Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (PF,C)

New Orleans Pelicans

Anthony Davis dropped a season-high 43 points in a win over the Knicks on Friday. Davis shot a solid 16-for-25 from the floor and 10-for-15 from the line plus one three-pointer. He added a double-double with 17 rebounds to go along with five assists, one steal, and one block.

Fantasy Impact: Davis continues to live up to his top-three overall status in fantasy and should be considered a favorite for the best fantasy player this season. He's averaging 25 points and over 12 boards per game.

 

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Anthony Davis scores 29 points

Thu, Nov 15th 2:25pm EST
By Kamran Hoda

Anthony Davis shot 9-for-25 on his way to 29 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and four blocks against the Timberwolves.

Fantasy Impact: Davis didn't have the best shooting from the field but he did hit nine of his 10 free-throw attempts and didn't commit a turnover. He's averaging 25.0 points, 12.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 3.1 blocks per game. Davis will remain an elite fantasy option no matter who he goes up against.

 

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Anthony Davis dropped a monster stat line in this game versus the best team in the NBA, the Toronto Raptors in a winning effort 126-110. Davis finished with 25 points and 20 rebounds while adding six assists, one three-pointer, two blocks but four turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Davis also played a team-high 40 minutes so it seems like he's over his elbow injury while adding to incredible stats so far this season with 24.6 points, 12.1 boards, 4.8 assists, 3.1 blocks and 1.6 steals.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 26 points shooting 7-for-18 from the floor while recording 13 rebounds to secure the double-double. Davis also contributed six assists, two blocks, and a steal to fill the box score. Davis did have a turnover and two fouls during his 36 minutes of playing time.

Fantasy Impact: Anthony Davis is currently the third best fantasy player in basketball averaging 48 points a game in standard leagues. He averages 24 points a game, 12 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and a steal per game. He remains to be a must start fantasy player in all leagues while he continues his push for a MVP season.

 

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Anthony Davis was able to go tonight and completely dominated the injured Bulls with a game-high 32 points plus 15 rebounds and seven assists. He added four blocks, two three-pointers, and one steal in 37 minutes. Davis left late in the game after taking a shot to face but returned to finish the game.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is living up to his number one overall pick in re-draft leagues and hopefully he's over this elbow issue. Keep an eye on his status moving forward the next few games but he gets two days rest before facing the Suns.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 20 points in a loss to OKC on Monday while shooting a so-so 7-for-20 from the floor. David added eight rebounds, one assist, one block but five turnovers in a team-high 38 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: When healthy, Davis will pay owners for selecting him as high as first overall, as I did myself. The elbow injury could linger making him a rest candidate in back-to-back sets. Davis will get a days rest before facing the Bulls on Wednesday.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 17 points on 39 percent shooting from the field during the Pelicans' loss on Saturday. Davis added eight rebounds, five blocks, three assists and two steals in 40 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Davis missed a couple of games due to an issue with his shooting elbow, then returned for one game, then sat out another before returning for Saturday's 109-95 loss to the Spurs. The Brow's 38 percent shooting mark over his two games since the injury is a shame, most likely due to his brace. Hopefully he can ditch the brace soon, but in the meantime Davis is still producing in every other way possible, as evidenced by his stat-stuffing line on Saturday.

 

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Anthony Davis' (elbow) status is uncertain for the Pelicans' game on Saturday. (Source: Pelicans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis wasn't ruled out until just before tip on Thursday, even saying before the game that he expected to be out there. His status will be worth monitoring over the next day or so. If he's out again Julius Randle and Nikola Mirotic will see added opportunities.

 

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Anthony Davis is not expected to play on Thursday against the Blazers due to his nagging elbow injury. Davis was able to play on Wednesday but played 41 minutes in the previous game. Davis is day-to-day right now with Julius Randle and Jahlil Okafor filling in. (Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Davis out, Randle, Nikola Mirotic, Jrue Holiday, and E'Twaun Moore all get a boost in DFS with Holiday the best option with both Payton and Davis out. Randle benefits the most with Davis out and should be a solid start in all lineups.

 

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Anthony Davis returned after missing the previous two games due to a right elbow injury. He was able to put up a double-double in 41 minutes on the floor. Davis ended the game with 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. His points came on only 16 shots which is low, especially for the amount of minutes he played. Even though Davis was able to suit up the Pelicans still fell to the Warriors by 10.

Fantasy Impact: It could be argued that Davis is the number one player in all of NBA fantasy. The main key there is when he is healthy. With him only shooting 16 times it could be speculated he is not back to a 100%, but even an 80% Davis is a must start in all formats.

 

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Anthony Davis (elbow) said he plans to play for New Orleans on Wednesday. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis is saying he can play through a shooting elbow injury, but to be safe, consider him a game-time call against the Warriors.

 

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Anthony Davis is listed as questionable to Wednesday's game against the Golden State Warriors. The Pelicans really need Davis out there against the Pelicans as Elfrid Payton is already ruled out. If Davis is out, Julius Randle and Jahlil Okafor will fill in at the five. (Source: Marc Spears on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners, of course, want to see Davis play in this shootout but his long-term health is the most important piece to him playing in this game or not as the elbow injury caused him to shoot just 6-for-19. If active, get him in your lineup, but if he's ruled out Holiday, Randle and Mirotic are must-starts.

 

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Anthony Davis has been ruled out for Monday and will miss his second game in a row with an elbow injury. Julius Randle will start again in his place with Nikola Mirotic, Cheick Diallo, and Jahlil Okafor seeing more minutes. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Okafor played behind Randle in the previous game against the Jazz but Randle benefits greatly as well as Jrue Holiday, Elfrid Payton, E'Twaun Moore, and Nikola Mirotic against the Nuggets.

 

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Anthony Davis will sit out Saturday's game against the Jazz due to an elbow injury which seemed to be a factor on Friday. Its the second of a back-to-back set so Julius Randle should start in his place. Davis should be considered day-to-day at this point. (Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Davis out, Jrue Holiday, Julius Randle, and Nikola Mirotic are all solid options in all leagues and format on Saturday despite the tough matchup with the Jazz. Cheick Diallo should also be in line for minutes but not in fantasy leagues.

 

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Anthony Davis filled up the stat sheet on Friday versus the Nets scoring 18 points, grabbing 14 rebounds to go along with five blocks, four steals, three assists, and one three-pointer.

Fantasy Impact: Davis fantasy owners have to be thrilled, like myself, at this stage of the season even with his season-low 18 points in this game. Davis has five blocks in each of the last two games and draws a tough matchup with the Jazz on Saturday. Davis is still a must-start in all formats including DFS despite facing Rudy Gobert.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 34 points on 52 percent shooting from the floor during the Pelicans' 116-109 win over the Clippers on Tuesday. Davis added 13 rebounds, five blocks, two assists and a steal in 40 minutes of floor time.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has been his sensational self to start the 2018 campaign. He's double-doubled in all three Pelicans games so far and he's also been putting up impressive numbers in the assist (7.0 per game), block (2.5), and steal (2.5) departments. Not to mention the Brow has gone 3-for-4 from beyond the arc during his last two contests. To think he can add the long ball to his arsenal is a scary thought.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a win over the Kings on Friday, as the team put up a ridiculous 149 points, similar to an All-Star game. Davis added six assists, two steals, two blocks but four turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is living up to his No. 1 or 2 overall pick so far this season averaging 28.5 points, 13 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 2.5 steals, 2.5 blocks, and 0.5 three-pointers per game on 63 percent shooting.

