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Robert Covington | Guard/Forward

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 215
College: Tennessee State
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Robert Covington made 4-of-15 from the field for 14 points against the Wolves on Friday with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.
His minutes were down in his last three games, but that was more about the 76ers being blown out than how he was playing. Covington's minutes are completely safe and he's making 2.5 treys per game in 2015, so this might be a decent chance to try and get him on the cheap. Covington could be a top-50 guy the rest of the way. Jan 30 - 9:34 PM

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Robert Covington came through with a team-high 19 points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal and four 3-pointers on 7-of-11 shooting in Wednesday's surprising win over the Pistons.

He played just 24 minutes, which is a concern, but he did start the game, which is good. Covington was just 2-of-11 for six points in a start on Monday, so this was a nice reminder that he still has plenty of fantasy gas left in the tank. He's been starting at SG for Philly lately.
Jan 28 - 11:09 PM

Robert Covington made 2-of-11 from the field in his second start at shooting guard for six points with six rebounds, five assists and one steal.

He put the ball on the floor a heck of a lot more tonight than usual and his five dimes were a career high. Covington was also flying around on the defense end, which is something he did in his first start at shooting guard earlier in the season. Despite the letdown with his shooting tonight, Covington has been a mid-round guy since he's been given minutes and is a must-start player in fantasy leagues.
Jan 26 - 10:32 PM

Robert Covington scored just eight points against the Grizzlies during a 101-83 loss on Saturday to go with one rebound, one steal and two 3-pointers.

The Grizzlies shut down wings all the time, so Covington gets a pass here. He's making 2.2 treys per game to go with 1.3 steals and 12.7 points per game this season. Covington should be owned in all leagues.
Jan 24 - 11:41 PM

Robert Covington started hot against the Raptors during a loss on Friday, finishing with 18 points, six rebounds, two steals, two blocks and four 3-pointers.

He scored his first 14 points on an insane 116.7 effective field goal percentage in the first quarter, but then cooled off. Covington is easily the best offensive option on the 76ers and his usage rate and minutes are likely to increase as the year moves along. He could be a top-50 player the rest of the way in standard leagues.
Jan 23 - 10:21 PM

Robert Covington played 39 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday during a 98-91 loss, scoring 17 points with three rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

He hasn't been shooting the ball very well in his last nine, making just 39.6 percent from the field. Covington is still doing plenty with 3-pointers, steals and adding some blocks, so he's a must-start player in standard fantasy leagues.
Jan 21 - 11:03 PM

Several NBA teams have shown interest in trading for Robert Covington, but the 76ers view him as a key part of their future plans and fully intend on keeping him.

Covington has been one of the few bright spots in Philadelphia this season, and his ability to knock down 3-pointers consistently has turned heads. A move away from Philly would hurt his value, so his owners can breathe easy after this report. Covington is averaging 12.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 27.2 minutes per game so far this season, and is still a must-own player in standard leagues.
Source: Real GM
Jan 21 - 9:16 AM

Robert Covington returned with 18 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

He missed Wednesday due to a shoulder injury and was right back to his normal amount of playing time. Covington did make just 5-of-14 from the field, but it's hard to attribute that to the shoulder injury. He is a must-start player and could be a top-50 guy the rest of the way in standard leagues.
Jan 16 - 10:39 PM

Robert Covington (shoulder) will start against the Pelicans on Friday.

He was a surprise scratch on Wednesday after a late shoulder injury on Tuesday. Covington has been a favorite of Brett Brown and he loves how he spreads the floor, so he should hit the ground running tonight. Get him in your lineup.
Jan 16 - 5:32 PM

Robert Covington (shoulder) is a late scratch on Wednesday against the Raptors.

Oh no. This news comes just as the lineups locked and there will certainly be a lot of folks who were let down here. With Covington out, it'll likely be a slew of guys stepping up, especially with Tony Wroten out tonight. Jerami Grant might get to build off his career high.
Jan 14 - 7:00 PM

Robert Covington struggled offensively in Tuesday's lopsided loss, scoring seven points on 2-of-13 shooting, including an 0-of-7 mark from downtown.

Covington is averaging a solid 2.3 triples on 42.8 shooting beyond the arc this season, a blessing for a team that ranks dead last in 3-point percentage (29.9 percent). He added five rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block during Tuesday's game, and should bounce back quickly vs. the Raptors' struggling defense on Wednesday.
Jan 13 - 9:28 PM

Brett Brown praised Robert Covington on Monday and said the 76ers could use more shooters like him.

"I feel like what you see in Robert in doses, imagine if you had, you know, a few more shooters like that," Brown said. "We have to focus our energies on the others improving their shooting because it is all about space. That kind of play creates it." Covington is rolling as a top-40 player in standard leagues over his last five games. Don't sell high.
Jan 12 - 5:06 PM

Robert Covington had a career-high six steals against the Nets on Friday with 20 points, seven rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

He started at shooting guard and needless to say it worked out nicely. Covington has been flirting with early-round value in standard fantasy leagues and is logging consistent minutes. If you're in a deep league, he's dominating as the fantasy pickup of the year and he'll likely do it all season.
Jan 10 - 12:44 AM

Robert Covington started again on Wednesday, but you wouldn't know it by looking at his line. He hit just 1-of-11 shots (1-of-9 from downtown) and finished with eight points, three rebounds and two steals.

The minutes are there and the starting job is nice, but he just didn't have it tonight. He's been playing well though, so don't do anything drastic after tonight's disaster.
Jan 7 - 11:45 PM

Robert Covington scored 16 points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers against the Cavs on Monday.

He's the best fantasy asset on the 76ers right now and is showing no signs of slowing down. Covington has upped his steals to 1.8 per game over his last five, adding 15.2 points, 6.4 boards, 0.6 blocks and 2.8 triples. He's a must-start player.
Jan 5 - 10:03 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Tony Wroten
3Larry Drew II
SG1Robert Covington
2K.J. McDaniels
3Hollis Thompson
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2JaKarr Sampson
3Andrei Kirilenko
4Jason Richardson
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Jerami Grant
3Malcolm Thomas
4Furkan Aldemir
C1Henry Sims
2Joel Embiid