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Robert Covington | Guard/Forward | #33

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 225
College: Tennessee State
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Robert Covington (knee, illness) will miss the next three games for the 76ers.
This means he will miss Monday's game vs. Denver and the two-game road trip against the Grizzlies and Pelicans. Based on this timetable, the earliest we would see Covington is on Dec. 11 against the Pistons, but that's not a lock either. Gerald Henderson and Nik Stauskas have been playing heavy minutes, while Hollis Thompson should be more involved as well. Dec 5 - 11:49 AM

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Robert Covington (knee) and Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play against the Celtics on Saturday.

Covington suffered a knee sprain on Friday and did not return. He's off to a really bad start on the offensive side, making just 30.9 percent from the field. On the other band, his defense has kept him in the lineup, so he should have his job once he's healthy again. There's no word on the severity of his injury, so he's a hold in most leagues for now. Nik Stauskas will start while Hollis Thompson also benefits here.
Dec 3 - 5:49 PM

Robert Covington suffered a left knee sprain and will not return on Friday night.

He and T.J. McConnell dove for a ball near the stands and McConnell's shoulder caught the side of Covington's knee. Covington was in some pain and the 76ers ruled him out about five minutes later in real time -- it is a blowout. He finished with nine points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes. If he's out, there will be more minutes going to Hollis Thompson and Nik Stauskas. Both are speculative adds with a slight edge to Stauskas.
Dec 2 - 9:09 PM

Robert Covington erupted for 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting in Monday's 122-95 loss to the Raptors, adding five rebounds, two steals, two assists, six 3-pointers and three turnovers in 32 minutes.

He needed a performance like this in the worst way. Covington was shooting 28.3 percent from the field and 26.5 percent from deep prior to Monday, but just like his coach Brett Brown said, "shooters shoot." Hopefully this is a sign that he's turning a corner, but it's worth noting that he posted a two-point dud on Nov. 25 after scoring 19 points in the previous game. If you don't mind his volatile field goal percentage, Covington is worth owning for his treys and defensive stats.
Nov 28 - 10:11 PM

Robert Covington's shooting woes continued on Sunday as he hit just 3-of-9 shots on his way to eight points, six boards, two 3-pointers and one steal in a mere 21 minutes of action.

Covington has always been a streaky shooter, but we've never seen this type of ineptitude with him shooting a horrendously awful 28.3 percent from the field on the year. He's been spending way more time at the three-spot this year, which obviously has not worked out well, although he's still clinging to late-round value on the year due to his 1.9 steals per contest. Owners should try and just hold on, despite the fact that it's gotten to the point where he's missing fast break layups (video below).
Nov 27 - 4:22 PM

Robert Covington missed all four shots from the field and made both free throws for two points on Friday, adding one rebound, two steals and one block in 20 minutes.

And we're back. Covington had a monster game on Wednesday with 19 points, but he still is shooting just 27.9 percent from the field on the season. Coach Brett Brown should still be keeping Covington in the starting lineup, but he may have a quicker hook on the nights he's struggling and the 76ers are trailing. Even with the ugly shooting, Covington is still worth owning in standard leagues.
Nov 25 - 10:31 PM

Robert Covington finally broke through offensively on Wednesday, making 6-of-10 shots with four 3-pointers to score 19 points with 10 boards, three steals and three blocks.

Covington was booed in Philly's last home game and it's hard to blame the fans -- he came in with an atrocious True Shooting percentage of 38.9, down from 54.3 last season. His stroke returned tonight, mercifully, and he even added a pair of assists to round out his line. If he's floating on your waiver wire, go get him.
Nov 23 - 11:32 PM

Robert Covington shot 4-of-13 from the field in Monday's win over the Heat, finishing with nine points, nine rebounds, one assist, three steals and one triple in 31 minutes.

