Jahlil Okafor

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  • 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.

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Brandon Ingram (right knee soreness) was officially ruled out for Monday's game.

    He was already considered doubtful to play. Jahlil Okafor will likely play a good number of minutes with so many injuries to the frontcourt.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Jaxson Hayes
    PF-C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jaxson Hayes logged 29 minutes in Sunday's home loss, producing 10 points, seven rebounds and a block.

    Hayes still took the lion's share of minutes at center, but that figures to flip next week when Derrick Favors gets his conditioning back. The rookie is a fun player to watch and has some nice upside but he can be considered just a deep-league player going forward. Jahlil Okafor was a DNP and can be dropped just about everywhere.

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (personal) will be a game-time decision vs. the 76ers on Friday.

    Coach Alvin Gentry said that they'll see how he's feeling after warmups and make the decision then. He's still making his way back after the loss of his mother so the Pels will likely give him all the time that he needs. If he doesn't end up suiting up then Jaxson Hayes and Jahlil Okafor will continue to see increased minutes.

    Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors is questionable to face the Sixers on Friday for personal reasons.

    Favors is in line for a significant role when he returns to the floor. If he sits out another game, Jaxson Hayes and Jahlil Okafor will continue to see more time on the floor.

    Source: NBA Injury Report