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March 16, 2019, 10:35 pmCheick Diallo - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Cheick Diallo tallied 10 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and a block in 25 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.
Diallo continues to pump out steady numbers, and if you need the usual big man numbers then he's fine to pick up. It'd take an Anthony Davis shutdown to make Diallo a must-add player but there's already solid utility in certain builds.
March 15, 2019, 6:29 pmJahlil Okafor - C - New Orleans Pelicans
Jahlil Okafor will get the start for Anthony Davis (rest) on Friday vs. the Blazers.
Okafor had a stretch of top-25 play for a few weeks but that seems to have disappeared since spraining his ankle, even when he gets a spot-start for Davis. Cheick Diallo has had the better returns of late though he hasn’t exactly been setting the league on fire either.
Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter
March 15, 2019, 5:27 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis (rest) will not play on Friday vs. the Blazers.
Davis’ absence means Jahlil Okafor and Cheick Diallo will both get opportunities to produce though Diallo has been the better of the two lately.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
March 12, 2019, 10:52 pmCheick Diallo - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Cheick Diallo predictably saw limited action against the Bucks but was able to post 11 points (5-of-7 shooting), six rebounds and a block in 14 minutes on Tuesday night.
Diallo improved upon Sunday's 12-minute, four-point outing and continues to flash some great upside. An Anthony Davis shutdown would make him a must-add player but right now he's a stream or luxury pickup.
March 10, 2019, 8:59 pmCheick Diallo - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Cheick Diallo played 12 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Hawks, posting four points and four rebounds.
Diallo continues to tease with short spurts of standard-league production but can't string a nice run together with Anthony Davis still not shut down. He's a great luxury stash if you can afford such a thing at this point in the year, but otherwise he's tough to treat as more than a stream in most leagues.
March 8, 2019, 10:23 pmCheick Diallo - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Cheick Diallo chipped in 16 points on 8-of-15 shooting along with 12 rebounds in Friday's loss to the Raptors.
Anthony Davis sat this one out and Jahlil Okafor started but suffered a left ankle sprain and did not return to the game. He finished with two points and three rebounds in 17 minutes. Diallo could be in line for some extra burn even when AD returns, which is good since he's been a top-120 value over the last two weeks. That said, Diallo has been hit or miss and his lack of defensive stats tonight does cap his appeal.
March 8, 2019, 9:52 pmJahlil Okafor - C - New Orleans Pelicans
Jahlil Okafor has a left ankle sprain and will not return to Friday’s game according to the Pelicans broadcasters.
Okafor just returned after dealing with a right ankle sprain so we wonder if he was overcompensating and thus injured his other ankle. With Anthony Davis (back spasms) also out, Cheick Diallo should be owned in standard leagues. Okafor ended his night with two points and three rebounds in 17 minutes of action.
March 8, 2019, 7:51 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Jahlil Okafor (right ankle sprain) will get the start for Anthony Davis (lower back spasms) on Friday vs. the Raptors.
Well, it looks the the non-shutdown is progressing nicely for the tanking Pelicans. Cheick Diallo has been playing better than Okafor lately but maybe the latter can get his groove back with some consistent run. Starting against Marc Gasol and the Raptors probably isn’t the best game to bet on that happening.
Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter
March 3, 2019, 1:28 amCheick Diallo - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Cheick Diallo came off the bench on Saturday but was still able to collect 12 points (6-of-9 from the field), 10 rebounds, a steal and a block in 22 minutes against the Nuggets.
Jahlil Okafor started but Diallo remains the vastly superior fantasy option, posting middle-round numbers over the last couple of weeks — a couple quiet games included. He's must-own in all competitive leagues.
March 2, 2019, 12:00 amCheick Diallo - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Cheick Diallo double-doubled with 15 points, 12 rebounds, two steals, one assist and a very effecient 7-for-9 from the field in 21 minutes in Friday's 130-116 win over the Suns.
Diallo played the same amount of time as Anthony Davis did, and both produced at a high level. Davis will be sitting out on Saturday, so Diallo and Jahlil Okafor have an opportunity for a big game.
March 1, 2019, 3:44 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis (rest) will play on Friday vs. the Suns but will sit out Saturday’s game against the Nuggets.
With Davis sitting on Saturday, Jahlil Okafor and Cheick Diallo are options for DFS punt plays though neither one of them have taken full advantage of Davis’ reduced minutes so far.
Source: Will Guillory on Twitter
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