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FanDuel contest lineup advice: Sleeper strategy for Sunday, March 20

Check out the best NBA FanDuel options for Sunday's slate of games.

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First off, a quick introduction. If you don't know what FanDuel is, well, you're missing out. FanDuel is a site that offers daily fantasy sports games. Participants get a chance every day to select new players, fill out a lineup and, most importantly, win some cash. If you choose poorly Monday, you can come back Tuesday and try again. Easy as that. Click here to enter a free league for new users today.

This space is going to be used to give you the five best plays for the games on Sunday, March 20.

So, with that, let's get started.

1. Chris Paul, PG, Clippers ($9,900)

He's going to cost you, but it's worth breaking the bank on him. For one, Paul's been playing some of his best ball of the season of late. He's averaging 20 points and 11.3 assists in nine March games. Making him an even better play for Sunday, though, is that fact that he gets to take on the Pelicans, who are surrendering an astronomical 51.7 FanDuel points per game to opposing point guards over their last five contests (via RotoWire). If you're going to spend on one star for Sunday, make it Paul.

2. J.J. Redick, SG, Clippers ($4,800)

No team in the NBA has allowed opposing shooting guards to score more FanDuel points per game than the New Orleans Pelicans, who Redick and the Clippers take on on Sunday. The Pelicans have had trouble defending all season and opponents are shooting 37 percent against them from deep. Redick should see lots of good three-point looks on Sunday and have no problem knocking them down.

3. Ryan Anderson, PF, Pelicans ($6,100)

Anthony Davis will miss the team's Sunday night game against the Clippers, which means New Orleans will rely even more heavily on Anderson. He's coming off a 30-point game Friday night and puts up big box scores when Davis sits. The Clippers also struggle defensively at times, which means Anderson could get some good open looks.

4. Nerlens Noel, PF, Sixers ($7,000)

Noel has become the man in the middle for Philly since Jahlil Okafor went down. He's played at least 34 minutes in four of his last five and is averaging an impressive 13.8 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 blocks and 2.6 steals over that span. He was a fantasy star last season and is finally getting the opportunity to be one again. His matchup against the Celtics isn't a great one. But it shouldn't matter.

5. Robin Lopez, C, Knicks ($5,600)

Lopez is cheap, has the ability to go off and is playing the Kings, a team that seemingly has no interested in defending anyone. Lopez isn't a sure thing, but if you're looking for a wildcard at center he's a good option.