 

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Anthony Davis went 13-for-21 from the field, with 32 points, 16 rebounds, and eight assists as the Pelicans defeated the Rockets on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: After having a terrific season last year, Davis began the 2018-2019 season with a terrific outing. He will look to build off of his performance when the Pelicans play the Kings at home on Friday.

 

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In 17 minutes, Anthony Davis went 5-for-12 from the field with 16 points and seven rebounds as the Pelicans lost on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has now scored a total of 29 points in 33 minutes during the preseason with 11 rebounds and three assists during that time. He will continue to be the vocal point of the Pelicans’ offense and should be among the best fantasy players again this season.

 

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Anthony Davis wants out of New Orleans and wants to be traded, according to ESPN's Steven A. Smith. Owed $25 million this season, and one more season before his player option in 2020, Davis is still on all teams radar if the report is true. So far, the Lakers, Clippers, Warriors, Celtics, and Rockets are in the mix. (Source: Daily Express)

Fantasy Impact: After losing DeMarcus Cousins to the Warriors in free agency, Davis probably feels his best chance of winning a title is not in NOLA. Even if he's traded to a team like the Rockets, he's still a top-five pick in re-draft leagues. There will plenty of updates but if he is traded is a solid boost for Julius Randle, Jrue Holiday, and Nikola Mirotic this season.

 

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Anthony Davis had 34 points, on 13-for-26 from the field, and added 19 rebounds as the Pelicans lost on the road.

Fantasy Impact: Davis had a great series versus the Warriors with an average of 27.8 points and 14.8 rebounds per game. However, his terrific play was not enough to propel the Pelicans over the defending champions.

 

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Anthony Davis had 33 points, on 15-for-27 from the field, and added 18 rebounds as the Pelicans defeated the Warriors 119-100.

Fantasy Impact: Davis was terrific on Friday night with his highest rebound total of the playoffs and scoring over 30 points for the first time in the series. He will look to replicate his success when the Pelicans host Game 4 on Sunday.

 

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Anthony Davis had 21 points, on 9-for-20 from the field, and added 10 rebounds as the Pelicans lost Game 1.

Fantasy Impact: For the first time this postseason, Davis shot under 50 percent from the field and the Pelicans lost a game. Although Davis had a double-double in Game 1, he had his worst game of the playoffs. If the Pelicans want to pull off the upset over the defending champions, Davis will need to play better starting in Game 2 on Tuesday.

 

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Anthony Davis scored a playoff career-high 47 points, on 15-for-24 from the field, and added 11 rebounds as the Pelicans defeated the Trail Blazers 131-123 to advance to the second round.

Fantasy Impact: In four games this postseason, Davis is averaging 33.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game while shooting over 55 percent from the field. As the playoffs continue, New Orleans will need Davis to keep up his exceptional play if they hope to advance past the second round.

 

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Anthony Davis had 28 points, 11 rebounds, and three steals in the Pelicans’ win on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: In all three games to start the series, Davis has scored over 20 points, grabbed double-digit rebounds, and shot 50 percent or better from the field. All season long, he has put up terrific numbers and if he can keep up this kind of production, the Pelicans could have a deep playoff run.

 

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Anthony Davis was part of a balanced Pelicans' attack on Tuesday with 22 points and 13 rebounds during the 111-102 win. Davis added two steals and two blocks in 40 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: With the Pelicans' winning both games in Portland to take a commanding lead in the series heading back to New Orleans, Davis might cede more scoring to other members of the team like he did on Tuesday. While this might be good for the Pelicans it may limit Davis' upside to pay off his huge DFS salary on Thursday night.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 35 points, on 14-for-26 from the field, and had 14 rebounds as the Pelicans defeated the Trail Blazers 97-95 in Game 1 of the series.

Fantasy Impact: Davis’ first playoff experience in 2015 went well for him as he scored at least 26 points in each game before getting swept against the Warriors in the first round. If the Pelicans are to advance, Davis will need to continue to play the way he did on Saturday night.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 33 points on 48 percent shooting from the field during the Pelicans' 122-103 win over the Suns on Friday. Davis added 11 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals in 34 minutes of game action.

Fantasy Impact: Davis fooled everyone on April Fool's with his little unibrow stunt, but thankfully, the Brow is still the Brow in both name and practice. The Brow has been vintage Brow so far in April, putting up 28.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.7 rebounds, 2.7 blocks and 2.3 steals while hitting 1.0-of-1.7 tries from deep and shooting 51 percent from the field.

 

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Anthony Davis had 36 points, on 15-for-24 from the field, 14 rebounds, and six blocks as the Pelicans lose at home against the Trail Blazers 107-103.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has now shot over 60 percent six times this month and although his scoring and rebounding numbers are down from February, he is still averaging 29.0 points and 11.2 rebounds per game in March. He will look to end the month on a high note against the Cavaliers on Saturday.

 

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Anthony Davis supplied 34 points and 11 rebounds in a win against the Boston Celtics. This was his fifth straight game with a double-double.

Fantasy Impact: Davis continues to provide the majority of the offense for the Pelicans as they try and stay alive for a shot at a playoff spot. New Orleans currently holds the last playoff spot in the Western Conference but haven't been great in the month of March. Davis' numbers are also down this month as he is scoring around 10 fewer points per game. The fifth-year power forward is still averaging almost 28 points and 11 rebounds per game this season and is cementing himself as one of the best weapons in the NBA.

 

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In 36 minutes, Anthony Davis scored 21 points and added 14 rebounds in the Pelicans narrow loss on Thursday in San Antonio.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has now had double-digit rebounds in nine of the last 10 games including 14 rebounds in back-to-back games. He will look to continue his impressive work on the glass on Saturday when the Pelicans face the Rockets.

 

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Anthony Davis will miss Friday's contest with the Washington Wizards as he deals with a left ankle sprain. Emeka Okafor will draw the start in his place. (Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Obviously, Davis being out will have a major impact on the Pelicans, as he is the focal point of their offense. Nikola Mirotic and Jrue Holiday will be the top scoring options for the Pelicans, with Rajon Rondo getting a bump as well. Okafor, Cheick Diallo, and Darius Miller should all see more time. Mirotic and Holiday will likely be the most valuable in DFS, with Diallo coming in as the cheap upside play.

 

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Anthony Davis is not expected to play on Friday versus the Wizards, according to his coach Alvin Gentry. Davis left the previous game after falling on another plays foot. Nikola Mirotic and Emeka Okafor will start at the four and five with Cheick Diallo picking up plenty of minutes. (Source: Will Guillory on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Pelicans are already without DeMarcus Cousins and Solomon Hill while adding Davis to the mix leaves Jrue Holiday, Rajon Rondo, and Mirotic as the top offensive options. Okafor, Diallo, E'Twaun Moore, and Darius Miller are all on the DFS radar in a plus matchup.

