C - PHI
Joel Embiid recorded a team-high in points, rebounds, and blocks with 41 points (15-23 FG, 1-5 3PT, 10-12 FT), 21 rebounds, and three blocks to go along with four assists and a steal in 34 minutes during Saturday's 127-121 loss to the Pacers.
The Pacers smallball lineup had no answer for Embiid's physical dominance as he seemingly scored at the rim and snared rebounds at will. Where Embiid prefers to score in the paint, Pacers center Myles Turner isn't built to bang like that. Embiid scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in their November matchup and appears to be a solid fantasy play any time he's going against the Pacers. The Sixers center went to the locker room with about seven minutes left in the game and came back shortly after with what appeared to be nothing serious but should be noted due to his injury history.
Joel Embiid returned to the court in the fourth quarter and looks to be okay following his brief exit to the locker room on Saturday night.
Sixers fans and DFS players can breathe a sigh of relief as Embiid appears to be okay and will look to finish a close game with the Indiana Pacers.
Sixers C Joel Embiid went to the locker room in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.
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Coach Brett Brown said that Joel Embiid is active for Saturday’s match-up with the Pacers.
Coach Brown confirmed that Embiid fully participated on Thursday in a competitive 5-on-5 type type of practice. With Embiid active and ready to go, he must be inserted in all formats.
Sixers C Joel Embiid (calf tightness) is no longer listed on the injury report ahead of Saturday's contest against the Indiana Pacers.
Embiid sat out the Sixers' previous scrimmage due to calf tightness, and it looks like Embiid is ready to see his regular minutes in a pivotal seeding game for both teams. Embiid's injury history is evident, but with Domantas Sabonis out, Embiid should be able to own the paint against the Pacers. He may come at a high cost to DFS owners, but it'll be worth it considering Embiid's ability to rack up points, rebounds, and blocks.