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Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Sixers guard Ben Simmons has suffered a subluxation of his left knee cap and is out indefinitely while considering treatment options. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is certainly a different story than was told Wednesday night when it was announced Simmons would be day-to-day after an MRI on his left knee came back clean. It's unclear how much time the All-Star will be forced to miss but this diagnosis doesn't sound very encouraging. He is currently considering treatment options and the Sixers should provide more of a concrete timetable for his recovery when a decision is made. With Shake Milton running the point for the Sixers in Orlando, Simmons absence should open up some more run for Alec Burks and Raul Neto while Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris and Josh Richardson all figure to benefit from increased usage.

Category: Injury Updates

Joel Embiid notched a 30-point double-double Wednesday (11-20 FG, 8-9 FT, 0-2 3PT) with 11 boards, three assists, three steals, two blocks, and three turnovers in 32 minutes in 107-98 win over the Wizards.

Fantasy Impact: Embiid has been on an absolute tear in three games in Orlando, averaging 32.7 points and 13.7 rebounds per game. He's also contributing in other areas, averaging four assists, two steals, and 1.7 blocks per contest. Ben Simmons left today's game early with a knee injury and didn't return. If Simmons is out for an extended period of time, Embiid will take on even more of the responsibility on offense, if that's even humanly possible. The Sixers play again on Friday against the Magic in what should be a great matchup between Embiid and Nikola Vucevic.

Category: Game Recaps

Sixers F Mike Scott (knee) is listed as out on the 76ers injury report ahead of Wednesday's contest versus the Wizards. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Scott's missed each of the first three games of the bubble restart due to soreness in his right knee. His next opportunity to suit up for the Sixers will be Friday against the Orlando Magic.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Glenn Robinson III (hip) is listed as out on the 76ers injury report ahead of Wednesday's contest against the Washington Wizards. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Robinson III will miss his third consecutive game with a nagging hip injury. Matisse Thybulle and Furkan Korkmaz will continue to soak up Robinson's minutes while he continues to make his way back to the Sixers lineup.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Furkan Korkmaz produced 12 points (3-7 FG, 3-6 3PT, 3/4 FT), three rebounds, and one steal over 21 minutes of play off the bench Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Korkmaz did most of his damage from long range Monday. He's provided fantasy production in spurts for the 76ers this season but has no upside as long as the rest of the team is at full strength.

Category: Game Recaps

Al Horford put up nine points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3PT), six rebounds, three assists, and two blocks over 31 minutes of play off the bench Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Horford has been seeing plenty of playing time so far during the NBA restart, but it hasn't translated into much fantasy production yet. That could change Wednesday when the 76ers face off against the Wizards.

Category: Game Recaps

Shake Milton put up 16 points (6-9 FG, 2-4 3PT, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, and three assists Monday. He drew the start and saw 25 minutes of time on the court.

Fantasy Impact: Milton redeemed himself after going scoreless in Saturday's first game back from the long hiatus. He's established a role in Philly but is too far down the pecking order to warrant serious fantasy consideration in most formats, as long as the 76ers are at full strength.

Category: Game Recaps

Josh Richardson scored 19 points (5-15 FG, 3-8 3PT, 6-6 FT) in 33 minutes of play Monday. He also notched one rebound, two assists, one steal, and one block in the victory.

Fantasy Impact: Richardson bounced back nicely after scoring just four points in the first game of the NBA reboot. He doesn't add many peripheral stats, so his fantasy value relies on his scoring, which remains inconsistent.

Category: Game Recaps

Tobias Harris notched 25 points (10-17 FG, 3-5 3PT, 2-2 FT) in 30 minutes of play Monday. He also added six rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in the victory.

Fantasy Impact: Harris has started out hot in the bubble, putting up 55 points over the first two games. He'll look to keep it rolling against the Wizards on Wednesday, where he should be a solid fantasy play yet again.

Category: Game Recaps

Kyle O'Quinn is ineligible to play against the Spurs, due to him missing his coronavirus test this past Sunday. Instead, he will test today and will prepare to rejoin the team upon a negative result. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Quinn offers additional depth in the front-court; however, his conservative play on offense limits his fantasy appeal. With him being out today, it wouldn't be a surprise to see increased time for Matisse Thybulle at the three and Al Horford at the five, thus possibly increasing their fantasy appeal. Quinn doesn't warrant any consideration in any format and is a natural fade at this time.

Sixers G Raul Neto (back) is available to play in Saturday's tilt against the Indiana Pacers. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Neto's been battling soreness in his lower back and missed the Sixers last scrimmage due to the injury. Neto will serve as backup depth for the Philly backcourt and won't be a target for DFS players unless there is an injury to Ben Simmons or Shake Milton.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors

The Sixers' recent addition Ryan Broekhoff will not be joining the team in Orlando at any point of the NBA restart. Broekhoff's wife has tested positive for COVID-19 and is considered 'high risk'. Broekhoff has decided to stay at home with his family instead of travelling to Orlando. (Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Broekhoff has yet to play a game for the Sixers, as he was signed off waivers at the end of June. Prior to signing with Philadelphia, Broekhoff played in limited minutes for the Dallas Mavericks. Broekhoff was not expected to have a significant role for the Sixers, but his absence gives Philadelphia less depth for their backcourt.

76ers G/F Alec Burks was originally hesitant in joining the team in the bubble in Disney World because his wife is pregnant and due later this year. (Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Burks didn’t want to let his teammates down. He said, “I felt like if a majority of the team was going to play, I was going to play....I want to go fight and go to war with my teammates, so let’s just hope for the best.” A lot of guys are struggling with the mental balance of family vs. the team and playing the game they love. Burks was a nice pickup for Philadelphia earlier this season when he came over in a trade from the lowly Warriors. Burks and Glenn Robinson III have provided the 76ers with depth behind Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons at the G/F positions and will play key roles once the season resumes later this month.

Free agent guard Trey Burke has officially signed with the Dallas Mavericks ahead of the NBA restart. (Source: Bobby Karalla on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Burke will take the place of C Willie Cauley-Stein who has decided to opt out of playing the remainder of the season. The Mavericks will be without Cauley-Stein and Dwight Powell when the season resumes, and head coach Rick Carlisle admittedly said “we’re gonna be a little small [with only 3 guys over 6-foot-7].” Burke last played for the Sixers during the 2019-20 season and will provide the Mavs with playmaking and scoring off the bench.

Category: Transactions

Sixers G Zhaire Smith has suffered a bone bruise in his left knee and will not accompany the team to the “bubble” at Walt Disney World. (Source: Serena Winters on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tough break for Smith, who was undoubtedly looking forward to playing in Orlando. He started experiencing pain last week in Philadelphia prior to resuming workouts with the team. He began treatment immediately and is expected to make a full recovery ahead of the 2020-21 season. The former first-round pick in 2018 has only played a grand total of 13 games for Philadelphia since being drafted out of Texas Tech.

Category: Injury Updates

Matisse Thybulle scored five points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3PT), had three assists, and one rebound in 17 minutes of action during Saturday nights 118-114 road loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Fantasy Impact: Thybulle played a decent chunk of minutes in this game, but he isn’t a viable factor for fantasy, even with all of the injuries to other Sixers players. Leave him on the waiver wire until further notice.

Category: Game Recaps

Norvel Pelle Jr. didn’t register in the box score across one minute in the 76ers’ 110-103 win over the Clippers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: The big man signed with Philly on Friday, appearing in his first game with the team the same day. Despite the new contract, Pelle Jr. is unlikely to see much run, given the team has a plethora of weapons at the ready.

Category: Game Recaps