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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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Ben Simmons praised Robert Covington's performance on defense in Philadelphia's Game 1 victory vs. Miami.
Covington finished with nine points, seven boards, four dimes, two triples, and three blocks in his 26.5 minutes of action. "He was huge," Simmons said. "Had a lot of deflections, blocks. He's just a great defender all around. he's long and did a great job tonight." Covington's going to be an X-Factor for the Sixers in their playoff run, and Philly will be that much more dangerous if he's rolling in the right direction. Apr 15 - 2:33 PM

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Robert Covington came through with a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double during Sunday's easy win over the Mavericks.

RoCo was efficient with his shot in this one, going 5-of-9 from the field and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe on his way to three 3-pointers, three assists, two steals, two swats and just one turnover through 34 minutes of floor time. The 76ers now sit a full game ahead of Cleveland for the No. 3 seed out East, and they'll clinch that spot if they can win out their final two games of the year.
Apr 8 - 4:54 PM

Robert Covington came one steal shy of matching his career-high on Sunday, recording seven steals on his way to 17 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, one triple and one turnover in 33 minutes.

Covington got off to a rough start offensively, missing his first seven attempts, and overall he didn't have a great game in terms of efficiency, going 7-of-21 from the field. However, he ripped away three steals within the first five minutes of play, and while he wasn't able to match his career-high, the seven swipes set a new season-high for RoCo. The shooting won't always be pretty, but his ability to rack up the triples and steals at an elite rate is what drives his fantasy value.
Apr 1 - 4:09 PM

Robert Covington hit 6-of-9 shots with three 3-pointers on Wednesday, scoring 15 points in only 23 minutes of action.

Covington added two rebounds, one assist and one steal in an easy home win. He's really turned things around lately, especially in leagues that count FG percentages. The streaky shooter shot no better than 38.4% from the field in December, January and February, but he's up to 47.3% in March. With the addition of well-rounded stats (2.8 triples, 5.4 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.3 blocks), he's once again posting top-40 value in most formats.
Mar 21 - 10:20 PM

Robert Covington scored 10 points with two assists, one rebound and two triples in 24 minutes on Friday vs. the Nets.

He had four fouls, so don't worry about the low minutes. He was in a brutal slump for months, but Covington is suddenly in a rhythm again, hitting 19 of his last 32 shots, good for 59.3%. "You're not going to know the outcome of the next shot if you don't take it," Covington said in regards to shooting slumps. Even if he cools off, fantasy owners know they can always rely on him for his defensive stats and triples.
Mar 16 - 10:23 PM

Robert Covington made 6-of-10 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs on Sunday, scoring 19 points with five rebounds, four assists, three 3-pointers, two blocks, one steal and zero turnovers.

We got the 'good' Covington tonight after seeing the flipside of the coin in an 0-of-10 stinker vs. Miami on Thursday. The asterisk is that he blew up against the Nets' lousy defense tonight (23rd in defensive rating), but fantasy owners will take what they can get. Philly's upcoming matchups are also very promising -- after hosting the Pacers on Tuesday, they get the Knicks, Nets, Hornets, Grizzlies and Magic.
Mar 11 - 11:19 PM

Robert Covington missed all 10 from the field and made 3-of-4 from the line for three points with seven rebounds, three assists, one block, four steals and no turnovers in 29 minutes against the Heat on Thursday.

He blew up on Tuesday with 22 points and he was at 48.7 percent from the field in his previous March games, but perhaps no player is more prone to these mega shooting duds than Lord Covington. Still, he's just too good in the other areas on the stat sheet and coach Brett Brown will play him through even the most brutal of slumps, so keep him locked in for all formats.
Mar 8 - 10:05 PM

Robert Covington hit 7-of-11 shots and five 3-pointers for 22 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks, and also hit 3-of-3 free throws in Tuesday's 128-114 win over the Hornets.

RoCo had 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting on Friday, and is finally shooting it better, hitting 19-of-39 (49%) shots over his last four games. It's worth a look to see if he was dropped in your league, as his poor shooting had fantasy owners in despair in many cases. He's hot, averaging 14.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.3 blocks and 3.0 3-pointers over those four games. He will likely go into another slump any day now, but he's playing much better than he did in January and February right now.
Mar 6 - 10:34 PM

Robert Covington posted 16 points across 35 minutes in Friday's 110-99 victory against the Hornets.

