January 20, 2020, 6:01 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons posted a triple-double with 34 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists, five steals, and two blocks in Monday's win over the Nets.
Did he miss anything? Owners have to be thrilled when Simmons delivers value in every category while shooting 12-for-14 from the field and 10-for-14 at the line. He played 42 minutes, and there's little wonder why Brett Brown hardly lets him leave the floor.
January 19, 2020, 12:31 amBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons scored 21 points in Saturday's win over the Knicks, finishing with seven rebounds, eight assists, two steals and no turnovers.
Simmons had another solid game but fell flat at the charity stripe, converting just 3-of-8. However, he did not turn the ball over for just the third time this season. The rebounds and assists buoy him enough to overlook a lot of warts in his game, but besides the free throw shooting this was a solid game.
January 17, 2020, 10:23 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons double-doubled on Friday with 20 points (10-of-17 shooting), 11 rebounds and seven assists in a 100-89 win over the Bulls.
Simmons even managed to avoid going to the free throw line so he didn't hurt his owners' free throw percentage. His fantasy holes are well-documented with bad free throw percentage, high turnovers and no threes. However, Simmons still puts up enough in the counting stats to hold early-round value.
January 15, 2020, 10:52 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons double-doubled for the Sixers on Wednesday with 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field and 11 assists, adding six rebounds, one steal and one block.
Simmons' line was good but was held back from being great by his 2-of-7 run at the free throw line. The awful .594 shooting clip from the stripe has been part and parcel of what owners have had to swallow from Simmons this season. Still, the young Aussie has managed to do enough in other areas to muster top-35 value overall in 9-cat.
January 13, 2020, 9:59 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons had an impressive game, double-doubling with 24 points (10-for-17 FGs, 4-for-4 FTs), 14 rebounds, three assists and one steal in 40 minutes in a 101-95 loss to the Pacers on Monday.
Simmons hitting all four of his freebies is a beautiful thing. He's been spectacular lately (25th in 9-cat over the past month) and nearly the best for free throw punters (6th). Tobias Harris also double-doubled tonight, putting up 15 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.
January 12, 2020, 12:00 amBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons put up 11 points, 11 assists, five rebounds and four steals on 5-of-11 shooting in a team-high 36 minutes in a loss to the Mavericks on Saturday.
He's been the 76ers best fantasy asset over the past three games and he's coming in with top-40 value in that time. He made his only free throw attempt and didn't have a single turnover so tonight was a good night for Simmons. With or without Embiid, Simmons will continue to put up stats and he'll have the ball in his hands even more now.
January 9, 2020, 9:41 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons played 39 minutes on Thursday night, finishing with 19 points and nine rebounds as the Sixers came from behind to beat the Celtics.
Simmons shot well from the floor but continued his struggles from the free throw line (1-of-4). The free throw shooting, turnovers and lack of 3-pointers will always put a damper on his fantasy value, but he's locked in as a top-50 player.
January 6, 2020, 10:05 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons scored 17 points with 15 boards, eight assists and a steal vs. the Thunder on Monday.
Simmons shot 6-for-12 from the floor and hit 5-of-6 at the line. He was an absolute monster in this one and his aggression in the fourth quarter with an ailing Joel Embiid helped push the Sixers past the Thunder in a close contest. There's a lot of noise about the fit between Simmons and Embiid, but Simmons should continue to post his usual numbers despite all of the turmoil.
January 3, 2020, 10:52 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons had an impressive two-way performance for the Sixers on Friday, recording his third triple-double of the season with 29 points (13-of-20 shooting), 13 rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and four blocks.
Simmons' fantasy sparkle was sullied by his 3-of-7 shooting from the line and five turnovers, something his owners have come to expect and accept. The stat set issues continue to haunt him, but the crazy cash counters tonight more than made up for it.
December 31, 2019, 6:32 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and one block on 6-of-11 shooting in 31 minutes in a loss vs. the Pacers on Tuesday.
He also coughed the ball up six times in this one but he was playing through an illness. The 76ers have lost three straight now and are starting at the Rockets as their next game of the new year.
December 30, 2019, 12:59 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons missed shootaround on Monday with an illness and his status for Tuesday's game against the Pacers will be updated later in the day.
Whatever they're sharing up in Philly — Juuls, eggnog or what have you — they need to quit. The 76ers' roster has been decimated by random bouts with the flu lately, but it's still far from certain that Simmons misses Tuesday's game. Check back in between now and tipoff for an update to Simmons' status.
Source: Serena Winters on Twitter
December 27, 2019, 10:05 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons did Ben Simmons things on Friday, flirting with a triple-double as he dropped 13 points (5-of-11 FGs, 3-of-6 FTs), nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals.
The four steals were nice. but as always, his 3-of-6 run at the line leaves a sour taste in his owners' mouths. Simmons is what he is at this point and while a slow and steady improvement over the course of his career is not out of the question, his stat set is pretty much molded in marble for now – good enough for a narrow top-50 value range.
December 25, 2019, 5:26 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons scored 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting with seven rebounds, 14 assists, three steals and two blocks in the Sixers' 121-109 win over the Bucks on Christmas Day.
This game was never really close and the Sixers will get a lot of pub about being the best team in the East for the next few weeks. Simmons isn't really meeting ADP this season but he hasn't faded in the reality ball sense and that might be the most important thing for his overall value. Joel Embiid added 31 & 11 with three treys, two blocks and a perfect 6-of-6 mark from the line in the win.
December 23, 2019, 9:58 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons notched a 16 point, 13 rebound and 17 assist triple-double on Monday.
Simmons went 8-for-14 from the field, but didn't record any defensive stats. He's usually good for a few steals a game and he's the league leader in that department so we're not worried. After some subpar performances, Simmons has responded quite nicely.
December 21, 2019, 10:20 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons flirted with a triple-double on Saturday, tallying 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds, 11 assists and four steals.
Simmons' night was not all tinsel and gingerbread pudding as he was naughty with six turnovers and 4-of-9 shooting from the line. He's a divisive asset, who intrigues with the counting stats but burns owners with his deficiencies. That said, he's still a lock for top-50 value in 9-cat and top-30 in 8-cat this season.