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Marvin Williams | Forward | #2

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/19/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 237
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (2) / ATL
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Marvin Williams scored 11 points with three rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Mavs on Friday.
With Dwight Howard filling the paint and Nicolas Batum (elbow) out, the Hornets will really need Williams out there knocking down treys. He was an early-round value for the second half last year, but he'll always slide in drafts because fantasy owners inherently don't buy Williams. Pounce on him after the breakout candidates are gone. Oct 13 - 8:39 PM

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Steve Clifford said that Marvin Williams will play some small forward this season while Nicolas Batum (elbow) is on the sidelines.

This is good news for Williams' fantasy outlook as he could see a slight uptick in minutes from last year's 30.2 minutes per game average. The 31-year-old got off to a semi-slow start last season, but he had a strong second half with averages of 11.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.4 triples, 1.1 blocks and just 0.9 turnovers per contest, which was good enough for top-40 value in 9-cat leagues. He's not the most attractive draft day target, but he'll make for a nice value pick towards the later rounds.
Oct 9 - 2:59 PM

Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Marvin Williams will play fewer minutes tonight in favor of young players.

The Hornets have been eliminated from the playoffs, so are understandably more focused on getting a look at guys on their bench than pushing their vets. Avoid Williams in DFS formats.
Apr 11 - 7:03 PM

Marvin Williams recovered from his shooting slump on Wednesday with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including a 3-of-6 mark from downtown.

Williams grabbed 12 rebounds with one block and zero turnovers in 36 minutes, but it wasn't enough to avoid a home loss to the Heat. Steve Clifford admitted prior to the game that his team "probably [had] to win out now to have a chance to get in [the playoffs]," but until they're officially eliminated it's unlikely that Williams will be in danger of being rested.
Source: AP
Apr 5 - 9:59 PM

Marvin Williams didn't make a shot in 29 minutes on Tuesday, finishing 0-of-6 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line for two points, two rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes.

Williams blocked one shot but was otherwise a disaster tonight. "We had a couple key guys who just weren't ready to play in that second half, and it ended up costing us the game," said coach Steve Clifford. Marvin's fantasy owners must feel the same in a championship-week scenario. He's been solid for long stretches this season, but is only worth holding if you need defensive stats and boards, without worrying about his offensive numbers.
Apr 5 - 12:14 AM

Marvin Williams had another rough night offensively, going 1-of-6 from the field for four points, six rebounds, three blocks and one steal in 31 minutes vs. the Thunder.

Williams has three single-digit scoring games in his past four outings, which has spoiled his value in most DFS and points-league formats. The good news is that he's also averaging 1.7 triples, 8.3 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.5 blocks in that four-game span, with 0.7 turnovers, so he's still getting it done for roto purposes.
Apr 2 - 5:34 PM

Marvin Williams matched his career-high with four steals on Friday vs. the Nuggets, finishing with nine points, eight rebounds, one assist, three blocks and three triples in 30 minutes.

He was clutch on defense with all three of his blocks coming in the fourth quarter. He finished 3-of-7 from the field and took a backseat on offense with Kemba Walker and Frank Kaminsky feeling it, but Williams still came through for his owners with a gem of a line. He's been a top-30 player over the past couple months in standard leagues and his value is safe with the Hornets chasing the No. 8 seed. They only have three games next week, though.
Mar 31 - 9:47 PM

The Hornets used a big fourth quarter to overcome the Raptors on Wednesday, aided by Marvin Williams' 18 points, 12 rebounds, four 3-pointers, one assist and one steal.

Williams was coming off a poor game vs. the Bucks, but he compensated tonight with efficient 6-of-11 shooting and just one turnover in 35 minutes. The veteran has been a mediocre option on the season, due to a slow start, but over the past few weeks he's racking up top-50 roto value. He's been particularly good in 9-cat with an amazing two turnovers in his past 314 minutes of action.
Mar 29 - 11:57 PM

Marvin Williams matched his career-high five 3-pointers on his way to 21 points against the Suns on Sunday, adding seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 35 minutes.

He continues to just smash late in the season and it's really been a two-year breakout for a guy who fantasy owners ignored through most of his career. Credit to coach Steve Clifford here and Williams' defense has also been a big factor for keeping him on the court. Even after two great years, he'll probably be doubted again next year.
Mar 26 - 4:29 PM

Marvin Williams scored 16 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

He has been one of the hottest non-star players in the NBA and he did take advantage of guys like Frank Kaminsky going down. With Kaminsky blossoming as a five man, Williams should still be seeing minutes in the low 30s and score in the teens. He probably won't be the early-round guy he's been recently, but his owners should be expecting him to flirt with top-50 value.
Mar 18 - 10:27 PM

Marvin Williams cooled off on Wednesday, going 2-of-8 from the field for four points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 34 minutes.

Williams came in with five double-doubles in his past six games, but neither he nor his teammates could generate any offense tonight. The Hornets have lost three of their last four games and they'll really need Williams to get back on track if Nic Batum (migraines) isn't ready to play by Saturday.
Mar 15 - 10:14 PM

Marvin Williams scored 13 points and tied his career-high with 18 rebounds on Monday vs. the Bulls.

He still played 38 minutes with Frank Kaminsky (shoulder) back in the lineup, but keep in mind that his minutes could take a small hit once Nicolas Batum (migraine) returns. Williams shot 5-of-12 from the field with five assists, one block and one triple, and he's been a first-round player in standard leagues since the break. He's going to eventually cool off, but his owners have to love this run.
Mar 13 - 10:56 PM

Marvin Williams kept his torrid stretch going during a 125-122 loss to the Pelicans on Saturday, scoring a season-high 27 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

It's his seventh double-double on the year and fourth in his last five, which is part of the reason he's been so scorching hot. Williams came out like gangbusters in the first half with 20 points for his first 20-plus scoring half since the 2015-16 season. Believe it or not, Williams has been a top-eight player for total value since the break. Sure, he won't be this good, but this is quite a run for the must-start power forward.
Mar 11 - 10:24 PM

Marvin Williams exploded during a 121-81 win over the Magic on Friday, grabbing a career-high 18 rebounds with 12 points, seven dimes, one steal and one turnover in 33 minutes.

Marvelous. His dimes also matched a career high in this win. Williams doesn't really have a backup right now, so he is getting all he can eat until Frank Kaminsky (shoulder) gets back. Coach Steve Clifford loves his defense and he probably trusts him enough to use him against Anthony Davis on Saturday or really any big man. Williams has been a sneaky difference maker in fantasy with third-round value in the last two months.
Mar 10 - 10:14 PM

Marvin Williams bounced back from Monday's 1-of-7 shooting performance to score 14 points on 5-of-8 FGs in 37 minutes on Wednesday.

Williams added 12 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one 3-pointer, rounding out a terrific line for his fantasy owners. The Hornets' frontcourt injury problems have thrust more minutes onto Williams and he's responded in style, flirting with top-50 value since the All-Star break.
Mar 8 - 11:07 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Julyan Stone
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Malik Monk
3Treveon Graham
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
3Dwayne Bacon
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
3Johnny O'Bryant
C1Dwight Howard
2Cody Zeller