Description: Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams led Philadelphia back to defeat the Heat, 91-87, on Tuesday.
Insight: A two-game winning streak for the 76ers might be a sign the apocalypse is near. Philadelphia outscored Miami, 18-9, in the fourth quarter. Carter-Williams had 20 points with six steals, five assists, three rebounds and a block.
Description: 76ers forward Robert Covington led the team with 24 points on Saturday.
Insight: Covington did not shoot that well, going 5-for-16 and only hitting on 3-of-11 3-pointers, but he was helped out by the fact he went to the line all night and made 11-of-12 foul shots. Covington also had nine rebounds, an assist and steal. With him in the starting lineup for Philadelphia, he has become a decent fantasy option.
Description: Sixers forward Robert Covington played well in his first start of the season.
Insight: He went 6-of-10 from the field, and every shot he attempted was from beyond the arc. Covington finished with 20 points, six rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block, and three turnovers. He should be picked up everywhere.
Description: Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams had a somewhat odd stat line during Wednesday's loss against the Hawks.
Insight: He was 4-of-7 from the field for eight points. Carter-Williams also had 10 rebounds, nine assists, two blocks, and a dreadful nine turnovers. He will continue to have great chances to produce.
Description: 76ers guard Tony Wroten is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.
Insight: Philadelphia originally called Wroten likely to return on Wednesday, but now it seems unlikely. Check back for confirmation, and if he can't go, Robert Covington will take most of Wroten's minutes.
Description: 76ers guard Tony Wroten is expected to return to action Wednesday.
Insight: Wroten (17.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 6.3 apg) will likely come off the bench at both PG and SG and should still see his full compliment of minutes, but may not score as much with Michael Carter-Williams and Robert Covington scoring at a high level.
Description: Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams continued to fill the stat sheet in Saturday's win against Detroit.
Insight: No that is not a mistake. The 76ers have now won two of the past three games, and MCW has been a major reason why. He had 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 shooting from the line, along with 15 assists, eight rebounds, three steals, two blocks, but also seven turnovers. Owners would like to see his turnovers go down, but after a line like that, nobody can complain.
Description: Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams continues to rack up statistics while shooting bad percentages.
Insight: Carter-Williams shot 6-of-19 and went 3-for-5 from the free-throw line on Friday against the Thunder. He did, however, nearly record another triple-double with 16 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds. Carter-Williams also had three steals.
Description: Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams led the team with 20 points as Philadelphia finally won a game this season.
Insight: Carter-Williams scored 20 points and nearly finished with a triple-double once again with nine rebounds and nine assists. His shooting numbers, however, continue to be subpar. Carter-Williams shot 9-of-20, missed all three of his 3-point attempts and just 2-of-7 at the line. Meanwhile, the 76ers are 1-17.
Description: Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams recorded a triple-double on Saturday versus the Mavericks.
Insight: Carter-Williams was the one-man wrecking crew with 18 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds, but he shot terribly, going 4-for-13 from the field. He made up for it, hitting 10-of-12 foul shots. Expect more of the same from the guard going forward: lots of points, rebounds and assists but poor shooting numbers.
Description: 76ers forward K.J. McDaniels led the team with 21 points and 13 rebounds on Saturday versus the Mavericks.
Insight: McDaniels is still not starting, but he played 32 minutes coming off the bench Saturday. It was the second straight game McDaniels played more than 30 minutes and in each game, he scored in the double figures.
Description: Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams scored 24 points in Monday's loss to Portland.
Insight: He was 10-of-24 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line. Carter-Williams also chipped in seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two turnovers. He needs to contribute more in the assist column, but it was a solid night, nevertheless.
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel played very well in Saturday's loss to the Knicks.
Insight: He was 6-of-11 from the field, but only 5-of-10 from the line for 17 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, and two turnovers. Free throws will continue to be an issue for Noel, but hopefully he will continue to produce lines like this one.
Description: Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams will continue to come off the bench ... at least Monday, according to Keith Pompey.
Insight: MCW will eventually go back to his starting role as soon as he knocks the rust of his game. At the moment he's shooting just 32.3 percent from the field after being a 40 percent guy last season. Despite that he's still averaging 16.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 5.0 apg, 1.0 spg.
Description: 76ers guard Tony Wroten scored 19 points in Friday's loss to Houston.
Insight: He also had eight assists, four rebounds, one steal, two 3-pointers, and four turnovers. It will be interesting to see how much time Wroten gets once Michael Carter-Williams re-enters to starting lineup.
Description: Sixers point guard Alexey Shved is doubtful for Friday's game against Houston with a sore lower back.
Insight: Shved missed Thursday's game and is unlikely for Friday as there is no reason to push any Sixers player before they are 100 percent since they aren't trying to win games this season ... again.
Description: 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) played for the first time in 2014-15.
Insight: Coming off the bench, MCW was obviously rusty but scored 19 points on 6-of-19 shots with eight rebounds and five assists. The Sixers team looked horrible in another blowout loss, but this was encouraging for Carter-Williams fantasy owners.
Description: 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) will likely come off the bench Thursday night against Dallas.
Insight: This is according to Carter-Williams himself, as it will be his first game in almost seven months. We think he will have a solid fantasy season, but owners need to temper expectations early on.
Description: 76ers forward K.J. McDaniels has 2.2 blocks per game over his last five contests.
Insight: McDaniels told the Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday that it would "mean a lot" to start for the 76ers. It sounds like coach brett Brown is not ready to plug McDaniels into the starting lineup, but the rookie is trending up. In deep leagues, stash McDaniels and keep an eye on him in shallow leagues.
Description: 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) will be eased back into the flow and likely won't play big minutes at the start, according to head coach Brett Brown.
Insight: Carter-Williams is expected to return against Dallas on Thursday. He averaged 34.5 mpg last season and posted 16.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 6.3 apg. But since the Sixers are obviously not trying to win games this season his return date is no doubt "flexible."
Description: 76ers guard Tony Wroten scored 31 points as the 76ers nearly came back against the Bulls, but ultimately fell short, 118-115, on Friday.
Insight: Wroten did not shoot all that well, making 3-out-of-10 from the 3-point line and 11-of-27 from the field overall, but he finished with 31 points. That's 58 points in the last two games for Wroten.
Description: Sixers power forward Brandon Davies is already moved into a starting role and if Nerlens Noel's ankle injury keeps him out for any length of time, Davies could become a viable fantasy option.
Insight: Davies scored 20 points Wednesday night with four rebounds, one assist and a steal in 29 minutes. He could soon crack the 30-minute mark.
Description: 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams plans to practice on Thursday according to Calkins Media.
Insight: Carter-Williams hopes to return next week against Dallas on Nov. 13, but even when he returns, he likely won't average 30 minutes per game right away. It will take at least a few games to get back to where he was at the end of last season.
Description: Sixers backup PF Brandon Davies would likely start if Henry Sims isn't ready to go Monday.
Insight: Davies would play at the power forward spot and Nerlens Noel would shift to center. Davies has 18 points against Miam in 24 minutes and 12 points in 18 minutes against Indiana. If he gets minutes he could be a useful low-end value.
Description: Sixers point guard Alexey Shved played very well in the opener and on this weak Philadelphia roster should continue to see plenty of playing time.
Insight: Shved posted 18 points and five assists in just 24 minutes. He was 3-of-6 from beyond the arc and fantasy owners should keep an eye on him. If he sees the same workload or more he'd be a useful bench addition.
Description: 76ers guard Tony Wroten had a solid opening night.
Insight: He was filling in for the injured Michael Carter-Williams, and posted a nice stat line. Wroten was 9-of-21 for 22 points, while also adding seven assists, eight rebounds, and three steals. Once MCW returns from injury, Wroten will move back to the bench, but as long as he continues to see minutes, he will be able to provide numbers for fantasy owners.
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel posted 10 rebounds and three blocks in his NBA debut.
Insight: He had a poor shooting night, going 2-for-11 from the field and 2-for-6 from the line, for his six points. Owners will have to deal with poor offensive nights from Noel, but it is nice to see him produce in the rebounding and shot-blocking department, early on.
Description: 76ers guard Tony Wroten does a little bit of everything but nothing all that well.
Insight: Wroten will likely average over 11 PPG, close to three rebounds and assists per game and nearly a steal per game. He won't lite up any one category. Keep in mind, Wroten is also a very poor free-throw shooter. He shot 64.1 percent from the line last season.
Description: The Sports Network's projections have rookie K.J. McDaniels as the 76ers second leading scorer in 2014-2015.
Insight: McDaniels was quite the scorer at Clemson, averaging 17.1 PPG while also chipping in 7.1 RPG, 2.8 BPG and 1.1 SPG. The rookie has already showcased his blocking ability through the preseason. Coach Brett Brown is a defensive coach, so he will likely start McDaniels for defense, which will allow him to contribute in other areas in fantasy.
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel is 100 percent over his torn ACL and will get all the minutes he can handle this season.
Insight: The 76ers will be awful this season, but Noel will accumulate blocks, steals and rebounds right away. His long-term potential also has him as a 20-point scorer, but right out of the gate, we expect him to sit more around the 10 PPG mark.
Description: 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams will be the team's top offensive weapon once he returns to the court.
Insight: Carter-Williams had surgery over the offseason to repair his left shoulder. He is targeting Nov. 13 as his return. Carter-Williams does not shoot a high percentage, just 40.5 percent from the field, 26.4 percent from behind the arc, and 70.3 percent from the free-throw line, but he will accumulate points, rebounds, assists and steals to be a quality fantasy guard.
Description: Philadelphia point guard Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder surgery) is targeting a mid-November return, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.
Insight: Carter-Williams had surgery over the offseason to repair his left shoulder. He won the Rookie of the Year with averages of 16.7 points, 0.8 3-pointers, 6.2 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.9 steals per game. This timetable would have him missing 7-10 games.
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel did not play on Friday due to a right thigh issue.
Insight: The 76ers held Noel out on Friday for precautionary reasons. Noel is listed as day-to-day. He should be one of the first rookies selected in fantasy drafts. With his shot-block ability, Noel has No. 1 center potential.
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel made 5-of-13 shots, scoring 10 points, and also had nine rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 31 minutes of Wednesday's preseason game against the Hornets.
Insight: Noel likely benefitted from the matchup against Al Jefferson on Wednesday. Jefferson is know for playing very little defense. The numbers from Wednesday are much better than Noel's numbers from the first preseason game. With the lack of scoring elsewhere on the 76ers and lack of depth at the center position, Noel is a possible No. 1 center in fantasy.
Description: Philadelphia G/F Hollis Thompson suffered a corneal abrasion in his left eye and is out on Wednesday according to Comcast Sports Net.
Insight: Most of the time, this type of injury is minor, but other players have missed significant time from it. If he missing significant time, K.J. McDaniels and Alexey Shved will see more playing time.
Description: Philadelphia point guard Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder surgery) has not yet been cleared for five-on-five workouts with contact, according to 76ers GM Sam Hinkie.
Insight: Carter-Williams had surgery over the offseason to repair his left shoulder. He missed 12 games his rookie season, but won the Rookie of the Year with averages of 16.7 points, 0.8 3-pointers, 6.2 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.9 steals per game. If he can stay healthy, he should be a reliable point guard option especially in leagues that have no penalty for turnovers.
Description: Philadelphia center Nerlens Noel gave Sixers fans and fantasy owners a first glimpse of his ability in Saturday's summer league contest.
