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Robert Covington | Guard/Forward | #33

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 225
College: Tennessee State
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Robert Covington made 1-of-5 from the field for five points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday.
He did look to hurt his left elbow down the stretch, but he stayed in the game. Covington is not playing well in 2018, averaging just 7.8 points, 5.0 boards, 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.2 blocks and 1.4 treys on 33.3 percent from the field. We've seen this movie before with RoCo going through some slumps, so his fantasy owners just have to weather the storm. While he's a clear buy-low option, don't expect him to be as good as he was in November or after the break last season. Jan 18 - 9:48 PM

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Robert Covington went 3-of-10 from the field and 4-of-4 from the stripe on Monday, on his way to 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and two turnovers in 35 minutes.

Covington has been struggling through the month of January, connecting on just 35.5% of his attempts over the past four games to go with measly averages of 8.5 points, 5.8 boards, 1.5 triples, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 turnovers per contest. He's prone to the occasional cold streak, but it should only be a matter of time until he's churning out elite value again, particularly in the steals department.
Jan 15 - 4:29 PM

Robert Covington had another quiet game on Thursday, shooting 2-of-8 from the field with one 3-pointer for five points, three rebounds and one assist.

Covington also committed four turnovers in 30 minutes today, and over the past eight games he's averaging a modest 8.3 points (40.4% FGs, 81.8% FTs), 1.4 threes, 4.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.1 blocks. His usage rate is just 13.5% in that span, compared to 17.9% on the season, and we're hopeful he'll be more involved when Philly returns to action vs. Toronto on Monday. This is a good time to make some buy-low offers.
Jan 11 - 6:00 PM

Robert Covington scored 15 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

While he did make just 1-of-6 from deep, Covington was back to his old self and did close this game out after not closing out the last two close contests. He had right knee soreness on Christmas and a finger injury on Thursday, but this time he had a game-sealing dunk to earn a huge road win. He has regressed after a unbelievable start, but RoCo should still be a top-50 kind of a player going forward.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 12:10:00 AM

Robert Covington (finger) is available for Saturday against the Nuggets.

He was listed as doubtful in the game notes, but we all know not to trust those. Covington's finger injury is to his non-shooting hand, but it's possible it can interfere with his shooting. Plus, he's been limited by a knee injury and playing in altitude won't help either. You'll probably want to start him in season-long leagues, but he's a risky cash play in DFS.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 02:16:00 PM

Robert Covington (left middle finger) is listed as doubtful in the game-notes for Saturday's matchup vs. Denver.

Covington, who has been hampered recently by right knee soreness, injured the middle finger on his left hand in the third quarter of Thursday's loss to Portland. RoCo was unable to return to the game. Fortunately, the X-rays came back negative, but it appears he will miss Saturday's game. If Covington is unable to play, T.J. McConnell and Timothe Luwawu will see an uptick in playing time.
Source: NBA.com
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 01:06:00 PM

Robert Covington (left middle finger) will have treatment on Friday to see if he can play on Saturday in Denver.

X-rays were negative, so he didn't break his finger from a Thursday night injury. This is to his non-shooting hand, and Covington wasn't able to return on Thursday night in a loss to the Blazers. If he's out, T.J. McConnell will get some extra run.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 03:56:00 PM

Robert Covington, who was already dealing with a sore right knee, left Thursday's game with a left middle finger injury and will not return.

He was being attended to on the bench in the third quarter but wasn't able to play again. He'll be day-to-day and we should have more details on his injury on Friday. He took just two shots on the night and T.J. McConnell is probably the biggest winner if Covington's going to miss time. He finished with four points and five assists in 24 minutes.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 01:08:00 AM

Robert Covington (right knee soreness) is expected to play on Thursday vs. the Blazers.

Covington was listed as questionable and was sporting a big wrap around his right knee on Christmas Day, but the soreness doesn't sound like something that will prevent him from suiting up. In other words, it's a situation worth monitoring, not avoiding. However, it is worth noting that RoCo has struggled with his shot this month, connecting on just 36.7% of his attempts.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 06:55:00 PM

Robert Covington (right knee soreness) is listed as questionable against the Blazers on Thursday.

He had a big wrap on his right knee down the stretch on Christmas, which led to T.J. McConnell taking his minutes to close the win over the Knicks. Covington did have surgery on his right knee last April, so it's possible he gets a game off to help him heal. If he's limited, McConnell could be getting extra run again, Justin Anderson could be asked to return now that he's healthy again or Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot may see more run.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 08:14:00 PM

Robert Covington struggled with his shot during Monday's win over the Knicks, going 2-of-8 from the field and 3-of-4 from the charity stripe on his way to eight points in 30 minutes.

Covington also added one 3-pointer, three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one turnover to his stat line, but he was benched down the stretch in favor of T.J. McConnell and was also spotted with a wrap over his surgically repaired right knee. Hopefully, the knee turns out to be a non-issue, but owners should probably just double-check on his status ahead of Thursday's game in Portland.
Mon, Dec 25, 2017 03:18:00 PM

Robert Covington said that his back still isn't 100 percent since he tweaked it on Dec. 9.

"Sometimes in the morning, my back wakes up stiff," he said. "But I don’t necessarily use that as an excuse. I’m back. Sometimes it [is] a hindrance." Covington is shooting 30.8 percent from the field in his last five games since returning from a two-game absence, but because he fills up the boxscore in other areas, fantasy owners can still deploy him with confidence during shooting slumps.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 10:43:00 AM

Robert Covington made 2-of-5 from the field for six points with three rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and five steals in 37 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

Only five shots is shocking for Lord Covington to tie his season low. This was a season-low 9.6 usage rate for him and it's his second lowest usage rate in the last two seasons. That's a little surprising because of no J.J. Redick (hamstring), so expect him to bounce back on Christmas against the Knicks.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 09:01:00 PM

Robert Covington hit 6-of-16 shots and five 3-pointers for 19 points, seven rebounds and five steals in 38 minutes of Thursday's loss.

If you want to count 3-pointers as a stat category (and who doesn't?), we're going to call this a rare 4x5 game for Covington. His shot comes and goes, and he's hit just 18-of-61 in his last four games, but he's also scored in double figures in each of them, has a double-double over that stretch, and is averaging 3.3 steals, 1.3 blocks and 3.0 3-pointers during the run. His shot is killing his owners right now, but he's producing the fantasy gold everywhere else. On the season, Covington is playing at second-round value despite the dicey shooting.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 10:01:00 PM

Robert Covington made just 4-of-21 from the field for 11 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, three steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 49 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

He did have a minor right knee issue as Joel Embiid fell into his leg on a 3-pointer attempt late in this game. Covington did stay in the game and his back injury looks to be behind him. Of course, that shooting line is rough and he's been known to put up inefficient games like this one. On the other hand, his other stats are outstanding, which is why he's been such a tremendous value in standard leagues.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 11:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ben Simmons
2Markelle Fultz
3Demetrius Jackson
4T.J. McConnell
5Jerryd Bayless
SG1J.J. Redick
2Timothe Luwawu
SF1Robert Covington
2Justin Anderson
3Furkan Korkmaz
PF1Dario Saric
2Trevor Booker
C1Joel Embiid
2Richaun Holmes
3Amir Johnson