Player News - 76ers

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Jerryd Bayless returned to action on Monday November 20.

Nov 21 - 3:33 AM

Amir Johnson came off the bench and hit 4-of-4 shots for eight points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in 21 minutes of action on Monday.

He would have started if Joel Embiid wasn't able to go through his knee injury, but he still got solid run off the bench with Richaun Holmes sitting this one out with an illness, even though he was expected to play. Johnson will need multiple injuries to teammates in order to obtain fantasy value this season, and so far we're not really close to seeing that happening.
Nov 20 - 10:02 PM

Ben Simmons hit 13-of-24 shots for 27 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and four steals in Monday's easy 107-86 win over the Jazz.

Simmons didn't hit a 3-pointer, missed 3-of-4 free throws and committed four turnovers, proving he's human. The kid's a beast, is the consensus for Rookie of the Year, and has helped the Sixers get off to a 9-7 start to the season.
Nov 20 - 9:59 PM

Joel Embiid played through his sore knee and hit 7-of-16 shots and 1-of-4 free throws for 15 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 27 minutes on Monday.

The Sixers spanked the Jazz with no problems, but The Process and Robert Covington didn't exactly crush it tonight. Covington hit just 4-of-12 shots and a couple 3-pointers for 13 points, four steals and a block, but we've come to expect more from both players. They should bounce back on Wednesday against the Blazers, while owners of Embiid should just be happy he was allowed to play tonight..
Nov 20 - 9:55 PM

J.J. Redick hit 6-of-10 shots and 2-of-2 3-pointers for 20 points, two rebounds, four assists and a steal in Monday's win over the Jazz.

That makes two straight 20-point games for Redick, who is now averaging 15.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 3-pointers on 44 percent shooting in his last five games. Redick is rolling right now and should be grabbed if you need 3-pointers or scoring.
Nov 20 - 9:52 PM

Jerryd Bayless returned from a three-game absence with a wrist injury and came off the bench for five points and two rebounds in 16 minutes.

T.J. McConnell has been playing well as the backup point guard in Philly and it's possible Bayless has lost his job. He's not worth owning at this point, but just keep an eye on the situation to see who's getting the backup point guard minutes. McConnell played 34 minutes and hit 3-of-6 shots for eight points, three rebounds, five assists and a steal tonight.
Nov 20 - 9:49 PM

Joel Embiid (sore left knee) will play Monday vs. the Jazz.

Embiid looked just fine while going through his pregame routine, so he should see his regular workload tonight. Feel free to fire him up in all settings, and with Embiid active, Richaun Holmes loses a lot of luster in daily leagues.
Nov 20 - 6:31 PM

The 76ers have recalled Jacob Pullen from the G-League.

Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is available to play tonight, so there's a good chance Pullen will be watching a majority of Monday's game from the bench.
Nov 20 - 5:56 PM

Amir Johnson will likely draw the start on Monday vs. Utah if Joel Embiid (sore knee) is unable to give it a go.

Even as a starter, Johnson likely wouldn't earn much more than 15 minutes, so he's still not a great target should he move into the starting five tonight. Richaun Holmes, however, would very likely earn minutes in the mid-20s, if not more, if Embiid is out, which would make him a popular target in daily leagues.
Nov 20 - 5:47 PM

Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) remains a game-time decision for Monday's matchup with the Jazz.

Embiid wants to get out there, but the decision will ultimately be up to the 76ers' medical staff, and they've been known to err on the side of caution with their franchise players. We likely won't get another update until just prior to tip-off, but if Embiid is forced to the sidelines tonight, Richaun Holmes would see a nice uptick in minutes and there would be more shots to go around for basically everyone. Stay tuned.
Nov 20 - 5:30 PM

Richaun Holmes (illness) will play Monday vs. the Jazz.

Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) remains a game-time call, and if he's not able to give it a go, Holmes would likely be flirting with minutes in the mid-20s, making him a truly inticing DFS play. Jahlil Okafor could also get into the rotation sans Embiid, and Amir Johnson would draw the start, but Holmes is the guy you want to target in fantasy hoops.
Nov 20 - 5:27 PM

Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) said he should be "fine" for Monday's game vs. Utah.

He's considered a game-time call, but Embiid said "the decision is on me" in regards to playing. This means owners can tentatively pencil him into lineups, but a final call won't be made until he warms up. If he decides to sit, Richaun Holmes (illness), Amir Johnson, Dario Saric and Jahlil Okafor would all be candidates to see more minutes.
Nov 20 - 12:25 PM

Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is available for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

This was the expectation after coach Brett Brown said he was good to go after practicing on Sunday. Bayless could have restrictions and T.J. McConnell has looked solid as the backup PG, so most fantasy owners can use a wait-and-see approach here.
Nov 20 - 11:41 AM

Richaun Holmes (gastroenteritis) is questionable for Monday's game vs. Utah.

He hasn't been getting much playing time, but his status is worth monitoring closely because Joel Embiid is also questionable due to left knee soreness. Holmes would be a great streaming option if he plays and Embiid doesn't, but look for Amir Johnson, Dario Saric and maybe even Jahlil Okafor to step up if both of these guys can't go.
Nov 20 - 11:37 AM

Joel Embiid is a game-time call for Monday's game vs. the Jazz with left knee soreness.

Embiid has been battling soreness for most of the season, but the 76ers have said that they're not concerned and that it was expected. He's also been playing 30.2 minutes over his last 10 games, so he's adjusting to a larger workload. If Embiid is held out, the 76ers will likely use a combination of Amir Johnson, Richaun Holmes (illness) and Dario Saric to absorb his minutes. Jahlil Okafor may get a chance to showcase himself as well.
Nov 20 - 11:32 AM


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