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  • Raul Neto
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Due to a left hamstring injury, Raul Neto will not suit up vs. the Wizards on Friday.

    It is a tough break for Neto as he tries to compete for minutes with Trey Burke, but he is unlikely to hold much fantasy relevance either way. He was questionable originally so he may still be ready for the regular season.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back tightness) is listed as out for Friday's preseason finale.

    Simmons was questionable yesterday and went through practice but the Sixers will play it safe and give their max player the night off. He'll be off draft boards in the second or third rounds in most formats. With Raul Neto also questionable, Trey Burke could get lots of minutes tonight.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • James Ennis III
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    James Ennis (strained right calf) has been upgraded as available for Friday's preseason finale.

    Ennis is looking like one of the first players off the bench for Philly this season, and he should land in the top-250 neighborhood as someone who can chip in rebounds, threes and the occasional steal.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Raul Neto
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Raul Neto (left hamstring) is questionable for Friday's preseason game.

    Neto is competing with Trey Burke for the backup PG work in Philly, so this isn't good timing. Neither player holds fantasy value outside of serving as Ben Simmons' handcuff in extremely deep leagues.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Matisse Thybulle
    SG-SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Brett Brown suggested rookie Matisse Thybulle could be the first player off the bench for the Sixers this season.

    When asked whether he'd be comfortable having the rookie in the opening night rotation, Brown said that that's the direction he's leaning in. Given Philadelphia's lack of depth, having a versatile player like Thybulle on the wings makes sense in Brown's second unit. Thybulle would only need minutes in the mid-20s to hit value for fantasy managers, so he's quickly become a name to target in the back end fantasy drafts with this news for his upside in the defensive categories alone.

    Source: Bucks County Courier Times

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back) and James Ennis (calf) are questionable to face the Wizards in Friday's preseason finale.

    The Sixers are exercising caution with both Simmons and Ennis. They should both be healthy for opening night and should be drafted accordingly.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back) and James Ennis (calf) were both able to practice on Thursday.

    Neither player was looking at a lengthy absence but it's still good to know that they're back in action. Both Simmons and Ennis should be good to go for opening night and are good to be targeted as usual in fantasy drafts.

    Source: Tom Moore on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back tightness) practiced on Wednesday but is uncertain whether he will play in Friday's exhibition.

    Simmons feels certain that he can play in the regular season opener. That should give owners confidence about drafting him in the first round or two.

    Source: Rich Hofmann on Twitter

  • James Ennis III
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    James Ennis, who had a strained right calf, returned to practice on Wednesday and expects to play on Friday against the Wizards.

    It's good news that Ennis can participate in the final preseason game. He doesn't carry a ton of value but should get some minutes in reserve.

    Source: Rich Hofmann on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid lit up the Pistons with 24 points (8-for-18 FGs, 8-for-8 FTs), eight rebounds and a block in just 22 minutes in a 106-86 victory over the Pistons in Philadelphia.

    Embiid looks like he's ready to go for the regular season. He's shown us what to expect out of him over the past few seasons. Optimists will hope for top-10 value on a per-game basis in about 70 games this season. He's a risky pick in the top-15.

  • Norvel Pelle
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Norvel Pelle went 6-for-7 from the field and hit his only free throw, good for 13 points, four rebounds and five blocks in just 12 minutes on Tuesday night in a winning effort.

    Pelle is on a two-way contract right now, so he's not likely to get enough minutes to matter in fantasy this year. However, he did block 3.0 shots per game in under 23 minutes over 36 G League games last season. Just someone to know for the future, though he is already 26. Fellow reserve center Kyle O'Quinn had 11 boards, 5 dimes and two blocks in 14 minutes off the bench.

  • Matisse Thybulle
    SG-SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Matisse Thybulle racked up four more steals and two more blocks in a win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

    Thybulle chipped in seven points (2-for-5 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs), six rebounds, one assist and one triple in his 25 minutes. Most fantasy players know what Thybulle can bring. It's the insane steals and blocks numbers that he's brought with him from college. He should be in the rotation this season, but he may not get enough run to be rostered in standard leagues quite yet.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid will join Josh Richardson, Matisse Thybulle, Furkan Korkmaz and Tobias Harris in the starting lineup for Tuesday's preseason game against the Pistons.

    It's unknown how much run Embiid will get in this one, but on a light DFS slate, he's one of the few stars suiting up.

    Source: Marc Narducci on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Al Horford will be rested during Tuesday's game against the Pistons.

    The Sixers are just being careful with Horford. Horford will play his first season alongside Joel Embiid after three seasons in Boston. Even on a loaded roster, Horford should be a good bet to contribute in many categories.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • James Ennis III
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    James Ennis has a strained right calf and will not play on Tuesday against the Pistons.

    Al Horford will also be rested on Tuesday. Ennis could see his role increase this season but is not especially valuable in fantasy.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter