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Robert Covington | Guard/Forward | #33

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 215
College: Tennessee State
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Robert Covington lit up the Kings on Wednesday for a career-high 29 points with seven 3-pointers, while adding five rebounds and six steals in 32 minutes of action.
Covington did turn the ball over seven times but his owners can overlook that, and these are the games that make holding him worthwhile. RoCo's shot hasn't been falling lately but he's jacking up 6.2 triples over his past five games, and should maintain a steady 25-30 minute role the rest of the way. The good news for Philly's lottery odds is that that his efforts were squandered tonight, as the Sixers blew a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter. Feb 10 - 11:52 PM

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Robert Covington made 2-of-8 from the field for nine points with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

His shot is off and he snapped a streak of 12 straight misses during this game -- missed his last six shots before this game and his first six shots tonight. Covington did have a right wrist issue on Friday, but that isn't necessarily the reason why he's slumping again. We've seen him fall off in a big way before, but he's still a hold for now.
Feb 6 - 11:14 PM

Robert Covington did not score in 19 minutes against the Wizards on Friday with four rebounds and one block.

Not again. Isaiah Canaan played well in the comeback attempt and Jerami Grant was solid as well. Covington's minutes are starting to come down again, but his owners should still stick with him in almost all cases. He may have hurt his arm on a fall, but he did play through it for a few minutes and it didn't seem like that was why he missed time.
Feb 5 - 11:17 PM

Robert Covington (illness) struggled in 21 minutes vs. the Hawks with six points on 3-of-9 shooting, six rebounds, one steal and one block.

He turned the ball over four times and was part of a sluggish team-wide effort tonight, but one dud doesn't alter Covington's outlook. His minutes were down due to the score, snapping a streak of six games with 30+ minutes, and he should get a full plate vs. the Wizards on Friday.
Feb 3 - 10:21 PM

Robert Covington (illness) was present at practice on Tuesday.

Covington missed Monday's practice due to gastroenteritis and looks on track to play against the Hawks on Wednesday. We'll keep an eye on his status after Wednesday's shootaround, but it looks safe to slot him back into fantasy lineups.
Feb 2 - 12:38 PM

Robert Covington missed Monday's practice due to a bout of gastroenteritis.

The Sixers are off until Wednesday's game vs. Atlanta, so RoCo should be fine in time for that matchup. Now averaging 14.4 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 3.2 triples over his last five games, Covington is showing why he never should have been dropped in your league.
Feb 1 - 1:08 PM

Robert Covington grabbed 13 rebounds against the Warriors on Saturday with 12 points, one assist, one block, two steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

He played a lot of power forward tonight as the 76ers went small, which helps explain the high boards. That's been the case more these days, but expect the PF minutes to drop as Jahlil Okafor gets more run. Obviously Lord Robert Covington should be starting in all leagues.
Jan 30 - 8:01 PM

Robert Covington hit 7-of-15 shots and five more 3-pointers for 19 points and five rebounds in Tuesday's win over the Suns.

Covington is averaging 22 points, 5.5 3-pointers and 6.5 rebounds over his last two games, so make sure he's in your lineup going forward. He was poked in both eyes, but played through it, so keep an eye out for injury news on Wednesday.
Jan 26 - 10:00 PM

Robert Covington drained 6-of-13 shots from downtown to finish Sunday's home loss with 25 points, eight rebounds, one assist and one steal.

He shot 6-of-15 overall in another productive outing, which is a great sign since both JaKarr Sampson and Jerami Grant were active tonight. After a very rough stretch in late December and early January, Covington is suddenly averaging 17.0 points, 4.2 triples, 6.8 boards and 1.6 steals over his past five games. Keep him locked into your lineups.
Jan 24 - 9:42 PM

Robert Covington played 30 minutes during Wednesday's game, scoring eight points on 2-of-8 shooting with 11 rebounds, four turnovers, three steals, two 3-pointers and one assist.

He started slow in the first half but picked up the pace with Nerlens Noel and JaKarr Sampson both leaving due to injuries before halftime. Philly's rotations are forever in flux but owners should sit tight, as Covington has tons of potential while he's starting.
Jan 20 - 10:20 PM

Robert Covington played 46 minutes in a two-overtime loss to the Knicks on Monday, making 3-of-9 from the field for 11 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

He hit a huge trey off the glass in overtime to get the game to double-OT. Covington wasn't highly involved in the offense in all that playing time, but coach Brett Brown has to like RoCo's defense on Carmelo Anthony. He played a big chunk of his minutes at the four today with both teams going small, which won't be happening too often. He obviously won't play this much with Jerami Grant (calf) likely to play more, but he's worth an add in standard leagues to see what happens.
Jan 18 - 4:20 PM

Robert Covington is in Philadelphia's starting lineup on Monday vs. the Knicks.

RoCo has difference-making potential, and now that he's armed with confidence, back with the first five and out of a slump, there is no reason for him to be sitting on the waiver wire in standard formats. Covington is still worth firing up despite the tough matchup vs. Arron Afflalo without Nik Stauskas (shoulder) in the lineup. It's also worth noting that Brett Brown recently said the Sixers "need" Covington.
Jan 18 - 11:44 AM

Robert Covington, who struggled for a month after a hot start to the season, admitted his confidence has returned after a miniature three-game hot streak.

During that stretch, RoCo is averaging 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, a steal and 3.7 triples on 45.7 percent shooting. "I got my confidence back," he said. Those with patience are being rewarded, while those who moved on from Covington might be having some regrets. However, part of the reason Covington got back on track was an injury that's kept Jerami Grant out for the last two games. He's due back on Monday, so it will be interesting to see if Covington stays hot or cools off. Either way, he's worth owning until we see what happens.
Jan 18 - 9:58 AM

Robert Covington scored 16 points with four rebounds three assists, two turnovers, one steal and four 3-pointers against the Blazers on Saturday.

Lord Covington is back to his noble ways of producing. Coach Brett Brown said on Saturday that Covington is having trouble recognizing closeouts, which may explain why he had such a brutal slump. While Jerami Grant (calf) and Nik Stauskas (shoulder) not playing helps, he seems like he's earned his playing time again. He should be added in standard leagues.
Jan 16 - 10:17 PM

Robert Covington exploded for 25 points against the Bulls on Thursday with six rebounds, one assist, two steals and six 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

He did foul out and his defense was a disaster, but Covington was red hot late in this game. He did play 32 minutes on Sunday and has apparently climbed out of the doghouse after flirting with two DNP-CDs earlier this month. Covington was ridiculously hot back in early December with early-round value over a three-week span, so it makes sense to grab him in standard leagues to see what happens.
Jan 14 - 9:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ish Smith
2T.J. McConnell
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Isaiah Canaan
2Nik Stauskas
3Hollis Thompson
SF1Robert Covington
2Jerami Grant
3JaKarr Sampson
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Richaun Holmes
3Carl Landry
4Luka Mitrovic
C1Jahlil Okafor
2Joel Embiid
3Elton Brand