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Ben Simmons | Guard/Forward | #25

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/20/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 230
College: LSU
Drafted: 2016 / Rd. 1 (1) / PHI
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Ben Simmons was quiet on Wednesday with nine points, six assists, three rebounds and one block in 31 minutes.
He made 3-of-5 field goals and 3-of-5 free throws with just one turnover. This marks his lowest combined boards-and-dimes total of the season, and it coincides with Jimmy Butler's first game in a Sixers uniform. There's no cause for alarm yet and there are plenty of kinks to work out before the new-look Sixers are a finished product, but Simmons does need the ball in his hands to produce. Nov 15 - 12:50 AM

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Ben Simmons scored 13 points (5-of-7 FG, 3-of-4 FT) with seven rebounds, seven assists, and one steal in 35 minutes against the Heat on Monday.

Simmons is now averaging 17.8 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 7.2 assists over his last five games. He'll have to get used to playing off the ball a bit more with Jimmy Butler, but he's still a big part of the Sixers' offense and the defensive stats won't go away.
Nov 12 - 11:19 PM

Ben Simmons scored 18 points (9-of-16 FGs) with 14 rebounds, five assists, one block, and six turnovers in 38 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

Simmons posted another double-double, which is his eleventh overall and fourth in his last five games. He's averaging 17.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 2.2 steals, and 1.2 blocks across his last five games. He'll have to adjust to playing with Jimmy Butler, but he's still a fantasy stud moving forward.
Nov 10 - 10:56 PM

Ben Simmons was a stat factory on Friday against the Hornets, scoring 22 points with eight rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, three blocks and three turnovers in 41 minutes.

It's season highs in points, blocks and dimes for Ben in an overtime win. He had 15 shots from the field and all of those were within four feet of the rim, so who cares that Ben can't shoot a jumper? He causes so many mismatches and he's been adept at finding his teammates this season. Ben will be putting up big lines all season.
Nov 9 - 10:54 PM

Ben Simmons scored 16 points (7-of-12 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs) with 10 rebounds, eight assists, two blocks, and just one turnover in 34 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.

Simmons has had a few games with a lot of turnovers of late, but kept them to a minimum in this one. He continues to be a nightly triple-double threat while contributing almost two steals per game. The only downside to his game continues to be is his poor free throw shooting, but he more than makes up for it elsewhere.
Nov 8 - 12:13 AM

Ben Simmons got his eighth double-double in a losing effort on Sunday, scoring 20 points with 12 rebounds, four steals and three assists.

The Sixers committed 27 turnovers tonight, the most for any team in a game this season, and five of those came from Simmons. He was already averaging 3.3 miscues per game, but that's understandable for a guy with the ball in his hands so often -- and it's why some fantasy formats opt for assist-to-turnover ratio (Simmons is dropping 2.42 dimes for every turnover). Unless you're in roto leagues where his 64.4% is a category-killer, he's a pure fantasy stud.
Nov 4 - 9:01 PM

Ben Simmons put up a 4x5 line against the Pistons on Saturday, scoring nine points with five rebounds, five assists and five steals in 29 minutes.

If you liked free throws, this game was for you as Ben got himself into foul trouble against Blake Griffin. Simmons' scoring is down a little this year and some of that is because Joel Embiid is soaking up so many shots, but on the plus side he's up to 65.9 FT% from 56.0 last year. Even with the scoring dip, Ben is going to flirt with triple-doubles all season.
Nov 3 - 4:30 PM

Ben Simmons scored 14 points (6-of-11 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with three rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, and two turnovers in 35 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

Simmons had his worst game of the season in his previous outing, even though he posted a triple-double. He looked much better against the Clippers and only turned the ball over twice. He has his warts, but he's still an extremely valuable fantasy asset.
Nov 1 - 10:32 PM

Ben Simmons posted a dubious triple-double on Tuesday with 11 points, 10 assists and 11 turnovers during a 129-112 loss in Toronto.

Simmons added eight rebounds tonight but this crystallized his limitations in fantasy circles. He made 4-of-9 field goals but just 3-of-6 free throws, and the turnovers destroyed an entire category in 9-cat leagues. Owners knew what they were getting on draft day, of course, and Simmons remains a legitimate triple-double threat every time he takes the court.
Oct 30 - 10:30 PM

Ben Simmons scored a season-high 21 points (8-of-11 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs) and added 12 rebounds, nine assists, and one block in 27 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

Simmons went off in the third quarter, scoring 15 of his season-high 21 in that frame. He also rebounded from his season-low assist total last time out, dishing nine assists tonight. Simmons has been inconsistent from the free throw line, shooting just 56% on the season, but went 5-of-5 tonight. We know he's going to post a near triple-double every night, but if he can get his FT% above 70%, he'll be even more valuable.
Oct 29 - 9:37 PM

The 76ers have exercised the fourth-year option on Ben Simmons.

They also exercised the third-year options on Markelle Fultz and Dario Saric. This is just a formality and a no-brainer for the front office.
Oct 29 - 2:14 PM

Ben Simmons struggled from the field, making only 5-of-20 shots for 14 points with 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and four turnovers in 32 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.

Simmons posted a shockingly-low assist total tonight, but that's probably because he took a season-high 20 shots. Despite only three assists, he's still averaging over seven per game thus far. It was nice to see him in attack mode from the jump, but the efficiency obviously needs to be better. Simmons might be asked to be in attack mode more often with Markelle Fultz able to run the offense, too. Keep rolling Simmons out there with confidence.
Oct 27 - 10:26 PM

Ben Simmons returned to the lineup on Wednesday, scoring 14 points (6-of-15 FGs, 2-of-6 FTs) with 13 rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, and three turnovers in 38 minutes against the Bucks.

Simmons showed no ill-effects of the back tightness that kept him out of Monday's game and looked like his normal self. He missed a lot of shots near the rim and was poor from the free throw line, but contributed in the areas that are expected. He'll be a triple-double threat every time he's out there.
Oct 25 - 12:36 AM

Ben Simmons (back) will start on Wednesday against the Bucks.

He went through warmups and coach Brett Brown said Simmons looked good. Simmons had a back problem before Saturday and it bothered him during the game that day, so he could be at risk of an aggravation and the smart money is on the training staff monitoring him when he checks out. This move will push Landry Shamet back to the bench.
Oct 24 - 8:47 PM

Ben Simmons (back) said he's still "not sure" if he will play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

"I feel good," Simmons added. The reigning Rookie of the Year said his back didn't bother him in pregame and coach Brett Brown said Simmons had a good workout. He's planning to play tonight, but he'll be a game-time call. If he can't go, T.J. McConnell and J.J. Redick would see additional minutes.
Oct 24 - 8:43 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ben Simmons
2Markelle Fultz
3T.J. McConnell
4Landry Shamet
SG1J.J. Redick
2Zhaire Smith
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Furkan Korkmaz
PF1Wilson Chandler
2Mike Muscala
C1Joel Embiid
2Amir Johnson
3Jonah Bolden
4Justin Patton