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March 12, 2020 04:28 PM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Posts double-double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller posted 14 points (5-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists and one block in 22 minutes during Wednesday's 109-98 win at Miami.

Zeller missed three games between late February and early March, but he's looked consistent since returning to the starting lineup five games -- he has scored at least 10 points and/or grabbed at least five boards in every one of those contests. He should remain a starter moving forward.

March 10, 2020 02:52 PM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Scores 10 in double-OT loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller finished with 10 points (3-5 FG, 4-4 FT), seven boards, and two assists across 23 minutes Monday in the Hornets' 143-138 loss to the Hawks in double overtime.

Zeller got the start in the second consecutive game, but he saw fewer minutes than backup Bismack Biyombo. Still, he's been enjoying a relatively consistent role when on the court, having cleared 20 minutes in eight of his last nine games -- and helping fantasy owners in deeper leagues out with some points and boards in the process.

March 9, 2020 06:40 PM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Will remain starter Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller will remain the Hornets' starting center Monday against the Hawks, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

The Hornets have been rotating minutes between Zeller, Bismack Biyombo and Willy Hernangomez in recent weeks, but they'll deviate from that plan Monday night. Per coach James Borrego, Zeller will start, with Biyombo serving as the primary backup. Given how the rotation has worked over the last two weeks, that could mean Hernangomez will now be the odd man out.

March 5, 2020 06:12 PM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Will start again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller will start Thursday's game against Denver, Jack Duffy of The Painted Lines reports.

The Hornets appear to be alternating between Zeller and Bismack Biyombo, as Zeller had previously racked up three consecutive DNP-CDs, while Biyombo was in the starting lineup. Then, Charlotte switched over to Zeller for Wednesday's game against the Spurs, while Biyombo was a DNP-CD. In both situations, Willy Hernangomez has served as the backup.

March 3, 2020 05:40 PM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Set to start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller will start Tuesday's game against the Spurs, Hornets radio voice John Focke reports.

The Hornets continue to change up their rotation on a whim night-to-night, and this time it will be Zeller who gets the start at center after being a DNP-CD in each of the last three games. Bismack Biyombo will move to the bench, while Willy Hernangomez will also be in the mix.

March 1, 2020 12:48 PM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Stuck in bench role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller will be available off the bench for Sunday's game against the Bucks while Bismack Biyombo draws a third straight start at center.

After Zeller was initially benched in Wednesday's win over the Knicks in the second half, there was some thought he might just be getting a breather for the second half of the back-to-back set. Zeller's absence from the injury report and subsequent failure to play in Friday's 99-96 win over the Raptors now makes it apparent that coach James Borrego has at least temporarily settled on Biyombo as the top-unit center. Willy Hernangomez also looks like he might be ahead of Zeller on the depth chart for the time being, but there could be an opportunity for all three to play Sunday in the likely event the Hornets get blown out by the heavily favored Bucks.

February 28, 2020 10:48 AM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Not on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller doesn't appear on the Hornets' injury report for Friday's game against the Raptors after sitting out Wednesday's 107-101 win over the Knicks in a coach's decision.

A clear reason for Zeller's absence Wednesday was never provided, but coach James Borrego may have just wanted to give the center a breather in the second half of back-to-back set. While Zeller sat out, Bismack Biyombo stepped into the starting five and produced 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, four assists, four blocks and one steal in 27 minutes. It's unclear if Biyombo's big outing will be enough to earn him another start Friday or if Borrego will go back to Zeller as the top-unit center.

February 26, 2020 05:32 PM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Unlikely to play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller will be active for Wednesday's game against the Knicks but is unlikely to play, Rod Boone of The Athletic reports.

It's unclear what coach James Borrego's motivation is for the decision, but Bismack Biyombo will draw the start while Willy Hernangomez is expected to see backup center minutes. Zeller's next chance to play arrives Friday against the Raptors.

February 20, 2020 11:56 PM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Solid showing against Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller finished with 16 points (5-5 FG, 6-8 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 25 minutes during Thursday's 103-93 win over the Bulls.

Zeller didn't miss a single field-goal attempt and neared a double-double while contributing in every category except treys. He returned to the lineup following a one-game absence for an undisclosed reason and wasn't listed on the injury report prior to this one. Though he continues to hold down the fort as the starting center, Zeller isn't consistently useful beyond deep leagues.

February 19, 2020 05:52 PM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Not on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller is not listed on the Hornets' injury report ahead of Thursday's game against the Bulls.

