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Charlotte Hornets

Eastern Southeast


LaMelo Ball registered four points (1-10 FG, 0-2 3PT, 2-4 FT) with four rebounds, nine assists, and a turnover across 24 minutes during Thursday's 120-99 loss to the Chicago Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Ball struggled with his shooting, converting just one of 10 attempts from the floor in a bad loss against Chicago on Thursday. The rookie will look to bounce back against the Orlando Magic on Friday and should be motivated to produce, as he makes for a good floor play in fantasy lineups by providing consistent value through his elite passing ability.

Category: Game Recaps


Malik Monk scored 20 points (7-16 FG, 6-11 3PT) with four rebounds, seven assists, and three turnovers across 31 minutes during Thursday's 120-99 loss to the Chicago Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Monk recently returned from a multi-game absence and has looked good in limited minutes off the bench. The Hornets' shooting guard earned 31 minutes and made the most of his extended time on the floor, draining six triples and handing out seven assists in a loss to the Bulls on Thursday. Monk is a great value addition to lineups in DFS contests and can be salaried at just $4,700 on FanDuel during Friday's game against the Orlando Magic.

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P.J. Washington scored 24 points (9-14 FG, 6-8 3PT) with six rebounds, two assists, two steals, and a turnover across 33 minutes during Thursday's 120-99 loss to the Chicago Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: The second-year forward was hot from behind the arc, draining six triples and forcing two steals in a disappointing loss to the Bulls on Thursday. Washington now has seven consecutive double-digit scoring outings and should be inserted into lineups in most formats ahead of Charlotte's next game against the Orlando Magic on Friday. He can be rostered for $6,600 on FanDuel during Friday's 10-game slate.

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Charlotte Hornets PG Devonte' Graham (knee) has been downgraded to out ahead of Thursday's game against the Chicago Bulls due to discomfort in his right knee. (Source: Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: LaMelo Ball will get even more run in the starting lineup without Graham backing him up in a pivotal game for Charlotte's playoff hopes. Brad Wanamaker is also an under-the-radar salary-saving option in DFS contests, as he put up 15 points, five rebounds, and four assists across 31 minutes in the team's last outing against Detroit on Tuesday.

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Caleb Martin scored 17 points (6-14 FG, 2-8 3PT, 3-4 FT) with five rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block, and a turnover across 34 minutes during Tuesday's 102-99 win against the Detroit Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: The second-year small forward out of Nevada earned a start in the lineup with Miles Bridges (health and safety protocols) ruled out on Tuesday. Martin took advantage of the increased minutes, draining a couple of triples and forcing two steals on defense to finish well above his projected fantasy outcome. If Bridges and P.J. Washington are unable to play against the Bulls on Thursday, fantasy managers can run it back with Martin in deeper leagues and DFS contests.

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Terry Rozier scored 18 points (8-23 FG, 2-9 3PT, 0-1 FT) with two rebounds, six assists, and a turnover across 39 minutes during Tuesday's 102-99 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: Rozier didn't have his best shooting performance against the Pistons but still managed to finish with 18 points and six assists in a much-needed win on Tuesday. He remains a top-three offensive option for Charlotte and should be started in all formats ahead of Thursday's contest against the Chicago Bulls, as the fifth-year shooting guard is averaging 19 points and five assists per game this season.

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Miles Bridges has been ruled out for Tuesday night's contest against the Pistons and is now in quarantine. It is expected he may miss a few games after Tuesday as well. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The news comes in awful timing as the third-year forward has been on a roll as of late, averaging 21.6 points over his last six games. F Jalen McDaniels and C Bismack Biyombo could see increased roles in Bridges' absence, with the former being the more intriguing fantasy play of the two.

Category: Injury Updates


Charlotte Hornets forward Cody Martin (ankle) has been ruled out Tuesday vs the Pistons. (Source: Hornets PR)

Fantasy Impact: Graham and Cody Martin (ankle) have been ruled out of Tuesday's game. Graham recently missed one leg of a back-to-back set with a sore knee while Martin left the prior contest early after suffering a sprained ankle.

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Vernon Carey Jr. scored 21 points (9-14 FG, 1-2 3PT, 2-2 FT) with six rebounds, an assist, and a block across 35 minutes during Friday's 130-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie center out of Duke earned his first start with the Hornets on Friday, as head coach James Borrego attempts to deploy new lineups to end Charlotte's losing skid. Carey Jr. finished with 21 points and six rebounds across 35 minutes and is available on virtually all ESPN waiver wires heading into the fantasy playoffs. It remains to be seen whether VCJ will get another opportunity in the starting lineup against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday but his performance against the Nets was certainly encouraging.

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Bismack Biyombo scored 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-4 FT) with 12 rebounds, an assist, a block, and a turnover across 28 minutes during Tuesday's 101-93 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: Biyombo collected a dozen rebounds and went 4-of-6 from the field to finish with a solid fantasy outing. The veteran center has recently usurped Cody Zeller as the starting five under Hornets' head coach James Borrego and could have another good night against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. Fantasy managers in DFS contests can acquire Biyombo on DraftKings for just $3,200 to save salary while earning solid production in lineups.

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Jalen McDaniels scored 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-4 3PT) with eight rebounds, an assist, two steals, and two turnovers across 40 minutes during Tuesday's 101-93 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: McDaniels continues to see increased run with Gordon Hayward (foot) and P.J. Washington (ankle) both sidelined. The second-year forward out of San Diego State is averaging 16.8 points and 5.8 rebounds across 33 minutes in his last four games and should continue to produce in lineups against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.

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Cody Zeller registered six points (0-2 FG, 0-1 3PT, 6-6 FT) with nine rebounds, two assists, and three turnovers across 16 minutes during Sunday's 105-101 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: Zeller was held to just 16 minutes off the bench but managed to grab nine boards and dish two assists during an otherwise poor offensive performance. The seven-footer did convert all six of his attempts at the free-throw line to contribute a few points. Fantasy managers can add Zeller as depth behind their starting Center but should only insert him into starting lineups out of desperation based on a recent decrease in minutes and opportunity.

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Brad Wanamaker registered 13 points (6-11 FG, 0-2 3PT, 1-1 FT) with three rebounds, five assists, a block, and two turnovers across 28 minutes during Sunday's 105-101 loss against the Atlanta Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: Wanamaker came off the bench shooting 54 FG% and dishing five assists across 28 minutes, signaling that he is starting to find a role with the Hornets. Traded from Golden State at the deadline last month, he is an intriguing streaming option to add to your bench but should only be inserted into lineups if absolutely necessary.

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Hornets F Gordon Hayward (foot) has been diagnosed with a foot sprain and will be re-evaluated in four weeks. (Source: Charlotte Hornets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hayward suffered the injury in Friday night’s game vs. the Pacers. Now that he’s set to miss most of the remainder of the regular season, Miles Bridges has an amazing opportunity ahead. He should be the biggest beneficiary of this news, while more shots should also be available for Terry Rozier, Devonte’ Graham, and PJ Washington.

Category: Injury Updates