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Danilo Gallinari hopes to return to the lineup over the next few weeks as he hasn't played since December 21st after re-aggravating a glute injury. Expect Gallinari to return after the All-Star break. (Source: Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: Gallinari has been a major fantasy bust in his first season in Hollywood. Until he returns, Wes Johnson, Sam Dekker, Lou Williams, and Tyrone Wallace all benefit with Williams the obvious top choice in fantasy. Johnson and Wallace can provide cheap value play in DFS.


Brandon Ingram is all set to play on Sunday versus the Knicks. Ingram will start with different five than usual for the Lakers as Lonzo Ball and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are both out. Corey Brewer will come off the bench. (Source: Bill Oram on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ingram should be in all season-long lineups on Sunday in a plus matchup with the Knicks. Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle should also be started in all leagues and lineups as the Lakers are shorthanded.


Lonzo Ball has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Knicks due to a knee injury. Ball isn't expected to return in the near future and is expected to miss a few games. Tyler Ennis will start in his place. (Source: Shahan Ahmed on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Ball and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope out and Brandon Ingram looking like a game-time call, Jordan Clarkson is in must-start territory especially in DFS leagues at his cheap price tag. Julius Randle, Tyler Ennis, Kyle Kuzma, and Josh Hart also benefit.


Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Knicks due to a sore Achilles. Josh Hart will start in his place with Jordan Clarkson seeing plenty of minutes off the bench. (Source: Shahan Ahmed on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With both KCP and Lonzo Ball out, Clarkson, Hart, Kyle Kuzma, Julius Randle, and Tyler Ennis will all get a boost. Clarkson should be a heavily targeted DFS value play in the early games.


Aron Baynes is expected to play on Sunday against the Magic despite a sinus infection. Marcus Morris is starting on Sunday as Baynes figures to be limited in this one. (Source: Jared Weiss on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Baynes is normally starting alongside Al Horford except if the opposing team goes with a smaller lineup. Even then, Baynes isn't much more than a Horford handcuff or cheap punt play in DFS. Morris gets a boost with Baynes at less than 100 percent.


Kyrie Irving will start and play on Sunday versus the Magic after missing the last game with a sore left shoulder. Irving will start with Jaylen Brown, Marcus Morris, Jayson Tatum, and Al Horford. (Source: Sean Grande on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Irving should be back in all lineups on Sunday and even DFS lineups despite missing a game with a shoulder injury. Marcus Smart will come off the bench and will lose value along with Terry Rozier.


Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Milwaukee Bucks at home by the final score of 116-94. Embiid scored a game-high 29 points in 32 minutes of play on an efficient 11-of-19 shots from the field. He also grabbed nine rebounds, dished out one assist, grabbed one steal, and blocked two shots in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Another monster fantasy performance from the premiere big-man in the NBA right now. Embiid continues to get it done on a nightly basis and is an excellent play for DFS contests and season-long leagues. All he needs to do now is play in back-to-back nights, and his value will be at an all-time high. Continue rolling with Embiid in all formats whenever he's on the court.


Shabazz Napier is listed as probable for Saturday. He has an upper respiratory problem and with Portland a five-point favorite over Dallas, he may see fewer minutes Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: You may want to stay away from Napier on Saturday.


Jimmy Butler has been ruled out for Saturday's game versus the Raptors with a knee injury. It's a complete surprise here as we heard no news on a knee injury for Butler. Nemanja Bjelica will start in his place with Shabazz Muhammed getting more run. (Source: Wolves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nemanja Bjelica will be on the DFS radar with the starting nod while Andrew Wiggins, Taj Gibson, Jeff Teague, and KAT all get a bump in value and upside. Look for KAT to have a nice game against the Raptors and add to his double-double lead in the NBA.


Jamal Crawford will not play on Saturday versus the Raptors due to a toe injury. Marques Georges-Hunt and Tyus Jones will pick up more minutes off the bench. (Source: Wolves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Crawford isn't much more than a punt play in DFS lineups so Hunt and Jones aren't much more than that either with Andrew Wiggins and Jeff Teague healthy. Look for Wiggins and Teague to get a bump.