 

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Anthony Davis left Wednesday’s game in the third quarter due to a sprained left ankle and did not return. X-rays were negative, and he will likely undergo an MRI sometime Thursday according to Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry. (Source: Nola.com)

Fantasy Impact: This is the second straight game Davis has had to exit due to injury, however, he did return to action on Tuesday against the Clippers after sustaining a rib injury. Fantasy owners need to keep a close eye on Davis’ status going forward. If the results of the MRI are negative, he may be good to go or he could possibly still miss a game or so as a precaution. New Orleans’ next game is Friday at home against the Wizards.

 

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Anthony Davis had 41 points and 13 rebounds in the Pelicans win over the Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: Davis did leave the game due to a rib injury, but that did not slow him down as he came back and led the Pelicans to another win. During the team's win streak, Davis has been sensational with averages of 37.7 points and 14.6 rebounds per game. He will look to continue his dominant play in Sacramento on Wednesday.

 

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On Thursday, Anthony Davis was named the Western Conference Player of the Month. In the team’s 11 February games, Davis ranked in the top three in points, rebounds, steals, and blocks per game, including a league-leading 35.0 points per game. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Davis was sensational during the month of February and should see the same amount of opportunities for the rest of the season. Although he may not be able to keep up this kind of production, fantasy owners should still be thrilled, even if there is a slight drop off.

 

Anthony Davis continued his exceptional play on Monday night leading the Pelicans to their 6th straight win with a season-high 53 points while adding 18 rebounds and five blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Over the course of the winning streak, Davis has put up impressive numbers with over 40 points in four of the six games. With the team’s success, there is no reason to believe Davis won’t continue to have opportunities to put up big numbers and prove why he is one of the best fantasy players of this season.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 27 points (12-for-26 FG, 0-for-3 3PT, 3-for-4 FT) to go along with 13 rebounds and two blocks in a close win against the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: After scoring 45 points against Miami on Friday, Davis put forth another solid outing taking a backseat to Jrue Holiday who scored a game-high 36 points. The fifth-year power forward has come out of the All-Star break strong and will look to lead the Pelicans to a playoff spot over the final stretch of games. In February, Davis has averaged almost 35 points per game, along with 12 rebounds in each contest. It's going to be tough to take MVP consideration away from James Harden or LeBron James, but Davis is playing at such an elite level it's not hard to consider him for the award.

 

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Anthony Davis posted a monster game versus the Heat while leading them to a close overtime win. Davis scored 45 points while posting 17 rebounds, five blocks, five steals, and two assists. Davis shot 50 percent from the floor and 10-of-11 from the line.

Fantasy Impact: Without DeMarcus Cousins, Davis has been on a tear. Davis is now averaging 36.2 points, 12.2 rebounds, 3.0 steals, 2.4 blocks, and 1.8 assists over his past five games.

 

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Anthony Davis erupted for 42 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, three steals, two blocks and two three-pointers on Wednesday, making 15-of-18 FGs and 10-of-11 FTs.

Fantasy Impact: There was a brief scare in this game as Davis had to exit with a right groin injury but returned to absolutely dominate the Lakers. His upside is arguably higher than any other player in the league, especially given that DeMarcus Cousins is no longer in the picture.

 

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Anthony Davis dominated the Pistons on Monday night. He shot 14-for-24 from the field, 3-for-6 from three-point range, and 7-for-7 from the free throw line. Davis finished with 38 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks, one assist, two steals and two turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has been on a tear lately and has to handle more with Demarcus Cousins out for the season. Davis is a must-start and it doesn't appear even tough matchups are a reason not to play him.

 

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Anthony Davis dropped a game-high 44 points in a win over the Nets on Saturday while playing 50 minutes of action including two overtime periods. Davis grabbed 17 rebounds while also adding six steals, two assists, and three blocks. Davis shot 16-for-35 from the floor including three three-pointers made and 9-of-14 from the line.

Fantasy Impact: Davis continues to be the man now in NOLA as the team will lean on him heavily to continue to hang onto the No. 8 seed in the West. Davis gets the Pistons next on Monday so fire him up once again.

 

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Anthony Davis dropped a game-high 38 points in Saturday loss to the Wolves. Davis took 30 attempts in this game making 16 of those including one three-pointer. Davis added nine rebounds, one assist, two steals, and one block.

Fantasy Impact: Davis remains a must-start option in every game and will now be listed as a center in daily lineups such as FanDuel making it even more interesting at his price tag.

 

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Anthony Davis scored a game-high 43 points on 34 shot attempts on Friday against the Thunder. Davis shot 50 percent from the floor including three three-pointers made. Davis also added 10 rebounds, three steals, and one block but five turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Davis will be the man now in NOLA with Cousins done for the season and he's a solid bet for 20-30 shot attempts per game. No reason to see his production slow down so you're obviously starting him in all leagues. He gets the Wolves on Saturday.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 23 points (6-for-16 FG, 2-for-3 3PT, 9-for-10 FT), grabbed 13 rebounds, and dished out five assists. He also matched his season-high of six blocked shots.

Fantasy Impact: The Pelicans have lost both games without DeMarcus Cousins, but Davis has done all he can to help out the team. With more defensive focus on him, Davis struggled by shooting only 37.5% in a tough loss to the Kings. The elite power forward is still one of the best options for fantasy, but it will be interesting to see if the Pelicans continue to struggle down the stretch.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 25 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, and dished out six assists over 40 minutes in a loss to the Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: Anthony Davis was very effective in his first game since losing teammate DeMarcus Cousins for the season. The six assists were his highest total since November 13th and the 17 rebounds were the second time he's reached that mark in January. The Pelicans are going to have a tough time without Cousins on the court, but the loss shouldn't affect Davis all that much, and may even give him a boost in production.

 

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Anthony Davis was limited to 19 points to match Jrue Holiday for the team lead in a well-balanced scoring attack by the Pelicans during their 101-96 victory over the Hornets on Wednesday night. Davis shot 7-for-16 from the field and a perfect 5-for-5 from the line while stuffing the stat sheet with six rebounds, four assists, three steals and a pair of blocks in 37 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Davis' 19-point effort was only his second game under 20 points in his last eight games, while his low rebound total (six) was his lowest mark since December 29th. Davis and the Pelicans await a marquee matchup against the Rockets on Friday night. Look for him to step up his play and fantasy production in that one.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 21 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and blocked two shots over 38 minutes in a win against Memphis.

Fantasy Impact: After putting up a complete dud on Wednesday, Davis returned to form with a double-double on Saturday. The 21 points he scored against Memphis seem unimpressive after a string of 36, 48, and 45 points games last week, but it was a nice showing from the possible MVP candidate. It would be nice to see Davis generate a few steals (zero on Saturday), but most owners are probably more than happy with his .538 shooting percentage against the Grizzlies.

 

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Anthony Davis managed just eight points on 2-for-8 shooting from the field during the Pelicans' 94-93 loss to the Hawks on Wednesday. Davis added seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal in 38 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: The Pelicans were just not going to the Brow, as he fired less shots than four other players on his team on Wednesday. Davis still contributed in all other categories on the night which is encouraging, but the dud really shouldn't worry owners either. Davis is averaging 34.0 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.8 steals on 55 percent shooting this month. He hasn't done anything like that dud all season, and you shouldn't expect see him do it again anytime soon. Call it a mulligan.

 

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Anthony Davis played a team-high 44 minutes and recorded 45 points, grabbed 16 rebound, and dished out two assists in an overtime win against the Celtics.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has been on an absolute tear as of late, averaging 34 points and 12 rebounds per game through six January contests. He has also been averaging 40 minutes per game with the Pelicans playing some very close games as of late. Davis continues to thrive even against tougher opponents, he makes a great DFS play no matter the matchup and is an everyday stud in season-long leagues.

 

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Anthony Davis led his team to an overtime victory with a game-high 48 points and 17 rebounds. He also added three blocks on the defensive end.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has been leading the Pelicans to victories over the past two games and looks unfazed by the ankle injury that kept him out of last week's game against the Grizzlies. The 48 points are a season-high for the fifth year veteran and he is now averaging 31.8 points per game over five January contests. Davis is sure to be tired after playing around a combined 90 minutes over the last two games but the team will have to play hard Tuesday when they take on the Celtics.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 48 points on 57 percent shooting from the field, including a 2-for-6 mark from deep, during the Pelicans' 123-118 overtime win over the Knicks on Sunday. Davis added 17 rebounds, four steals and three blocks in 50 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Davis took charge in this game, as his partner in crime DeMarcus Cousins was unable to get much going on offence throughout the game. Davis' season-high 48 points were coupled with a season-high four steals as well as 17 rebounds, his highest total on the boards since the season opener.

 

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After missing Wednesday's game due to an ankle injury, Anthony Davis came back strong by recording a game-high 36 points. He also grabbed nine rebounds and blocked two shots.

Fantasy Impact: Davis fell just one rebound short of his fourth double-double of January, but rewarded owners with his most points since December 19th. The fifth-year power forward has been just as good as advertised so far this season by averaging 25 points per game and 10 rebounds. The only knock on Davis has been his durability throughout his career, and he has already missed six games this season.

 

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Anthony Davis (ankle) is officially active for Friday night's game against the Trail Blazers. (Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis is one of the best centers in the game. Davis should be owned and started everywhere when he's active.

 

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Anthony Davis will not play on Wednesday after leaving Monday's game early with an ankle injury. Dante Cunningham will start with Jrue Holiday, Rajon Rondo, E'Twaun Moore, and DeMarcus Cousins. (Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Davis out, Cousins and Holiday will lead the way for the Pelicans on offense with Cunningham, Moore, Rondo, and Chieck Diallo getting a boost and more minutes.

 

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Anthony Davis was forced from the game early with a right ankle sprain against the Pistons on Monday. Davis was sensational before leaving scoring 30 points with 10 rebounds in just 27 minutes. He added one assist, one three-pointer, and one block.

Fantasy Impact: Davis should be considered day-to-day with the injury and questionable for Wednesday against the Grizzlies. If out, Jrue Holiday and DeMarcus Cousins will benefit greatly with E'Twaun Moore, Cheick Diallo, and Dante Cunningham getting more run and value.

 

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Anthony Davis led the way for the Pelicans with 29 points in a win over the Jazz on Wednesday. Davis shot 11-for-26 from the floor but 6-of-6 from the line. Davis added 15 rebounds, four assists, three steals, one three-pointer, and one block.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is a must-start whenever in the lineup, obviously. Next up is a matchup with the Wolves on Saturday. No reason not to fire him up in all leagues and formats.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 33 points on 58 percent shooting from the field during New Orleans' win over the Nets on Wednesday. Davis added 11 rebounds, six blocks, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes of game action.

Fantasy Impact: Even though DeMarcus Cousins has been amazing this season, Davis has been killing it right along with him, putting up his 18th double-double of the season on Wednesday while Cousins notched a double-double himself. Davis also swatted a whopping six shots on Wednesday, his highest single-game total since December of 2015. The Brow has been a consistent fantasy force when healthy this season—and for possibly the first time in his career, he's been almost always healthy, playing in 82 percent of his team's games this season. Boogie and the Brow will continue to be simultaneous fantasy monsters as long as both stay healthy and happy with their timeshare in the front-court.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 37 points with nine rebounds, one assist and one steal across 37 minutes during a 116-106 loss to the Wizards on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Davis gave fantasy owners a scare when he had to leave the game on Tuesday with a wrist injury. Davis received an X-ray on his right wrist, which came back negative and he looked fine the rest of the game. Keep an eye on updates to see if there are any further developments with the big man.

 

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Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry has said there will be no restriction on Anthony Davis' minutes for Tuesday night's matchup against the Wizards. (Source: Pelicans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis played 44 minutes last Friday against the Nuggets but tweaked his ankle during the game. With three days off, Davis sounds like he is a full go for Tuesday. Get him in all season-long league fantasy lineups and consider him in DFS.

 

Anthony Davis has been ruled out for Monday versus the Rockets due to a left adductor injury. This is the second game of a back-to-back set so it was certainly possible he could sit out. Dante Cunningham and Darius Miller will start with DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo, and Jrue Holiday. (Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Davis out, Cousins and Holiday are must-starts in a plus matchup against the Rockets. Rajon Rondo dished out 18 assists in the previous game and is a must-start also. Darius Miller, E'Twaun Moore, and Dante Cunningham all get a boost.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 29 points, and added eight rebounds, and five blocks in the Pelicans 131-124 win over the 76ers on Sunday. Davis was in fine form, shooting 11-for-19 from the field.

Fantasy Impact: As long as AD stays healthy, he will be an asset to any team. Continue to play him every night when he's in the Pelicans lineup.

 

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Anthony Davis will start and play on Sunday without a minutes cap with an adductor injury. Davis was limited to 31 minutes on Friday and finished with 18 points. (Source: Scott Kushner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This means Davis is a must-start in all leagues and DFS lineups with the minute's cap being lifted. He's always at risk for an in-game injury but he's also Anthony Davis. Jrue Holiday and Dante Cunningham get a downgrade with Davis back.

 

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Anthony Davis looks likely to play on Friday against the Kings according to coach Alvin Gentry but is expected to be limited to no more than 25 minutes. (Source: Will Guillory on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With limited minutes, Davis is not worth rostering in DFS lineups on Friday but could be used in season-long leagues due to his high efficiency when he is on the court. It is a slight downgrade to DeMarcus Cousins but Cousins remains a strong DFS option in a good matchup against his former team.

 

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Anthony Davis told the media following shootaround on Friday morning that he is considered a game-time decision for Friday's matchup with the Kings. (Source: Pelicans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis has missed the last two games with a left adductor strain. If Davis is unable to go then DeMarcus Cousins will see a big usage spike along with additional playing time for Dante Cunningham. If Davis plays plug him back into lineups in season-long leagues but be cautious in DFS.

 

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Anthony Davis has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Warriors. Dante Cunningham will start again in his place alongside Jrue Holiday, Rajon Rondo, DeMarcus Cousins, and E'Twaun Moore. (Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Davis out, Jrue Holiday and DeMarcus Cousins will lead the way in this high-scoring shootout with the Warriors. Both are must-starts in all leagues and formats. Moore, Cunningham, and Rondo are all solid DFS options.

