February 28, 2020, 7:07 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo will start for the Hornets when they face the Raptors on Friday.
Cody Zeller seems to be getting limited activity for the Hornets and that is allowing Biyombo to get some larger opportunities when he rests. If you can get the timing down Biyombo will make for a nice streamer and DFS target. The situation is a mess in terms of reliability until we get better notice on Zeller's "rest" status.
Source: Hornets PR on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 9:49 pmDevonte' GrahamPG, Charlotte Hornets
Devonte' Graham (rest) returned from a one-game absence and scored 21 points on 7-of-18 shooting with five assists and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes on Wednesday.
Graham was active Tuesday vs. the Pacers but didn't play as the Hornets wanted to rest him. Graham bounced back after shooting a combined 1-of-17 from the floor in his two games prior to Wednesday, but still hurt in the field goal percentage category with .389 shooting on high volume. Graham is a massive liability in field goal percentage and turnovers, but he can contribute enough in points, threes and assists to be worth a roster spot. He is outside the top-150 the past month but is still inside the top-80 on the season. Graham should bounce back to being a top-100 player, but his fantasy owners need to realize that it will be difficult to compete in field goal percentage with Graham on their roster.
February 26, 2020, 9:40 pmTerry RozierPG, Charlotte Hornets
Terry Rozier shot a perfect 8-fo-8 from the line and 4-of-7 from deep, scoring 26 points (7-of-15 from the field) with four assists on Wednesday.
The field goal percentage was a welcome surprise for a player shooting .415 on the season and .390 over the past month. He is outside the top-140 in both 8-cat and 9-cat leagues over the past month but remains inside the top-85 in both formats on the season. Hopefully this performance can get Rozier back on track to producing top-100 value.
February 26, 2020, 9:30 pmCody MartinPF, Charlotte Hornets
Cody Martin narrowly missed a double-double on Wednesday with nine points (4-of-8 from the field), nine rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes off the bench.
Martin has a boost in value in the short term with Malik Monk sidelined for violating the league's anti-drug program. Martin is an add in 16-team leagues and is trending up. He is the preferred option over his brother Caleb Martin, who had five points and two rebounds in 14 minutes on Wednesday.
February 26, 2020, 9:24 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo fouled out in 27 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with 12 points (5-of-6 from the field), five rebounds, four assists and four blocks.
Biyombo got the start over Cody Zeller who was a DNP-CD on Wednesday. Willy Hernangomez came off the bench and scored seven points with three rebounds and four assists in 19 minutes. Biyombo is worth throwing on a watch list in standard leagues after this performance and the possible change in the Hornets' rotations. Biyombo is a speculative add in 14-team leagues, but don't cut someone with safe value for him. Hernangomez can be left on the waiver wire outside of 18-team leagues and Zeller is a drop.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 5:51 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo will draw the start ahead of Wednesday's contest vs. the Knicks.
It was also reported that Cody Zeller would be active but would likely not play on Wednesday. Willy Hernangómez will be the primary back-up to Biyombo. Neither player is worth rostering in standard formats but Hernangómez has the higher upside.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 2:28 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk has been suspended indefinitely for violating the league's anti-drug program.
Monk's suspension will last until he is deemed to be in "full compliance." Monk had been on a nice run in February, but this news certainly clouds his status going forward. His absence could provide an opportunity for Cody Martin to step up.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 25, 2020, 9:44 pmCaleb MartinSG-SF, Charlotte Hornets
Martin twins, Caleb and Cody, saw 26 and 30 minutes respectively in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Pacers, combining for 20 points.
Caleb shot 4-of-10 from the field, hit three triples adding three rebounds, two assists and one block with 11 points. Cody had nine points (3-of-12 shooting), six rebounds, three assists and two steals. This game's result was a foregone conclusion early on, so garbage time played a factor in the twins' extra usage. That said, the Hornets have been so bad lately, that blowout losses could be more common down the road.
February 25, 2020, 9:36 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges was the only Hornet who was able to get it going on Tuesday, recording a team-high 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting with six rebounds, one assist, two 3s and one steal (zero turnovers) in 26 minutes.
Lately, Bridges has been the only Hornet that's been bankable, and we use that word generously, in recent games. He's been playing well enough to be worth rostering in standard leagues, so ride him while he's hot.
February 25, 2020, 9:33 pmTerry RozierPG, Charlotte Hornets
Terry Rozier was locked down by the Pacers on Tuesday, going 2-for-13 from the field for five points, three rebounds, one triple and seven assists.
Rozier has been hanging barely within the top-200 over the last week. The Hornets are just floundering lately and Rozier's poor outings have not them any favors. He's close to his floor right now, so expect a regression to the mean soon.
February 25, 2020, 5:51 pmDevonte' GrahamPG, Charlotte Hornets
Coach James Borrego said that Devonte' Graham will be active but is unlikely to play against the Pacers on Tuesday.
Borrego mentioned a career-high in minutes played as to why Graham isn't expected to play tonight despite being active. Fantasy owners will have to hope for the best, while DFS players should look for safer options. Malik Monk has already been named the starter in place of Graham.
Source: Tony East on Twitter
February 25, 2020, 5:44 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk will start in place of Devonte' Graham, who will be active, in Tuesday's game against the Pacers.
Coach James Borrego said that while Graham will be active, he may be held out of the lineup altogether. Monk has been on a roll lately and will have the chance to keep it going with more minutes and responsibility in this one.
Source: Tony East on Twitter
February 22, 2020, 9:40 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk hit 5-of-15 shots from the field en route to his 15 points off the bench on Saturday, adding three triples, four rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes.
Monk's poor shooting tonight aside, he did manage to crack the double-digit scoring mark again while also making a significant contribution in the 3s made category. He should be worth an end-of-bench slot in standard leagues moving forward.
February 22, 2020, 9:36 pmDevonte' GrahamPG, Charlotte Hornets
Devonte' Graham's shooting slump continued to haunt him on Saturday as he went 1-for-10 from the field to finish the game with six points, one rebound, two assists, two steals and one block.
Graham appears to be in a funk. The defensive stats tonight don't even begin to cover his shooting inefficiency and his lack of significant dimes. Owners will just have to ride out the storm and hope he comes out the other end in time.
February 22, 2020, 9:33 pmPJ WashingtonPF, Charlotte Hornets
P.J. Washington had a good showing in Saturday's loss to the Nets, scoring a team-high 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting with seven rebounds, four dimes, four 3s and a steal in 37 minutes.
Washington has virtually erased all memory of his recent slump thanks to back to back games of double-digit scoring. Washington's brief buy-low window is now shut with a loud thud after tonight.