Rodney Hood will not play on Saturday versus the Clippers due to a leg injury. Donovan Mitchell will continue to start with Alec Burks getting a bump in minutes with Hood and Thabo Sefolosha out. (Source: Andy Larsen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Hood out, Mitchell becomes an even better start in all leagues with Alec Burks seeing the most in extra minutes. Joe Johnson, Ricky Rubio, and Joe Ingles will also get a bump.


Ben McLemore will start and play on Saturday versus the Pelicans. McLemore will start with Mike Conley, Andrew Harrison, and Mario Chalmers all out. (Source: Rob Fischer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McLemore is all of a sudden a solid play in DFS lineups with three PG's out plus James Ennis and Chandler Parsons. Tyreke Evans and Marc Gasol should be very busy along with Dillon Brooks and JaMychal Green.


Goran Dragic has been ruled out for Saturday's game versus the Hornets. Wayne Ellington will start in his place with Josh Richardson, Hassan Whiteside, Derrick Jones, and Kelly Olynyk. (Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: WIth Dragic and Tyler Johnson both out, Wayne Ellington and Josh Richardson both get a massive upgrade against the Hornets. Derrick Jones, James Johnson, and Hassan Whiteside should also get a boost.


Jordan Bell will miss at least two weeks due to inflammation in his left ankle. With Bell out, Zaza Pachulia will start with David West, Omri Casspi, and JaVale McGee picking up minutes. (Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Bell out, Draymond Green gets a bigger bump while nobody else off the bench for the Warriors is a solid fantasy option. Hang onto Bell for the time being.


Andrew Harrison will not play on Saturday due to a shoulder injury. It's the second game of a back-to-back set and Harrison played through the shoulder injury on Friday with 22 minutes of action. (Source: Rob Fischer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mario Chalmers could see a spot start with Andrew Harrison out of the lineup but he's a game-time call himself. Wayne Selden should pick up minutes for Harrison on Saturday but isn't an upside fantasy option.


JJ Barea will play on Saturday versus the Blazers after missing the last game with a groin injury. Barea will continue to see extra minutes behind Yogi Ferrell and Dennis Smith. (Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Barea can score in bunches and always has a solid role off the bench whenever healthy. However, at this time, Yogi Ferrell and Dennis Smith are the PG's to own in fantasy with Smith the top option.


Brandan Wright has been ruled out for Saturday's game versus the Pelicans due to an illness. Wright was available for Friday but didn't play. Deyonte Davis will backup Marc Gasol. (Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wright is off the fantasy radar but its a boost for JaMychal Green and Jarell Martin next to Marc Gasol. Look for Gasol and Tyreke Evans to have a big game against the Pelicans.


James Ennis III has been ruled out for Saturday's game versus the Pelicans with a right calf injury. Dillon Brooks scored a career-best 22 points in Friday's game and will start again at SF. (Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brooks should be considered a solid value play in DFS with Ennis and Chandler Parsons are both out on Saturday. There's a chance a few more players could be out like Ben McLemore, Mario Chalmers, and Andrew Harrison.


Andre Iguodala has been ruled out for Saturday's game versus the Houston Rockets with a calf injury. Omri Casspi and Nick Young will pick up more minutes behind Kevin Durant. (Source: Warriors PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nick Young scored 23 points off the bench in the first meeting between the two teams but he isn't much more than a punt play in DFS with Kevin Durant healthy. It's usually a Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson game against the Rockets.


Tyler Johnson (ankle) has been officially ruled out for Saturday's game in Charlotte. Johnson has missed Miami's last two contests after exiting Monday's tilt in Chicago with an ankle sprain. (Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: TJ's injury opens the door once again to the likes of Wayne Ellington, Justise Winslow and Derrick Jones Jr. All three can be streamed as cheap options in DFS if need be.