 

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Anthony Davis has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Blazers due to a pelvis injury suffered on Friday. The Pelicans have yet to unleash Cheick Diallo so Dante Cunningham and Darius Miller will likely start at the three and four. (Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Davis out of the lineup, DeMarcus Cousins and Jrue Holiday will get the lions share of offensive opportunities with E'Twaun Moore and Rajon Rondo also getting an upgrade on Saturday. Darius Miller will be on the DFS conversation with Diallo a punt play in DFS.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 30 points on 55 percent shooting from the field during the Pelicans' 110-95 loss to the Warriors on Saturday. Davis added 15 boards, two dimes and two blocks in 39 minutes of game action.

Fantasy Impact: The Brow took the lead in this one, getting back on the double-double horse, although in a losing fashion. Davis put up at least 30 points with at least 15 boards for the fourth time this season—the next closest guy has done it just twice. Barring injury, Davis will continue to play off DeMarcus Cousins with great fantasy success for the rest of the season.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 36 points on 47 percent shooting from the field and an 18-for-22 mark from the free throw line during the Pelicans' 114-107 win over the Thunder on Monday. Davis added 15 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in a game-high 45 minutes on the floor.

Fantasy Impact: The Brow got a stat boost thanks to the ejection of DeMarcus Cousins in the third quarter. Though he didn't shoot great from the field, it was a nice bounce back game for Davis after a couple of down games in which he snared just five rebounds apiece.

 

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Anthony Davis took a shot to the face in Friday's game against the Nuggets and suffered a concussion ending his night. Davis was on a tear playing just 21 minutes and scoring 17 points (7-of-11 FG's). Davis added five boards, two assists, and one steal. Davis gets two days off before playing the Thunder on Monday making him questionable for that game. Dante Cunningham will fill-in mostly for Davis with Cheick Diallo also seeing more minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Dante Cunningham benefits from this news if Davis does miss a game but he remains a low-upside fantasy player. We are still waiting for Diallo to be unleashed so DeMarcus Cousins, E'Twaun Moore, Rajon Rondo, and Jrue Holiday will have to step up if Davis misses time.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 19 points on 8-for-15 shooting with five rebounds, three steals, a three-pointer, an assist and a blocked shot across 34 minutes in Wednesday's 125-116 loss to the Raptors.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has been in a mini-slump, at least by his standards as he has been held under 20 points in three of his last four games. And the five rebounds were a season-low on Wednesday. Expect the 24-year-old big man to turn things around and put up some monster lines for fantasy owners.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 18 points on 43 percent shooting from the field during the Pelicans' 122-118 loss to the Raptors on Thursday. Davis added seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks, two steals and one three-pointer in 38 minutes on the floor.

Fantasy Impact: Both Boogie Cousins and Davis aka the Brow, struggled against the Raptors on Thursday, with Davis in particular. The Brow was unable to secure a double-double for the first time this season while also falling short of 20 points for the first time in a game this season. Expect him to get back to his regular production in his next game.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 37 points on 78 percent shooting, including a ridiculous 4-for-5 mark from deep, during the Pelicans' 117-112 win over the Pacers on Tuesday. Davis added 14 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal in a game-high 41 minutes of floor time.

Fantasy Impact: Davis registered game-highs in points, rebounds and minutes as the Pelicans' Twin Towers continue to dominate. The Brow's mark from beyond the arc is also one that he's only matched once before in his career, opening the door to yet another avenue of fantasy production for the former first overall pick. Davis has been an absolute monster this season, putting up at least 24 points and 10 rebounds in every full game in which he's played this season. In November, the Brow has been putting up 29.5 points, 13.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.3 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.3 three-balls on 60 percent shooting from the field, 42 percent from deep and 77 percent from the charity stripe.

 

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Anthony Davis is expected to return to the lineup for the Pelicans matchup with the Cavaliers on Saturday night after missing most of the last two games with a knee injury. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis' return means decreased usage for DeMarcus Cousins and Jrue Holiday. Cheick Diallo will lose the most playing time while Dante Cunningham will also see reduced minutes. Play Davis at your own risk in DFS lineups but activate him for season-long leagues.

 

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Anthony Davis is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Cavaliers. Davis missed the previous game with a knee injury and Dante Cunningham filled in mostly for Davis. Cheick Diallo will see more minutes if Davis can't go. (Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cunningham played 34 minutes so he's on the DFS radar if Davis misses this game. Jrue Holiday and of course DeMarcus Cousins would be must-start DFS plays against the Cavs.

 

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Anthony Davis has been officially ruled out for Thursday against the Kings with a knee injury. Darius Miller will get the start in this game. Expect to see more Dante Cunningham, Cheick Diallo and maybe Josh Smith. (Source: Will Guillory on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Diallo is worth a look in DFS lineups as the preferred play over Miller. Jrue Holiday and DeMarcus Cousins are must-starts with Dante Cunningham, Tony Allen and E'Twaun Moore getting a boost.

 

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Anthony Davis is not expected to play on Thursday after suffering a knee injury in Tuesday's game. Cheick Diallo is expected to start in his place with Dante Cunningham, Tony Allen, Darius Miller and maybe even Josh Smith seeing more minutes. (Source: Marc Spears on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Davis out, DeMarcus Cousins becomes an even better must-start against his former team. Jrue Holiday, Dante Cunningham, E'Twaun Moore and Ian Clark all on the DFS radar.

 

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Anthony Davis had an MRI performed on his left knee after Tuesday's matchup with the Trail Blazers, which came back negative, Will Guillory of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. (Source: Will Guillory on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There was a built-in risk when drafting Davis given his extensive list of injuries since entering the NBA, but it looks like he dodged a bullet here. That doesn't mean Davis won't miss any time, but he will likely only miss one or two games max based off the most recent report.

 

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Anthony Davis scored a team-high 33 points and added a team-high 18 rebounds but it wasn't enough to overcome the Grizzlies on Wednesday night with the Pelicans losing 103-91. Davis made 9-of-23 from the field but lived at the line making 14-of-17 attempts while playing 40 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Strong start for the Pelicans' big men for fantasy purposes but it did not result in success for the team with an opening game loss. The strep throat he had leading up to the game certainly did not affect his performance on the court. The sky is the limit for the 24-year-old in his sixth season in the NBA.

 

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Anthony Davis is considered probable due to an illness for the Pelican's season opener, Wednesday against the Grizzlies. (Source: Pelicans on Twittter)

Fantasy Impact: Owners of Davis should not panic, this is not long term and there is a slim chance Davis sits out the season opener. However when it comes to DFS, if Davis does sit DeMarcus Cousins becomes a must play and Dante Cunningham will be seeing a nice chunk of minutes and at a low price.

 

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Anthony Davis will not play on Tuesday against the Lakers. Davis should be considered doubtful for the season finale against the Blazers on Wednesday. Dante Cunningham, Donatas Motiejunas and Chieck Diallo will all see more minutes with Davis out. (Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis will likely miss the finale as well leaving Dante Cunningham, Donatas Motiejunas and Alexis Ajinca to benefit. Whenever Davis is out, Jrue Holiday becomes a very solid play. Get him in your lineups with a favorable matchup.

