December 27, 2019, 10:51 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo double-doubled with 10 points (3-of-5 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), 10 rebounds, one assist and two blocks as a starter for the Hornets on Friday.
He's a low-end option as a streamer for boards and blocks in standard leagues, but definitely has a place in deeper formats for his contributions in those areas.
December 22, 2019, 8:23 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo had a nice run against the Celtics' interior defense on Sunday, as he went for 18 points (8-of-11 FG), three rebounds and two blocks.
It was a rare off night in the rebounding department for Biyombo, but it was nice to see his minutes climb back to 27 tonight. If you are in need of traditional big-man stats he remains a reliable option that can be found on many wires in standard leagues. Don't forget his subpar free-throw percentage though, which stands to improve from 58 percent on the year after he went 2-of-3 from the line tonight.
December 18, 2019, 9:39 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo only saw 19 minutes of action on Wednesday, ending the night with four points, seven boards, two assists and a block.
Biyombo was riding a streak of back-to-back double-doubles coming into this contest. His lack of minutes didn't help him continue that streak. Marvin Williams, by comparison, saw 29 minutes and finished with 10 points. Biyombo can rebound and block when on the court, but it looks hard to trust that will be a consistency at the moment.
December 17, 2019, 9:55 pmCody ZellerC, Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets started Cody Zeller and Bismack Biyombo again in Tuesday's win over the Kings, with Zeller picking up 17 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks.
Zeller went 6-of-13 from the field (0-for-2 from deep) and 5-of-9 at the line, while Biyombo picked up 10 points and 12 boards in 25 minutes. Zeller logged 31 minutes and remains the better fantasy play. He should improve on his current top-160 standing and is a fine low-end play in standard formats. Biyombo is a cheap option for boards and blocks but offers minimal upside. Keep an eye on Zeller's FG%, as a full-time move to power forward would force him into more threes.
December 17, 2019, 6:53 pmCody ZellerC, Charlotte Hornets
Cody Zeller will draw another start at PF on Tuesday against the Kings.
Though the Hornets lost by 22 points to the Pacers, the frontcourt pairing of Zeller and Bismack Biyombo saw both rack up double-doubles on Sunday. The team will try the experiment again, but Marvin Williams's return will cut into the playing time for the pair. Coach Luke Walton has to be happy to hear this, as this pairing may inadvertently help the Kings get a look at Richaun Holmes and Marvin Bagley next to each other.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
December 15, 2019, 8:55 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo got another start against the Pacers on Sunday, and played well in tallying 11 points, a career-high 17 rebounds, two assists and one block.
Biyombo got some extra run (28 minutes) against the Pacers jumbo front line, and has been adding up to late-round value as a starter for the Hornets. His free-throw percentage will hurt, but he is going to help with traditional big-man statistics, namely field goal percentage, rebounds and blocks.
December 15, 2019, 4:45 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets will start Bismack Biyombo at center against the Pacers on Sunday, sliding Cody Zeller up to power forward.
Well, the Hornets had to do something after PJ Washington broke his finger and Nicolas Batum was ruled out with lingering soreness in his surgically-repaired hand. Seeing as they lack the personnel at both forward spots, they're choosing to get creative and play a two-center lineup against Indiana's supersized frontcourt. It'll be interesting to see how this affects Miles Bridges, who hasn't played at SF since last season, but for the most part expect the Hornets' guards to carry the offensive load, as usual. This is still a matchup to target for the Pacers' bigs.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 10:39 pmCody ZellerC, Charlotte Hornets
Cody Zeller double-doubled off the bench on Friday with 11 points (4-of-8 shooting), 10 rebounds, one 3-pointer and two assists.
Zeller has been playing well enough to warrant a pickup in 12-team leagues. Bismack Biyombo, who started but left the game briefly with right groin soreness, was equally effective with 12 points (4-of-6 shooting), nine rebounds, one assist and one block. Zeller remains the preferred big man to own in Charlotte.
December 13, 2019, 9:28 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo started the second half of Friday's game after briefly leaving due to right groin discomfort.
Biyombo is has had deep-league value as a starter for Charlotte.
Source: Hornets PR on Twitter
December 10, 2019, 10:10 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo had a 13-point, 15-rebound double-double in 24 minutes on Tuesday as the Hornets beat the Wizards.
Biyombo continues to start and help a little in boards, blocks, field goal percentage and turnovers, but he's just a streamer due to his limitations everywhere else, including minutes played. Cody Zeller has been getting about the same minutes allotment off the bench, and he double-doubled to night as well, going for 14 points, 11 rebounds, a steal and a three in 22 minutes.
December 6, 2019, 9:43 pmCody ZellerC, Charlotte Hornets
Cody Zeller remained in his bench role on Friday but vastly outplayed Bismack Biyombo by turning in 17 points, six rebounds, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 23 minutes.
Biyombo could only muster two points and four boards in 14 minutes. Zeller is clearly the player to own and has added the 3-pointer to his arsenal this season, which is a nice wrinkle for a guy who previously featured a very typical center stat set. Zeller is sitting with top-180/200 value on the year after fading from a hot start, but he's trending in the right direction again and is worth an add in 12-teamers after this performance.
December 4, 2019, 9:30 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo started again in Wednesday's 106-91 win over the Warriors, but only saw 18 minutes, finishing his night with just two points, six rebounds, an assist and a block.
The Hornets elected to go small tonight, as Cody Zeller (eight points, five rebounds and four turnovers) also just saw 18 minutes in this one. He's still starting games but it's anyone's guess as to how long that will continue. He doesn't appear to be worth using in most settings either way.
December 2, 2019, 11:37 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo had a solid stat line in a start on Monday, putting up nine points (3-of-8 FGs, 3-of-5 FTs), 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 26 minutes.
It's Biyombo's fourth straight start, but one would assume that Cody Zeller retakes the starting job once he's fully healthy. Tonight, in Zeller's second game back from a hip injury, he went for 11 points, eight rebounds, one assist and two blocks in just 18 minutes. So, the switch could be coming very soon.
November 30, 2019, 11:09 pmCody ZellerC, Charlotte Hornets
Cody Zeller returned from a two-game absence to score 11 points off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Bucks, chipping in five rebounds and one 3.
Zeller came off the bench in this one and ended up getting more minutes than teammate Bismack Biyombo. The minutes were more of a function of Biyombo's inability to protect the paint and the Bucks' Robin Lopez forcing him out of the paint. Zeller should regain the starting spot and will continue to provide fantasy owners with efficient scoring and rebounding.
November 30, 2019, 11:03 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo failed to score in 10 minutes of action in Saturday's loss to the Bucks, registering two assists and two rebounds on 0-of-3 shooting.
After four solid outings Biyombo fell back to reality in tonight's outing. Getting the start over teammate Cody Zeller, Biyombo played just 10 minutes and was a non-factor offensively and defensively, with the Hornets looking elsewhere for help in the paint. Fantasy owners should keep a short leash on him and drop him if he returns to the bench or has another bad outing, with Cody Zeller back from injury.