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, 3/11, NBA DFS action.
FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA
John Wall Fantasy
Target John Wall, PG, Houston Rockets ($8,200): John Wall entered the All-Star break on a high note, scoring 42-plus FanDuel fantasy points in three of his last four games, outpacing his season average of 35.5. Wall has become the Houston Rockets' go-to scoring option, with the point guard averaging 25.8 points per game over his last four contests, including back-to-back 30-point outings. Wall draws a mouth-watering matchup against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, who are allowing the most opponent PPG (120.4) in the league, setting him up for a great night as a scorer and distributor.
Nikola Vucevic Fantasy
Target Nikola Vucevic, C, Orlando Magic ($9,900): Nikola Vucevic has been downright dominant this season. He's averaging a career-high 24.6 PPG along with a solid 11.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per contest. It's clear that the Orlando Magic depend on him to even be competitive most nights, and he's thriving as a fantasy producer (46.5 fantasy PPG) this year. Vucevic has proven to contribute even when facing top defenders, but going up against a Miami Heat front court that's playing without Bam Adebayo puts him in a good position to succeed.
Tobias Harris Fantasy
Target Tobias Harris, PF, Philadelphia 76ers ($6,900): Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are both out on Thursday, clearing the way for No. 3 option Tobias Harris to step into the spotlight. With few legit scorers left outside of Harris, he should have the green light all night long against the Chicago Bulls. Chicago is giving up the sixth-most opponent PPG (115.2) and plays at the sixth-fastest pace (101.9), which bodes well for Harris. He should have plenty of chances to outproduce his moderate salary.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Fantasy
Avoid Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, Milwaukee Bucks ($11,300): Giannis Antetokounmpo is fresh off of an All-Star MVP win, but he's an avoid tonight. Coming off of the break, there's no telling which guys will be rusty as they get back to games. Antetokounmpo is often a nightly top performer, but even he's prone to off nights, and he faces the New York Knicks tonight, who are the top defense in terms of opponent PPG (104.4) this season. As the player with the second-highest salary on an especially deep slate, Antetokounmpo is a serious risk to not live up to his price tag.
Kemba Walker Fantasy
Avoid Kemba Walker, PG, Boston Celtics ($7,100): It's been a season of struggles for Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker, who's been hot and cold while the team's two star wings carry the load. Now, Marcus Smart is set to return to the starting lineup, complicating Walker's role within the offense. Smart will not only cut into Walker's potential scoring, but also his assist numbers. It may well turn out that Smart becomes the more dependable target in the second half of the season, and it's best to avoid Walker until we see how this situation shakes out.
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