News: McDaniels scored 16 points (5-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT) to go along with four rebounds, one assist, three steals and two blocks in 28 minutes Monday against the Pelicans.
Impact: McDaniels carried a little bit more of the offensive load with Michael Carter-Williams (illness) out Monday and scored at least 12 points for the third time in his last four games. He is only averaging 26 minutes and 9.2 points a game this season, so his fantasy value will likely remain limited unless he were to see more minutes consistently.
News: Drew will get the start at point guard Monday, CSN Philadelphia's Dei Lynam reports.
Impact: Michael Carter-Williams is out with an illness, leaving the Sixers quite shorthanded. Drew has been getting regular run off the bench lately, but has not scored in double figures over the last six games and has topped four assists on just two occasions.
News: Carter-Williams will miss Monday's game due to an illness, CSN Philadelphia's Dei Lynam reports.
Impact: Make sure to get him out of your daily lineups Monday, but with the Sixers playing four total games this week, the sit/start decision in weekly leagues is much more difficult. There is no word on the severity of the illness, so it comes down to how much risk avoidance is desired. The Sixers play Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, so hopefully he will be back on the court, at least for this weekend's games. Larry Drew will get the start at point guard Monday.
News: Philadelphia coach Brett Brown says Carter-Williams is sick and unable to play at New Orleans. Carter-Williams, last season's rookie of the year, has an upper respiratory infection.
Impact: He is averaging 15.3 points, 7.1 assists and six rebounds per game this season and was instrumental in the 76ers' victory over New Orleans in Philadelphia on Jan. 16, scoring 22 points. Brown says Carter-Williams' absence on Monday means he has "a bunch of young guys who are going to get to play more."