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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 led the 76ers' balanced attack on Sunday, scoring 19 points with five 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in a tough loss to the Cavs.
He shot 7-of-13 from the field overall and only turned the ball over once in 31 minutes, the first time he's exceeded the 30-minute mark since Feb. 23. This was a stellar bounce-back for Covington, who had just two points on Friday, and he has a high enough ceiling to be active in all but the shallowest leagues. Mar 29 - 7:15 PM

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Robert Covington didn't make any of his four attempts from the field and made both free throws for two points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one turnover in 24 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

Yuck. Covington was on fire on Wednesday with 25 points and on Tuesday with 21 points, but he was on the other end of the spectrum. He was dreadful in his three previous games before that hot stretch, so the inconsistency has been very annoying. He's still worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 27 - 11:04 PM

Robert Covington will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Clippers.

Covington has been en fuego over the last two, draining 11 three-pointers while offering a little bit of everything. Make sure you have him in your active lineup. It's not clear at this point if Jason Richardson will be rested, or if he's simply coming off the bench, but he's been pretty awful lately so his status shouldn't matter in most leagues.
Mar 27 - 6:21 PM

Robert Covington stayed hot against the Nuggets during a 99-85 win on Wednesday, matching his career high of 25 points with six rebounds, two steals, one block and six 3-pointers.

He's getting hot at the right time for his fantasy owners with a 21-point game coming on Tuesday. Covington moved back to the bench, but he was still able to get 17 shots from the field and three from the line. He is a must-start player when he's on track like he is now.
Mar 26 - 2:16 AM

Robert Covington dropped 21 points in place of Jason Richardson (rest) on Tuesday vs. the Kings, adding three boards, one assist, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

Covington has been phenomenal this season when he is given the minutes, but head coach Brett Brown has continued to give precious minutes away to veterans such as Jason Richardson and Luc Mbah a Moute. Covington is averaging just 9.4 points, 3.8 boards, 1.8 assists and 2.2 3-pointers in just over 25 minutes per game over his last five, so unless you need 3-pointers, it's tough to call him a must-own player. Expect Covington's value to take a hit when Richardson returns to the starting lineup on Wednesday vs. the Nuggets.
Mar 25 - 12:56 AM

Robert Covington will replace Jason Richardson (rest) in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Kings.

Covington is much better with the starting unit, putting in averages of 14.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 2.7 three-pointers per game as a starter. Go ahead and get him active.
Mar 24 - 2:30 PM

Robert Covington played 25 minutes off the bench vs. the Lakers, finishing with 11 points (3-of-9 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs), two 3-pointers, three rebounds and one block.

The Sixers were within one point after the third quarter, yet only one player for either team (Nerlens Noel) reached the 30-minute threshold. That's what happens when two cellar-dwelling teams face off with nothing but lottery balls at stake, and it's hard to envision Covington regaining the mojo he had midseason. Owners in need of instant production can't be faulted for having cut him loose.
Mar 23 - 12:43 AM

Robert Covington scored eight points off the bench on Friday, hitting 3-of-7 shots (including two threes) with five rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

Covington is sliding at the wrong time for owners and it's really anybody's guess if he's going to get back on track. There's not a huge body of work for owners to look back at for comfort, and Brett Brown is known to make changes on the fly. We haven't heard anything about his elbow injury, and it's best if owners view him more as a stash than somebody to rely on.
Mar 20 - 11:58 PM

Robert Covington made just 1-of-8 from the field for four points with six boards, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Celtics on Monday.

He has really struggled in his last six, averaging 11.2 points, 4.0 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.0 treys on 35.3 percent from the field in 23.7 minutes per game. The poor shooting is compounded by him coming off the bench now, but Covington's opportunity is still too great to cut him in most leagues. Coach Brett Brown is just getting a feel for lineup combos right now.
Mar 16 - 10:48 PM

Robert Covington came off the bench against the Nets on Saturday with 10 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

It's not clear why Covington is coming off the bench. Perhaps his elbow injury isn't 100 percent or coach Brett Brown is grooming him as a sixth man. Regardless, Covington is still seeing enough chances to score and is worth owning in standard leagues thanks to his output in boards, steals and treys.
Mar 14 - 10:56 PM

Robert Covington scored 24 points in Friday's win over the Kings, hitting 8-of-17 shots (including six threes) with two rebounds, two assists and three steals over 29 minutes.

Covington's elbow might have been at the root of his struggles this past week and if anybody was shortsighted enough to drop him stop what you're doing and pick him up.
Mar 13 - 11:01 PM

Robert Covington will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

With Jason Richardson sitting out the first game of a back-to-back set, Covington will have the opportunity to run with the starters. Covington has been in and out of the starting lineup lately, so there are no guarantees he will stick there when Richardson returns to action on Saturday. Still, he'll get plenty of run tonight, so feel free to plug him into your active roster.
Mar 13 - 5:26 PM

Robert Covington was benched in favor of JaKarr Sampson on Wednesday, but still had 12 points, a steal and a 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

Sampson played just 17 minutes for five points, so just hang onto Covington if you own him. He may be starting again in the next one, and has had a nice season for the Sixers. However, if his bench role continues going forward, you might want to think about looking for a hot free agent.
Mar 11 - 11:27 PM

Robert Covington is coming off the bench on Wednesday against the Bulls.

The 76ers official Twitter account said Covington was starting and Jason Richardson is coming off the bench. It was wrong. Still, Covington is worth starting in all leagues.
Mar 11 - 7:14 PM

Robert Covington will start for Jason Richardson on Wednesday against the Bulls.

There was a report earlier of Covington coming off the bench, but now he's going to start. Richardson could be cut short on his playing time because he does rest, so he's a risky player to use. Covington should be starting in all standard leagues.
Mar 11 - 6:48 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Isaiah Canaan
2Tony Wroten
3Ish Smith
SG1Robert Covington
2Hollis Thompson
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2JaKarr Sampson
3Jason Richardson
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Jerami Grant
3Thomas Robinson
4Furkan Aldemir
C1Henry Sims
2Joel Embiid