Zeller was held out of last Wednesday's game against Minnesota for an undisclosed reason, but the fact that he's not on the injury report indicates that he'll be back in the mix Thursday night. Prior to that absence, Zeller had started the previous 11 contests.

February 13, 2020 08:56 AM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Held out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller (undisclosed) didn't play in Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

Zeller was held out due to an undisclosed reason. As the team hasn't provided any specific information about the issue, Zeller tentatively can be considered day-to-day heading into next Thursday's tilt with the Bulls.

February 12, 2020 06:40 PM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Unlikely to play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller is expected to sit out Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.

The reason for Zeller likely being out is unclear. Bismack Biyombo will draw the start at center.

February 5, 2020 03:20 PM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Gets limited run in loss to Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller posted three points (1-5 FG, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal across 13 minutes in Tuesday's 125-110 loss to the Rockets.

Zeller was unable to take advantage of an undersized Rockets frontcourt featuring the 6-foot-6 P.J. Tucker at center. The Hornets big man ran into early foul trouble and ended up being phased out as the game wore on, with coach James Borrego instead favoring more small-ball lineups to counter the Rockets' units. Zeller had averaged 12.5 points, 9.0 boards and 4.3 assists in 27.5 minutes over his previous four games, so he's generally been trending up of late, even after Tuesday's disappointing showing.

February 4, 2020 03:44 PM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Goes for 17 points in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller generated 17 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one steal across 27 minutes in Monday's 112-100 loss to the Magic.

Zeller's numbers have been on the rise since he unseated Bismack Biyombo as the Hornets' starting center Jan. 13, but his fantasy upside remains fairly suppressed in that role. Over that eight-game stretch on the top unit, Zeller has posted modest averages of 9.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.8 blocks in 24.8 minutes.

February 2, 2020 08:08 AM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Nears triple-double once again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller chipped in with 14 points (7-10 FG), 12 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block in 30 minutes during Saturday's 114-90 loss at San Antonio.

Zeller has two double-doubles in his last three outings, and he has also flirted with a triple-double in each of his last two appearances. He returned to the starting lineup seven games ago and while his numbers don't stand out -- 8.9 points and 6.6 boards per game while shooting 44.4 percent from the field over that stretch -- his recent performances should be treated as an encouraging sign moving forward.

January 30, 2020 11:28 PM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Teases triple-double in 24 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller finished with nine points (3-9 FG, 3-5 FT), seven rebounds, seven assists and one block in 24 minutes during Thursday's 121-107 loss to the Wizards.

Zeller matched his career high in assists while coming relatively close to a triple-double. He hadn't managed a single assist in either of the last two tilts, so the playmaking was a pleasant surprise. Zeller is managing career highs in scoring, rebounding and threes, though his modest minute totals result in his not being all that valuable beyond deep leagues.

January 29, 2020 02:24 PM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Turns in double-double in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller scored 10 points (5-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-0 FT) and added 10 rebounds, one steal and one block in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 97-92 win over the Knicks.

Zeller drew his fifth start in a row while Bismack Biyombo did not play at all for the second time in that span. The 27-year-old turned in his first double-double since Dec. 15 and could hold on to the starting role if he keeps contributing like this.

January 13, 2020 09:44 PM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Enters starting lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller is starting Monday against the Trail Blazers, Jamie Goldberg of The Oregonian reports.

Zeller draws his first start since Dec. 18 against the Cavaliers, bumping Bismack Biyombo to a bench role Monday night. The Indiana product is coming off a 15-point performance Sunday against the Suns.

January 13, 2020 04:28 PM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Fills stat sheet in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller had 15 points (7-11 FG, 0-1 3PT, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, five assists and one steal in 30 minutes off the bench during Sunday's 100-92 loss at Phoenix.

Zeller has found a way to produce despite limited playing time, as he is averaging 11.8 points and 5.0 rebounds while logging 20.3 minutes per game off the bench over his last eight contests. He will try to extend his solid run of form Monday on the road against the Trail Blazers.

January 10, 2020 06:00 PM
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Hits six free throws Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeller posted 14 points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-6 FT), eight rebounds and two assists across 21 minutes during Wednesday's 112-110 loss to the Raptors.

Zeller was just one free-throw make shy of tying his season high of seven. Though he's seeing his workload decline as the year goes on, he's still managed to be relatively productive, averaging 12.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 19 games since the start of December. Zeller has also tried to implement a three-pointer into his game this season, though it hasn't gone particularly well, as he's hitting just 29.3 percent of his 1.6 attempts per game.

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