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  • Anthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Anthony Davis will be out approximately 1-2 weeks with a left index finger sprain.

    The Pelicans are currently 11th in the West, four games out of the eighth spot, so they are hoping the hole doesn't get much deeper by the time he returns. Fantasy owners will also have to make due for at least a few games without the consensus number one player but thankfully this is not long term. Julius Randle expects to get a lot of center minutes in Davis's absence which will bode well for both him and Nikola Mirotic. Jahlil Okafor and Cheick Diallo should also see a temporary boost in minutes.

    Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Anthony Davis had X-rays taken on his left hand following Friday's game against the Blazers.

    Obviously this is a huge story and by multiple reports the results won't come until Saturday, which leaves quite a bit to be explained so we'll keep you informed.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Jrue Holiday - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Jrue Holiday scored 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting on Friday with two rebounds, six assists and one steal to his name, while Elfrid Payton was limited to four points, three assists and a steal in 17 minutes of action.

    This was par for the course for Holiday, who added less-than-normal peripheral contributions to his 20-point night in this one. Elfrid Payton got into foul trouble early and his minutes were given to Tim Frazier, who had five points, three rebounds and three assists in 19 minutes.

  • E'Twaun Moore - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    E'Twaun Moore recorded his second straight 17-point performance for the Pelicans in Friday's 112-128 loss to the Blazers, adding two boards and four triples with zero turnovers.

    He shot the ball well, making 6-of-9 shots from the field and 4-of-5 from deep. He's been slowed down by a myriad of small injuries this season but looks like he's finding his groove and is now worth an add for his top-120 upside.

  • Julius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans

    Julius Randle put up a valiant effort as the Pelicans fell to the Blazers on Friday, posting a well-rounded line of 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting with nine boards, four dimes, one 3-pointer, a steal and two blocks in 37 minutes.

    The cash counters were a welcome bonus from Randle who is averaging just 0.6 steals and 0.5 blocks per game on the season. He's been soaring since joining the starting lineup, so we'll have to watch his positional battle with Nikola Mirotic, who had 13 points, three treys, three boards, two assists and two blocks, closely.

  • Anthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Anthony Davis had a less-than-stellar outing in a loss to the Blazers on Friday, going 9-for-17 from the field and 9-for-12 from the line to finish with 27 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a block.

    It's funny to write "held to" and "27 points" in the headline but given how much of a beast AD has been lately, it's an understandable statement. The last time the Brow scored less than 30 points was January 5th vs. the Cavs. He was in for an off night sooner or later and sadly it came with a loss for his team. Expect him to raise his game and not just his brow in no time.

  • Anthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Anthony Davis went for 30 points, 18 rebounds, seven assists, a steal, three blocks and a 3-pointer on Wednesday night but the Pelicans fell to the Warriors.

    New Orleans was up by as many as 17 in the second half before Stephen Curry decided that playtime was over. AD was a bit off with an 11-of-26 mark from the field but obviously the counting stats were there. He'll remain fantasy's top player whenever he takes the floor, despite a miraculous charge from James Harden lately.

  • Nikola Mirotic - F - New Orleans Pelicans

    Nikola Mirotic looked like his old self in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors, popping off for 29 points on 9-of-14 from the field to go with five rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and six 3-pointers in 29 minutes of action.

    Mirotic probably had fantasy owners sweating after a 17-minute dud on Monday but everyone should be back on board tonight. The buy-low window is probably closed after this excellent performance so hopefully you were able to get him before this outburst. Mirotic will have a shot at early-round numbers from here on out.

  • 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.

  • Julius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans

    Julius Randle had issues with foul trouble on Wednesday, which limited him to 23 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three triples in 22 minutes.

    Randle did well whenever he was on the court, hitting 6-of-8 from the field and 8-of-8 from the line, but availability was the big issue tonight. Niko Mirotic was also excellent tonight, which likely played a part. The line itself was fine but if you were wondering about the minutes, there you go.

  • Anthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Anthony Davis delivered another massive line on Monday with 46 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, three steals, a block and two 3-pointers.

    He shot 16-for-34 from the field and 12-for-12 at the line which puts an exclamation point on his night. Davis has been a monster all season and tonight was no different. He just walks into huge lines and the only other player putting up monstrous fantasy numbers each game would be James Harden. The Brow is the No. 1 player in fantasy hoops and with the Pelicans finally fielding a healthy roster you can expect them to make a strong push for the playoffs which means more fantasy goodness from Davis.

  • Nikola Mirotic - F - New Orleans Pelicans

    Nikola Mirotic scored zero points on 0-for-3 shooting with two rebounds and an assist on Monday.

    So much for that no minutes restriction. Mirotic was off tonight and Julius Randle was on, but there's no need to panic as he should bounce back soon. It didn't help that he had four fouls in 17 minutes of action, but Mirotic was carrying early-round value before going down with an injury and we urge you to exercise patience with him as he gets his game back on track. Now is the time to send some aggressive buy-low offers.

  • Jrue Holiday - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Jrue Holiday scored 19 points on 8-of-24 shooting with two 3-pointers, five rebounds, eight assists, three steals and two blocks against the Clippers on Monday.

    Holiday is cooking this season with top-20 value in 9-cat leagues and the return of Elfrid Payton (11 points, six rebounds, three assists and a triple) is a welcome sight. He struggled a bit with his shot tonight, but he fills it up across the board and his sneaky averages of 0.8 blocks coupled with 1.7 steals give him a high fantasy floor to work with. Speaking of blocks, Darius Miller also chipped in four blocks to go with six points, two triples, three boards and an assist.

  • Julius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans

    Julius Randle scored 27 points on 10-of-19 shooting with six rebounds, five assists and a steal on Monday.

    Randle's move to the starting lineup looks like it's going to stick as he can do a myriad of things with or without the ball. There's a lot of movement between him and Anthony Davis and it helps to have another player that can put the ball on the floor and create for AD.