 

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Anthony Davis will also sit out Saturday's game joining DeMarcus Cousins and E'Twaun Moore. Dante Cunningham and Solomon Hill will see plenty of minutes along with Donatas Montiejunas. (Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jrue Holiday is a must start on Saturday with both Davis and Cousins out. Hill and Cunningham also see a boost along with Jordan Crawford and Quinn Cook.

 

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Anthony Davis is good to go on Tuesday against the Nuggets despite suffering another in-game injury but was still able to finish. Davis should be all systems go. (Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis is a must start as always and draws another favorable matchup while going for his 10th double-double in a row.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 30 points, along with 11 boards, three steals, two assists, and one block as the Pelicans fell to the Bulls 117-110. Davis shot 42 percent from the field, but just 1-for-4 from beyond the arc.

Fantasy Impact: Davis continue to dominate for the Pelicans, but he did have an ankle scare against the Bulls. He left the game briefly, and said after the game that his ankle is a question mark. Hopefully his ankle is fine, because he has averaged 29.2 points and 13.2 rebounds in his last five games.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 36 points on 52 percent shooting while going 11-for-14 from the charity stripe in New Orleans' 108-100 loss to Utah on Monday night. The Brow added 17 boards, a trio of steals, three blocks and three dimes in a game-high 41 minutes of floor time.

Fantasy Impact: The Brow tried to carry his squad to a win over a very good Jazz team but was unable to do so once again without Boogie Cousins to shoulder some of the load. Davis picked up his 46th double-double of the year and is not slowing down in the final weeks of the season.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 33 points to go with his game-high 16 rebounds in the Pelicans' 117-107 loss to the Rockets on Friday night. Davis shot 58 percent from the field and added two steals, a block and an assist in 41 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: The Brow was once again the focal point of the Pelicans' offense on Friday. Davis tried to carry his team to the win as he led his team in minutes and points and led all players in rebounds on the night. In the end, he was unable to overcome the surprising Rockets and their MVP-candidate James Harden in the loss. But fantasy owners don't care about that.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 19 points to go with his 13 rebounds in the Pelicans' 95-82 win over Memphis on Tuesday night. The Brow went 9-for-18 from the floor in 40 minutes of game action.

Fantasy Impact: On most nights it will be the Brow who has the spotlight, but Tuesday night belonged to Boogie Cousins: he outscored and out-rebounded the Brow on Tuesday. But while Boogie dominated the game, Davis still played more minutes and picked up his fifth double-double in his last six contests. He hasn't had a block in his last two games which is more annoying for fantasy owners than worrisome.

 

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This is new news for Davis as he will start and play on Tuesday but was ill at some point between Sunday and Tuesday. He will start with Jrue Holiday, Tim Frazier, DeMarcus Cousins and Solomon Hill. (Source: Justin Verrier on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Get Davis into your lineups even in a tough matchup with the Grizzlies. He's a beast and is matchup proof so don't hesitate to fire him up in daily.

 

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Anthony Davis dropped 28 points and 12 rebounds on Sunday as the Pelicans took down the Timberwolves 123-109. Davis played 35 minutes, and shot 68 percent from the field in the Pelicans' fourth win in five games.

Fantasy Impact: Davis will keep hammering his way through other teams defenses. Collecting boards, and dropping 20-plus points alongside DeMarcus Cousins. If he can keep his turnovers at bay, he could absolutely lead fantasy teams to championships. Not too many bigs, if any, are averaging 28 points and 14 rebounds per game in their last five.

 

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Anthony Davis recorded 15 points and 15 rebounds on Tuesday night as the Pelicans beat the Blazers 100-77. Davis played just 29 minutes after leaving the game with an ankle injury, but returned shortly after.

Fantasy Impact: Davis still played 29 minutes, and still had a huge impact on the game with a solid double-double. No matter what, if Davis is in the Pelicans lineup, he will continue to be a must start.

 

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Anthony Davis left the game against Portland in the first half with an ankle injury according to the team.

Fantasy Impact: The severity of the injury is not yet known, however, any absence for Davis will provide a boost for DeMarcus Cousins. With fantasy playoffs starting for many leagues, Dante Cunningham would be a potential replacement for Davis if he were to miss extended time. That said, if you're in need of a big man, Richaun Holmes from the Sixers could provide some relief from the PF position as Cunningham wouldn't be a reliable replacement.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 46 points on 58 percent shooting from the floor while going 6-for-8 from the charity stripe. The Brow also had a great day from deep, where he was 4-for-5 in the Pelicans' 125-122 OT win over the Hornets. Davis also grabbed a whopping 21 boards to go with three assists and a block in a game-high 45 minutes of game action.

Fantasy Impact: Davis absolutely carried the Pels to the win on Saturday night as he dominated all over, even hitting a season-high four treys in the win. The Brow put up his third career 40-point 20-rebound game - on his birthday no less - which trails only the Big Diesel (Shaquille O'Neal), who had four such games in his illustrious career. Now that's good company.

 

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Anthony Davis will start and play on Saturday against the Hornets. (Source: Stephanie Ready on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis is a must start anytime he can get in the lineup even with DeMarcus Cousins in New Orleans. His return probably hurts Jrue Holiday the most as he's taken a backseat with the Davis-Cousins duo. Dante Cunningham will come off the bench.

 

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Anthony Davis, who left the previous game and did not return after falling awkwardly on his wrist, is expected to start and play on Saturday against the Hornets. (Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anthony Davis is always a must-start fantasy option whenever on the court and no matter the matchup. Davis has always been a player whose very risky in daily as we have seen this season leaving games early. However, forget about it and don't lose out on his favorable matchup with the Hornets.

 

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Anthony Davis managed just seven points on 50 percent shooting from the field and 60 percent from the free throw line before he had to exit the Pelicans eventual 94-87 loss to the Raptors with an apparent wrist injury. Davis added four rebounds and an assist in his 17 minutes of floor time before leaving the game.

Fantasy Impact: The extent of the Brow's injury is as yet unknown to the public and as such, it would be irresponsible to speculate. He could be back next game or he could be done for the season. Stay tuned, we'll know more soon.

 

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Anthony Davis posted 31 points, along with nine boards, three blocks, and two steals on Sunday night as the Pelicans took down the Lakers 105-97. Davis was 10-for-22 from the field and 11-for-17 from the charity stripe. His free throws were a little off but still dropped in 11 points from the line.

Fantasy Impact: Davis continues to be more of the scorer in the Fire & Ice duo. In his last five, AD has averaged 34.0 points and 10.6 rebounds, which is a drop from his regular season average of 11.7 rebounds. AD might not be as much as a force on the boards with Cousins in the picture, but he continues to score 30-plus, night in and night out.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 29 points on 39 percent shooting from the field and 88 percent shooting from the charity stripe in the Pelicans 101-98 OT loss on Friday night. The Brow added nine rebounds, three assists, one block, one steal and one trey in his 42 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: The acquisition of Demarcus Cousins by the Pelicans has not affected the Brow's ability to put up monster fantasy numbers as he's still been averaging 33.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steal per game in the five games since Boogie's arrival. Davis is not slowing down anytime soon.

