FanDuel Daily Picks: Fantasy Basketball Lineup, February 23

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Feb 21, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) controls the ball during the third quarter as Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) defends at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

With just seven and a half weeks left in the regular season, the NBA has a busy week ahead starting with eight games tonight.  There are plenty of options to build a nice fantasy basketball roster for daily fantasy sports action, so check out my FanDuel Daily picks in the following slides for some of the players I think are in the best matchups tonight.

There are no 7:00 PM ET starts tonight so FanDuel rosters will lock down at 7:30 PM ET when the Heat welcome the 76ers to Miami. Three more games get started at 8:00 when the Bucks visit the Bulls, the T-Wolves take on Houston, and the Raptors face the Pelicans in New Orleans.  At 9:00, the Celtics look to bounce back from last night’s OT loss as they take on the Suns, the Nets are in Denver to take on the Nuggets, and the Spurs and Jazz meet in a Western Conference showdown.  To wrap things up, we get one of the day at 10:30 PM ET when the Clippers host the Memphis Grizzlies.

With 18 teams taking the floor, there are lots of good fantasy hoops options. I’ve laid out some of my favorites in the following slides. Each slide focuses on one position with at least four options for that roster slot. I’ve included at least a pair of high-salary studs and a pair of high-value options while throwing in bonus options where I see them.  The “value” options will cost less of your salary cap but are worth a look since they should still be able to provide solid production. I suggest mixing some high value and some high salary options and picking some of your own personal favorites to create your own custom lineup that you can enjoy cheering for in tonight’s games. I’ve included two of my personal FanDuel lineups on the final slide of this post.

As we get closer to tip-off tonight, you’ll want to stay up to date on any injury or availability updates in order to avoid starting any players who give you what Steph Curry and LaMarcus Aldridge combined for last night–the big zero. One way to double-check the latest is to follow our Fansided Fantasy feed on Twitter @FansidedFantasy where I’l give you all the latest injury news and also announce and lineup updates as availability changes for tonight. I’ll be happy to take your questions throughout the day, but make sure to check back at 7:00 for any late-breaking injury news and lineup changes that I might be making. Also, make sure to keep up with all our Fantasy Basketball coverage by setting a bookmark at our Fantasy Basketball hub.

With those preliminaries in place, let’s get to today’s FanDuel Daily Picks.

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