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  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (lower-back nerve impingement) will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

    This bad news effectively rules Simmons out for the rest of the fantasy regular season in most leagues. Simmons has posted averages of 16.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 8.2 assists this campaign. It's full speed ahead for Shake Milton owners at this point.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, 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.

    Source: ESPN

  • Shake Milton
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Shake Milton went off again on Thursday with 19 points (6-of-7 from the floor), five triples, four assists and two blocked shots in 32 minutes.

    Milton showed again why he should be a hot pickup with Ben Simmons out. Simmons will be out for at least two weeks, and Milton looks like he's grabbing hold of this job. He should be a good source of triples, if nothing else.

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, 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

  • Al Horford
    PF, 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

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, 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

  • Tobias Harris
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Tobias Harris (right knee contusion) will be available for Monday's game.

    Harris was considered doubtful not long ago, so this is great news for his owners. He has posted two double-doubles in his last three appearances. With Ben Simmons injured, Harris could have a very nice evening against the Hawks.

    Source: Tom Moore on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back) will not play vs. the Hawks on Monday and will continue to undergo testing in Philadelphia.

    Simmons had an MRI on Saturday night and it seems as though things weren't as good as the 76ers would've hoped. Stay tuned for updates regarding the situation but Alex Burks, Furkan Korkmaz, Raul Neto and or course, Joel Embiid, have the most to gain from this.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons is scheduled for an MRI on his back after leaving Saturday's game.

    Simmons lasted just five minutes in Saturday's game after missing Thursday's contest, and was reportedly emotional after leaving the X-ray room in Milwaukee. The Sixers have some level of concern over this problem, but fantasy GMs will just have to sit tight and hope for the best. Alec Burks, Furkan Korkmaz and Raul Neto are the most likely beneficiaries if Simmons has to miss time but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

    Source: ESPN

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back) has been ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's game.

    Raul Neto will be the biggest beneficiary of Simmons' absence, but is only good for low-end value. Josh Richardson should be able to improve on his playmaking skills in this one as well.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons appeared to tweak his back in Saturday's game and headed to the locker room.

    Simmons, who missed a game with back tightness could have come back too soon and the contact he took after drawing a foul may have caused it to tighten up.

    Source: Tim Bontempt on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back tightness) will be available for Saturday's game against the Bucks.

    Simmons missed Thursday's game and Sixers gave starts to both Glenn Robinson III and Raul Neto. With Simmons back and Al Horford now officially with the second unit, it is unclear whether it will be Robinson or Neto who will stick with the starters of the Sixers go back to Furkan Korkmaz. In any case, coach Brett Brown said he does not want to commit to a single starting unit. If even if Korkmaz, Robinson or Neto can win the final starting position outright, it is unlikely any of them can carve out standard league value with the scoring and depth the Sixers possess.

    Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back) is probable to face the Bucks on Saturday.

    Simmons was a late scratch on Thursday but it doesn't appear as though this back problem is serious. His return to the court will bump Raul Neto back to obscurity.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Raul Neto
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Raul Neto started Thursday's game in the absence of Ben Simmons, scoring six points and dishing out four assists.

    Neto basically disappeared after a 19-point effort almost a month ago. He's clearly only on the radar if Ben Simmons misses time, so he can be left on the wire unless Simmons misses extended time.

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back tightness) will sit out Thursday's game against the Nets.

    Simmons first reported the issue at yesterday's practice and it's enough to keep him out of the Sixers' first game back as they scrap for home court in the first round. More treatment wasn't enough to get him ready for this one and it should mean more minutes for guys like Alec Burks, Raul Neto and Furkan Korkmaz off the bench. Maybe Al Horford returns to the starting five, too.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter