February 27, 2020, 12:41 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) will not play on Thursday.
This was expected, and Embiid is also slated for an MRI today. The absence of Philadelphia's two young stars blows things wide open for the other Sixers, and Al Horford might've been thrown a lifeline over the last couple of weeks. Norvel Pelle is on the radar for blocks while Kyle O'Quinn might be worth adding to watch lists in deep leagues. Pretty much everyone on the roster will get more shots up with Embiid out, too.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 10:28 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) said that he will have an MRI on Thursday.
Embiid left Wednesday's game in the first half after injuring his shoulder and did not return. Embiid owners will need to hold on and hope for good news after tomorrow's MRI with the fantasy playoffs looming in most leagues. Al Horford's fantasy value was tanking before this news, but Embiid's absence will allow Horford to post top-75 value.
Source: John Clark on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 9:27 pmKyle O'QuinnC, Philadelphia Sixers
Kyle O'Quinn only saw 12 minutes of action off the bench on Wednesday night, but still manages to pick up four blocks.
O'Quinn isn't on the radar outside of the deepest fantasy leagues, but for anyone that picked him in a DFS league, they should be quite happy with this defensive outburst.
February 26, 2020, 9:22 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris struggled from the field on Wednesday night ending with 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting, but chipped in four rebounds, three assists, three steals and block.
Harris has the opportunity to go to work while Ben Simmons is out for at least two weeks. Unfortunately, tonight was a bit of a dud other than his defensive stats. He should be able to bounce back in the next game against the Knicks.
February 26, 2020, 9:18 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton drew the start for Ben Simmons and led the team with 20 points (8-14 FG, 4-6 3PT), while adding four rebounds, four assists and a block on Wednesday.
Milton looks like a viable streaming option while Ben Simmons remains sidelined. He looks like he'll have a couple weeks of runway with Simmons being re-evaluated in two weeks.
February 26, 2020, 8:20 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) will not return on Wednesday vs. the Cavs.
Embiid collided with Ante Zizic early in the first half and left for the locker room. He returned to the bench briefly in the second quarter but returned back to the locker room. Al Horford will benefit the most and should post top-75 value with Embiid out. Josh Richardson and Tobias Harris will also see a boost with Ben Simmons (back) out at least two weeks. Matisse Thybulle and Shake Milton could also have streaming value with Embiid and Simmons out but are probably better for 14-team leagues rather than standard leagues.
Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 7:41 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid injured his left shoulder on Wednesday vs. the Cavs and headed to the locker room.
Embiid collided with Ante Zizic and the Sixers quickly pulled him out of the game so he could go to the locker room. Any injury with Embiid is worrisome given his history. Al Horford would benefit the most with Embiid out and would be a must-own player in all formats if Embiid is sidelined.
Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 1:44 pmNorvel PelleC, Philadelphia Sixers
Norvel Pelle will miss Wednesday's game due to illness.
It's an upper respiratory ailment. Pelle has rebounding and shot blocking ability but simply doesn't play enough to hold fantasy value.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
February 25, 2020, 4:45 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (back) suffered a nerve impingement in his lower back and will be re-evaluated in approximately two weeks.
It was reported that the back injury was more than a day-to-day issue, and now we have a little more clarity on the situation. Al Horford stands to benefit with Simmons out of the lineup. Horford returned to the starting five and figures to remain there. Simmons owners will have to sweat it out and hope he can return to the court for the fantasy playoffs.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 24, 2020, 9:58 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz kept his hot streak going on Monday, hitting three triples en route to 15 points (3-of-8 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs) with six rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Korkmaz has been solid lately, providing an offensive spark off the bench for the Sixers. Over the last week, he's managed to provide value inside of the top-150 thanks mainly to his 2.0 3s per game. He's a points-and-3s streamer in standard leagues now thanks to his recent play.
February 24, 2020, 9:50 pmAl HorfordPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Al Horford returned to the starting lineup on Monday but didn't have much to show for it, mustering a quiet seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds, five dimes, one 3-pointer and one block in 31 minutes.
It's already been established that Horford is not a good fit when sharing the paint with Joel Embiid, who went berserk tonight. Still, Horford's diverse stat line should keep him in the standard-league conversation, especially with Ben Simmons (back) still out.
February 24, 2020, 9:45 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton started for an injured Ben Simmons (back) on Monday and was able to do a bit of everything in his 26 minutes on the floor, tallying seven points (3-of-7 shooting), five rebounds, six assists, one trey, one steal and one block.
Milton may not be a must-add in standard leagues just yet, but this across-the-board production is something that could prove useful to teams in leagues 14-team or deeper.
February 24, 2020, 9:39 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid took full command of the Sixers' offense in an impressive 129-112 win over the Hawks on Monday, exploding for 49 points (career-high) on 17-of-24 shooting from the field and 14-of-15 at the line.
Embiid had himself a night to remember as the Sixers adjusted to the absence of Ben Simmons (back). Embiid added 14 rebounds, one 3-pointer, three assists, three steals and one block to the stat sheet. As the unquestionable Alpha tonight, Embiid feasted and shared the kill for a much-needed win. Expect top-5 caliber games from him while Simmons remains sidelined.
February 24, 2020, 6:53 pmAl HorfordPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Al Horford will start for the Sixers on Monday.
Ben Simmons is sidelined and Horford will stay in the lineup for now. Even if he's the team's Sixth Man in the long term, Horford provides value in a number of categories. Shake Milton will also start against the Hawks.
Source: Serena Winters on Twitter
February 24, 2020, 6:09 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Ben Simmons' back injury is more than a day-to-day issue.
Tobias Harris will be counted on a lot with Simmons sidelined, while Alec Burks will see a larger than usual role. For now, it's unknown exactly how much time Simmons will miss.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter