DraftKings daily picks: Fantasy basketball lineup – March 22, 2018

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High Salary C

Joel Embiid, PHI at ORL ($9,900): Embiid played only 20 minutes against the Grizzlies, finishing with 32.25 fantasy points. He had 51 fantasy points in 27 minutes against the Magic on Feb. 24. He can put up points in a limited amount of playing time, but in only 20 minutes, he’ll be hard pressed to reach the 46.5 fantasy points he needs for value. Due to playing time concerns, he is a risk in this one, but he has the highest ceiling of any center on Thursday. **

Blake Griffin, DET at HOU ($8,600): Griffin has been over 50 fantasy points in three of his last four. He’s face good matchups in those games, playing the Nuggets, Kings, and Suns. He was held to 32.5 fantasy points against the Trail Blazers in his one miss. The Rockets are a tough matchup, ranking fourth against power forwards in their last 15 games. Griffin had 51.5 fantasy points against them as a member of the Clippers on Jan. 15. Assuming the Rockets don’t try to take him out from behind, he’s Detroit’s best option of pulling the upset. He’s a slight risk, but his recent play and anger towards Houston projects well. ***

Rudy Gobert, UTA at DAL ($8,300): Gobert missed value by .9 fantasy points against the Hawks on Tuesday, finishing with 38.5 fantasy points in that contest. He was held to 27.5 fantasy points against the Mavericks on Feb. 24 and needs 39 fantasy points to reach value on Thursday. The Mavericks are 11th against the position in their last 15 games. Things aren’t looking great for Gobert, but the Jazz are desperate after Tuesday’s unexpected loss and he’s too good to struggle again. And with Favors back in the lineup, his job becomes easier. ****