Embiid has been dealing with a back injury all season, and Monday’s matchup vs. the Pistons will mark his fourth missed game of the year. When he’s been on the floor, Embiid has put together an MVP-caliber season for the 76ers, who currently sit atop the Eastern Conference. He’s averaged 27.7 points and 11.5 rebounds per game, which has caused his MVP odds to move to +600 on FanDuel Sportsbook. That puts him just slightly behind Luka Doncic, who leads all players at +500.
Dwight Howard is expected to replace Embiid at center, and he’s done a solid job filling in for him this season. He’s averaged 24.4 minutes per game in his three previous starts, resulting in an average of 23.3 FanDuel points per game. That makes him a viable value play on Monday’s DFS slate.
Tobias Harris is another beneficiary. He’s increased his usage rate by +3.1% with Embiid off the court this season, and he’s averaged 1.14 FanDuel points per minute in that situation.
Even without Embiid, the 76ers are still listed as five-point road favorites vs. the Pistons on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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