July 8, 2020, 12:12 amMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges, the second-year forward out of Michigan State, had a decent season for the Hornets, but he wasn't too kind to fantasy owners who were high on him in drafts last fall.
Bridges' ADP was inside the top-100 in both Yahoo (83) and ESPN (94) after draft season concluded last October. At the current juncture, he ranks 162 in 9-cat and 148 in 8-cat; not the jump forward many thought, fantasy GMs and analysts alike, Bridges would take in this his second season in the league. The Hornets obviously still have reason for optimism and have far from given up on him, but there's also reason to believe the 2020-21 campaign could be a pivotal one for Bridges in terms of showcasing the progress he's making in getting fully adjusted to the NBA.
March 11, 2020, 10:14 pmCaleb MartinSG-SF, Charlotte Hornets
Caleb Martin turned 35 minutes off the bench into 19 points (4-12 FG, 3-6 3PT, 8-8 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and four steals on Wednesday evening.
Martin struggle with his shot inside the arc, but put up some counting stats to make up for it. He was a suitable replacement to an absent Terry Rozier tonight. Miles Bridges saw more opportunity as well, finishing with 16 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a block.
March 1, 2020, 4:17 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges couldn't find the touch on Sunday, going 3-of-13 from the field while adding seven points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
Bridges logged 35 minutes and the shooting line is the only thing keeping this one from being fantasy gold. He has yet to build on last season's promising finish but is still posting late-round value, so Bridges could be the sort of guy who jumps to middle-round output with added minutes down the stretch — that would be a nice repeat of last season.
February 28, 2020, 11:12 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges scored 17 points, grabbed five rebounds and swatted three shots in a win over the Raptors on Friday.
Bridges has been an effective fantasy player all year, hovering right around the top-120 depending on format. With the Hornets out of playoff contention and likely looking to play their young guys even more, Bridges may even see his numbers jump a little bit to close out the season.
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 20, 2020, 11:25 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges scored 22 points on 9-of-23 shooting on Thursday night, to go along with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.
Bridges had a good game in this one, but we would have loved to see some more efficiency in his shooting line. He hasn't quite been the player we hoped for coming into the year, but has been better in the last few weeks, so he could use this run to be a top-100 player the rest of the way.
February 15, 2020, 12:10 amMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges took home the MVP Award of Team USA's 151-131 win over Team World in the Rising Stars game on Friday night, scoring 20 points, grabbing five boards, dishing out five assists and chipping in three steals.
He hit some big shots, including a couple of three of three pointers (3-of-7 3PT). The MVP winner was not immediately obvious after the game and Bridges was the beneficiary of a wide open field. He is clinging to value in standard 12-team leagues and has been a little better of late, averaging 20 points and seven rebounds over the past two weeks. If you have an open roster spot, Bridges offers consistently average production if you need a space-filler.
February 12, 2020, 11:35 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges kept up his strong play on Wednesday with 20 points on 6-of-16 shooting with three rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers.
Bridges is sure to cool off from deep at this point, but the rest of the stats he's putting up is very sustainable. He put forth a great effort in a comeback win tonight and has been as hot as he's ever been this season. If you can sell-high for a top-50 value we wouldn't stop you, but there's an outside chance that he continues this roll the rest of the way.
February 10, 2020, 9:58 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges had a solid outing in Monday's 87-76 win over the Pistons, notching a game-high 18 points (7-of-15 shooting) with seven rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal.
Bridges has shaken off his slow start and has become a solid scoring option for the Hornets. So far, so good as the second-year forward is on track to finish 2019-20 strong.
February 8, 2020, 9:39 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges scored 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting to go with three rebounds and two threes in a 116-100 loss to the Mavs on Saturday.
Bridges is on a roll the past two weeks, posting top-50 value while averaging 19.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks. Bridges had a rough start to the season, but he's starting to trend up and should be considered a top-100 player with top-75 upside moving forward.
February 4, 2020, 10:49 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges had a strong performance in a loss to the Rockets on Monday, putting up his fourth double-double of the season with 20 points (8-of-17 shooting), 15 rebounds, a steal, a block and a three in 39 minutes.
Bridges is hot right now, and the Hornets have increased his role. He's unlikely to keep up his recent top-50 run, but if he continues to play around 35 minutes for the rest of the season, Bridges is a safe bet to set up shop well inside the top-100. On the other hand, a player who's as inconsistent as it gets in Malik Monk had a nice game with 19 points, six rebounds, one block and two triples in 31 minutes off the bench.
February 3, 2020, 9:58 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges kept up his hot streak in Monday's 100-112 loss to the Magic with 16 points on 5-of-15 shooting to go with eight rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and two triples.
Bridges has been lackluster for most of the year, but has been finally living up to his ADP as of late. Over his last five games, he's been the No. 66 player in 9-cat leagues with averages of 16.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 3s. He just needs to keep up his 3-point shooting in order to finish the second half of the season with top-70 value.
February 2, 2020, 1:27 amMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges was able to put up 25 points (10-of-19 FG), six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers in Saturday's loss to the Spurs.
That's two straight 20-plus games for Bridges and he's around the top-130 over the last two weeks. He was a middle-round guy down the stretch last year and the arrow is pointing up with the Hornets likely to really embrace the youth movement in the coming weeks. He's a nice speculative add for the stretch run if you can afford to be patient, but his recent spurt makes him a fine low-end add even if you're just playing for tomorrow.
January 30, 2020, 9:25 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges bounced back on Thursday with 23 points on 8-of-17 shooting to go with six rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.
Bridges showed why he should be owned with his play tonight. He's not the most jaw-dropping player on the Hornets, but he's one of the few guys that's worthy of the starting gig. He'll have his ups and downs, but overall he's a late-mid round guy with some consistency due to his role.
January 14, 2020, 12:20 amMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges scored two points on 0-of-7 shooting to go with two rebounds and one assist on Monday.
Bridges came into this game red-hot, posting top-60 numbers and put up an absolute dud in this one. He's not the most consistent player, but he's still worth hanging onto as he's proven himself to be a capable fantasy option. Just temper your expectations.