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  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back tightness) practiced on Wednesday but is uncertain whether he will play in Friday's exhibition.

    Simmons feels certain that he can play in the regular season opener. That should give owners confidence about drafting him in the first round or two.

    Source: Rich Hofmann on Twitter

  • James Ennis III
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    James Ennis, who had a strained right calf, returned to practice on Wednesday and expects to play on Friday against the Wizards.

    It's good news that Ennis can participate in the final preseason game. He doesn't carry a ton of value but should get some minutes in reserve.

    Source: Rich Hofmann on Twitter

  • 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.

  • Norvel Pelle
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Norvel Pelle went 6-for-7 from the field and hit his only free throw, good for 13 points, four rebounds and five blocks in just 12 minutes on Tuesday night in a winning effort.

    Pelle is on a two-way contract right now, so he's not likely to get enough minutes to matter in fantasy this year. However, he did block 3.0 shots per game in under 23 minutes over 36 G League games last season. Just someone to know for the future, though he is already 26. Fellow reserve center Kyle O'Quinn had 11 boards, 5 dimes and two blocks in 14 minutes off the bench.

  • Matisse Thybulle
    SG-SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Matisse Thybulle racked up four more steals and two more blocks in a win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

    Thybulle chipped in seven points (2-for-5 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs), six rebounds, one assist and one triple in his 25 minutes. Most fantasy players know what Thybulle can bring. It's the insane steals and blocks numbers that he's brought with him from college. He should be in the rotation this season, but he may not get enough run to be rostered in standard leagues quite yet.

  • 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

  • James Ennis III
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    James Ennis has a strained right calf and will not play on Tuesday against the Pistons.

    Al Horford will also be rested on Tuesday. Ennis could see his role increase this season but is not especially valuable in fantasy.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons will miss Tuesday's game with back tightness.

    Simmons is having a strong preseason but will have to sit for at least one contest. Shake Milton may get more playing time in that one. Simmons feels like a triple-double waiting to happen in this upcoming season.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Matisse Thybulle
    SG-SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Matisse Thybulle had a solid performance on Sunday as he put up 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting in 17 minutes of action.

    Thybulle is known for his defensive prowess, so it is also important to note that he had one steal and one block. He should be used as a defensive specialist and have a decent role in the Sixers' rotation this season. However, he is not much more than a steals specialist in deeper leagues.

  • Josh Richardson
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Josh Richardson played well on Sunday in 26 minutes as he put up 13 points with five steals on 3-of-8 shooting.

    He made six of his seven attempts from the stripe and added four rebounds and five assists to the box score. He should be a great addition to their team as he can play some backup point guard as well as starting shooting guard. He should be picked in the middle rounds as he has top-60 potential this season.

  • 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.

  • Josh Richardson
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Josh Richardson will be getting the bulk of backup PG minutes in Sunday's preseason game against the Magic.

    Coach Brett Briwn had previously talked about primarily playing Raul Neto and Trey Burke at the backup spot but it's clear that he is still considering Richardson's viability playing both there and at starting SG. If Richardson is able to make meaningful strides at securing more ball handling duties it could be a sneaky boon to his value.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • 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

  • Matisse Thybulle
    SG-SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Matisse Thybulle nabbed four more steals in 18 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

    Thybulle also had one block in Friday’s game after going for three steals and two blocks on Tuesday and has quickly become a fan favorite in Philadelphia. Although he won’t start, he carries serious defensive upside with ability to hit the three as well so he might be worth a late round gamble even in a bench role.