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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks Tonight for 2/24/2021

Isaiah De Los Santos
FanDuel NBA daily fantasy basketball picks for the Wednesday, 2/24 DFS slate, including LaMelo Ball.
FanDuel NBA daily fantasy basketball picks for the Wednesday, 2/24 DFS slate, including LaMelo Ball. / Alex Goodlett/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 Wednesday, 2/24, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA

LaMelo Ball Fantasy

Target LaMelo Ball ($7,800), PG, Charlotte Hornets: Rookie LaMelo Ball continues to impress since moving into the starting lineup. Ball has started in each of the last 10 contests, averaging 19.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game. It's clear that Charlotte is making it a focus to get him involved in the offense, and he should see his fair share of looks on Wednesday. Not only is Devonte' Graham ruled out against the Phoenix Suns, but Gordon Hayward is questionable as well, which will leave Ball as the main source of offense and puts him in prime position to outplay his salary.

Jarrett Allen Fantasy

Target Jarrett Allen ($7,600), C, Cleveland Cavaliers: The move to Cleveland has opened up even more chances for big man Jarrett Allen, and he's capitalizing as one of the team's main options. Allen has posted five straight double-doubles, putting up 17.4 PPG and 13.0 RPG in that span, and has registered 103.2 FanDuel fantasy points over his last two contests. Against a depleted Houston Rockets frontcourt, Allen should be in for a feast tonight.

Darius Garland Fantasy

Target Darius Garland ($5,900), PG, Cleveland Cavaliers: Another Cavs target, Darius Garland has seen a notable spike in minutes that makes him an intriguing option on Wednesday. Garland is averaging a whopping 39.0 minutes over his last four games, and he's putting up 17.0 PPG, 6.0 APG and 2.3 SPG in that timeframe, all above his season averages. He'll benefit from injuries on the opposing side as well, with Victor Oladipo out for the Rockets. This Houston team was once a good defense but has now lost eight straight games because they can't stop anybody, which bodes well for Garland as a scorer and distributor.

Kemba Walker Fantasy

Avoid Kemba Walker ($6,600), PG, Boston Celtics: There's no telling which Kemba Walker is going to show up each Boston Celtics game, and that's frustrating. The former All-Star has the ability to score, but he's struggled with his shot this season, averaging just 17.3 PPG, his lowest since the 2014-15 season. On the second night of a back-to-back, Walker is too much of a risk to play up to even his modest salary tonight. In fact, Walker isn't even a lock to suit up tonight, as Boston has been careful with him on back-to-backs this season.

Mason Plumlee Fantasy

Avoid Mason Plumlee ($7,000), C, Detroit Pistons: Mason Plumlee is surprisingly the fifth-most expensive center for Wednesday's DFS slate, but he's not worth the price tag. Much of Plumlee's value is tied to his 9.1 RPG, but he'll face the New Orleans Pelicans tonight, who rank second in fewest opponent rebounds allowed (48.2) per contest. Against physical specimens like Steven Adams and Zion Williamson, expect Plumlee to struggle.

FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 2/24

Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 2/24:

PG: Darius Garland ($5,900)
PG: LaMelo Ball ($7,800)
SG: Devin Booker ($7,700)
SG: Jordan Clarkson ($5,800)
SF: Kelly Oubre ($7,500)
SF: OG Anunoby ($5,600)
PF: Jae'Sean Tate ($6,500)
PF: Patrick Thomas ($4,800)
C: Jarrett Allen ($7,600)

Remaining Salary: $700

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