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  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid lit up the Pistons with 24 points (8-for-18 FGs, 8-for-8 FTs), eight rebounds and a block in just 22 minutes in a 106-86 victory over the Pistons in Philadelphia.

    Embiid looks like he's ready to go for the regular season. He's shown us what to expect out of him over the past few seasons. Optimists will hope for top-10 value on a per-game basis in about 70 games this season. He's a risky pick in the top-15.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid will join Josh Richardson, Matisse Thybulle, Furkan Korkmaz and Tobias Harris in the starting lineup for Tuesday's preseason game against the Pistons.

    It's unknown how much run Embiid will get in this one, but on a light DFS slate, he's one of the few stars suiting up.

    Source: Marc Narducci on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Al Horford will be rested during Tuesday's game against the Pistons.

    The Sixers are just being careful with Horford. Horford will play his first season alongside Joel Embiid after three seasons in Boston. Even on a loaded roster, Horford should be a good bet to contribute in many categories.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid put up 15 points with nine boards on 3-of-6 shooting in a 126-94 win over the Magic on Sunday.

    Embiid projects to be one of the best centers in fantasy for the upcoming season, so it is no surprise that he played well in his preseason minutes. He should dominate all season long if his health cooperates. He should be drafted in the back end of the first round in most leagues.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid has been ruled in for Sunday's preseason tilt against the Orlando Magic.

    This is all according to plan, as Embiid was expected for this one after being ruled out of Friday's preseason game against the Hornets. Embiid owners should hope the Sixers' rest plan for Embiid this season doesn't manifest itself into too many missed games, as it's likely he never meets his first round projection if he is as limited getting on the floor as he has been in years past.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid is being ruled out for Friday's game against the Hornets but is expected to play against the Magic on Sunday.

    Embiid has said that he wants to play in more games this year, but that will ultimately be up to the training staff. Embiid is a top-tier talent either way.

    Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid shot 4-for-7 from the floor and 9-for-9 from the line for 17 points, three boards and one assist in 14 minutes for a win against the Guangzhou Long-Lions on Tuesday.

    Embiid was limited to only one half of action, but he made the most of it by nailing all nine of his free throws. Fire up Embiid as a top-15 fantasy player this season.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid is expected to only play the first half in Tuesday's exhibition game against Guangzhou.

    Nothing out of the ordinary for Embiid here. The Sixers are hoping to manage his practice reps more with an eye towards Embiid playing in more games this year. Any increase in games played is a boon to the big man's elite game. Fire him up as a first-round talent in drafts.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

    This is par the course for Embiid, who should see more frequent days off for practices throughout the season, as the Sixers eye a way to get him to suit up for more games.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid sat out the end of the Sixers' practice on Wednesday as part of Philly's plan to limit his milage this season.

    The Sixers have been tinkering with their approach to load managing Embiid this year, preferring to place more limits on his day-to-day activity rather than frequently keeping him out of games all together. To be clear, he will still miss games to load management this upcoming season, but it should encourage those thinking about drafting him that the Sixers want to find ways to manage his workload that also allow him to play more. He could be a first-round value if he is able to play near 70 games this season.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid told ESPN that his goal is to play in over 70 games and that he's lost at least 20 pounds this offseason.

    We hear the "lost 20 pounds and gained muscle" story every offseason, but some players actually put in that work (see Giannis Antetokounmpo). Embiid is a gamer and was devastated after last year's heartbreak loss so this news could possibly be more than fluff. Embiid is a monster on a per-game basis, easily cracking the first round in value, but the real risk is the games played. He's a bit of a health risk and if he were to play in over 70 games, then there's little doubt to him being a top-12 play, but he has yet to stay healthy for that long.

    Source: Brian Windhorst on ESPN

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    In a video, Joel Embiid announced that he lost about 25 pounds over the summer.

    Embiid is one of the best fantasy players around but has struggled at times with conditioning. The Sixers will gladly accept any improvements from last season's averages of 27.5 points and 13.6 rebounds.

    Source: NBC Sports

  • Kyle O'Quinn
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Kyle O'Quinn has agreed to a one-year veteran minimum deal with the Sixers.

    O'Quinn has bounced around and the 29-year-old will join his fourth team in his eighth NBA season. He's always been a beast when it comes to per-minute rebounds and blocks, but he's rarely had the chance to get enough minutes to be fantasy-relevant. He'll likely find a role as a third-string center once again. Keep him in mind if Joel Embiid is ever looking at an extended absence.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter