Ben Simmons
Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons (PG,SF)

Philadelphia 76ers

Ben Simmons scored 18 points with eight rebounds, six assists and one block in the loss to the Celtics.

Fantasy Impact: Ben played like a veteran in his rookie season and it would be a surprise if he didn't win Rookie of the Year. He and Embiid will be fun to watch for years to come.

 

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Ben Simmons scored 16 points with eight rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and one steal in the loss to the Celtics.

Fantasy Impact: Ben Simmons has been up and down this series. The Celtics are really containing him and making him take jump shots. As long as the Celtics can contain him, the Sixers have no chance.

 

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Ben Simmons scored 18 points with seven rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and seven turnovers in the loss to Boston.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons played 41 minutes in the round two loss, which seems insane for a rookie. Hopefully Simmons will bounce back, but Boston will do everything in it's power to stop him.

 

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Ben Simmons scored 14 points with 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block in the win over the Miami Heat.

Fantasy Impact: The Sixers advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs. Simmons is a star and will be fun to watch in against either the Celtics or Bucks.

 

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Ben Simmons scored 17 points, with 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the first triple-double of his career. Simmons hit 8-of-13 shots from the field and added four steals in 39 minutes during the Game 4 win.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons has been the leader of the Sixers' 3-1 series advantage averaging a near triple-double with 19.3 points, 10.8 rebounds and 9.8 assists per game while adding 2.5 steals a night. Simmons is an elite DFS option as the Sixers look to close out the series against the Heat on Tuesday in Philly.

 

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Ben Simmons scored 19 points with 12 rebounds, seven assists and four steals in the win over the Miami Heat.

Fantasy Impact: We've never seen a player like Ben in our generation. Sit back and enjoy the show.

 

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Ben Simmons flirted with a triple-double again on Monday night in Game 2 finishing with a team-high 24 points to go along with nine rebounds and eight assists. However, it was not enough as the Sixers dropped Game 2 to the Heat 113-103 to even the series at a game apiece.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is averaging 20.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 11.0 assists through the first two games of the series. With Joel Embiid's status still up in the air for Game 3 on Thursday in Miami, Simmons may once again be called on to carry the offensive load. If Embiid remains out Simmons is a worthwhile high-priced DFS option, however, if Embiid does play then Simmons may fall short of his lofty price tag.

 

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Ben Simmons scored 17 points with 14 assists and nine rebounds falling just short of a triple-double in his first career playoff game. Simmons went 5-for-13 from the field and 7-for-10 from the line while also chipping in two steals in the Sixers blowout Game 1 victory over the Heat 130-103.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons and the Sixers continued their red-hot play from the end of the regular season into the playoffs. Simmons averaged 14.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists against the Heat in four regular-season meetings and continued his strong play to start off the playoff series. With Joel Embiid not expected to play in Game 2 on Monday, Simmons will continue to lead the offense and be an excellent DFS option.

 

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Ben Simmons is expected to play on Tuesday despite being ill. The 76ers are trying to lock up the No. 3 seed in the East and must win both games as the Cavaliers should beat the Knicks on Wednesday. (Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It sounds like Simmons will be a full go for Tuesday and should be locked into your lineups. Simmons is averaging a triple-double over the past 15 games so get him in your lineup despite the illness.

 

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Ben Simmons had a solid game in Sunday's victory over the Mavericks. He shot 7-for-10 from the field and 2-for-6 from the free throw line. Simmons finished with 16 points, nine assists, seven rebounds, four steals, one block and three turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: With two games left for the 76ers, Simmons figures to be a fantasy monster as they try to tighten their hold on the number three seed. Expect Simmons to put up big numbers against the Hawks and Bucks.

 

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The Philadelphia 76ers won their 11th straight with a 121-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Ben Simmons continues to be spectacular, scoring 15 points on 7-of-10 from the floor. He added 12 rebounds and six assists in 25 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is averaging 13.6 points, 10.6 rebounds and 10.6 assists over the past five games. He's averaging nearly 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists per game, while shooting 54 percent from the floor for the season.

 

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Ben Simmons logged another double-double in Sunday's road contest against the Charlotte Hornets, scoring 20 points and dishing out 15 assists in 31 minutes of action. Simmons also grabbed eight boards, had three steals, and two blocks in the victory.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons was en fuego on Sunday, coming two rebounds short of another triple-double. Simmons will be the focal point of this offense for the rest of the season, so if you are still alive in the fantasy playoffs or are considering playing him in DFS, he should automatically be in your lineups.

 

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Ben Simmons scored only seven points on 3-of-8 from the floor and 1-of-2 from the free throw line. However, he recorded a double-double, dealing out 11 assists and grabbing 13 rebounds in 34 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons hasn't scored as much lately, averaging just 10 over the last five. However, he's averaging a triple double, adding nearly 12 assists and 11 rebounds during that stretch.

 

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Ben Simmons racked up his 10th triple-double of the season in a 120-108 win over the Timberwolves on Saturday. He finished with 15 points on 5-of-9 from the floor and 5-of-8 from the free throw line. He added 13 assists, 12 rebounds and two steals.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is averaging a triple-double over the last five and 16 points, eight rebound and eight assists for the season. Simmons is hitting 54 percent from the floor, but a sub-par 57 percent from the free throw line.

 

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The 76ers improved to 41-30 with a 118-98 win over the Magic. Ben Simmons recorded a double-double despite scoring just six points on 3-of-4 from the floor. He had 11 rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and blocked shot in 27 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Over the past five games, Simmons is averaging just 12.8 points, but 11.6 assists and 9.6 rebounds per game. He's still shooting just 57 percent from the free throw line, but is excelling on most other phases of the game.

 

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Three 76ers scored over 20 in Friday's win over the Nets. Ben Simmons hit 10-of-17 from the floor and finished with 21 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons has recorded 10 or more assists in each of the past three games. He's averaging nearly a triple-double over the last five and 16 points, eight assists and eight rebounds per game this season.

 

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Ben Simmons recorded a triple-double in Thursday's win, giving him back-to-back triple-doubles. He had 13 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons has been very good across the board with the exception of free throw shooting. He hit just 3-of-8 from the line Thursday and only 58 percent for the season.

 

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Ben Simmons scored just 10 points on 4-of-10 from the floor in Tuesday's loss to the Pacers. However, he recorded a triple-double, adding 13 rebounds and 10 assists in 30 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is averaging nearly 12 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds per game over the last five. He's shooting shooting 54 percent from the floor and 58 percent from the free throw line this season.

 

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Ben Simmons scored 11 points with six boards and assists on Sunday in 29 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is playing well in his rookie season and should be a lock for Rookie of the Year. Simmons should be able to add a few more triple-doubles before the end of this season.

 

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Ben Simmons was one of seven 76ers in double digits scoring in their 128-114 win over the Hornets on Tuesday. He hit 8-of-9 from the floor to go along with 13 assists and eight rebounds in 33 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is shooting 63 percent from the floor and an improved 67 percent from the free throw line over the last five. He remains in the top 10 in the NBA in assists and is averaging 16.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game.

 

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Ben Simmons scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shots made in 34 minutes in Friday night's 110-99 home win over the Charlotte Hornets. Simmons also pulled down eight boards, dished out seven assists, and blocked one shot in the contest.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons continues to light it up each night and is leading fantasy teams into the playoffs to close out the season. Keep him in your lineups in all formats going forward.

 

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All five starters scored in double-digits for the 76ers in their win over Cleveland on Thursday. Ben Simmons had a strong game, hitting 8-of-14 from the floor and 2-of-2 from the free throw line. He added nine rebounds and eight assists in 32 minutes

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is averaging 19 points, eight assists and seven rebounds over the past five games. He's hitting 62 percent from the free throw line during that stretch, up from his season percentage of 57.

 

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Ben Simmons scores 16 in loss

Mon, Feb 26th 1:00pm EST
By Kerry Kauffman

The 76ers fell to the Wizards on Sunday, 109-94, ending their seven-game winning streak. Ben Simmons had a solid night, scoring 16 points on 6-of-12 from the floor and 4-of-6 from the free throw line. He added eight rebounds and eight assists.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is averaging 19 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds over the last five games. Still struggling from the free throw line, he's hitting just 57 percent for the season.

 

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Ben Simmons scored 17 points on 7-of-11 shots made in 28 minutes of play on Saturday night. Simmons also logged four boards, seven assists, and one steal in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Although this was somewhat of an off night for Simmons in terms of matching his average salary on most DFS websites, Simmons has been a fantasy beast for most of the season, so continue plugging him into your lineups as the season comes to close.

 

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The Philadelphia 76ers increased their winning streak to six with a 116-115 win over the Bulls on Thursday. Ben Simmons led the 76ers with 32 points on 13-of-18 from the floor. He added 11 assists and seven rebounds in 34 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is averaging 17 points, seven assists and eight rebounds per game. He continues to be a great fantasy producer in most categories, except three-point shooting and free throw percentage.

 

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Ben Simmons posted his sixth triple-double of the season on Wednesday against the Heat. Simmons finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists. Simmons also added four steals but four turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is an absolute beast especially with Joel Embiid missing this game. Simmons sits in third place in triple-doubles on the season and should be able to get to double digits before his "rookie" season is in the books.

 

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Ben Simmons flirted with a triple-double on Friday night, scoring 10 points, grabbing nine rebounds, and dishing out eight assists in a 100-82 home victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Simmons also grabbed three steals and blocked one shot in 25 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons recently voiced his dissatisfaction with being snubbed from the All-Star game this year. And rightfully so, as he has had a fantastic rookie season so far. Simmons continues to carry fantasy teams in all formats, so continue rolling with him each night without fail.

 

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Ben Simmons scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for another double-double on Saturday night. Simmons also dished out six assists and had one steal in the road loss.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons came back down to Earth on Saturday night in the second game of a back-to-back. Prior to this game, Simmons was on a hot streak, so look for him to heat up again as the 76ers play host to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. Keep Simmons in your lineups in all formats, as he was due for a down game and will definitely bounce back.

 

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Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat at home on Friday night by the final score of 103-97. Simmons lead all scorers with a game-high 20 points in 35 minutes, which was also a game-high. Simmons also grabbed six rebounds, dished out five assists, had two steals, and blocked one shot in the contest.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons, who appears to be the favorite to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award at the end of the season, has been on an absolute tear over the last six games. Surprisingly, his average salary on most DFS websites has remained steady, so plugging Simmons into your DFS lineups can still be seen as a bargain. Continue riding the hot hand here, as Simmons is a superstar in the making and seems to be hitting a stride.

 

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The 76ers had three players with 20 or more points on Wednesday, yet fell to the Nets, 116-108. Ben Simmons had an excellent night from the floor, hitting 11-of-16, finishing with 24 points and seven rebounds in 38 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is averaging 20 points, eight assists and seven rebounds over the past five games. After a bit of a down stretch, Simmons is now averaging 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in 35 minutes per game.

 

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Ben Simmons scored a game-high 21 points on an extremely efficient 10-of-11 shots made from the field in 33 minutes of play on Friday night. Simmons also managed to grab five rebounds, dish out seven assists, grab two steals, and block one shot in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons followed up his monster outing against Chicago on Wednesday night with another great game against the San Antonio Spurs in which he led all scorers. Simmons is a strong candidate for NBA Rookie of the Year and continues to build on his impressive season, which is only helping fantasy players everywhere. Keep him plugged into your lineups each night without fail.

 

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Ben Simmons rebounded from a sub-par performance against the Grizzlies with a triple-double in Wednesday's 115-101 win. He scored 19 points, hauled in 17 rebounds, 14 assists and two blocked shots in 39 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons had averaged 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds over the previous four games. His 17 rebounds are his highest since November 29 and his 14 assists highest since December 7. Simmons is averaging 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists per game this season.

 

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Ben Simmons was effective in a home win on Saturday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, scoring 16 points on 8-of-13 shots made in 30 minutes of play. Simmons also grabbed rebounds, dished out nine assists, and had one steal in the contest.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons has had inconsistent fantasy performances throughout the season, which is why his average salary on most DFS websites has taken a slow plunge. This is good news for DFS players, as Simmons has the ability to go off on any given night. Keep rolling with him until further notice.

 

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Six players scored in double figures for the 76ers in their 117-111 win over the Raptors on Monday. Ben Simmons contributed 12 points on 5-of-10 from the floor. He added four assists, two steals and two blocks. Simmons was limited to 27 minutes due to foul trouble.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is averaging 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists per game. He's shooting over 50 percent from the floor, but still struggling at 56 percent from the free throw line.

 

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Ben Simmons scored 26 points on 8-of-18 from the floor and 10-of-15 from the line in Wednesday's 112-106 win versus the Spurs. He added five rebounds, four assists and three steals in 34 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons has responded after several sub-par performances. He is averaging 23.5 points and seven rebounds over the last two. Although hitting just 65 percent from the free throw line in those games, that's an improvement over his season mark of 54 percent.

 

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Ben Simmons rebounded from an off game to score 21 points in Sunday's win. He shot 7-of-11 from the floor and added nine rebounds, six rebounds, three steals and three blocked shots.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons was averaging just 10 points and six rebounds over the past four games. Still having an excellent rookie season, Simmons is averaging 17 points, nine rebounds and eight assists per game.

 

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Ben Simmons had an off game on Saturday night, scoring just six points in 32 minutes on 3-of-9 shots from the field. Simmons also grabbed six rebounds, dished out six assists, and blocked one shot in the victory.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons has now slowed down a bit over the last three games, which is not what fantasy players signed up for when they drafted him as a first-round talent. If you own Simmons in your season-long leagues, you have to keep playing him and hope that he heats up. As for DFS formats, fade Simmons at your own discretion and pray that he doesn’t go off that night, which he has the potential to do.

 

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Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers lost another road game on Saturday night to the Toronto Raptors by the final score of 102-86. Simmons finished the game with 10 points on just 5-of-13 shooting from the field in 32 minutes of action. Simmons also grabbed five rebounds, dished out six assists, and grabbed one steal in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons and the rest of the Sixers group did not play well in this game, as a hot Raptors team exposed them. Nevertheless, do not let this performance hinder you from continuing to roll with Simmons on a nightly basis. He is a must-start in every format going forward.

 

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The 76ers continue to struggle holding leads, falling to the Kings on Tuesday, 101-95. Ben Simmons had another productive night, scoring 13 points on 5-of-6 from the floor. He added 12 rebounds, nine assists and three steals in 33 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is shooting 51 percent from the floor, but a substandard 55 percent from the free throw line. His overall numbers of 18 points, nine rebounds and eight assists warrant a start in any fantasy league.

 

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Ben Simmons continued his fantastic rookie campaign, logging another triple-double in a 117-115 road loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. Simmons finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in the loss. He also had four blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons had another strong outing in this game and is becoming a triple-double machine. This is golden for fantasy owners, as he continues to fill up the stat sheet every night. And four blocks isn't bad either. Continue rolling with Simmons every night until further notice.

 

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Ben Simmons came within one rebound of logging another triple-double in a thrilling triple-overtime loss at home to the Oklahoma City Thunder by the final score of 119-117. Simmons finished the game with 12 points, nine rebounds, and 11 assists in a team-high 51 minutes of action. He also managed to grab four steals in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Ben Simmons is an absolute beast right now and needs to remain in every fantasy lineup going forward, regardless of the format. Keep on riding this wave.

 

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Ben Simmons logged another double-double for the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night, as he scored 14 points and dished out 10 assists in a road loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Simmons also grabbed six boards, grabbed one steal and blocked one shot in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons had a decent game against the Cavs, but with Joel Embiid still not cleared to play back-to-back games and sitting because of this, the Sixers offense looked stagnant on Saturday night. This adversely affected Simmons and his fantasy value in this game, as he could not heat up. The Sixers face off against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday in the second leg of a back-to-back, so look for Simmons and the entire Sixers offense to get back on track. Start Simmons in any format that you have him in.

 

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Ben Simmons played 43 minutes and recorded a triple-double in Thursday's 107-104 loss to the Lakers. He scored 12 points, added 15 assists and hauled in 13 rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is averaging nearly 18 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. He could easily be a 20-plus point per game scorer, but he's hitting only 56.7 percent from the free throw line.

 

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Ben Simmons will play on Monday against the Suns despite being ill with the flu. Simmons could be limited in minutes depending on how he feels during the game. (Source: Jon Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: DFS owners would be wise to shy away from a player suffering from the flu but Simmons has been so good it's tough to leave him off your lineup. He's the ultimate risk-reward for Monday.

 

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Ben Simmons had a less-than-stellar outing at home, scoring just five points on 2-of-6 shots made. Thankfully, the team did not need much more from him, as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Detroit Pistons by the final score of 108-103. Simmons also managed to grab 10 rebounds, dish out six assists, and block two shots in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons came back to earth in this game, which was bound to happen sooner or later. He has been an absolute beast for fantasy over the last month, but was held in check in this game. Nevertheless, it would be wise to continue rolling with Simmons in all formats, as he has been a double-double and triple-double machine. Lock him into your lineups and sleep like a baby.

 

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The Washington Wizards employed the "foul Ben Simmons" strategy in the fourth quarter. It nearly worked, as SImmons hit just 15-of-29 from the line. However, the 76ers held on and SImmons finished with 31 points and 18 rebounds in 41 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is averaging nearly 19 points and 10 rebounds per game. While he's clearly a top fantasy producer, Simmons poor free throw shooting is a hindrance and is a facet of the game he needs to improve.

 

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Ben Simmons will start and play on Wednesday against the Wizards despite an ankle injury suffered on Monday. Simmons will start alongside Jerryd Bayless, JJ Redick, Robert Covington, and Joel Embiid. (Source: Chris Miller on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Simmons presence doesn't bode well for TJ McConnell as he will be moved to the second unit. It's also a downgrade for Amir Johnson and Dario Saric. Simmons is a must-start.

 

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Ben Simmons will start and play against the Cavaliers on Monday after missing the last game with a left elbow injury. TJ McConnell will slide back to the bench with Simmons ready to roll against LeBron James. (Source: Jon Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Simmons should be locked into your season-long lineups. DFS owners may want to see one game before making him a daily start in your DFS lineups. With his return, TJ McConnell will see a downgrade.

 

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Ben Simmons is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Cavaliers due to a left elbow contusion which caused him to sit out on Saturday. Simmons seems to be leaning towards probable on Monday but expect another update before tip-off. (Source: Jessica Camerato on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: TJ McConnell benefited the most with Simmons out of the lineup with 15/13/7 while Dario Saric, Joel Embiid, and Robert Covington will also benefit. Check back before tip-off to see his status but owners can pencil him in on Monday.

 

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Ben Simmons has been ruled out on Saturday against the Magic due to an elbow injury. With Simmons out, Amir Johnson, Dario Saric, and Richaun Holmes will pick up minutes. (Source: David Aldridge on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Simmons out, Robert Covington and Joel Embiid get a boost in value on Saturday. Holmes, Saric, and Johnson will pick up minutes with Saric getting an upgrade and could be DFS worthy.

 

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The Philadelphia 76ers improved to 9-7 with a 107-86 win over the Utah Jazz. Ben Simmons led the 76ers with 27 points on 13-of-24 from the floor. He added 10 rebounds and four steals in 34 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is averaging nearly 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists per game in his rookie season. He still struggles from the free throw line, hitting 45 percent over the last five and under 60 percent for the season.

 

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Ben Simmons had another great game and came close to a triple-double on Saturday night, as he scored 21 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out 12 assists in 37 minutes of action. Simmons also had one steal in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons continues to play out of his mind, and that trend continued on Saturday night. Continue rolling with Simmons until further notice, as he will only get better as the season progresses.

 

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Ben Simmons had a sub par performance against the Warriors on Saturday. He bounced back with 22 points on 9-of-14 from the floor, to go along with 12 rebounds in 37 minutes of action in Monday's win over the Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is averaging 17 points, nine rebounds and seven assists over the last five, down slightly from his season average. On a positive, he's hit 71 percent of his free throws, raising his season percentage above 60.

 

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Ben Simmons had a decent all-around game on Saturday night, scoring 13 points and dishing out eight assists in 28 minutes of action as the Philadelphia 76ers lost to the Golden State Warriors by the final score of 135-114. Simmons also grabbed five boards and two steals in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons continues to fill up the stat sheet, which is a great sign for fantasy owners everywhere. Although he didn't necessarily go off in this game, continue plugging him in everywhere, as he is instrumental to everything that this young Sixers team is doing and will carry your fantasy teams on most nights.

 

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Ben Simmons hit just 7-of-22 from the floor in the 76ers' 102-95 win over the Jazz on Tuesday. However, he hauled in 13 rebounds, added six assists, three steals and three blocked shots.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is averaging nearly a triple-double at 18 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists per game. He's hitting only 59 percent from the free throw line, but Simmons is a strong contributor most nights in nearly every fantasy category.

 

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Ben Simmons recorded another triple-double on Friday night, as he finished the game with 11 rebounds, 11 assists, and 14 points on 5-of-13 shooting from the field. Simmons also grabbed two steals and had three blocks in 38 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons had a monster all-around game, as he did just about everything and finished the game with a plus/minus score of +12. Simmons' price on DFS websites is on the rise, and understandably so, as he is absolutely living up to what the Sixers expected when they drafted him first overall in the 2016 NBA Draft. But don't let his rising price deter you from inserting him into your lineups, as he is now a must-start in every format, including DFS.

 

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Ben Simmons played a significant role in the 76ers third-straight win on Wednesday. He fell one assist short of a triple-double, finishing with 19 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists. The only negative in his game is continued poor free throw shooting, hitting just 3-of-6 from the line.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is averaging 19 points, 9.6 rebounds and nearly eight assists per game. He's shooting 54 percent from the floor, but only 56 percent from the free throw line. Simmons is nearly a complete player and will only continue to improve the more he plays the NBA game.

 

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There is a no-brainer move here by the 76ers as Simmons has been excellent this season and the team will only pay him $6.4 million next season. They also picked up team options on Dario Saric, Timothe Luwawu, and Justin Anderson. (Source: Jon Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is averaging 18.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, 7.7 assists, and 1.4 steals per game while shooting 53 percent from the floor. The only bummer is that he hasn't made a three-pointer this season going 0-for-4 so far. Even with that, he's going to provide top-40 fantasy value.

 

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Ben Simmons scored 24 points in Monday's 115-107 win over the Rockets. He hit 10-of-15 from the floor for the second straight game. Simmons added nine assists and seven rebounds in 39 minutes. The only negative was his continued poor free throw shooting, hitting just 4-of-9.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is averaging 18 points, nine rebounds and nine assists per game this season. He's shooting 52 percent from the floor, but only 56 percent from the free throw line. Simmons is a strong fantasy contributor in nearly every category.

 

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Ben Simmons was absolutely amazing on Saturday night, scoring 23 points in 33 minutes on just 10-of-15 shots made. Once again, Simmons nearly flirted with a triple-double, grabbing seven boards and dishing out eight assists. He also had three steals and one block in the victory.

Fantasy Impact: Can someone say "Rookie of the Year?" Simmons was outstanding in this game, delivering several highlight reel plays and shooting an efficient 66.7% from the field. Simmons is everything the Sixers have hoped for, and then some. Continue inserting him into your DFS and season-long lineups and sleep like a baby, as this kid is truly special.

 

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The Philadelphia 76ers earned their first win by defeating the Pistons on Monday, 97-86. Ben Simmons had his best game of his young rookie season, scoring 21 points on 8-of-11 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the free throw line. He added 12 rebounds and 10 assists to complete a triple-double.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons was shooting only 43 percent from the floor and 55 percent from the free throw line in his first three games. He increased those percentages to just under 50 from the floor and 62 from the line. Simmons is averaging a double-double, at 17 points and 11 rebounds per game.

