Holmes recorded 25 points (11-16 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 32 minutes of play in Wednesday's 99-92 loss to the Hawks. Holmes notched his highest point total of his career as he paced the Sixers in scoring charge Wednesday, but it wasn't quite enough to take down the Hawks. The big man from Bowling Green makes an interesting fantasy play because of his ability to fill up an array of fantasy categories, including occasional three-pointers, but an inconsistent role in the Sixers' starting lineup coupled with the general inconsistent play of a second year, second-round draft pick make him a risky play on any given night. Wednesday was just the fourth time all season that Holmes recorded over 30 minutes of action.
Holmes will start at center in Jahlil Okafor's (knee) absence Friday versus the Bulls, Jessica Camerato of CSN Philadelphia reports. Holmes exploded for 24 points, 14 rebounds and five assists with Okafor sidelined Monday against the Magic, so his start Friday will be an opportunity to build on that performance. While fantasy owners should surely temper their expectations relative to that outburst, Holmes has still proven plenty capable since the Sixers traded Nerlens Noel, which makes him an intruiging option should Okafor's knee soreness persist.
With coach Brett Brown labeling Jahlil Okafor (knee) as doubtful for Friday's game against the Bulls, Holmes is expected to enter the starting lineup at center, Jessica Camerato of CSN Philadelphia reports. Okafor and Holmes typically cannibalize the fantasy utility of one another when both are active, but Holmes will represent an intriguing low-cost DFS option Friday in the event Okafor sits. When Okafor was last held out Monday against the Magic, Holmes erupted for his best performance of the season, turning in 24 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal across 42 minutes. A repeat performance shouldn't necessarily be expected, but Holmes has shown on multiple occasions that this season that he's capable of flirting with double-double production when he's handed the bulk of the minutes at center.
Holmes will come off the bench for Wednesday's tilt versus the Thunder, Randy Renner of NBA.com reports. Holmes has shined recently, specifically when he posted 24 points (11-19 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 14 rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal across 42 minutes in Monday's starting opportunity against the Mavericks. However, Jahlil Okafor is healthy Wednesday, and will return to the starting lineup. Holmes still figures to see a relatively healthy workload off the bench.
Holmes scored 24 points (11-19 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT) with 14 rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal across 42 minutes in Monday's 112-109 overtime loss to the Magic. Holmes filled in as a starter for Jahlil Okafor, who was resting with a sore knee, and he did not disappoint. His 24 points and 14 rebounds were both career-highs and the double-double was just his second of the season. The second-year center has had an increased role since Nerlens Noel was traded to the Mavericks in February, and he's averaging 13.4 points on 62.5 percent from the field with 6.7 rebounds since the All Star break.
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