Insight: The 20-year-old, who sat out the entire season after ACL surgery, played 26 minutes and posted 19 points, two rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block. Most important he looked healthy. He could see plenty of court time in 2014 and could end up being a mid-round fantasy value.
Description: The Sixers took a chance on Kansas center Joel Embiid with the third pick in Thursday's NBA Draft.
Insight: Embiid was supposed to go No. 1 to Cleveland but the Cavs were scared away by his foot injury. When Embiid gets healthy, he and Nerlens Noel will form one of the league's best young low post duos.
Description: Philadelphia point guard Michael Carter-Williams underwent surgery to repair the labrum of his right shoulder, according to the Delaware County Daily Times.
Insight: Carter-Williams was named NBA Rookie of the Year on Monday. The NBA season took its toll on MCW, costing him 12 games due to a left foot bruise, a knee infection and a sore shoulder. However, he finished strong with averages of 17.8 points on .512 shooting, 7.6 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.5 steals over his last 10 games. With two picks in the lottery, the 76ers' roster should be much improved next season as Carter-Williams tries to improve upon his 16.7 ppg on .405 shooting, 6.2 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.9 steals per game.
Description: Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams was announced Monday as the NBA's 2013-14 Rookie of the Year. SOURCE: NBA.com
Insight: He's only the third rookie in NBA history to average at least 16 points, six rebounds and six assists. MCW isn't a good shooter (40.5 percent) and he can be a bit turnover-prone (3.5 turnovers per game) but his versatility still makes him a strong fantasy asset. At age 22, he's only going to get better.
Description: Philadelphia guard Michael Carter-Williams had another near triple-double Saturday in a loss to Charlotte.
Insight: MCW finished with 23 points, seven boards and eight assists. When Carter-Williams (16.7 ppg, 6.3 apg, 6.1 rpg, 1.9 spg) inevitably wins NBA Rookie of the Year, he'll be the highest draft pick to win the award since Mark Jackson in 1988.
Description: Philadelphia guard Tony Wroten expects to return Saturday against the Pistons. SOURCE: Brian Seltzer, 97.5 The Fanatic
Insight: A sprained ankle has kept him out for the last three games. The Sixers have a chance to make history tonight: another loss would give them 27 in a row, the longest losing streak in NBA history.
Description: Sixers swingman James Anderson had 30 points on 11-of-18 shooting (6-11 3PT) Thursday at Houston.
Insight: Anderson has scored 66 points on 23-of-34 shooting (12-19 3PT) in two games against the Rockets, the team that waived him last July, this season. He's had just one other game with 20+ points in 2013-14.
Description: Philadelphia center Henry Sims has logged two straight double-doubles.
Insight: Sims had 18 points, 15 boards and two blocks in 31 minutes Saturday at Chicago. He has averaged 26.4 minutes, 10.4 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.7 blocks over his last 11 games.
Description: With 28 points Saturday at Chicago, Philadelphia forward Thaddeus Young had his sixth straight contest with at least 20 points.
Insight: The 76ers have something in common with fantasy owners: both don't care about wins and losses. Young has produced 21.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.8 apg, 2.7 spg and 1.7 3pg in 15 games since the team traded Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner at the trade deadline. Of course, the Sixers have compiled 24 straight losses.
Description: 76ers guard Tony Wroten sprained his ankle Friday in a loss to New York. He's already been ruled out for the team's upcoming three-game road trip. SOURCE: Chris Vito, Delaware County Daily Times
Insight: That means the earliest he could play again is next Saturday against the Pistons. Expect Hollis Thompson (5.8 ppg) to start in his place.
Description: Sixers swingman James Anderson will return to the lineup Friday after missing the last two games with a bruised thigh. SOURCE: Tom Moore, Bucks County Courier Times
Insight: Tony Wroten (13.5 ppg) will remain in the starting lineup with Hollis Thompson (5.8 ppg) heading back to the bench. Anderson's scoring average in March (12.5 ppg in eight contests) is his highest of the season.
