FanDuel daily picks: Fantasy basketball lineup – March 23, 2018

CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 29: LeBron James
CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 29: LeBron James /
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High Salary PF

LaMarcus Aldridge, SA vs UTA ($9,300): Aldridge has been over 50 fantasy points in three straight contests. The matchup is tough on Friday as the Jazz rank third against the position in their last 15 games. But Aldridge is the top option on the Spurs and the only trustworthy option at the moment. He did post 54.5 fantasy points against Utah on Feb. 3. 50-plus fantasy points might be tough for the Spurs forward on Friday, but he should be over value once again. ****

Kevin Love, CLE vs PHO ($7,500): Love has picked up where he left off since rejoining the Cavaliers two games ago. He had 45.4 fantasy points against the Raptors on Wednesday, playing 30 minutes in that contest. He needs 33 fantasy points to reach value on Friday. If he plays 30 minutes once again, that should be no problem for the Cleveland forward. Even if his minutes are limited, he’ll hurt the Suns with his scoring and rebounding. He’s a trustworthy sidekick next to James. *****

Kelly Olynyk, MIA at OKC ($6,700): The Thunder are second against the position in their last 15 games, so this is a tough matchup for Olynyk on paper. But his recent play projects a lot of confidence heading into Friday’s contest. He’s coming off a 46 fantasy point effort against the Knicks on Wednesday. He needs 29.5 fantasy points to hit value on Friday. The Thunder defense is inconsistent and Olynyk can hurt them in a variety of ways. Expect him to make his way over 30 fantasy points. ***