Games of the Day for Wednesday, October 18

Yesterday might have been the first day of the regular season, but today we get a completely full slate to play with. Luckily, we’ll have plenty of the writers at RotoViz helping you out with specific values to hit, and GPP players to slide into your lineups. I’m here to get into the nuances of a couple of contests in order for you to feel more comfortable getting a read on some of the situations.

Philadelphia 76ers @ Washington Wizards – Over/Under: 215.5

The big news coming out of Philadelphia is that Joel Embiid will only play 16 minutes in this matchup. The minutes restriction isn’t as much as a surprise as is the number that was determined by the medical staff. As the saying goes, “shooters gonna shoot” and Embiid will certainly get his when on the court. Determining if that number will be worthwhile rostering him is a pretty affirmative no. At $7,300 there’s no need to jam him into your lineups hoping he performs like he did against the Brooklyn Nets last week when he scored 22 points in 15 minutes. Even if he does, the slight chance of him returning value makes him an unnecessary risk.

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By Thomas Rende | @Trende19 | Archive