Description: Philadelphia point guard Michael Carter-Williams delivered 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting Wednesday in a loss to the Bulls.
Insight: But more importantly, he had nine rebounds and seven assists, putting him within striking distance of his third triple-double of the season. Wednesday was the Sixers' 22nd loss in a row. That's a new franchise record.
Description: Philadelphia forward Thad Young had another brilliant outing Saturday against Memphis (20 points, seven rebounds, six steals).
Insight: Of course, the result was the same as the Sixers lost for the 20th time in a row. The four three-pointers Young hit were his most since December 28th against Phoenix. It doesn't get any easier for the Sixers as their next game is Monday against the conference-leading Pacers.
Description: Sixers power forward Thaddeus Young has averaged 20.6 ppg, 5.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.6 steals in 10 games since the trade deadline.
Insight: The 76ers traded Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes and Lavoy Allen at the deadline, leaving Young as one of the only competent players left on the roster. He has taken advantage of the larger role. In 45 minutes Friday against the Pacers, Young had 25 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and three steals.
Description: Philadelphia shooting guard James Anderson has produced 17.5 ppg, 4.0 3pg, 3.0 rpg and 2.3 apg his last four games.
Insight: Anderson had 17 points, three assists, two rebounds and five triples in 31 minutes Wednesday against Sacramento. His long-range shot has really come along over his last 11 games as he has made 2.8 threes per game in that span. He made just 1.1 threes per game with a .299 3P% his first 53 games.
Description: Philadelphia center Nerlens Noel (torn ACL) is not expected to play this season. SOURCE: Marc Narducci, Philly Inquirer
Insight: He was hoping to return on April 4th so he could debut against his hometown Celtics but that was always a bit of a longshot. Noel is definitely a part of the team's plans, just not this season.
Description: Sixers coach Brett Brown thinks practicing 5-on-5 by the end of the season is a realistic goal for Nerlens Noel (knee), according to beat writer Chris Vito.
Insight: Noel hasn't played since tearing his ACL at the University of Kentucky over a year ago, but a tweet he sent out Sunday indicated that he was targeting April 4 for a return. However, Brown's comments Tuesday suggest that the center won't be back this season.
Description: Sixers guard Michael Carter-Williams produced his second career triple-double Monday in a loss to New York.
Insight: Carter-Williams finished with 23 points, 13 boards and ten assists. As bad as the 76ers have been lately (17 straight losses), Carter-Williams is still a leading candidate for Rookie of the Year.
Description: Nerlens Noel hinted on his Twitter account that his Sixers debut could come April 4th against Boston.
Insight: Noel hasn't played since tearing his ACL at the University of Kentucky over a year ago. He's not a big time scorer but when healthy, Noel can be a dominant shot blocker. When Noel comes back, he'll likely be on a minutes limit.
Description: Philadelphia point guard Michael Carter-Williams has made just 21-of-72 (.292) from the field over his last five games.
Insight: MCW's shooting percentage slipped under 40 percent for the season during this recent slump. He made just 2-of-13 from the field and had four points Saturday against the Jazz, though he did add nine assists, seven rebounds and five steals.
Description: Sixers guard Tony Wroten will come off the bench Wednesday night, according to beat writer Tom Moore. Philadelphia will start James Anderson in his place.
Insight: The move won't change Wroten's fantasy value. With Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes gone, the 76ers have plenty of minutes to fill and Wroten is one of the only competent players they have. He has averaged 25.6 minutes, 15.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists his last 10 games.
Description: The Sixers keep losing, but that hasn't stopped Thaddeus Young from putting up great numbers. He was brilliant again Monday in a loss to Milwaukee.
Insight: Young shot his way to 28 points in 34 minutes of court time. He also contributed seven assists, six steals and five rebounds. Young (17.5 ppg) is having his best season and needs to be starting in all formats.
Description: Sixers forward Thad Young had a night for the ages Friday against Dallas.
