Charlotte Hornets Roster
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Charlotte Hornets center Vernon Carey Jr. has soared up the depth chart and will make his first career start during Friday's contest against the Nets. Having played a combined 33 minutes over 10 games in his rookie year, Carey is something of a DFS wild card due to being an unproven commodity. During his lone campaign at Duke, Carey averaged 17.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game, an indication of the double-double potential that he carries. Should he snag extended minutes at the five for the Hornets moving forward, he could be an appealing waiver wire add over the final month of the season.
Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte' Graham (quad) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Brooklyn Nets. This is a tough break considering the Hornets are already going to be shorthanded for this contest. Brad Wanamaker (ankle) is questionable, but could have sneaky streaming appeal, assuming he suits up. Otherwise, Grant Riller and Cody Martin could be asked to play major minutes. Neither of them are worth the risk in fantasy formats.
Charlotte Hornets guard Brad Wanamaker (ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Brooklyn Nets. He played 21 minutes on Wednesday before being forced to exit due to an ankle issue. Grant Riller could be forced into the rotation on Friday with the Hornets already shorthanded. He's not worth the gamble in most fantasy formats because he hasn't shown much in his small sample size.
Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Friday's matchup against the Brooklyn Nets. He has missed each of the last two games due to a sprained right ankle. There's a good chance that he misses another game, which should result in Bismack Biyombo drawing another start. Both Miles Bridges and Jalen McDaniels should see bigger roles as well. McDaniels has some sneaky streaming appeal, but he could be a risky DFS option.
Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier was amped up on Wednesday versus Cleveland after being forced to take a rest day on Tuesday, playing 43 minutes and finishing a 103-90 loss with 22 points, eight assists, seven rebounds, four steals and one block. He shot 9-for-20 from the field, including 4-for-10 from downtown with six turnovers. Scary Terry is dealing with knee tendinitis, which is keeping out from action during back-to-back sets. Luckily the Hornets won't have one until next Thursday, and Rozier is looking at a couple of juicy matchups against teams that can't defend to save their lives as Charlotte visits Brooklyn on Friday and hosts Portland on Sunday.