Elfrid Payton

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  • Elfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Elfrid Payton (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out of Thusday's matchup with the Thunder.

    Payton was officially questionable but Alvin Gentry wasn't expecting him to play as of Tuesday afternoon, so this isn't surprising. It does sound like Payton has a good chance of being ready to play on the other side of the All-Star break, so feel free to pick him up if he's available. Frank Jackson and Tim Frazier will handle the point guard duties tonight.

    Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Elfrid Payton (sprained right ankle) is questionable to play on Thursday.

    Payton was questionable for Tuesday's game but ended up sitting, and Alvin Gentry added that he'd probably miss tomorrow's game as well. Check back tomorrow for another update.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Elfrid Payton (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game and is unlikely to play on Thursday.

    Payton was questionable for tonight and supposed to test out his ankle at morning shootaround, but it sounds like the Pelicans are just going to pump the brakes and let him rest over the All-Star break. Frank Jackson and Tim Frazier will handle the point guard duties until Payton is good to go.

    Source: Will Guillory on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Elfrid Payton (right ankle sprain) is listed as questionable ahead of Tuesday's game against the Magic.

    Payton will test his ankle tomorrow to see if he can play, and it looks like he has a decent shot at returning from his seven-game absence tomorrow. Frank Jackson and Tim Frazier will lose playing time, with one of them potentially falling out of the rotation when Payton is at full strength. As for Payton, he's worth scooping up in 12-team leagues given the stat set and opportunity.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Elfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Elfrid Payton (right ankle sprain) will test his ankle on Tuesday morning to see if he can play against the Magic later that night.

    Payton has missed seven straight games but appears close to a return. Whenever that happens it'll adversely affect Tim Frazier and Frank Jackson, and Payton is worth scooping up in 12-team leagues despite his struggles this year. Check back tomorrow for another update.

    Source: Will Guillory on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Elfrid Payton (right ankle sprain) will remain out Saturday against the Grizzlies.

    This will be Payton's seventh consecutive game missed and although a timetable is not available, post All-Star break should be a decent guess. He has put up low-round value this season with 9.8 points, 5.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.7 triples so he may not be the best stash. He will likely retake the starting point guard role when he does return though which doesn't bode well for Frank Jackson and Tim Frazier.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Elfrid Payton will miss his fifth straight game on Friday night as he continues to deal with a right ankle sprain.

    Frank Jackson and Tim Frazier will continue to log all the point guard minutes in Payton's absence. The Pelicans didn't affect the point guard group at all at the deadline, so Payton should be good for standard-league returns when he gets back on the floor.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Elfrid Payton (sprained right ankle) will not play against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Payton's missed four straight games now and the Pelicans haven't said anything about a recovery timetable. Frank Jackson and Tim Frazier will hold down the fort while Payton's on the mend, with Jackson the better option for scoring and Frazier more likely to turn in well-rounded, low-end lines.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Elfrid Payton (right ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Pacers.

    Payton has missed the last three games and the Pelicans haven't said anything about when he might be back. Frank Jackson is coming off a career-high scoring game while Tim Frazier has been chipping in low-end versatile lines so that's where fantasy owners should be looking during Payton's latest injury.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Julius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans

    Julius Randle (right ankle sprain), Elfrid Payton (right ankle sprain) and E’Twaun Moore (bruised left quad) will not play on Saturday against the Spurs.

    With Anthony Davis on the trade block, the Pelicans won’t be rushing any of their guys back and it’s starting to look as if they might tank down the stretch. Darius Miller, Solomon Hill and Frank Jackson are all DFS options but the Spurs aren’t the best matchup no matter who the Pelicans trot out there.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Elfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Elfrid Payton (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

    Payton was also forced to sit out on Tuesday. It's his second ankle injury of the season and leaves the Pelicans incredibly shorthanded in the backcourt. Frank Jackson started in his place last night (10 points, seven boards in 23 minutes) while Kenrich Williams was the other winner among the guards, as he got loose for a career-high 16 rebounds. Tim Frazier also rejoined the rotation and put up 10-4-10 in only 20 minutes off the bench. They're all options again tonight with the Pelicans needing all the help they can get.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Elfrid Payton (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Rockets.

    The hits keep coming for the Pelicans, who will be without four of their five starters and their sixth man tonight. Jrue Holiday is going to have to do a ton, all while trying to contain James Harden on the other end. Frank Jackson and Tim Frazier will absorb Payton's minutes and are fine streams or DFS punts. Frazier started the last time Payton missed games but Jackson's been the better player of late as Frazier has fallen in and out of the rotation.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Elfrid Payton scored 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting with a 3-pointer, four rebounds, 12 dimes, a steal and two blocks on Thursday.

    Payton dropped double-digit dimes alongside Jrue Holiday today and someone has to get stats on the Pelicans as they were playing without four of their rotation players tonight. E'Twaun Moore (rest) sat out which helped Payton eke out some more value, but Payton was worth owning anyways due to his ability to rack up dimes and steals.

  • Elfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Elfrid Payton finished Wednesday's loss with seven points, five rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, a 3-pointer and a 3-for-10 shooting line.

    Payton also missed his only free throw and committed four turnovers, but this type of multi-cat line should drive him into the top-100 by season's end. You might be able to buy low in hopes that his minutes edge up above 30 going forward but he's not too far off the mark as is.

  • Elfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Elfrid Payton played 27 minutes on Saturday night and put up 10 points, three rebounds, six assists, three steals, two 3-pointers and a block.

    Payton hit half of his six shots and made both free throws to cap off a strong night. This is the type of quiet, all-around line that Payton can deliver on a nightly basis, and it's why he's a must-own player in all leagues. His season was derailed a bit by injuries but Payton is back on a top-100 trajectory.