Insight: The Sixers still lost but at least this one was somewhat close (124-112). According to ESPN Stats and Information, Young is the first player to record at least 30 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and seven steals in a game since Hakeem Olajuwon did it in March of 1987. Young has another juicy matchup waiting for him Monday against the Bucks.
Description: The Sixers are considering buying out the rest of Danny Granger's contract. SOURCE: Chris Vito, Delaware County Times
Insight: General manager Sam Hinkie was noncommital on the subject Friday though buying out Granger seems like it would be the right move. Granger was reportedly furious he was traded to Philadelphia and it's clear he wouldn't be part of the team's rebuilding process. Granger (8.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg) won't be in action Friday versus Dallas.
Description: The Sixers landed Danny Granger Thursday as part of a three-player swap. SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports
Insight: You have to feel for Granger here. After eight and a half years in Indiana, Granger (8.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg) goes from the best team in the Eastern Conference to the second-worst. It's actually good for fantasy owners though as Granger should see more playing time in Philly than he did with the Pacers.
Description: The Clippers sent Byron Mullens to Philadelphia Thursday for a second-round pick. SOURCE: Brad Turner, Los Angeles Times
Insight: Heading to talent-starved Philly will certainly improve Mullens' fantasy potential. Though he barely played in Los Angeles, Mullens should have a significant role now that Spencer Hawes has been traded to Cleveland. If you're looking for a big man who can give you ten and five, Mullens seems like a no-brainer.
Description: Sixers backup PF Arnett Moultrie (ankle) will play Sunday night against the Clippers, making his season debut, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Insight: Moultrie missed the entire season due to an ankle injury and conditioning issues. He averaged 9.4 points and 7.0 rebounds in his last five games last season but doesn't need to be added in fantasy leagues.
Description: Philadelphia point guard Michael Carter-Williams was a game-time decision Monday due to a shoulder injury, but he ended up playing 36 minutes and scoring 21 points against the Nets.
Insight: Sixers coach Brett Brown attributed the injury to the typical wear and tear of the NBA season, and resting him Monday would have been a strictly precautionary move by a team that is playing for the future.
Description: Philadelphia point guard Michael Carter-Williams will play on Monday against the Brooklyn Nets, according to coach Brett Brown. He’s dealing with a shoulder injury.
Insight: Sixers coach Brett Brown said the injury wasn't a result of one incident, but rather the regular wear and tear of the NBA season. The 76ers are playing for the future and have shown they have no problem sitting Carter-Williams to rest minor ailments, but it appears he will get on the floor tonight.
Description: SPhiladelphia point guard Michael Carter-Williams will be a game-time decision Monday against the Brooklyn Nets, according to csnphilly.com. He’s dealing with a shoulder injury.
Insight: Sixers coach Brett Brown said the injury wasn't a result of one incident, but rather the regular wear and tear of the NBA season. The 76ers are playing for the future and have shown they have no problem sitting Carter-Williams to rest minor ailments. Tony Wroten has been successful as a starter when Carter-Williams has been out this season.
Description: Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams won't be in the lineup Saturday against Detroit. SOURCE: Keith Pompey, Philly Inquirer
Insight: He's out with a sore shoulder. Backup point guard Tony Wroten played well when MCW was sidelined with a knee infection a couple months ago. If Wroten (12.4 ppg) is available on waivers, we'd recommend scooping him up now before someone else does.
Description: Philadelphia center Spencer Hawes' 20 points Wednesday at Boston were his most since Dec. 21.
Insight: He had his highest scoring game of January on Monday with 18 points, and he exceeded that total one game later. Hawes has averaged 12.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.9 blocks, 0.9 steals and 1.6 threes this month.
Description: Sixers power forward Thaddeus Young flirted with a triple-double Saturday against the Thunder.
Insight: Young had 13 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals in the loss. After averaging 25.6 points on .559 shooting from Dec. 20 to Jan. 6, Young has cooled off considerably with just 13.6 ppg on .379 shooting his last 10 games. However, he has kept his fantasy value high by picking up 3.4 thefts per game in his last eight contests.
