March 10, 2020, 5:50 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) is being listed as questionable to return for Wednesday's contest against the Pistons.
Embiid went through a full practice on Tuesday and is looking to make a return after missing the past couple of weeks. Al Horford is going to see a dent in his value as Embiid gets his feet back under him and resumes his normal high usage role.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 10, 2020, 2:08 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson has cleared the concussion protocol and returned to practice on Tuesday.
Richardson may return for Wednesday’s contest against the Pistons. With Ben Simmons (back) still out, Richardson will be looking at added opportunities to take on more of a facilitator role moving forward.
Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter
March 10, 2020, 2:04 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) returned to practice on Tuesday and may return to game action for Wednesday’s game against the Pistons.
Embiid has missed nearly two weeks since injuring his shoulder, but he’s getting close to a return. Keep an eye on his status as tip-off nears closers and be aware that Embiid’s return will have ripple effects throughout the rotation. Al Horford is likely to take the biggest hit when Embiid is back.
Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter
March 7, 2020, 11:23 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris scored 24 points on 10-of-23 shooting with four rebounds and four assists in a 118-114 loss to the Warriors on Saturday.
Harris has carried the load offensively with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons sidelined. He's been a top-30 player over the past two weeks and is a top-50 player on the season. He will continue his hot streak until the Sixers get healthy and will settle into top-50 value when the regular starters return to the lineup.
March 7, 2020, 11:18 pmAl HorfordPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Al Horford double-doubled with 22 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, one block and two triples in 36 minutes on Saturday.
Horford is thriving without Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid in the lineup. He's a top-50 player over the past two weeks and should produce top-75 value until Embiid and Simmons return.
March 7, 2020, 11:13 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton scored 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting with three rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes on Saturday.
Milton continues to start for the short-handed Sixers and news came out earlier on Saturday that Ben Simmons (lower back nerve impingement) would be reevaluated next week. Milton should be owned in all leagues and deserves a few games of leash with how well he has played.
March 7, 2020, 1:21 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (lower-back nerve impingement) will be reevaluated next week.
Simmons has been out for two weeks as the Sixers are still waiting for the inflammation around his nerve to subside. The team is "hoping" that he can return before the playoffs which does not bode well for his fantasy playoff outlook. Shake Milton will continue his breakout while the Sixers hope Josh Richardson can step up once he returns from a concussion on what has been a down-year for him so far.
March 6, 2020, 8:29 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson (concussion) has been ruled out for the Sixers' game against the Warriors on Saturday due to a concussion.
This will mark Richardson's third game in row on the sidelines. Richardson has been fairly productive when healthy this season but cannot seem to stay on the floor, having dealt with multiple injuries. Even so, he ranks in the top-150 on the year and over the last two weeks even though he has only appeared in five games during that time. With the Sixers being so banged up at the moment, Richardson should carry good value if he is able to beat either or both of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons back to the lineup.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
March 6, 2020, 1:13 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Shams Charania is reporting that Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) is hoping to make his return against the Pistons on Wednesday.
Embiid will miss Saturday's game but Wednesday is Philly's next game after that, though it comes in a two-game week. The big man is going through some basketball activity and will be re-evaluated on Monday. He's been sidelined for just over a week and a speedy recovery would be a huge boost to a Sixers team that still needs to get sorted out before the playoffs. Embiid's return will likely send Al Horford back to the bench.
Source: The Athletic
March 6, 2020, 12:18 amTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris led the Sixers in scoring in Thursday's win with 28 points to go with 14 rebounds, three assists, a block and four triples.
Harris has been the most consistent Sixers player throughout the course of the year and that's been his calling card since he's joined the league. His scoring ability is always going to fit in no matter what situation he lands in.
March 6, 2020, 12:18 amAl HorfordPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Al Horford scored 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with eight rebounds, six assists and two triples in Thursday's win.
Horford's production is back to where it was earlier in the year, but it's mostly because the Sixers are relying on him much more now with three starters missing. He's a hold and a must-own for now.
March 6, 2020, 12:17 amShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton kept up his scoring binge on Thursday with 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting to go with three rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers.
Milton continues his scoring run and should be owned in all standard leagues until further notice. The Sixers might not be fully healthy for a few weeks and even if they get bodies back, Milton has earned enough trust to hold until the wheels fall off.
March 6, 2020, 12:17 amRaul NetoPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Raul Neto came off the bench on Thursday and scored 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting to go with two rebounds, two assists, a steal and two triples.
Neto popped off the bench tonight on the heels of some incredible shooting. The minutes (21) are still low and this performance doesn't seem sustainable so we're going to hold off on calling him an add for now. Alec Burks (19 minutes, 17 points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and three triples) also had a great night shooting the ball, but between him, Neto and Glen Robinson III (28 minutes, five points, five rebounds, one assist and a triple) there's too much production being split.
March 4, 2020, 8:53 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson (concussion) was listed as out on Thursday vs. the Kings.
Richardson suffered the concussion on Sunday and will miss his second game in a row with the injury. Glenn Robinson III scored 25 points on Tuesday in 31 minutes off the bench and is worth a look as a streamer for points until Richardson returns. Matisse Thybulle started on Tuesday and is a streamer for steals and blocks until Richardson returns.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 4, 2020, 1:26 amGlenn Robinson IIISG, Philadelphia Sixers
Glenn Robinson III erupted for 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes, the most he's played on the Sixers by a long shot, in a road loss to Lakers on Tuesday.
Some signs of life from Robinson, who had been little more than an afterthought so far in his Sixers career. With three starters out with injuries, there's a void that Robinson could fill, but he's a risky addition at this point. It would be nice to see it happen at least once more. Matisse Thybulle got the start tonight, but he was only able to muster two points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 18 minutes.