It was an interesting night for Lord Covington. He missed his first few shots of the game and the home crowd booed him after every miss, but he hit a huge 3-pointer down the stretch and came up with a couple big defensive plays. After the game, coach Brett Brown expressed his confidence in his starting SF, saying that he doesn't want to take him out of the lineup because of his defense. It sounds like his minutes are safe despite another subpar shooting performance, so if you don't mind the anchor on your FG percentage, he will continue to be a nice source of triples, steals and blocks.
Nov 21 - 10:39 PM

Robert Covington is in the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Heat.

He can't hit a shot to save his life right now (25.7 percent on the season), but Brett Brown wants him in there for his defense. If you're OK with RoCo hurting your FG percentage, feel free to roll throw him out there for some triples, steals and blocks.
Nov 21 - 6:38 PM

Robert Covington (left side contusion) is not on the 76ers pregame injury report for Monday.

He was available to return on Saturday, but coach Brett Brown likely just benched the struggling Covington. He's been abysmal all season and he may lose minutes until he snaps out of his funk. He's still worth owning because he's doing enough in other categories, but his owners would sure like it if he can hit 30 percent from the field on the season -- he's at 25.7 percent.
Nov 21 - 5:43 PM

Robert Covington suffered a left side contusion and did not return from his 18 minutes on Saturday.

The team said he was available to return, so Covington likely just got benched here. Before the game, coach Brett Brown said he doesn't plan on benching Covington because "shooters shoot" and that he likes him defensively. Brown did admit he think about it, so that might be coming soon. Covington finished with just three points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes. The non-scoring stats are there, so he's still a hold in standard leagues. This is quite the shooting slump to drop Covington to 25.7 percent from the field on the season.
Nov 19 - 11:26 PM

Robert Covington made 1-of-12 from the field for four points against the Wolves on Thursday, adding three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 28 minutes.

He is having some shooting woes to say the least. On the season, Covington is now at just 26.0 percent from the field. Amazingly, he only has two two-point makes from beyond three feet on the year, but at least he's made 1.6 treys per game. He is still holding value in standard leagues thanks to his 1.8 steals and 0.7 blocks, so he's a hold despite his laughably low field goal percentage.
Nov 18 - 12:00 AM

Robert Covington had another brutal shooting night on Wednesday, connecting on 1-of-7 shots to finish with four points in 23 minutes.

Covington did pick up seven boards and two assists, but the shooting is taking a major toll. His fantasy appeal is rooted in 1.9 threes, 2.0 steals and 0.8 blocks per game, but that comes along with 8.3 points on 29.4 percent shooting. He's not a marksman but he'll be better than this as the season progresses, and most owners should try to hang in there.
Nov 16 - 10:40 PM

Robert Covington hit just 1-of-7 shots for seven points and got into early foul trouble, limiting him to just 14 minutes of Monday's loss to the Rockets.

Covington had finally turned his season around in his previous four games, but took a step backwards tonight. He's not hurt and we're going to chalk this up to nothing more than an off night. Hopefully he gets back on track against the Wizards on Wednesday. Even with this dud, he's averaging 12.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 2.8 3-pointers over his last five games. But he's hit just 7-of-28 shots over his last three games, which is the same issue he was having earlier in the season.
Nov 14 - 11:16 PM

Robert Covington made 3-of-13 from the field for 10 points with four rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

He played a whopping 40 minutes and obviously coach Brett Brown will ride with Covington regardless. After tonight, Covington is now at 30.0 percent from the field to match his 30.0 minutes per game. Despite the poor shooting, Covington is filling it up with averages of 8.1 points, 5.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.9 blocks and 1.9 treys. If you ignore the awful shooting, those are pretty fantastic averages and he should be owned in all leagues.
Nov 11 - 10:28 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jerryd Bayless
2Sergio Rodriguez
3T.J. McConnell
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Timothe Luwawu
3Nik Stauskas
SF1Robert Covington
2Hollis Thompson
PF1Ben Simmons
2Dario Saric
3Ersan Ilyasova
C1Joel Embiid
2Nerlens Noel
3Jahlil Okafor
4Richaun Holmes