 

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Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers were blown out on the road on Saturday night, losing to the Toronto Raptors by the final score of 128-94. Simmons had a double-double in the game, as he grabbed 10 boards and scored a team-high 18 points (which also tied a career-high) in 33 minutes on 7-of-16 shooting from the field. He also nearly had a triple-double, as he dished out eight assists in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: This may have been Simmons' best game of his young career, as he flirted with a triple-double and was one of the few bright spots in this game for the Sixers. Look for this to continue going forward, as Simmons will only get better. If you have him in season-long formats, play him confidently and hope for high upside on any given night. Also, Simmons is a great play right now in DFS contests while his price is still very affordable.

 

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Ben Simmons had a double-double and played a team-high 36 minutes on Friday night, logging 11 points on 4-of-11 shots made from the field and grabbing 11 boards. He also dished out five assists and had one steal.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons seems to be rounding into shape and looks good to start the season. The rookie missed all of the 2016-2017 season due to injury and is looking to make his mark on this young 76ers team that has playoff aspirations. It's still too early to know for sure how Simmons will contribute for fantasy teams this season, but he is an uber-talented wing player who has a tremendously high ceiling. So it wouldn't be a total surprise if he got really hot and became an automatic play the rest of the way. At this point, Simmons is probably a better DFS option with high upside than he is for your season-long lineups, as you don't really know what you'll get on any given night.

 

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Ben Simmons made his NBA regular season debut in Wednesday's 120-115 loss to the Washington Wizards. Simmons was solid overall, hitting 7-of-15 from the floor and 4-of-6 from the free throw line. He finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals in 35 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons looked impressive in his debut, many times running the offense smoothly and scoring when needed. He needs to work on his free throw shooting, but overall should be a strong multifaceted fantasy player.

 

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Ben Simmons was scintilating in the Philadelphia 76ers’ preseason victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night, as he scored 19 points in just 17 minutes on 9-of-11 shooting from the field. Simmons also grabbed seven rebounds, had five assists, and one block in win.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons looks great as we head into the start of the regular season. If you can grab him in your season-long re-draft leagues, you should do so, as he looks to be the real deal and should be exciting to watch. Simmons should also see plenty of action in DFS lineups this season.

 

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The Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced Friday that Ben Simmons will not play this season. (Source: Jake Fischer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As much hype that surrounded Simmons this season as many anticipated his debut, he will not play this season. Simmons has the potential to be a fantasy basketball star as he is a multifaceted 6'10'' PG. Unfortunately, we are going to have to wait until next season.

 

Category: , Injury Updates


Ben Simmons is expecting to play this season according to coach Brett Brown. There have been multiple reports contradicting themselves about whether or not we will see Simmons this season. At this point, it seems unlikely with the 76ers not in playoff contention. Simmons should be ready to roll at worst for the first game next season. (Source: CSN Philly)

Fantasy Impact: If Simmons does come back, he will be worth a speculative add. If he does return, it will be a downgrade for T.J. McConnell and Robert Covington.

 

Category: , Injury Updates


Ben Simmons could miss his entire rookie season after being selected first overall in this past season's draft. Simmons hasn't played this season and isn't close to game ready. Based on how they handled the Joel Embiid injury, signs are pointing to Simmons missing the rest of the season. (Source: The Intelligencer)

Fantasy Impact: Simmons may miss the entire season meaning you can drop him in re-draft leagues. Dario Saric, Ersan Ilyasova and Robert Covington all will continue to see a boost with Simmons out and all of those players need to be owned.

 

Category: , Injury Updates


Ben Simmons remains without an official timetable to return and there are no guarantees he'll get back on the court this season. Just reiterating his condition, Simmons is recovering from a Jones fracture, which is an injury that can be easily aggravated if a player is brought along too soon. Remember, this is the same injury that Kevin Durant dealt with during the 2014-15 season and when he came back too soon he re-broke his foot and required a second surgery; the same thing happened with Cameron Payne this season. Even if Simmons does play, he'd likely only be on the court for a total of 20-22 games in an ideal scenario, and it'd be unlikely he'd ever exceed the 20-minute mark this year. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: His timetable continues to be pushed back and the 76ers are known for bringing players along slow, like Joel "The Process" Embiid. He's not a great standard league stash in re-draft formats. If he misses the whole season, Robert Covington and Ersan Ilyasova will benefit the most.

