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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks Tonight for 2/22/2021

Jason Schandl
FanDuel NBA daily fantasy basketball picks for the Monday, 2/22 DFS slate, including Damian Lillard.
FanDuel NBA daily fantasy basketball picks for the Monday, 2/22 DFS slate, 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 Monday, 2/22, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA

Damian Lillard Fantasy

Target Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers ($10,500): Damian Lillard is coming off four straight games with 50-plus FanDuel points, and two of his top five fantasy performances this year have been in his last two games. Now he gets a matchup with the Phoenix Suns which has a slate-high 227.5-point over/under by FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. Dame has put up 27.3 field goal attempts (including 14.5 3-point attempts) per game over his last four, and he's showing no signs of slowing down.

Zach LaVine Fantasy

Target Zach LaVine, SG, Chicago Bulls ($9,800): Tonight's Houston Rockets vs Chicago Bulls matchup should be one of the best on the slate for fantasy purposes. The Bulls and Rockets rank third and fourth in the NBA in pace, respectively, meaning both teams should be in for a ton of possessions tonight. LaVine is seeing more than enough playing time to take full advantage of this matchup, going over 37 minutes in four of his last seven contests. He also dropped 52.3 FanDuel points in his lone meeting with the Rockets earlier this season.

Eric Gordon Fantasy

Target Eric Gordon, SG, Houston Rockets ($5,300): Keeping it in that Rockets-Bulls game, Eric Gordon's salary remains surprisingly low. He's topped 27 FanDuel points in five of his last seven, averaging 31.4 FanDuel points in 32.7 minutes per game over that stretch. There's no reason he should be this cheap, especially in such a fantasy-friendly matchup.

Jimmy Butler Fantasy

Avoid Jimmy Butler, SF, Miami Heat ($9,200): On the other end of the spectrum, today's Miami Heat-Oklahoma City Thunder matchup has just a 212-point over/under. Jimmy Butler has topped 50 FanDuel points just once in his last five, and you're better off spending up for a player in a more exciting matchup.

John Wall Fantasy

Avoid John Wall, PG, Houston Rockets ($8,500): While we want to target the Rockets-Bulls game, that doesn't mean everyone in that matchup is in play. John Wall's playing time hasn't been anything special lately, and he hasn't hit even 36 minutes in a single game since January 6th. At $8.5k you really want his fantasy points reaching at least the low-40's, but he's fallen below 40 FanDuel points in nine of the 12 games since his last multi-game absence.

FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 2/22

Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 2/22:

PG: Damian Lillard ($10,500)
PG: Coby White ($5,700)
SG: Zach LaVine ($9,800)
SG: Eric Gordon ($5,300)
SF: Dorian Finney-Smith ($4,300)
SF: Garrett Temple ($4,600)
PF: Jae'Sean Tate ($6,600)
PF: Kristaps Porzingis ($7,800)
C: Wendell Carter ($5,400)

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.