Covington hit 5-of-10 from the field, including 2-of-4 from behind the 3-point line, while adding 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. He also added five rebounds, three assists and three steals for the all-around solid evening. He was one of three Philly starters (Joel Embiid, JJ Redick) to post a plus-19 rating in the victory. He'll look to keep up the good work Sunday in Milwaukee.
Mar 2 - 10:03 PM

Robert Covington had 10 points, 10 rebounds, two 3-pointers, one assist, one steal and one block in 41 minutes on Thursday, going 4-of-11 from the field without any free throw attempts.

If Covington isn't going to make his shots, he'd better make a mark elsewhere. This was his sixth double-digit rebounding effort of the season, and the block was his first in the past six games, a span of 186 minutes. The 3-pointers and steals are consistent, but they can't mask the fact that RoCo is shooting 34.5% over the past month.
Mar 1 - 11:00 PM

Robert Covington's struggles continued on Tuesday vs. the Heat, hitting just 2-of-10 shots for five points.

The good news is that he played 32 minutes, as his defense is keeping him on the floor -- he ranks third among small forwards in Real Plus-Minus rating. Covington added four rebounds, two assists, three steals and a triple, but despite the fact that he's tanking his fantasy owners field goal percentage, he's still getting the job done in points, steals, rebounds and triples with a handful of blocks and dimes.
Feb 27 - 10:56 PM

Robert Covington made 2-of-7 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws on Sunday, scoring nine points with two rebounds, two steals, one assist, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers in 30 minutes.

Last season, Covington shot 38.3% before the All-Star break but hit 43.7% after the break. This season he's on the opposite trajectory -- he made 44.6% of his attempts in October and November, but hasn't been above 38.4% in the three months since then. The other concern is the arrival of Marco Belinelli. Covington is averaging 28.3 minutes with Belinelli in the lineup, compared to 32.4 minutes prior to Belinelli's arrival. It's a situation worth monitoring closely.
Feb 25 - 11:28 PM

Robert Covington scored eight points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.

He's not having his best stretch and a cold spell is nothing new for Lord RoCo. In his last 12 games, he's made just 34.5 percent from the field with averages of 9.9 points, 4.6 boards, 1.3 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.7 treys. He still continues to see minutes in the 30s most nights because of his defense, but it'll be interesting to see what happens when the 76ers have to play from behind because Marco Belinelli could steal run. Regardless, RoCo still has to be owned in all leagues.
Feb 22 - 10:52 PM

Robert Covington attempted only three field goals in 32 minutes on Wednesday, making two of them to finish with six points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block.

Covington hit a 3-pointer tonight but he may have been gun-shy due to his brutal slump in January -- he's shooting just 37.1% from the field, and was 26.7% in his previous three games. His shooting percentages have trended down every month this season, but this with his trade value bottoming out, owners might as well wait for him to bounce back. For encouragement, consider his splits from last season -- 38.3% shooting before the All-Star break, 43.7% after the break.
Jan 31 - 11:30 PM

Robert Covington scored 18 points with six rebounds, three assists, one block and four triples in 34 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Monday.

He filled up the boxscore, but didn't do it efficiently, hitting 5-of-14 shots and 4-of-5 free throws with three turnovers. He also made a terrible decision down the stretch, as he jacked up a wild 3-pointer with nine seconds left even though Philly was down by two points at the time. He was shooting 38.6% from the field in January prior to tonight and his shot hasn't looked the same since the first couple months of the season, but he'll continue to log heavy minutes for Philly because of his defense. Once his shot starts falling, he'll be an elite fantasy asset again.
Jan 22 - 11:02 PM

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PG1Ben Simmons
2Markelle Fultz
3T.J. McConnell
4Jerryd Bayless
5Demetrius Jackson
SG1J.J. Redick
2Marco Belinelli
3Timothe Luwawu
SF1Robert Covington
2Justin Anderson
3Furkan Korkmaz
PF1Dario Saric
2Ersan Ilyasova
C1Joel Embiid
2Richaun Holmes
3Amir Johnson