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Hornets big man Cody Zeller will not play in Monday's game against the Blazers due to a left hip contusion. (Source: Charlotte Hornets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Zeller will miss his third consecutive game on Monday as he continues to deal with a left hip contusion. Bismack Biyombo will likely move into the starting lineup while P.J. Washington should see some extra minutes at center.

Category: Injury Updates


Hornets forward Gordon Hayward will not play in Monday's game against the Blazers due to a right hand contusion. (Source: Charlotte Hornets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hayward will miss his second consecutive game as he continues to deal with a right hand contusion. With Devonte' Graham ruled out as well, Terry Rozier should be in for a busy night with Malik Monk playing a larger role off the bench.

Category: Injury Updates


Hornets G Devonte’ Graham (knee) has been ruled out of Monday’s game vs. Portland. (Source: Jacob Brude on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Graham will miss his sixth straight game with the knee injury. LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier will continue to start with Malik Monk seeing minutes in the mid-20s off the bench. Monk has scored 20 points in five of his last six games.

Category: Injury Updates


Jalen McDaniels scored four points (2-6 FG, 0-2 3PT) with two rebounds, two blocks, and a turnover across 15 minutes in Sunday's 127-126 comeback win against the Sacramento Kings.

Fantasy Impact: McDaniels earned the start alongside a red-hot P.J. Washington amidst injuries to Gordon Hayward and Cody Zeller in Sunday's thrilling comeback win against the Kings. The first-year PF out of San Diego State registered a quiet four points paired with two boards and two blocks in just 15 minutes, rendering him nearly untouchable for fantasy purposes. The Hornets will have no time to rest, as they draw a tough opponent and continue their road trip on Monday night against Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.

Category: Game Recaps


Miles Bridges scored 13 points (5-7 FG, 3-4 3PT) with nine rebounds and four assists across 33 minutes during Sunday's 127-126 win against the Sacramento Kings.

Fantasy Impact: Bridges shot an efficient five-of-seven from the field against the Kings, including knocking down three triples in a 127-126 comeback victory on Sunday. The spry and athletic SF/PF also corralled nine rebounds and dished four assists to generate his best fantasy production over the last few weeks. Fantasy managers can roster Bridges but he should only be deployed into starting lineups as a desperation pivot play against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, especially if starting SF Gordon Hayward (hand) returns from a bruised right hand.

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Malik Monk scored 21 points (8-17 FG, 0-7 3PT, 5-5 FT) with five rebounds, four assists, and two turnovers across 31 minutes in Sunday's 127-126 comeback win over the Sacramento Kings.

Fantasy Impact: Monk was the hero of Sunday's game for the Hornets, capping off a 21-point outing with a clutch and-one drive to the rim with 1.6 seconds remaining to complete the comeback win. Fantasy managers should roster Monk in season formats, as he is averaging 23.8 points across his last four games played and is solidifying himself as a top-three offensive weapon in the rotation. Those playing in DFS contests can continue to acquire Monk at a great value, as the shooting guard is priced at just $4,900 on FanDuel against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday.

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LaMelo Ball scored 24 points (7-12 FG, 1-2 3PT, 9-10 FT) with four rebounds, 12 assists, a block, and three turnovers across 39 minutes in Sunday's 127-126 win over the Sacramento Kings.

Fantasy Impact: Ball registered a double-double, dishing 12 assists to pair with 24 points in a comeback win against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. The rookie point guard should be rostered in all formats and is a safe start in point formats, as his elite passing ability will always provide additional value on the occasional off-night shooting. The Hornets will turn right around to play Dame Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, a tough assignment that could see Ball underperform. Yet he has still scored 20+ points in each of the four games on the Hornets' West Coast road trip, making him a solid investment in your lineups on Monday night.

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P.J. Washington scored 42 points (15-23 FG, 5-8 3PT, 7-7 FT) with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks, and a turnover across 42 minutes in Sunday's 127-126 comeback win over the Sacramento Kings.

Fantasy Impact: Washington exploded for a career-high 42 points, knocking down five triples and getting heavily involved on defense to collect nine rebounds while forcing two steals and two blocks in an impressive fourth-quarter comeback against the Kings. Fantasy managers who took the risk of rolling Washington into starting lineups reaped the benefits greatly on Sunday but expectations should be tempered for similar production moving forward. With SF Gordon Hayward (hand) day-to-day, his potential return against the Trail Blazers on Monday could limit Washington's role offensively. Those in season-long leagues can still acquire Washington off of 30 percent of ESPN waiver wires, as he is a great depth piece that can be started in pivot scenarios.

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Hornets forward Caleb Martin (health protocols) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Kings. (Source: Charlotte Hornets Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: With Devonte' Graham out and Gordan Hayward doubtful, we could see Martin have significant playing time on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


Terry Rozier scored 24 points (9-16 FG, 3-8 3PT, 3-4 FT) with two rebounds, three assists, a steal, and two turnovers across 38 minutes in Friday's 130-121 loss against the Golden State Warriors.

Fantasy Impact: Rozier broke his shooting slump against the Warriors on Friday, shooting 56 percent from the field while dishing three dimes and forcing a steal to reward fantasy managers with a solid outing. The shooting guard should remain rostered and started in most point formats, as he is capable of getting buckets on any given night. The Hornets will get a day off before traveling to play the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.

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Cody Martin registered two points (0-3 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT) with a rebound and a turnover across eight minutes off the bench in Sunday's 119-97 blowout win against the Washington Wizards.

Fantasy Impact: Martin managed to convert both free throw attempts and secured a rebound across eight minutes off the bench during the Hornets' blowout win on Sunday. The second-year forward has limited usage in strictly blowout scenarios, rendering him untouchable in fantasy formats moving forward. The Hornets will look to extend their winning ways when they host the Houston Rockets on Monday.

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Bismack Biyombo scored 13 points (6-6- FG, 1-2 FT) with four rebounds and an assist across 19 minutes off the bench during Friday's 138-121 loss against the Utah Jazz.

Fantasy Impact: Biyombo has been relegated to a reserve role after spending time as the Hornets' starting C while Cody Zeller rehabbed a fractured hand. Despite coming off the bench, Biyombo converted all six shot attempts for 13 points and collected a few rebounds to elevate his total fantasy output in scoring formats against the Jazz on Friday. Biyombo should remain on waiver wires in most leagues due to minimal involvement on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.

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