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Joel Embiid has been upgraded from doubtful to probable for Game 3 vs the Miami Heat. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Sixers will not be at full strength, so this should be a fun game to watch.

Ryan Anderson has been ruled out for Game 2 against the Wolves and his timetable to return is unknown. PJ Tucker starts at the four with Joe Johnson picking up minutes off the bench. (Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Anderson out again, players like Joe Johnson and Gerald Green get a boost in minutes but it's a boost for Clint Capela and Nene more than others.

Nikola Mirotic had 17 points, on 6-for-11 from the field, and added eight rebounds as the Pelicans defeated the Trail Blazers 111-102.

Fantasy Impact: Mirotic followed up his 16-point and 11-rebound performance in Game 1 with another strong showing for the Pelicans. Dating back to the regular season, he has now scored 16 or more points in seven straight games and has shot over 50 percent in five of the seven contests. Mirotic will look to continue his recent success when the Pelicans play Game 3 Thursday night.

Maurice Harkless is good to go for Game 2 against the New Orleans Pelicans. Evan Turner started in Game 1 leaving him as an option to come of the bench. Harkless could be limited to 15-20 minutes regardless of the starting spot. (Source: Jason Quick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Harkless back, Turner gets a downgrade and could be a risky DFS option. Harkless is a risky DFS option himself as he recovered from a knee injury.

Paul George is listed as questionable for Game 2 against the Utah Jazz as he is under the weather. If George can't go, Terrence Ferguson, Jerami Grant, and Alex Abrines will be asked to fill in. (Source: Norman)

Fantasy Impact: It remains 50-50 if George can play or not so at this time we are leaving George in our lineups. If out, Corey Brewer and Carmelo Anthony benefit greatly with additional scoring chances. Abrines and Grant are on the DFS radar.

Fred VanVleet will play in Game 2 against the Washington Wizards despite being listed as doubtful with a shoulder injury. Delon Wright should still be heavily involved with VanVleet likely limited. (Source: Raptors MR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wright's DFS upside takes a slight hit but Wright and VanVleet can play alongside each other and after how well Wright played, he's still worth a look in DFS.

Taj Gibson will start and play on Sunday in Game 1 against the Houston Rockets. This neck injury has been a problem for Gibson for some time now so we expect him to play his usual role and not miss any games. (Source: Dane Moore on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gibson would be downgraded in DFS with the neck injury but is still a solid option as his defense is a plus for the Wolves in this tough matchup against the Rockets. Lock him into your DFS lineups.

Thon Maker did not play in the Game 1 loss to the Celtics. This could be due to injury has he has been nursing a groin injury. Look for him to get a few minutes in Game 2 on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Maker remains a fantasy free agent player in all leagues across the board and is not worth DFS consideration.

Shabazz Muhammad did not play in the Game 1 loss to the Boston Celtics. This could be due to injury reasons as Muhammad missed the seasons final game due to a sprained ankle injury. Look for him to get a few minutes Tuesday in Game 2.

Fantasy Impact: Muhammad has been filling in for the Bucks just as they need but in a fantasy aspect, Muhammad is nothing but a fantasy free agent and is not worth DFS consideration.

Alex Abrines will be available to play in Game 1, updating a previous post. Abrines was ruled out but has passed the NBA concussion protocol. Coach Billy Donovan will be able to deploy Abrines if required. (Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It remains to be seen what type of a role Abrines has since he's missed more than a week with a concussion. Corey Brewer is starting and will be a DFS option while Abrines is off the DFS radar. It means less minutes for Terrence Ferguson.

Corey Brewer will officially start on Sunday in Game 1 against the Utah Jazz, as expected despite a knee injury. Brewer starts at the two alongside Russell Westbrook, Steven Adams, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. (Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is one of the more interesting series as the Thunder are a premier scoring offense and the Jazz are known for their tough defense. With that said, Brewer is a cheap value play in DFS.

Kawhi Leonard remains out of the lineup as the team has yet to clear him to return to the court due to a quad injury which limited him to just nine games all season. It's beginning to feel like the Spurs and Leonard could be forced to part ways this offseason. (Source: Chris Haynes on

Fantasy Impact: It's of course terrible news for the Spurs who were spanked by the Warriors in Game 1 leaving them little hope even with Stephen Curry out. We should be getting plenty of Leonard updates all summer and it remains to be seen where he will play next season.

Rodney Hood will return to the lineup in Game 1 against the Pacers despite a sore Achilles which caused him to miss time over the past few weeks of the regular season. Kyle Korver and Hood are options to start at the two alongside George Hill. (Source: Tom Withers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hood or Korver will get the start at the two alongside George Hill, LeBron James, Jeff Green, and Kevin Love. Between the two, Korver is a better option in fantasy than Hood.

Kyle Korver will play in Game 1 on Sunday against the Indiana Pacers despite a sore foot which caused him to miss the season finale in the regular season. Korver and Rodney Hood are both expected to play so both are options in the starting five. (Source: Tom Withers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Korver isn't much more than a cheap value play in DFS with all of the Cavaliers guards healthy including Korver and Rodney Hood. At this time, George Hill and Jeff Green are better DFS options than Korver and Hood.

Otto Porter will start and play in Game 1 against the Toronto Raptors on Saturday despite a sore calf. Kelly Oubre will come off the bench but be one of the first players off the bench. (Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Porter should be started in DFS lineups on Saturday despite the calf injury as the team looks to upset the No. 1 seed, the Raptors. It's a downgrade for Oubre but he's still a cheap value play.

Goran Dragic (knee) is likely to return for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the 76ers on Saturday. (Source: Shandel Richardson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dragic was sidelined in the regular season finale versus Toronto due to knee soreness, although it's easy to speculate his absence was more rest than injury. With him back in the starting lineup, Tyler Johnson would move to shooting guard while Wayne Ellington and Rodney McGruder play lesser roles off the bench.

Stephen Curry will miss all of the first round of the playoffs against the Spurs, according to coach Steve Kerr. Quinn Cook will fill in as the starting point guard with Shaun Livingston picking up minutes. (Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Curry out, it's a tough blow for the Warriors but both teams will be playing without a top player, Kawhi Leonard. Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson all get a boost with Curry out while Quinn Cook is a solid play in all lineups.

Andre Iguodala is expected to play on Saturday in Game 1 against the San Antonio Spurs despite a knee injury which limited the veteran forward over the last few weeks of the season. (Source: Mark Medina on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Iggy would be ready for the playoffs and the team took a cautious approach with all players as the team will not have Stephen Curry. Iggy isn't more than a punt play in DFS but his defensive game could bode well for steals and blocks.