Description: Evan Turner torched the Knicks for 34 points and 11 rebounds Wednesday in a 110-106 Sixers win.
Insight: Turner had 28 points combined in his previous three contests. It's good to see him get back on track after a rough stretch. Turner should be worth a start in his next game Friday against the Raptors.
Description: Philadelphia SG/SF Evan Turner could see time at backup PG, according to coach Brett Brown.
Insight: Turner has cracked the 20-point mark just once in the past eight games and putting the ball in his hands might be just the thing to break him out of the slump. Backup PG Tony Wroten figures to be sidelined for a while.
Description: Michael Carter-Williams had 31 of Philadelphia's 31 points Monday against the Wizards.
Insight: Carter-Williams is one of seven players in the NBA, along with Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Nicolas Batum, James Harden, Lance Stephenson and Russell Westbrook, averaging at least 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game. He's at 6.7 assists and 5.7 rebounds to go with 17.5 points, 2.5 steals, 1.0 threes and 0.6 blocks per game.
Description: Philadelphia center Spencer Hawes has averaged 16.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 2.3 threes and 1.0 blocks over the last three games. He had 17 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists, three triples and one rejection Wednesday against Charlotte.
Insight: Hawes' production has fallen off from what he put up the first three weeks of the season, but he's still a very good fantasy center.
Description: Sixers guard Tony Wroten (flu-like symptoms/migrane) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: He's proved to be a capable fill-in when Michael Carter-Williams has been out this season and has averaged 24 minutes, 13.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 threes in seven games since MCW returned to the lineup. It's much tougher to start him when Carter-Williams is healthy, but not impossible.
Description: Sixers guard Tony Wroten (illness) will miss Monday's game against the Timberwolves, according to beat writer Chris Vito.
Insight: Wroten is dealing with flu-like symptoms and a migraine. He's proved to be a capable fill-in when Michael Carter-Williams has been out this season and has averaged 24 minutes, 13.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 threes in seven games since MCW returned to the lineup.
Description: Philadelphia rookie Michael Carter-Williams is probable for Monday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: MCW took a blow to the head at the end of Saturday's win over Portland, but it appears he didn't suffer a concussion and is ready to go Monday night. The 22-year-old is a leading candidate for ROY averaging 17.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 7.2 apg.
Description: Sixers power forward Thaddeus Young has averaged 25.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 3.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.2 threes over his last six games.
Insight: Young reportedly requested a trade in late December and his trade value is at an all-time high. The same goes for his fantasy value. Young is averaging a career-high 17.9 ppg as well as 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.7 steals. He's added 3-point range to his arsenal this season, hitting 41.2 percent of his 2.3 attempts per game after making 33.2 percent on 0.8 attempts his first six seasons.
Description: Philadelphia rookie Michael Carter-Williams came on strong with 27 points, six rebounds and six assists Saturday against Phoenix.
Insight: MCW also padded his league-leading steal total with four more thefts. It looks like the 22-year-old has a bright future in Philly. So far, Carter-Williams leads all rookies in scoring (18.1 ppg), rebounding (5.5 rpg) and assists (7.7 apg).
Description: Sixers power forward Thaddeus Young turned in a second consecutive 30 point/10 rebound outing Saturday in a loss at Phoenix.
Insight: Young made headlines about a week ago when it was reported he had requested a trade. Young later refuted the claim and has now scored 25 or more in each of his last three contests. Fantasy owners can't afford to sit Young while he's this hot. Make sure he's in your lineup Sunday against the Lakers.
Description: Philadelphia small forward Evan Turner (sore knee) will not play Saturday, according to Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News.
Insight: Sixers coach Brett Brown expects Turner to play Sunday night, but he also expected him to play Saturday and he wasn't able to go. The 25-year-old is averaging a career-high 19.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 4.0 apg and 1.0 spg.