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Nikola Vucevic scored 20 points on 8-for-15 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 29 minutes during Sunday's 130-119 over the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: Vucevic looked good in his return to action and there's no reason the veteran center cannot pick up where he left off after hurting his ankle in November. Vucevic should be owned in all fantasy leagues.

Al Horford will start and play versus the Nets despite knee and hamstring injuries. Horford will go with Mike Scott, Ben SImmons, Tobias Harris, and Josh Richardson. (Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Embiid out, all five starters are solid in all leagues including Horford. With Horford back, Kyle O'Quinn isn't much of a DFS option.

Nicolas Batum will miss Sunday's game versus the Pacers due to a left-hand injury. Malik Monk, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Dwayne Bacon will all be asked to fill in. (Source: Hornets PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Hornets will be without Batum, PJ Washington, and Marvin Williams so MKG is worth a look as a speculative add.

Joel Embiid has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Brooklyn Nets due to an illness. (Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Embiid out, Tobias Harris, Kyle O'Quinn, Ben Simmons, Josh Richardson, and Norvel Pelle Jr. all get a boost.

Kyrie Irving has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the 76ers with a right shoulder injury. Spencer Dinwiddie will start again in his place. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Irving is making progress to a return to the lineup so he's best stashed on your bench or IR spot.

Luka Doncic is now expected to miss a few weeks after X-rays showed no ligament damage to his injured ankle. Jalen Brunson will likely start in his place with a host of Dallas Mavericks picking up minutes. (Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Doncic out, Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. will be leading the way for the Mavericks on the offensive end while Seth Curry, Dwight Powell, Brunson, and Delon Wright also get a boost.

Eric Bledsoe has been ruled out for at least two more weeks after missing Saturday's game with a shin contusion. George Hill will start in his place as he did on Saturday. (Source: Eric Nehm on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Bledsoe out, the Greek Freak and Khris Middleton will benefit while George Hill is worth a look in most leagues as a fill-in while Bledsoe is out.

Wayne Ellington has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Nuggets with a sore left Achilles. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Ellington is best left on the waiver wire while Damyean Dotson gets a slight boost with him out.

Kyle Kuzma has been ruled out again for Sunday's game versus the Hawks with an ankle injury. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Kuzma's disappointing season continues with an ankle injury which has caused him to miss the last two games. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Danny Green, and Avery Bradley all benefit.

Marvin Williams will not play on Sunday against the Pacers due to a knee injury. (Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Williams and PJ Washington both out, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist figures to see plenty of minutes and is worth a speculative add right now.

Allonzo Trier with a concussion will not play during Sunday's game against the Nuggets. (Source: ESPN )

Fantasy Impact: Trier on the season is averaging eight points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.3 assists a game. His fantasy value is low because when he plays he receives limited playing time as he only averages 13.1 minutes a game.

Blake Griffin left Saturday's game early due to knee soreness and did not return. He finished with two points (0-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FG), two rebounds and two assists across 15 minutes before exiting. (Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Griffin experienced soreness in the same knee he underwent surgery on during the off-season. There is currently no time table for his return and he is day-to-day. Luke Kennard would see the biggest bump in value with Griffin sidelined.

Despite multiple reports stating Zion Williamson would return in six-to-eight weeks, he has a longer absence than presumed. Multiple reports have come out stating Zion might not be expected back until January if that. (Source: Will Guillory of The Atheltic )

Fantasy Impact: Williamson's knee seems to be a bigger issue than expected, meaning fans won't get the joy of watching him for a while. He's a nice stash in leagues but owners shouldn't expect him back soon.

Paul Millsap will sit out Saturday's game versus the Thunder due to a right quad contusion. Jerami Grant will start in his place. (Source: TJ McBride on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Grant will be a solid option in season-long leagues and even in DFS with Millsap out of the lineup. Mason Plumlee, Torrey Craig, and Michael Porter will also get a boost in minutes and value.

Giannis Antetokounmpo will start and play on Saturday despite a sore quad and a back-to-back set. Antetokounmpo will start with George Hill, Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton, and Donte DiVincenzo. (Source: Eric Nehm on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the Greek Freak back in the starting lineup, Ersan Ilyasova will stick in the second unit and lose most of his value. Unless we see a blowout from the Bucks, Ilyasova is a risky DFS option.

Isaiah Thomas has been ruled out for Saturday's game versus the Memphis Grizzlies due to a left calf strain. Ish Smith will start again in his place. (Source: Fred Katz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith will continue to be start worthy in all leagues until IT returns from injury.

Patrick Beverley has been ruled out for Saturday's game versus the Bulls due to a concussion. Lou Williams is also out so Terance Mann will start again with Landry Shamet back and picking up minutes. (Source: Eric Woodyard on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Shamet and Derrick Walton are the preferred daily options over Mann in this game.

Lou Williams has been ruled out for Saturday's game versus the Bulls with a calf injury. Williams misses his second game in a row so Terance Mann will start again at the two. (Source: Erik Woodyard on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Williams out, Derrick Walton will be at least worth a look as a punt play in DFS as Kawhi Leonard, JaMychal Green, and Patrick Beverley are all out. Walton and Landry Shamet should see plenty of minutes.

Jae Crowder has been ruled out for Saturday's game versus the Wizards due to a sore ankle. Kyle Anderson will start in his place. (Source: Rob Fischer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson will be pushed into DFS consideration with Crowder out of the lineup on Saturday in a plus matchup against the Wizards.

PJ Washington suffered a fractured finger in his right hand and will miss at least five games or a few weeks. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist figures to start in his place while Washington is out. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: It's a tough loss for Washington's fantasy owners as he's been a pleasant surprise this season for those who were able to grab him. MKG will be the player to add in season-long leagues while Washington is out. Malik Monk should also benefit.

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