New Orleans Pelicans

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  • Nicolo Melli
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Nicolo Melli scored 20 points and knocked down a career-high six triples in a win over the Warriors on Sunday.

    Melli tied his career-high in scoring and shot 7-of-8 from the field. He added five rebounds, one assist and one block to the box score. He can be used as a deep-league shooting specialist if you are short on triples.

  • Jrue Holiday
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jrue Holiday put up 23 points with 15 dimes in a team-high 38 minutes of action in a 115-101 win over the Warriors on Sunday.

    Holiday shot 10-of-17 from the field and added seven rebounds and three triples to the box score. He is locked in as a top-30 option for the rest of the season.

  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Zion Williamson went off against the Warriors on Sunday with 28 points and seven rebounds in 33 minutes of action.

    Williamson shot 13-of-20 from the field and added two assists and one block to the stat sheet. The only negative aspect of his performance was his free-throw shooting as he went just 1-of-6 from the stripe. Williamson is a middle-round option with early-round upside for anyone that is punting free throws.

  • Jrue Holiday
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jrue Holiday finished Friday's 128-115 win over the Blazers with 20 points (5-for-10 shooting), nine assists, four triples, four steals and two rebounds.

    This was an elite line from Holiday, who was very aggressive in attacking the basket as evidenced by his eight free throw attempts. As Holiday figures out his spots in this new-look offense watch for his scoring to tick up.

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Brandon Ingram scored an efficient 16 points (5-for-8 shooting), six assists, four rebounds and three triples in Friday's win over the Blazers.

    Brandon Ingram looks more and more comfortable leading this offense every day and tonight we got a glimpse at his development as a passer and playmaker. As the roster gets healthy around him and he doesn't have to rely on scoring so much every night, expect his fantasy game to continue to grow and flourish – potentially adding some assists along the way.

  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Zion Williamson looked unstoppable again in Friday's win over the Blazers, adding 25 points (10-for-17 shooting), four rebounds, three assists and one steal.

    Williamson did miss five of his 10 free throw attempts in what really seems to be the only potential blemish on his exciting and developing fantasy profile. He could definitely end up being a big factor in fantasy playoffs this season. Derrick Favors started alongside the rookie phenom and posted eight points, 12 rebounds and a steal.

  • Lonzo Ball
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Lonzo Ball continued to offer good production in Friday's win over the Blazers, posting 15 points (6-for-11 shooting), seven assists, five rebounds, three triples, one steal and one block.

    Ball frequently initiated fast breaks by passing ahead in transition – something that is slowly becoming his trademark especially since Zion Williamson was introduced to the lineup. When at his best – which Ball clearly is right now – he is contributing everything except free throw shooting.

  • Josh Hart
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Josh Hart contributed 13 points (4-for-5 shooting), 13 rebounds, three triples, two assists and one block in 28 minutes on Friday.

    Hart was sensational in Friday's game as he frequently used his superior athleticism to overpower the Blazers defense. Nicolo Melli was also productive off the bench with 13 points (5-for-11 shooting), five rebounds, three triples and a steal.

  • Kenrich Williams
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Kenrich Williams (back soreness) received an injection to help with pain an inflammation and will be re-evaluated in a week.

    Williams has missed well over a month now and the All-Star break wasn't even enough to get him a status upgrade. He can be ignored in all but the deepest of formats at this point.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    It's reportedly a "foregone conclusion" that the Pelicans offer Brandon Ingram a max contract this summer.

    No surprises there, as Ingram has erased the health concerns that lingered this summer with a huge season. He's blossomed into an All-Star after missing the end of last year with DVT in his right arm and is averaging career-highs across the board. New Orleans is a great spot for fantasy value so this is a win for everyone involved, assuming pen does eventually meet paper.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Zion Williamson set a new career-high in Thursday's 118-123 loss with 32 points to go with six boards, one assist and a block.

    Williamson looks much more comfortable out there than he did just a week ago and was throwing around Steven Adams like a rag doll at times. The size and athleticism is guaranteeing him scoring opportunities in transition and the passing vision is something that looks to be evolving with each game as well. He's going to be an elite asset by the end of the year, if not, the end of the month.

  • Lonzo Ball
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Lonzo Ball kept up his hot streak on Thursday with 16 points, six rebounds, five assists, two blocks and five 3-pointers.

    Ball tallied another two blocks to his line and the 0.8 blocks average looks like something that'll stick. He's pairing along perfectly alongside Zion Williamson and it looks like he's finally healthy so enjoy the fantasy goodness from the Big Baller.

  • Jrue Holiday
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jrue Holiday scored 14 points with six rebounds, 11 assists and a 3-pointer on Thursday.

    Holiday had another solid night, but overall could have been a lot more impactful on offense late in the game. Believe it or not, he's still learning how to play alongside Lonzo Ball and Zion Williamson and once things start to click, you should see much bigger scoring lines.

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick came off the bench on Thursday and scored 24 points with two rebounds, three assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Redick was hot late in the game when the Pelicans needed some triples to catch back up and he delivered. He's settled i nicely as a 3-point streaming option, but there'll be inconsistencies with how the game flow is.

  • Josh Hart
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Josh Hart scored seven points with eight boards, three dimes and a triples on Thursday.

    This is just about it for Hart, he couldn't get much done even with Brandon Ingram (ankle sprain) sitting and when he returns, it's a wrap. His rebounding numbers are solid, but there just isn't enough he provides elsewhere to warrant a hold, especially with all of the hot adds on the waiver wire right now.