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Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons racked up 20 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, three steals, and one block in 34 minutes during Saturday's win over the Pistons. Simmons has only scored 15 or more points in two of the past seven games, but his versatility makes him a solid fantasy option. The guard is averaging 12.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 8.2 assists this season, nearly a triple-double. He has another chance to shine on Monday versus the Pistons again, who have a generally weaker defense.
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid compiled 33 points, 14 rebounds, one assist, two blocks, and one steal in 35 minutes during Saturday's win over Detroit. The big man recorded his sixth double-double in the past seven games and now has at least 33 points in four of the past five games as well. Embiid is on a roll and he has a chance to continue his awesome production on Monday against the Pistons again.
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (back), point guard Ben Simmons, and small/power forward Tobias Harris have all been given the green light to take the floor for Saturday's game versus the Pistons. Embiid spent the past two games demolishing Boston's interior defense to the tune of 42 and 38 points, respectively. He's once again in a prime spot to feast against a Detroit squad that has had extreme difficulty in slowing opposing centers this year. Prior to tip-off, head coach Doc Rivers expressed doubt that Simmons and Harris would play, but the trio has all been announced as a part of the starting five. They carry some DFS risk due to their banged up nature, but with a premium matchup against Detroit's defense, Embiid in particular carries slate-breaking potential.
Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons and small/power forward Tobias Harris have had their statuses thrown into doubt just prior to tip-off Saturday, after head coach Doc Rivers noted that he wasn't sure that either would play after getting "banged up" on Friday. Rivers did not reveal the ailment for either, but Philadelphia could choose to play it safe with two of their premier players on the second leg of a back-to-back. Absences from Simmons and/or Harris would propel Shake Milton and Tyrese Maxey into premier DFS assets, while Seth Curry and Danny Green reprise larger offensive roles as well. Check back to get the final update on who Philly has available versus Detroit.
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (back) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Detroit Pistons. It's a back-to-back set, so it wouldn't be shocking to see Embiid sit out here. On Friday, Embiid played 30 minutes and put up monster numbers against the Boston Celtics. The team is likely going to wait until closer to tip-off before making a final decision. Dwight Howard would draw the start, assuming Embiid is out. Howard has been playing well when given extended minutes on the court. He'd be an interesting DFS option for Saturday's slate without Embiid available.