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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks Tonight for 3/4/2021

Isaiah De Los Santos
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks tonight, including Zion Williamson, for Thursday, 3/4/2021.
NBA FanDuel fantasy basketball picks tonight, including Zion Williamson, for Thursday, 3/4/2021. / Jonathan Bachman/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, 3/3, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA

Damian Lillard Fantasy

Target Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers ($10,100): Damian Lillard is a threat to pop off for 40-plus points any night, especially on Thursday against the Sacramento Kings. Playing last night against the Golden State Warriors, the MVP candidate had a solid outing with 22 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds, but he didn't need to carry the load. That's good news for his energy level on the second night of a back-to-back. Lillard has six double-doubles in his last nine contests, and facing the defense allowing the most points per game (120.3) to opponents, he's in great position as both a scorer and distributor.

Zion Williamson Fantasy

Target Zion Williamson, PF, New Orleans Pelicans ($8,900): Zion Williamson is imposing his will on the league in recent weeks. He's averaging 48.4 FanDuel fantasy points over his last six contests, outpacing his season average of 41.8. That includes 52.3 points in his last outing, where he totaled 28 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1 block. The Miami Heat simply don't have any big men outside of Bam Adebayo athletic or strong enough to stop Zion, which bodes well for his production tonight.

Nerlens Noel Fantasy

Target Nerlens Noel, C, New York Knicks ($5,500): Nerlens Noel is a value target tonight. He hasn't scored below 20 fantasy points since Feb. 12. In that span, he's seen a whopping 31.3 minutes per game, and he's producing with 7.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game, all well above his season averages. The reliance on Noel makes him a solid choice, and the Detroit Pistons' frontcourt depth is severely lacking, setting him up to outproduce his moderate salary tonight.

Stephen Curry Fantasy

Update (12:30 p.m. EST): Stephen Curry is out due to rest tonight, so avoid putting him in your lineups.

Avoid Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors ($9,900): Stephen Curry had to carry the load for his team on Wednesday, totaling 55.9 fantasy points in the Golden State Warriors' close loss. Now, Golden State now hits the road for the second night of back-to-back against the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix is allowing just 107.4 PPG to opponents this year, the third fewest in the league. It's not hard to imagine the Warriors being tired and getting wiped off the floor in a blowout, and with this being the last game before the All-Star break, Curry may have his night cut short if things trend that way.

Domantas Sabonis Fantasy

Avoid Domantas Sabonis, PF, Indiana Pacers ($9,200): Domantas Sabonis is having a career year, although his numbers have slipped recently. He hasn't notched 40 fantasy points once in the past three games, with 38 being his highest performance during that stretch. That's a drop off from the 44.6 points he's averaging on the year. Part of Sabonis' decline is due to his lack of rebounding, failing to grab more than 9 rebounds over the last three contests despite averaging 11.1 rebounds per game on the year. Facing Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets tonight, who allow the third-fewest opponent rebounds per game, it's hard to see a bounce-back game from him before the break.

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