The marvelous Mike Apotria joins Dan Besbris on the show to break down last week's DFS Contest results and prep you for tonight's battle!
January 5, 2019, 7:47 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo drew the start for the Hornets on Saturday and responded well, dropping his first double-double of the season and a season-high in points with 16 on 7-of-10 shooting while adding 12 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 30 minutes
We knew that the Hornets were going to mix things post-Cody-Zeller injury, but this was a bit of a surprise. Biyombo, who is normally just a shot-blocking specialist, can be added in deeper leagues for the off-chance that this performance has earned him more rotation minutes. Willy Hernangomez played 16 minutes off the bench and delivered 10 points, five rebounds and one assist.
January 5, 2019, 4:21 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets will change their starting lineup on Saturday, replacing Willy Hernangomez with Bismack Biyombo.
There have been concerns about Hernangomez's defensive play, and it looks like James Borrego is going to use Biyombo to try and slow down Nikola Jokic somewhat — if nothing else his energy on the glass will change the dynamic a bit. Biz is a blocks and boards type who will produce enough of those stats to attract deep-league attention, but Hernangomez is the one worth owning in all formats. Keep an eye on the playing time today, as he should still be able to help you out in 20-24 mpg off the bench.
Source: Hornets PR on Twitter
December 31, 2018, 8:20 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo played seven minutes in Monday's win over the Magic, scoring two points with two rebounds and no other stats.
Biyombo might get more minutes in the next month or so with Cody Zeller suffering a broken hand. There's no reason to pick him up, but if you're in a very deep league and need a center you might keep an eye on things.
December 6, 2018, 12:02 amBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo played just four minutes on Wednesday night but still played ahead of Willy Hernangomez, who only saw two minutes of garbage time.
It's surprising since Hernangomez started with Cody Zeller out, but Biyombo might've been a matchup play against a scorching Karl-Anthony Towns. Willy finished with 2 & 2 while Biz registered one point and one dime. There's nothing to see here.
July 7, 2018, 8:46 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo has reportedly been traded to the Hornets in a three-team deal, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Timofey Mozgov and Jerian Grant will go to the Magic, and Julyan Stone to the Bulls. The Magic have faith in Mo Bamba and are putting their chips in with him. This will definitely help Bamba get minutes and he’ll be on the fantasy radar in October. Biyombo's value should remain the same.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
April 12, 2018, 9:46 pmBismack BiyomboC, Orlando Magic
Bismack Biyombo played 12 minutes off the bench, scoring six points and picking up two defensive counters.
The Biyombo experiment hasn't panned out in Orlando and he saw his minutes fade away in favor of Khem Birch down the stretch. He finished as a deep league blocks specialist averaging 1.2 blocks per game. It's very tough to get excited about Biyombo as a late value because it took him a Nikola Vucevic injury to be relevant. That's not out of question but he doesn't even have a stranglehold on the backup center role right now.
April 9, 2018, 11:20 pmBismack BiyomboC, Orlando Magic
Bismack Biyombo got loose for 14 points in Monday's loss, hitting 6-of-7 from the field while picking up six rebounds and a block in only 17 minutes of action.
Biyombo and Khem Birch (10 points, nine rebounds, two steals in 16 minutes) have been splitting the backup big man minutes lately and both were able to emerge with decent lines tonight. That typically hasn't happened unless the Magic are resting someone else, so we wouldn't expect this performance to repeat itself in the finale unless Nik Vucevic were to sit. Birch has been getting more consistent playing time and makes for the better play in general as the Magic have prioritized youth, but Biz can still get it done every once in a while.
April 6, 2018, 5:39 pmNikola VucevicPF/C, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic (lower back tightness) will not play on Friday against the Hornets.
Well, Vooch is out again so look for Bismack Biyombo to get another start. He’s a decent DFS play as the Magic will need someone to slow down Dwight Howard.
Source: Magic PR on Twitter
April 4, 2018, 10:52 pmBismack BiyomboC, Orlando Magic
Bismack Biyombo corralled 12 rebounds to match his 12 points in Wednesday's win, adding five assists, a steal and a block while hitting all four of his shots in 22 minutes against the Mavs.
Biyombo got the start with Nik Vucevic resting and certainly made the most of it. He's going to be worth streaming whenever Vooch sits but when the Magic have all their frontcourt guys healthy he's been losing time to Khem Birch. If you're looking to stream for rebounds and blocks, Biz is going to be in play as the Magic wind down the season.
April 4, 2018, 5:24 pmBismack BiyomboC, Orlando Magic
Bismack Biyombo and Mario Hezonja will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mavs.
Hezonja will receive his second straight start, while Biyombo replaces Nikola Vucevic who's sitting out for rest purposes. Both are somewhat appealing in DFS play for today.
Source: Magic PR on Twitter
March 22, 2018, 9:46 pmBismack BiyomboC, Orlando Magic
Bismack Biyombo outscored every starter with 13 points and added six rebounds, while Marreese Speights scored 10 points but forgot to do anything else in Thursday’s blowout loss to the Sixers.
Biyombo and Speights both have almost no appeal in a league of standard depth especially with Nikola Vucevic eating up a majority of the big man minutes. Hopefully they aren’t integral parts to a fantasy title run.
February 28, 2018, 11:11 pmBismack BiyomboC, Orlando Magic
Bismack Biyombo needed only 18 minutes to corral 11 rebounds on Wednesday, adding six points, three assists, a steal and a block in a loss to the Raptors.
Biyombo got a little extra work in with this game getting out of hand early in the fourth, and this was his first productive game since the return of Nikola Vucevic. While deep league owners angling for a rebounding specialist can hold out hopes, BB should be dropped in just about every other set of circumstances. Vucevic was nothing special tonight, netting 14 points with six rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes. He’ll be fine.
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