rebounds (48.7) per game to opponents, which is bad news for the Memphis Grizzlies big man whose value relies on RPG (11.1). Given his matchup, it''s going to be difficult for Valanciunas to be worth the top-three price among centers that he's commanding.

FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 2/16

Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 2/16:

PG: Damian Lillard ($9,500)
PG: Tyus Jones ($4,600)
SG: Devin Booker ($8,300)
SG: Gary Trent Jr. ($5,800)
SF: Michael Porter Jr. ($5,500)
SF: Malik Beasley ($7,300)
PF: Chris Boucher ($7,200)
PF: Carmelo Anthony ($5,300)
C: Montrezl Harrell ($5,900)

Remaining Salary: $600

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