October 26, 2018, 2:18 pmWilson ChandlerF, Philadelphia Sixers
Wilson Chandler will not return for the Sixers on Saturday as he had originally hoped.
Chandler is just another cog in a deep Sixers rotation. He will be very useful for them as a backup forward to lead the second unit. Unfortunately with so many assets there that need some attention, Chandler will not be as high value a play as he has been in years past. When he does get healthy, he's a late-round play.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
October 26, 2018, 2:15 pmJoel EmbiidF/C, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid rolled his ankle in practice on Friday and is questionable for Saturday's game.
The injury history is long with Embiid, so we definitely expect the Sixers to be cautious with him. We'll have to monitor his status leading up to the game, but for the time being, it's very possible he sits on out instead of risking aggravation early in the year.
Source: Rich Hofmann on Twitter
October 25, 2018, 3:23 amJoel EmbiidF/C, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid scored 30 points on 9-of-24 shooting (2-of-7 3PTs, 10-of-13 FTs) with 19 rebounds, six assists and three blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Bucks.
Embiid is averaging nearly 30 ppg to start the season and he's a mid-first round value early on. The encouraging thing is the 2.4 blocks per game number as he needs to keep that number up to retain his elite potential.
October 25, 2018, 3:20 amBen SimmonsG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (back) returned to action and triple-doubled in Wednesday's loss to the Bucks, scoring 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting (2-of-6 FTs) with 13 rebounds, 11 assists and one steal over 38 minutes.
Simmons is right back at it and hopefully the back issue doesn't linger. He'll be one of the more intriguing players to watch this season as we all wonder how high he can climb without a jumper.
October 25, 2018, 3:18 amMarkelle FultzG, Philadelphia Sixers
Markelle Fultz scored five points on 2-of-6 shooting with zero rebounds, four assists, two steals and five fouls over 27 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Bucks.
Fultz watched as Joel Embiid went off for a huge line but he's clearly not right and while he might string together some serviceable, or even big games, owners don't have to go through that if they don't want to. Feel free to move on for better options if you're not feeling lucky.
October 25, 2018, 3:16 amT.J. McConnellG, Philadelphia Sixers
T.J. McConnell logged just five minutes in Wednesday's game against the Bucks.
McConnell is a guy that will work his into more minutes as the season goes on and he'll be back on the fantasy radar at some point. The Sixers are going to go down swinging on the Markelle Fultz situation, but when it comes to winning time they'll eventually find minutes for McConnell.
October 24, 2018, 9:16 pmBen SimmonsG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (back tightness) is starting on Wednesday against the Bucks.
He was expected to return this game, so this is a good sign for the Sixers. The injury is likely not major since they are not being cautious with him, so feel free to roll him out in all lineups as you normally would. Landry Shamet will shift to the bench with Simmons being inserted back into the starting lineup.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
October 24, 2018, 4:32 pmBen SimmonsG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (back tightness) plans to return to action Wednesday vs. the Bucks.
The Sixers did not have morning shootaround due to their game last night, so we will have to wait how he looks in pregame workouts, but things are trending up for Simmons. If he does make a return then T.J. McConnell, Landry Shamet and Markelle Fultz will both take a significant hit. Keep an eye on his status, but if he's playing in real life he's playing in your lineup.
Source: Chris Haynes on Yahoo Sports
October 24, 2018, 3:56 pmMike MuscalaF/C, Philadelphia Sixers
Mike Muscala (left ankle sprain) is probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks.
Muscala made his season, and Sixers, debut last night but did nothing special in it. Just five points and two boards in 17 minutes isn't going to cut it – though two blocks and a three is nice. He does not project to get enough minutes to contribute consistently and can be left on the waiver wire.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
October 24, 2018, 2:16 pmBen SimmonsG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (back) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's match-up against the Bucks.
Simmons sat out Tuesday's game with a tight lower back and remains questionable, but odds are good he tries to give it a go on Wednesday. The main beneficiaries of his absence were T.J. McConnell, Markelle Fultz and JJ Reddick and all are solid DFS targets if he were to sit.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 23, 2018, 10:49 pmDario SaricF, Philadelphia Sixers
Dario Saric shot 5-for-16 from the field for 14 points with eight boards, five assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes in a 133-132 loss to the Pistons in overtime on Tuesday.
Saric had a chance to end the game in regulation, missing the game winning 3-pointer with one second left in regulation. Saric is shooting 33.3% from the field so far, which plays into the narrative he is habitually a slow starter. As a 45.3% shooter last season, expect Saric's numbers to tick back up soon. He is a decent buy-low candidate based on percentages alone.
October 23, 2018, 10:42 pmJJ RedickG, Philadelphia Sixers
J.J. Redick shot 9-for-21 from the field and 6-for-7 from the free throw line for 30 points with six boards, six assists and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Pistons on Tuesday.
Redick was unconscious at the end of regulation and overtime, hitting a clutch 3-pointer (and the foul) with a free throw in overtime to put the Sixers up two points with five seconds left in the game. Blake Griffin (career-high 50 points) ended the Sixers hopes in OT with a made basket and the foul a few seconds later. Redick's hot start makes him a nice sell-high candidate, as he will even out to his standard numbers sooner than later.
October 23, 2018, 10:35 pmLandry ShametG, Philadelphia Sixers
Landry Shamet started for the Sixers and scored five points with two assists and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Pistons on Tuesday.
With Ben Simmons (back) missing from the lineup, Shamet started over J.J. Redick and got ample opportunity to take advantage. Redick severely outplayed him (30-6-6), which was a disappointment for his excited DFS owners. Leave Shamet on the wire.
October 23, 2018, 10:30 pmMike MuscalaF/C, Philadelphia Sixers
Mike Muscala scored five points with two rebounds, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the Pistons on Tuesday.
Muscala (ankle) made his season debut on Tuesday, giving Joel Embiid a breather and backing up the bigs. He won't see 20 minutes per game on most nights, so he should be left on the wire in most formats.
October 23, 2018, 10:27 pmJoel EmbiidF/C, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid shot 11-for-20 from the floor and 11-for-14 from the charity stripe for 33 points, 11 boards, seven assists and three blocks in 39 minutes against the Pistons on Tuesday.
Embiid took over in all phases of the game without Ben Simmons (back), who was out tonight. His efficient shooting and high assist rate are what gives Embiid first-round potential, so it was nice to see him erupt like this tonight. Owners are riding The Process to a nice top-12 start.