November 19, 2018, 11:46 amMichael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been ruled out of Monday's game versus the Celtics.
MKG said he is hoping to return for either Friday's game versus the Thunder or Sunday's game versus the Hawks. He is ultimately ruling himself out of Wednesday's game already and we would bank on the Hornets taking their time with his return. In his absence we should continue to see Jeremy Lamb and Miles Bridges benefit the most.
Source: Rod Boone on Twitter
November 18, 2018, 1:15 pmMichael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) has been ruled out of Monday's game.
Kidd-Gilchrist was reportedly in a walking boot last week and there's no timetable for his return. Miles Bridges will continue to see extra minutes and is a far more appealing fantasy option.
Source: Hornets PR on Twitter
November 17, 2018, 10:33 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker was otherworldly on Saturday night, setting a new career-high and a franchise record for single-game scoring with 60 points in a 119-122 loss to the Sixers.
Walker added seven rebounds, four assists, four steals and six 3-pointers while hitting an absurd 21-of-34 from the field. Kemba has been absolutely dynamite all season long and you've got a cold heart if you're going to be upset about his nine turnovers tonight. Walker scored over half of Charlotte's points in this one and not even some hard-nosed defense could slow him down. Highlights of this masterful performance are at the link below.
Source: Charlotte Hornets on Twitter
November 17, 2018, 10:30 pmJeremy Lamb - G - Charlotte Hornets
Jeremy Lamb took 40 minutes of playing time and produced 20 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Saturday's home loss to the Sixers.
Lamb went just 6-of-18 from the field but hit all seven free throws and committed just one turnover. A Hoop Ball favorite, Lamb is sitting pretty with top-85/60 (8/9-cat) value so far. Early concerns about the rise of Malik Monk (two points in 11 minutes tonight) were vastly overstated.
November 17, 2018, 10:27 pmMiles Bridges - F - Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges logged 26 minutes on Saturday, finishing an overtime defeat at the hands of the Sixers with nine points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer on 4-of-6 from the field.
Bridges continues to play well as Nicolas Batum fades into the background. It's easy to see how he'd fall into late-round value if the Hornets ever flipped the depth chart but for now he's just an end-of-bench guy. If you have the room, however, he makes for a great stash. Dwayne Bacon logged a bench-high 29 minutes and put up nine points and six boards. He's only an option in 30-teamers.
November 17, 2018, 10:25 pmCody Zeller - F/C - Charlotte Hornets
Cody Zeller fouled out of Saturday's game against the Sixers, but not before chipping in 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a steal in 35 minutes.
Zeller has the starting job in a vice grip and while Willy Hernangomez offers more upside, it's not like Zeller is a waste of space — he's got top-120/100 (8/9-cat) value in only 23.9 mpg. Zeller is definitely worth an add if you need some help in the big man categories. Hernangomez put up one point, four rebounds and a steal in 13 minutes. Perhaps more illustrative of Zeller's overall edge in the eyes of the coaching staff is the fact that Zeller was a plus-14 while Willy went minus-12 tonight.
November 17, 2018, 10:22 pmNicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets
Nicolas Batum played only 19 minutes in Saturday's overtime win, posting zero points, one rebound, four assists, one steal and one block.
Batum came out of the gates with top-60 numbers but is now outside the top-100. He has yet to exceed 11 points in any November game and has as many games with five points or less than he does 10 or more. We haven't fielded many drop questions on him yet but they're going to start flooding in if Batum doesn't pick up the pace. He's still a hold.
November 16, 2018, 3:31 pmMichael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets
As expected, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Sixers.
Kidd-Gilchrist wasn't likely to be available, and that has been confirmed. In his absence, Miles Bridges will pick up some slack. There's no timetable for MKG's return, so Bridges could be a deep-league play for a few games.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
November 16, 2018, 2:52 pmMichael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist missed his second practice in a row and is unlikely for Saturday's game against the Sixers.
Kidd-Gilchrist has been somewhat useful as a low-end asset thus far this season, sitting on the cusp of top-150 value. His absence means a bump for Miles Bridges, who joins him right in that similar range with a similar stat line. Bridges has some upside to be a top-130 option with five more minutes per contest.
Source: Rod Boone on Twitter
November 15, 2018, 4:54 pmMichael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) did not practice on Thursday.
It casts heavy doubt on his status for Friday, and we'll likely see a lot of Miles Bridges as the Hornets look to fill the void at the forward spots.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
November 13, 2018, 9:46 pmJeremy Lamb - G - Charlotte Hornets
Jeremy Lamb shot 8-for-16 from the field and 5-for-5 from the line for 22 points, six boards, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Cavs on Tuesday.
A preseason Hoop Ball Sixer, Lamb filled up the stat sheet with high efficiency on Tuesday. He is carving out top-70 value in 9-cat leagues with room to grow, as he can do a little bit of everything to help in all categories. Lamb remains a draft day steal so far.
November 13, 2018, 9:38 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker shot 2-for-16 from the field for seven points, four rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes on Tuesday against the Cavs.
That's right. Kemba, the fifth ranked player coming in to Tuesday, put up just seven points in an absolute stinker against the lowly Cavs. DFS owners were certainly spurned and season-long owners now have to deal with Walker only playing one more time this week. Hey, no one's perfect.
November 12, 2018, 3:07 pmMichael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (right ankle sprain) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Cavaliers.
MKG was in a walking boot after Sunday's game after landing on Malik Monk's foot. The Hornets have not disclosed a full timetable for Kidd-Gilchrist, but you can leave him on the bench for weekly leagues. He has had a nice bounce back season in real life, but has only been returning deep league value up to this point.
Source: Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter
November 11, 2018, 9:08 pmCody Zeller - F/C - Charlotte Hornets
Cody Zeller scored 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting (4-of-4 FTs) with six rebounds and three blocks over 32 minutes in Sunday's road win over the Pistons.
Zeller is bringing back late-round value as he typically does when getting the 23.5 mpg role he's currently sitting in. As usual, he also plays much better in 9-cat formats, too.
November 11, 2018, 9:06 pmJeremy Lamb - G - Charlotte Hornets
Jeremy Lamb (groin) did not play in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game but still finished with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting (including two threes), six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 23 minutes against the Pistons.
There is literally no mention of Jeremy Lamb anywhere on Twitter, which means that nobody anywhere on this planet even noticed this. Given the injury we'll be hoping that it was a simple coaching decision, even though that would highlight another area of frustration for fantasy GMs. Still, he's returning top 70-100 value (9/8 cat) in just 24.3 mpg while playing well and if anything this has been a really nice buy low window.