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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 (elbow) is doubtful to play vs. the Thunder on Wednesday according to head coach Brett Brown.
Covington suffered the injury vs. the Pacers on Sunday and was held out of Monday's game vs. the Raptors, but it's disappointing to see him listed as doubtful despite dealing with a simple elbow contusion. JaKarr Sampson will draw the start if Covington can't go, but Hollis Thompson and Jerami Grant are slightly more appealing for owners in deeper leagues. We will continue to pass along any further updates on Covington's status. Mar 4 - 12:45 PM

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Robert Covington (elbow) and Jason Richardson (rest) will not play Monday against the Raptors.

The 76ers are going to start Isaiah Canaan, JaKarr Sampson, Luc Mbah a Moute, Nerlens Noel and Henry Sims in a bigger lineup. As for Covington, he has a shot to play Wednesday and his elbow injury doesn't sound severe. That said, his owners will probably want to bench him given how he hasn't played well. To be clear, he should be owned in all leagues. Jerami Grant and Hollis Thompson benefit more than Sampson does for most fantasy owners.
Mar 2 - 5:27 PM

Robert Covington suffered a right elbow contusion during Sunday's game vs. the Pacers and he will not return.

Luckily, the injury doesn't sound serious and we will consider Covington questionable to play against the Raptors on Monday. If Covington is forced to miss any additional time, more minutes will be available for players such as Hollis Thompson and Jerami Grant. Covington finished Sunday's game with 12 points, three boards and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.
Mar 1 - 7:53 PM

Robert Covington didn't play well against the Wizards on Friday with 13 points, six boards and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

He wasn't benched this time and his minutes should increase a little more than this. Covington was benched on Wednesday due to poor defense, but he wasn't too bad in that department tonight. In his previous February games, he averaged 16.3 points, 5.7 boards, 1.8 assists, 2.4 steals and 3.0 treys. He's a must-start player.
Feb 27 - 11:03 PM

Coach Brett Brown he will start the same starting five for Friday against the Wizards.

That means it'll be Isaiah Canaan, Jason Richardson, Robert Covington, Luc Mbah a Moute and Nerlens Noel. Covington was benched on Wednesday for poor defense, but he should be back to his old role. Start him. It'll be interesting to see where Jerami Grant fits in after playing 33 minutes. We can probably expect him to log 24-28 minutes tonight. We might see a little more out of Thomas Robinson now that he has shaken hands with Brown.
Feb 27 - 5:25 PM

76ers' head coach Brett Brown said that Robert Covington's lackluster play on the defensive end was the reason he elected to bench him for the second and third quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Bucks.

"The luxury that I have now that we kind of have bodies is you don’t feel a prisoner to somebody like Robert," said Brown. "We’ve got [Jason Richardson] and Hollis Thompson, so there are more options there. That’s not scolding [Covington], it’s just the way the landscape works. It’s a pecking order that’s built on the standards we have defensively." While Covington sat out a large chunk of Wednesday's game, he still put up 13 points with a full line, and hopefully this doesn't become a common occurrence.
Feb 26 - 6:43 PM

Robert Covington was benched for most of the first three quarters and did play the entire fourth quarter, finishing with 13 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

He wasn't in his usual spot on the bench for much of this game and it's unclear what exactly happened with him. However, Covington really played well down the stretch and he's very unlikely to be in jeopardy of losing his playing time. He should be considered as a top-50 player in standard leagues, especially after posting second-round value this month.
Feb 25 - 11:21 PM

Jerami Grant started the second half for Robert Covington on Wednesday.

There is no word of an injury and it looks like Covington has been benched for poor play. We'll look for an update following the game or perhaps before that time. Covington should be fine for the weekend.
Feb 25 - 9:39 PM

Robert Covington scored 16 points with four rebounds, two assists, five steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Heat on Monday.

He had all five steals in the first quarter and he has stepped up in the steals department as a shooting guard, stealing six in his first start at shooting guard this season. Covington has at least three treys in five of his last six games and has 3.0 per game in February. He's a must-start player in standard leagues.
Feb 23 - 10:30 PM

Robert Covington's 16 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals weren't enough to prevent Sunday's 98-103 road loss in Orlando.

He shot 6-of-13 from the field and continues to be Philly's most reliable offensive weapon, having scored double-digit points in nine of his past 10 games. Hassan Whiteside may finish as the waiver-wire pickup of the year, but Covington isn't all that far behind.
Feb 22 - 9:15 PM

Robert Covington scored just eight points with two rebounds, one assist and one steals in 29 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

After scoring more than 20 points in back-to-back games coming into this one, Covington cooled off making just 2-of-10 from the field. Tonight was just his third game without a 3-pointer since Dec. 1. He is going to be a strong finisher and his owners have nothing to worry about.
Feb 20 - 10:58 PM

Robert Covington, Matthew Dellavedova, and Kostas Papanikolaou have been added to the Rising Stars Challenge.

They will be replacing Michael Carter-Williams (foot), Kelly Olynyk (ankle), and Jusuf Nurkic (personal), for Friday's game. Covington has been one of the better stories of the year this season, and he'll get his chance to showcase his skills, bombing away from beyond the arc in what should be a fun up-tempo game severely lacking in defense.

Robert Covington returned from a hand injury against the Warriors on Monday, finishing with 21 points, eight rebounds, one assist, three steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

His numbers are elite over his last five, averaging 18.8 points, 6.6 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 3.6 treys on 44.1 percent from the field and 80.0 percent from the line. Covington's hand injury is not considered serious and he'll have the All-Star break to heal up. He's still one of the best pickups in fantasy hoops and we project him to be a top-50 guy the rest of the way.
Feb 10 - 12:16 AM

Robert Covington (finger) returned to action on Monday after a minor sprain.

The injury is to his left (non-shooting) pinkie. That's usually not an injury which causes a player to miss time, assuming everything is structurally OK with him. Lord Robert Covington's owners can check back for an update. If he's out, Jerami Grant may benefit.
Feb 9 - 8:45 PM

Robert Covington launched 10 shots from beyond the arc during an 89-81 win over the Hornets on Saturday, scoring 22 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers.

He was hot in the third quarter and helped the 76ers pull off a nice comeback at home. Covington was already coming in with some nice momentum to start February, averaging 17.0 points, 5.7 boards, 2.3 assists, 3.0 steals, 0.7 blocks and 3.0 triples. He's easily the best offensive option on Philly and is a must-start player.
Feb 7 - 10:53 PM

Depth Charts

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