 

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Anthony Davis led the way for the Pelicans but fell short 118-110 to the Thunder. Davis had to carry the Pelicans early with DeMarcus Cousins getting into foul trouble. Davis shot 15-for-28 from the floor while adding two three-pointers. He added seven boards, four assists and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is averaging a ridiculous 35.3 points per game over his last three even with Cousins in New Orleans. Continue to get Davis in your lineups with confidence. Cousins hasn't dented his fantasy value at all.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 18 points on Wednesday as the Pelicans beat the Grizzlies 95-91. Davis shot 9-for-20 from the field and added seven rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Davis did not put up the most impressive stat line, but in his defense, he played one of the best defensive teams in the Memphis Grizzlies. Oddly enough, Davis did not have a single attempt from the free throw line. Davis is up against James Harden and the Rockets next Thursday, a team he scored just 19 points against earlier this season. AD will try to bounce back next Thursday night against Houston.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 24 points, and grabbed 10 rebounds on Monday as the Pelicans needled past the Suns 110-108. Davis also swatted four balls the other way, along with two assists.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has been a double-double machine in February. Davis has posted six double-doubles in seven games within the month. His scoring has gone down a touch, but his blocks and rebounds have made up for it.

 

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Anthony Davis was an incredible 9-for-9 from the free throw line on Sunday as the Pelicans fell to the Kings 105-99. Davis added 32 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and one block. Davis was remarkable, as always, in this one but he did commit six turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is picking up double-doubles at will, and on most nights is putting up 30-plus points. He will continue to be a top forward night in and night out.

 

Anthony Davis won the battle against Karl-Anthony Towns on Friday night as the Pelicans beat Minnesota 122-106. Davis had 42 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, one block, and one steal. Davis shot an incredible 73 percent from the field and knocked down both of his attempts from beyond the arc.

Fantasy Impact: This was a great bounce back performance after scoring just 12 against the Jazz in his last game out. Davis continues to be the best forward in fantasy basketball.

 

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Anthony Davis had an off night scoring finishing with only 12 points but he recorded a season-high six blocks. Davis went 4-for-12 from the floor and 4-of-5 from the line. Davis added 10 rebounds, two assists, and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has been a beast on the defensive end recording 4.0 blocks per game over his previous five games. Davis is also averaging a double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds over his previous five games. He's going to start the year and finish the year as a top-5 option.

 

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New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis had another big night with 34 points, nine rebounds, five blocks, two steals, one assist, and one three-pointer in the Pelicans 111-106 win over the Phoenix Suns.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has provided a great return on investment for his fantasy owners. He is arguably the third most valuable player in fantasy this season behind only Russell Westbrook and James Harden after having an ADP of eighth overall. Davis is averaging a double-double for the season and is an excellent source for both blocks and steals.

 

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Anthony Davis had a great game against the Pistons on Wednesday night. Davis recorded 31 points, 12 rebounds, four blocks, two assists, and two steals as the Pelicans lost to Detroit 118-98. Davis was 54 percent from the field and 5-for-6 from the charity stripe.

Fantasy Impact: This was a good bounce back game for AD after his poor performance against the Raptors on Tuesday. Davis was 4-for-18 from the field in a game that the Pelicans really should have won.

 

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Anthony Davis played 40 minutes on Sunday as the Pelicans fell to the Wizards 107-94. Davis posted 36 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, three steals, and two blocks. Davis was all over the court filling his stat line to the brim.

Fantasy Impact: At this point of the season, you know what you are going to get from AD. As long as he stays healthy he'll continue to dominate for your fantasy team.

 

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Anthony Davis is expected to return to the floor Wednesday night when the Pelicans take on the Thunder after missing one game with a quad injury. (Source: Pelicans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Look for Davis to play around 30 minutes in his return to the lineup. He will likely have low ownership in DFS making him an interesting GPP play.

 

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Anthony Davis will not play against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to an injury to his quad. (Source: Jim Eichenhofer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Terrence Jones will likely see a bump in minutes and production because of this development.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 22 points, alongside nine boards, four assists, and two blocks on Friday as the Pelicans lost to the Nets 143-114. Davis left the game early with a quad contusion, but it does not seem to serious.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has been battling injuries as of late, unfortunately not just in one place but all over his body. Keep an eye on him, but if he stays healthy he will continue to be the number one big man in fantasy basketball.

 

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Anthony Davis will avoid missing any game action after taking the hard fall in his previous game. Davis will be a full-go on Wednesday against the Magic. Terrence Jones will slide back to the bench with Alexis Ajinca likely getting a start based upon matchup. (Source: Jennifer Hale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis can be plugged back into your season-long lineups with confidence but as always tread carefully in daily. He's burned too many fantasy owners with early exits. Terrence Jones loses out the most with this news.

 

Anthony Davis took a hard fall on Monday against the Pacers and wasn't able to return to the game. Davis finished with 16 points in 23 minutes. Giving his lengthy injury history and the matchup with the Magic, Davis is likely closer to doubtful than questionable. The positive news is that he didn't suffer a major injury and could miss only a game or two. If he can't go Wednesday, Friday against the Nets seems more likely. If he's out, Terrence Jones will start in his place. (Source: Pelicans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: For Davis owners, the fall looked pretty bad and he suffered an injured thumb as well as his hip that has bothered him in the past. If Davis can't go Wednesday, Terrence Jones benefits the most with Tyreke Evans, Jrue Holiday, Dante Cunningham and Donatas Motiejunas all see a boost.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 36 points and corralled 14 rebounds on Saturday as the Pelicans fell to the Bulls 107-99. Davis also added three blocks, two assists, and one steal. Davis has been shooting the ball well, and he continued to do so on Saturday as he went 14-for-23 from the field.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is on fire in January. The big 6"11 forward is averaging 30.4 points, 16.4 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks in the month of January. Davis is in the hunt for a playoff spot for his Pelicans, so his superb play will not slow down from here on out.

 

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Anthony Davis has been ruled out for Thursday against the Nets. Terrence Jones will likely start in his place with newcomer Donatas Motiejunas getting more run. (Source: Pelicans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones can be fired up with confidence in daily play.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 36 points, alongside 15 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in New Orleans' 117-108 loss to the Boston on Saturday night. Davis shot 64 percent from the field, and 7-for-9 from the free throw line.

Fantasy Impact: AD got back in the 30's for the first time in six games. Davis is continuously putting up double-digit rebounds, which is something fantasy owners love to see.

 

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Anthony Davis shot an unimpressive 10-for-27 from the field on Monday as the Pelicans fell to the Cavaliers 90-82. This was Davis' fourth worst shooting performance of his career. Davis added 17 rebounds, three blocks, two assists, and one steal to his stat line.

Fantasy Impact: AD is in a little bit of a funk scoring wise, but he is making up for it on the glass. Do not stress about AD, he will find his scoring groove again in no time.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 23 points, and picked up 18 rebounds, two assists and two steals in New Orleans' 102-94 win over the Knicks on Friday. Davis was a cool 9-for-18 from the field and 5-for-6 from the free throw line.

