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NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks Tonight for 2/26/2021

Isaiah De Los Santos
NBA fantasy basketball picks for FanDuel on 2/26, including Damian Lillard.
NBA fantasy basketball picks for FanDuel on 2/26, including Damian Lillard. / Matthew Stockman/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 Friday, 2/26, NBA DFS action.

FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA

Damian Lillard Fantasy

Target Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers ($10,300): Putting your trust in Damian Lillard is usually a good strategy. With the Portland Trail Blazers' roster depleted by injuries, Lillard is taking on even more offensive responsibility, leading to eye-popping numbers. The All-Star has outpaced his FanDuel points per game average (47.4) in five of his last six contests, and there's little reason for that trend not to continue tonight against a Los Angeles Lakers team that has lost four straight games because of its lacking defense with Anthony Davis still out.

Jerami Grant Fantasy

Target Jerami Grant, PF, Detroit Pistons ($7,600): Anyone playing the Sacramento Kings is a solid target, especially in the case of Jerami Grant. The forward is averaging a career-high 23.3 points per game this season, blowing his previous high (13.6) completely out of the water. On a Detroit Pistons roster lacking many go-to weapons, Grant is a threat to pop off any night. Against the Kings, who are allowing the most opponent PPG this season (120.5), Grant should have few problems pouring in buckets tonight.

Enes Kanter Fantasy

Target Enes Kanter, C, Portland Trail Blazers ($6,300): With the Lakers on their losing skid, it's a decent plan to find players who can have big nights against them. Enter Enes Kanter, who's holding down the Blazers' frontcourt as they deal with injuries to their big men. Kanter has scored 30 or more FanDuel points in each of his last three games, thanks to him grabbing 13 or more rebounds in each of those three contests and adding two double-doubles. With Davis out again, the Lakers don't have any dominant bigs down low that can keep Kanter off of the boards, putting him in great position to notch another double-double.

Zach LaVine Fantasy

Avoid Zach LaVine, SG, Chicago Bulls ($9,800): Zach LaVine is the most expensive shooting guard on tonight's DFS slate, but it's hard to see him living up to that price tag. The Chicago Bulls guard has posted 34 and 33.4 FanDuel points in his last two games, well below his season average of 43.4. And now he's set to play against the Phoenix Suns, who are allowing the fourth-fewest opponent PPG (10.81) in the league. It's hard to see LaVine having a night worth his salary.

Jimmy Butler Fantasy

Avoid Jimmy Butler, SF, Miami Heat ($9,200): Jimmy Butler is the glue that holds the Miami Heat together, but that doesn't always translate to the box score. On nights when he's not the team's primary scorer, his fantasy value then relies on his playmaking to prop up his numbers. However, he's not in line for a great scoring or distributing night against the Utah Jazz, who are holding opponents to the second-fewest PPG (105.9) in the league. Butler's line against the Jazz earlier this month (15 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists) was nothing special, and expect a similar performance against this dominant Utah team.

FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 2/26

Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 2/26:

PG: Damian Lillard ($10,300)
PG: T.J. McConnell ($5,500)
SG: Donovan Mitchell ($8,300)
SG: Josh Jackson ($5,700)
SF: O.G. Anunoby ($5,400)
SF: Bojan Bogdanovic ($5,600)
PF: Jerami Grant ($7,600)
PF: Marcus Morris ($5,300)
C:  Enes Kanter ($6,300)

Remaining Salary: $0

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