Jahlil Okafor

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  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) is available on Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

    Okafor is returning from injury on Wednesday along with teammates Derrick Favors and Zion Williamson. The Pelicans' front court just got crowded and Jaxson Hayes, Nicolo Melli and Okafor will struggle to have standard-league value with everyone healthy. Hayes is a luxury stash and the other two players can be left on the waiver wire.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game.

    Favors and teammate Jahlil Okafor have both been upgraded to probable. This news should push Jaxson Hayes and Nicolo Melli back to lesser roles.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game.

    He was previously considered questionable but should be good to go after being out for about a week. Outside of his last appearance on January 13, Okafor hasn't delivered much value recently and Derrick Favors is also expected to be available.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    If Okafor can't go, there will be more minutes to go around for Nicolo Melli and Jaxson Hayes.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) will not play on Monday.

    Derrick Favors has also been ruled out, making Jaxson Hayes a valuable short-term play. Okafor has now missed a week of action, so this seems to be a nagging issue for him.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) will not play on Monday.

    Favors is coming off two strong games but is unable to play. Jaxson Hayes will fill in for the big man. He's a solid play in daily leagues considering that Jahlil Okafor is also out.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Derrick Favors is also listed as questionable for this one, and if neither can go, Jaxson Hayes would be in line for all of the minutes that he can handle. Check back in closer to game time for the statuses of the Pelicans' big men.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Favors returned to the lineup after battling a hamstring strain to produce 22 points and 11 rebounds in Saturday's loss to the Clippers. If Favors sits this one out, Jaxson Hayes and Jahlil Okafor (questionable) would see extra minutes.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (right hamstring strain) has been officially ruled in for Thursday’s tilt vs. the Jazz.

    The return of Favors will likely make Jaxson Hayes and Jahlil Okafor a drop in standard leagues. However, it wouldn’t be foolish to hold onto Hayes for the next couple games to see how the situation develops.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) is out for Thursday’s contest vs. the Jazz.

    Okafor saw over 33 minutes in the Pelicans’ last game and was able to provide excellent value with the increased role. It didn’t last long as Favors and Ingram have returned from injury, likely forcing Okafor back to 30-team viability only.

    Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) is probable to play against the Jazz on Thursday.

    Okafor could see additional minutes if Derrick Favors and Brandon Ingram do not play. However, that seems unlikely as both players are also listed as probable. Okafor's recent performance where he scored 25 points to go along with 14 rebounds will only be repeated if the Pelicans are without several players in their frontcourt rotation.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (right hamstring strain) has been upgraded to probable for Thursday's matchup vs. the Jazz.

    If Favors does return to action on Thursday, Jahlil Okafor and Jaxson Hayes will see their values diminish dramatically. It is safe to drop either for someone who has a clearer path to opportunity down the stretch.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Brandon Ingram has been upgraded from questionable to probable for Thursday's tilt vs. the Jazz as he deals with soreness in his right knee.

    Ingram appears on track to play which would likely decrease the streaming appeal of both Nicolò Melli and Jahlil Okafor. Ingram should be locked in lineups across all formats if he plays.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (right hamstring strain) is questionable for Thursday's contest.

    Alvin Gentry would not commit to Favors playing against the Jazz, calling him day-to-day. Jahlil Okafor scored 25 points with 14 rebounds in his absence on Monday.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor dominated the Pistons in a 117-110 OT win on Monday with a game-high 25 points (11-for-21 FG) to go with a game-high 14 rebounds while adding five assists and three blocks.

    Okafor rose from the dead on Monday, tallying his best game of the season with the Pelicans missing both Derrick Favors (hamstring) and Brandon Ingram (knee). He only has value when he starts, so if you're eyeing a pickup, monitor the status of Favors.