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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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Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer said that Robert Covington may not be the starting small forward because the 76ers defense is too weak.
This would imply that Jerami Grant could have a legitimate shot to start at the three, but this is all speculation at the moment. Covington was phenomenal last season and his ability to stretch the floor will be crucial for them moving forward. Even if Covington ends up coming off the bench, he is still worth a look in the later rounds of drafts, while Grant could emerge as a decent option in deeper formats for his ability to rack up blocks. Aug 21 - 1:58 PM

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Robert Covington is "working on things that could make him the team's starting three," according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

With Nik Stauska set to take more minutes at the two, Covington is more likely to be logging minutes at the three. His main competition to be the starter will likely come from Jerami Grant, who may shift from being a power forward. Covington had multiple-week stretches of being a top-25 player in standard leagues last season, so he's a sneaky pick in the second half of a draft.
Aug 10 - 2:49 PM

Robert Covington turned the ball over a career-high 10 times during a 107-97 loss to the Bucks on Monday, adding 25 points, seven boards, one assist, one steal, four blocks and one 3-pointer.

If not for the turnovers, this would have been one of his best games in a while. Covington's slump from last month is clearly over and he's scored at least 22 points in each of his last three games. Expect him to have another 20-point game on Wednesday against the Heat.
Apr 14 - 12:35 AM

Robert Covington scored a team-high 22 points during a 114-107 loss to the Bulls on Saturday, adding three rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He left the game due to a leg injury, but there was no sign of him going to the locker room and it doesn't sound serious. Covington should be ready to go on Monday against the Bucks. He'll offer a big upside with the 76ers missing so many offensive weapons. Start him in all leagues, but keep an eye out for an injury update.
Apr 11 - 11:13 PM

Robert Covington started on Wednesday and hit 8-of-11 shots and four 3-pointers for 27 points, three rebounds and two steals in 24 minutes.

It's hard to tell when Covington will be starting or coming off the bench, but he's played very well in his last three games, and is averaging 28.2 minutes, 14.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.8 3-pointers over his last five. The only downside is his occasional benching, as well as his 39 percent shooting from the field.
Apr 8 - 9:52 PM

Robert Covington will replace JaKarr Sampson in the starting lineup on Saturday vs. the Hornets.

Jason Richardson (rest) isn't active tonight, meaning Covington should get plenty of run and should be considered a must-start option in all leagues for his upside in 3-pointers. The 76ers' rotations constantly change and Covington could very well be back on the bench Sunday, so his owners should be prepared to see another dip in value when that happens.
Apr 4 - 11:49 AM

Robert Covington came off the bench on Wednesday and hit just 2-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for six points, five boards, three assists and a steal in 26 minutes.

He would have been fine had his shot been falling and his replacement, Jerami Grant, was nearly invisible. Don't give up on Covington just yet, despite the demotion.
Apr 1 - 10:43 PM

Robert Covington will shift to the 76ers bench on Wednesday, with Jerami Grant (illness) taking his spot in the starting lineup.

This does Covington's fantasy value no favors. His stats take a hit across the board when he's coming off the bench as opposed to starting, including points (-4.9), 3-pointers (-1.0), rebounds (1.6), assists (-1.6), assists (-0.7) and steals (-0.9).
Apr 1 - 6:51 PM

Robert Covington scored 12 points on 4-of-13 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds, four assists and five turnovers in the Sixers' 113-111 loss to the Lakers in Monday's Tank Bowl 2015.

Yeah, the Knicks out-tanked both teams despite the fact they were trying to win for much of the year, but let's give credit where credit is due. The Sixers have embraced the tank organizationally for years now and the Lakers are now resting anybody with a pulse so they don't have to give their first round pick to ... you guessed it ... Philadelphia. In case we weren't clear, both teams are losing games on purpose so they can get better draft picks. Covington should be owned in most standard formats.
Mar 31 - 1:11 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tony Wroten
2Isaiah Canaan
3Pierre Jackson
4T.J. McConnell
SG1Nik Stauskas
2Hollis Thompson
3Scottie Wilbekin
4J.P. Tokoto
5Jordan McRae
SF1Robert Covington
2Jerami Grant
3JaKarr Sampson
4Gerald Wallace
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Carl Landry
3Richaun Holmes
4Luka Mitrovic
C1Jahlil Okafor
2Joel Embiid
3Furkan Aldemir