 

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Ben Simmons could make his much anticipated debut shortly after the All-Star break. The No. 1 pick has also been noted that he has a chance to make his NBA debut in March, assuming he doesn't have a setback. Upon his return, he will likely have a minutes limit upon his return, so it may be a while before he's contributing reliable production. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Simmons is a questionable stash in standard leagues, especially if you need to make up ground in the standings. Simmons can be stashed as an IR player if you have one.

 

Category: , Injury Updates


Ben Simmons played point guard during some 5-on-0 drills at Tuesday's practice. This is a step in the right direction, but he's still not taking contact, so it doesn't seem like he's all that close to making his debut. The 76ers will likely impose a strict minutes limit upon Simmons once he is cleared to return to the court which is uncertain at best. Simmons may not return at all this season similar to what Joel Embiid has done. (Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If Simmons is able to return, he will be worth an immediate add. It could prove to hurt a few players fantasy outlook such as T.J. McConnell, Robert Covington and Ersan Ilyasova. No need to stash Simmons on your bench in standard leagues but he's a very solid hold in dynasty leagues.

 

Category: , Injury Updates


Ben Simmons remains without a timetable to return this season. The 76ers are tied for the leagues worst record with the Mavericks so rushing him back hasn't been the 76ers move in the past with players like Joel Embiid. He's likely to come back at some point this season but will be on a heavy restriction. (Source: Bob Cooney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ben Simmons is a tough player to stash at this point as he may not return this season or until the end of the season. If you have a injured spot, he can be placed there.

 

Category: , Injury Updates


Ben Simmons fractures right foot

Fri, Sep 30th 6:42pm EDT
By Israel Katz

1st overall pick Ben Simmons has fractured his right foot. There is no timetable for his return. (Source: Bob Cooney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 76ers have bad luck after bad luck. One of their most exciting post seasons was having all of their players reasonably healthy for the first time. This will for sure take a toll on Simmons' value and ADP if it is ruled that he will be out for an extended period of time.

 

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Philadelphia 76ers first-round draft pick Ben Simmons’ strong Summer League continued Sunday in an 83-70 loss to the Chicago Bulls. Simmons scored 18 points and in the process drew rave reviews from Chicago Bulls first-round draft pick Denzel Valentine, who called Simmons “a mini-LeBron. The night before that, Simmons almost notched a triple double against the Lakers with 8 points, 8 assists, and 10 rebounds. (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: Simmons has a ton of fantasy potential this season. The Sixers have plenty of depth in the front court but are weak in the back court. At 6’10” and 240 lbs, Simmons has the size to play PF, but the athletic ability to play guard. The Sixers may even try Simmons out at PG because of his passing ability. I wouldn’t expect a rookie season as great as Karl Anthony Towns’ 2016 campaign, but I would expect Simmons to register plenty of minutes on a young Sixers team that will rely on the athleticism of the first overall pick from LSU.

 

The Philadelphia 76ers have selected Ben Simmons, forward from LSU, with the first pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The versatile 6’10’’ 19-year-old should make an instant impact with the Sixers in his rookie season. He has the ability to play any position on the court and can stuff the stat sheet in multiple categories. Simmons can handle the ball like a point guard, is a great passer and strong rebounder. He will need to work on his outside shot, so most of his scoring will come from taking the ball to the hoop. Simmons will be a strong early-round fantasy pick who can be valuable even when he isn’t scoring.

 

The Philadelphia 76ers allegedly told Ben Simmons' camp that the top prospect would be taken first overall after the team worked him out on Tuesday morning. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This workout seems to be a good indication that Simmons and his agent, Rich Paul, may have received word from the Sixers about their intentions to take Simmons even before the workout. Paul wouldn't likely have had Simmons workout with the Sixers otherwise.

 

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