G - PHI
Sixers sixth man, Shake Milton, scored eight points (3-9 FG, 1-2 3PT, 1-1 FT) and added three rebounds, and three assists across 22 minutes in the Sixers 114-110 win over Detroit.
Milton failed to reach double-figures in two straight games while also seeing his minutes dip to under 25 in his past two contests. He's still worth owning in 10-12 formats but be ready to cut bait should the Sixers decide to keep giving rookie Tyrese Maxey minutes as well. He'll still see the most minutes off the bench and look to get on track against the Pistons on Monday.
Shake Milton dropped a game-high 28 points off the bench, going 10-for-18 from the field (2-5 3PT, 6-7 FT) along with four assists, three rebounds, two steals, and five turnovers in the Sixers 106-104 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday.
Milton has taken over as the Sixers go-to bucket-getter since returning from COVID protocols, producing 31 points on Thursday and 28 on Saturday. The dynamic sixth man is cooking, upping his scoring average to 16.9 across 11 games this season. He'll look to continue his fine play against the Thunder on Sunday.
Shake Milton went off on Thursday, scoring a game-high 31 points (11-15 FG, 3-4 3PT, 6-6 FT) and added seven assists, two rebounds, two steals, and one block across 27 minutes in the Sixers 125-108 win over the Heat.
Milton couldn't miss and shot lights out on Thursday in his return to action. He's missed the past three games while in the health and safety protocols but looked fantastic off the bench. He did his damage in only 27 minutes of play and ended up finishing with over 50 fantasy points in DraftKings and Fanduel - good for a top-5 performance. He'll be a valuable asset in his sixth-man role for the Sixers and should be rostered in all 12-team formats.
76ers guard Shake Milton (health and safety protocols) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Nuggets.
The short-handed 76ers will turn to backup guards Isaiah Joe and Tyrese Maxey in the absence of Milton. Maxey makes an interesting play in deeper fantasy leagues and offers high upside in DFS formats.
76ers SG Shake Milton (health and safety protocols) has been listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Nuggets.
The 76ers may potentially be without Milton and up to 8 others due to league health and safety protocols. If some or all of the 76ers players are to miss the game against the Nuggets they may turn to young guys like Terrance Ferguson, Matisse Thybulle, and Tyrese Maxey to fill the void.