August 13, 2020, 11:34 pmFrank JacksonPG, New Orleans Pelicans
With the Pelicans resting their starters for the season finale on Thursday, Frank Jackson took full advantage of the starting opportunity and registered a fresh career-high of 31 points on 12-of-24 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 shooting from the line.
Jackson shined in this one for sure, adding two rebounds, five dimes, three triples and one steal to complete his line for the night. While it was a great moment for Jackson and his career milestone, he's not likely going to be able to put up games like this in 2020-21 while the rest of the Pelicans are healthy.
August 12, 2020, 12:58 amFrank JacksonPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Frank Jackson was impressive off the bench on Tuesday as he came out of nowhere to deliver 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting, chipping in one rebound, four assists, one 3-pointer and one steal to the box score.
Jackson was the beneficiary of the game not mattering for the Pelicans' playoff hopes, which were already trampled on even before this game started. So it's safe to say that guys like Jackson could see some extra usage as the team lets their younger players get some much-needed experience on the floor.
July 27, 2020, 10:33 pmFrank JacksonPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Frank Jackson scored 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting with three triples, a rebound and an assist in Monday's scrimmage against the Bucks.
Jackson logged 20 minutes and got a little extra burn because the Pelicans didn't play any of their starters more than 23 minutes tonight. He's a decent backup, but we expect Josh Hart (20 minutes, seven points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds and two assists) to take up more playing time when the real games begin again.
July 15, 2020, 9:00 amFrank JacksonPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Playing in a crowed backcourt, Frank Jackson scored 5.6 points and added 1.4 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 0.8 triples in 51 games with the Pelicans, good for 413/429 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Jackson had a few solid games, taking advantage of the many injuries the Pelicans had to go through during the season. It’s clear at this point that Jackson is more of a scoring guard and less of a true point guard, so it will be interesting to see how the Pelicans treat him going forward. Jackson battled some serious injuries at the beginning of his career but he has shown that he is fully healthy, making a case for more minutes in the future.
March 5, 2020, 12:23 amFrank JacksonPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Frank Jackson chipped in 12 points and three 3-pointers to lead the Pelicans bench in production on Wednesday.
It was Jackson, not Josh Hart (two points, four rebounds, two assists in 13 minutes) or E'Twaun Moore (four points, one steal, one block in 16 minutes) who absorbed JJ Redick's vacated minutes tonight. Hart's still the best bet for production but it's not enough of a slam dunk to make him an obvious pickup while Redick is out.
February 12, 2020, 12:16 amNicolo MelliPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Nicolo Melli had a career-high nine rebounds in addition to 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers on Tuesday in a win over the Blazers.
Melli benefitted from Brandon Ingram (right ankle sprain) sitting out this game. However, Melli's value has been trending up lately anyway, as he's hit at least two triples in six out of the last seven games and his minutes have been on the rise. Frank Jackson also made the most of his increased minutes tonight, putting up 13 points, two boards, five dimes and three triples in 23 minutes.
January 15, 2020, 5:37 pmJrue HolidayPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday will miss Thursday's game against the Jazz as he continues to deal with a left elbow tricep strain.
Holiday will miss his sixth consecutive contest on Thursday. With this news, expect Lonzo Ball to play as many minutes as he can handle while Frank Jackson should see more time off the bench. Jrue has been providing 3rd/4th round per-game value on the season and could see an increase in his value as the team gets back to full strength. This could be an interesting time to target Holiday as a potential buy-low candidate due to this recent ailment.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 11, 2020, 9:39 pmFrank JacksonPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Frank Jackson played 33 minutes off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Celtics, scoring 22 points to go along with two assists and a block.
After averaging just four minutes per game in the month of January, Jackson took advantage of an early blowout and injuries to the Pelicans' backcourt, playing 33 minutes in this game. He made half of his shots (9-of-18) but missed his only two FTs. Nevertheless, even with the injuries, Jackson is not worth owning in standard leagues until he can establish a permanent role off the bench.
November 27, 2019, 1:21 pmLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball is questionable for Wednesday's game due to illness.
Frank Jackson would be in line for more minutes if Ball is unavailable. He has already been battling injuries this year, and missing another game would be a frustrating development.
Source: Marc Spears on Twitter
November 20, 2019, 7:23 pmLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Suns due to a right adductor strain.
If Ball is ruled out, look for Frank Jackson and Nickeil Alexander-Walker to see a boost in minutes off the bench. The starters will also be leaned on more heavily if Ball is unable to suit up.
Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 11:21 pmFrank JacksonPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Frank Jackson (left neck contusion) returned after missing one game to score nine points (2-of-4 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), grab two boards and hit two treys in 19 minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.
Jackson isn't worth rostering in standard leagues, but he is getting regular rotation minutes while the Pelicans are missing quite a few players. He's a deep-league option capable of having a big game here and there. Nickeil Alexander-Walker cooled off in this one with just 3 points, four rebounds, an assist and a three while missing his other five shots in 16 minutes.
November 19, 2019, 6:38 pmLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball (right adductor strain) is being listed as out for Tuesday's matchup with the Blazers.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker has been red-hot the last two games and stands to benefit, along with a returning Frank Jackson.
Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 6:34 pmFrank JacksonPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Frank Jackson (left neck contusion) is being listed as available to play against the blazers on Tuesday.
Jackson should get a nice chunk of time with so many injuries in the Pelicans back court rotation. He is a punt option in DFS.
Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter
November 18, 2019, 6:22 pmFrank JacksonPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Frank Jackson has a left neck contusion and is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game.
Jackson was injured on Saturday and was unable to suit up on Sunday. E'Twaun Moore played 40 minutes on Saturday and should be in line for plenty of playing time if Jackson remains out.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
November 17, 2019, 6:19 pmFrank JacksonPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Frank Jackson (neck contusion) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Warriors.
J.J. Redick is expected to play, but the Pelicans will still be extremely thin. Nikeil Alexander-Walker and E'Twuan Moore see extended run and become viable streaming and DFS options.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter