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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 scored a career-high 28 points against the Rockets during a 116-114 loss on Friday, adding seven rebounds, five assists, eight steals, one block and six 3-pointers in 38 minutes.
Covington loves to log minutes at shooting guard and is just a thief when he starts at that position, stealing 2.7 per game last year. After a disgusting start, Covington is on a heater in his last four, averaging 19.5 points, 8.3 boards, 4.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.5 treys on 43.5 percent from the field. He has to be owned in all leagues now. Nov 28 - 12:58 AM

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Robert Covington racked up 11 points, two 3-pointers, 14 rebounds, six steals and two blocks in 35 minutes on Wednesday, but he shot 4-of-16 in another defeat.

In the dismal-numbers category, of which there are plenty for the Sixers, they have now lost 35 of their last 37 road games. Covington was also 1-of-3 at the FT line tonight, with four turnovers and five personal fouls, but his fantasy owners should be thoroughly encouraged. His value is tethered to high-volume 3-pointers and steals, and he returned those in spades tonight.
Nov 25 - 10:25 PM

Robert Covington will start at small forward on Wednesday against the Celtics.

He gets a sub-par matchup against Jae Crowder in the starting lineup. Although, Crowder hasn't defended the 3-point line very well on the year. Covington is coming in hot, scoring 19.5 points per game. He should be owned in standard leagues and is worth a play in DFS.
Nov 25 - 6:12 PM

Robert Covington had his second great performance in a row on Monday vs. the Wolves, scoring 18 points with six boards, one assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

He is coming off a 21-point outing against the Heat on Saturday and looks ready to go on a hot streak. With Nik Stauskas leaving Monday's game with a knee injury, Covington could have some more consistent minutes coming his way. After a painfully slow start to the season, Covington looks like he is worthy of a pickup in most leagues.
Nov 23 - 11:53 PM

Robert Covington busted out of his season-long slump during a 96-91 loss to the Heat on Saturday, scoring 21 points with six rebounds, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

He missed all 18 attempts from three to start the season, but was 3-of-6 from there tonight. Covington looked to have a minor tweak to his knee, but he was able to play through it. His upside isn't quite as high as last year, but feel free to pick him up if you want a 3-point shooting power forward on your roster at any depth.
Nov 21 - 11:51 PM

Robert Covington made 1-of-7 from the field for two points in 23 minutes against the Hornets during a 113-88 loss on Friday, adding three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and four turnovers.

He's been awful. On the season, he's missed all 18 attempts from deep and has made just 21.6 percent from the field. His usage rate will be coming down from last year because of Jahlil Okafor, and Jerami Grant is severely outplaying him on both ends. If there's a hot free agent, Covington isn't a must-own player right now.
Nov 20 - 10:03 PM

Robert Covington will start at small forward and Jerami Grant will start at power forward against the Pacers on Wednesday.

Covington hasn't looked great this year as he deals with a knee injury. He should see a similar amount of playing time and get most of his minutes at the three. He's not a must-start player right now, but he should be owned in most leagues.
Nov 18 - 5:25 PM

Robert Covington returned from his knee injury on Monday, making 2-of-8 from the field for seven points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and four turnovers in 20 minutes.

It wasn't his best game, but he showed some pep in his step and looked 100 percent healthy. The 76ers are off on Tuesday, so expect Covington to be closer to 24-26 minutes for their next game on Wednesday. Additionally, Nik Stauskas falling flat on his face is good news for Covington's fantasy value.
Nov 16 - 10:02 PM

Robert Covington (knee) will come off the bench on Monday and have a 20-minute limit.

The 76ers will keep Nik Stauskas and Jerami Grant in the starting lineup. Covington isn't quite in as great a spot as he was last season because Jahlil Okafor is such a usage monster. He should still be picked up in standard leagues, but probably should be benched until the minutes cap is lifted. Hollis Thompson isn't as appealing.
Nov 16 - 5:21 PM

Robert Covington (right MCL sprain) will be on a minute restriction upon returning Monday vs. Dallas.

It's unclear what kind of restriction Covington will have, but expect the Sixers to exercise caution after he's already suffered a setback with the injury. It's also not yet clear if Covington will immediately rejoin the starting lineup, but the Sixers need his offense regardless. With Covington restricted, expect Jerami Grant and Hollis Thompson to collect some extra time.
Nov 16 - 11:41 AM

Robert Covington (knee) will return to the court for Monday's game against the Mavericks.

Covington will not play on Friday vs. the Thunder or Saturday vs. the Spurs, but this is still great news and this confirms that his knee is still making great progress. He should be picked up in most leagues if he was dropped, while Jerami Grant and JaKarr Sampson should lose playing time with Covington back in the mix.
Nov 13 - 1:25 PM

Robert Covington is not traveling with the 76ers on their roadtrip, meaning he likely won't play against the Spurs on Saturday.

His next chance to play will be on Monday vs. Dallas, and all indications are that his knee is progressing well. If you need 3-pointers, Covington is worth holding onto. Expect Jerami Grant and JaKarr Sampson to lose playing time when Covington returns.
Nov 13 - 12:22 PM

Brett Brown said that he doesn't believe Robert Covington (knee) will be able to play in Saturday's game vs. the Spurs.

If Covington is unable to play on Saturday, his next opportunity will come Monday vs. Dallas. Jerami Grant, Isaiah Canaan, and JaKarr Sampson will all get some extra run with Covington on the sidelines.
Nov 11 - 5:39 PM

Robert Covington (knee) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors, as expected.

Covington is hopeful he can return for Saturday's matchup with the Spurs, meaning he'll likely sit out Friday's game against the Thunder. Jerami Grant has been starting with Covington on the sidelines, but with averages of 9.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks through four games as a starter, he can't be viewed as anything more than a shot blocking specialist in deep leagues.
Nov 11 - 11:41 AM

Robert Covington (knee) could play on Saturday against the Spurs.

Covington suffered a setback on Nov. 2 and was expected to miss another two weeks, but he must be doing well if the 76ers are considering letting him play on Saturday. They tend to be cautious with injuries, but his ability to practice this week should give us an indication on whether or not he will be able to give it a go. When he does return, Jerami Grant could lose a few minutes and Nik Stauskas could lose a few shots.
Nov 9 - 5:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1T.J. McConnell
2Isaiah Canaan
3Phil Pressey
4Tony Wroten
5Kendall Marshall
SG1Nik Stauskas
2Hollis Thompson
SF1Robert Covington
2Jerami Grant
3JaKarr Sampson
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Richaun Holmes
3Carl Landry
4Christian Wood
5Luka Mitrovic
C1Jahlil Okafor
2Joel Embiid