Fantasy Impact: The Pelicans are rolling and so is Davis. AD's rebounds have increased, but his scoring has dropped off a little bit. Davis is averaging 26.6 points, 15.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in his last five. A no brainer start every night.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 20 points, and added five rebounds, three steals, two blocks and one assist in the Pelicans' 102-98 win over the Clippers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is still the best big man to have in fantasy even though his performances have dropped off a tiny bit. The Pelicans are winning though, which is a good sign for Davis.

 

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Anthony Davis shot 57 percent from the field in the Pelicans' 111-104 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. Davis scored 28 points, alongside 16 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks. Davis was a delightful 12-for-14 from the free throw line as well.

Fantasy Impact: The Pelicans have now won three of four, which will help AD's fantasy value. Davis takes on the Clippers on Wednesday, a team that has been in shambles lately.

 

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Anthony Davis dropped 28 points alongside 20 rebounds for his 19th double-double of the season on Friday night as the Pelicans beat the Miami Heat 91-87. Davis added four blocks, one steal and one assist in the win.

Fantasy Impact: This is Davis' third straight double-double. These have been big double-doubles, all being over 25 points and 15 rebounds. This can be expected from Davis moving forward, as he has been doing it all season long.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 34 points on 54 percent shooting from the field in the Pelicans' 121-110 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday night. Davis' domination of the boards continued as he snagged a game-high 15 boards to go with two assists, two blocks, one steal and one trey in his team-high 36 minutes on the floor.

Fantasy Impact: After a rough weekend, the Brow is back to his old ways as he's put up 30+ points and 15+ boards in back-to-back games for the first time since Davis' historic opening two games. Davis also reminded us he has expanded his range beyond the three-point line as he went 1-for-2 from beyond the arc on the night as well.

 

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Anthony Davis posted 31 points, 16 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in the Pelicans 108-93 win over the 76ers on Tuesday. Davis was only 12-for-30 from the field, but still managed to put up an impressive stat line.

Fantasy Impact: Davis bounced back against the Sixers after posting two sub-par performances. Davis and the Pelicans will face the Thunder on Wednesday. A team AD dropped 37 points and 15 boards against just a few weeks ago.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 12 points, along with four rebounds, two blocks and one assist in the Pelicans 113-100 loss to the Spurs on Sunday. Davis only played 30 minutes and was shutdown by the Spurs defense.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is coming off a leg contusion that he suffered on Friday against the Rockets. This is back-to-back games where he has failed to reach 20 points. Fantasy owners should not panic. Davis will take on the 76ers on Tuesday, a game where he should be able to bounce back.

 

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Anthony Davis suffered a lower leg contusion of Friday but is expected to play against the Spurs on Sunday despite the questionable tag. (Source: Justin Verrier on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anthony Davis can be plugged back into starting lineups today. Always at risk of another injury plus a tough matchup against the Spurs, Davis maybe less appealing in daily.

 

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Anthony Davis put up big numbers in the Pelicans 102-95 win over the Pacers on Thursday night. Davis recorded 35 points, 16 rebounds and five swats in the win. A big bounce back game for Davis and the Pelicans against the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Davis got back to his normal 30-point games against the Pacers. One thing to note, Davis has recorded five blocks in his last two games and has averaged 3.5 blocks in his last five. Just when you thought Davis could not find fantasy production anywhere else, he surprises you.

 

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Anthony Davis played an efficient 36 minutes in New Orleans' 113-109 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday night. Davis scored 28 points and logged eight rebounds, five blocks, three assists and two steals. Davis had an impressive shooting night, going 10-for-14 from the field and 7-for-8 from the free throw line.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has not been as dominant as of late. He has not scored 30-plus points in his last five games and he just recorded six turnovers against the Warriors. Davis is in a tiny little slump but he should be back to his 30-40 point nights in no time. Davis and the Pelicans take on the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night.

 

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Anthony Davis will play on Sunday after sitting out as a rest game on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners were burned yesterday by Anthony Davis sitting out in the first of a back-to-back set. Davis will be a full go on Sunday in a favorable matchup with the Suns.

 

Anthony Davis shot a disappointing 10-for-27 (37 percent) from the field in New Orleans' 110-108 double overtime loss to the Grizzlies on Monday night. Davis still managed to put a solid performance by scoring 28 points and grabbing 17 boards. Davis added four blocks to his stat line and shot a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line.

Fantasy Impact: Davis was most likely tired in this matchup, after playing the Thunder the night before and having some foot problems before tip off. The Pelicans play the Sixers on Thursday, so Davis will have three days rest to get back to 100 percent.

 

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Anthony Davis is good to go Monday vs. the Grizzlies. (Source: New Orleans Pelicans via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Pelicans will only have nine healthy players on Monday. This certainly means once again that Davis should put up huge numbers. He is a must start in DFS formats.

 

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Anthony Davis was sensational against the Thunder going for a game-high 37 points and 15 boards. Davis went 14-for-32 from the floor but made 9-of-11 from the line. Davis added four blocks, two steals and two assists.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has been excellent when healthy this season. There's always that risk of an injury in game with Davis which could hurt you in daily play. However, Davis is providing top 1st round value making him a must play in all leagues.

 

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Anthony Davis left the game with a right shoulder injury for about 10 minutes after bumping into Marreese Speights in the first quarter against the Clippers on Friday night. Davis returned and posted 21 points, six rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal in 32 minutes. The Pelicans lost their 13th game of the season to the Clippers, falling 114-96.

Fantasy Impact: Davis seemed fine when he came back. This shoulder is not the same shoulder he hurt last year, so do not panic fantasy owners. Davis should be healthy and ready to go for the Pelicans matchup against the Thunder on Sunday.

 

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Anthony Davis dominates the Lakers

Wed, Nov 30th 11:04am EST
By Ryan Sura

Anthony Davis scored a whopping 41 points on Tuesday night, as the Pelicans beat the Lakers 105-88. Davis added 16 rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks to his stat line. Davis has now scored 30-plus points in four straight games.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has really benefited with Jrue Holiday back in the lineup. AD is on MVP track right now, averaging 32.1 points per game. Fantasy owners need to hope that Davis stays healthy for at least 70-75 games.

 

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Anthony Davis did as much as he could in the Pelicans 91-81 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night. Davis scored 36 points and added 13 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in the loss. It was an abundance of poor performances from everyone else on the Pelicans except for Davis, which has definitely been a trend this season.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is continuing to put up excellent numbers. AD is averaging 32.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.6 blocks, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals in his last five games. Not to mention, his impressive 57 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line in that stretch.

 

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Anthony Davis scored 45 points, along with 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in the Pelicans 117-96 win over the Timberwolves. Davis had a whopping 27 field goal attempts in the contest, but still shot an impressive 63 percent.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is looking like the top fantasy player right now. This is already his third 40 & 10 game this season. Health is always an issue with Davis but the Kentucky product is rolling, along with the rest of his squad.

 

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Anthony Davis was dominant yet again in New Orleans' 121-116 overtime win against the Hornets on Saturday night. Davis logged 42 minutes and posted 38 points, 16 rebounds, three blocks and two assists. This was Davis' seventh double-double of the season.

Fantasy Impact: The return of Holiday has impacted Davis and the Pelicans in a positive way. Davis has now posted 38 points in back to back games. The Pelicans are starting to win games, which will motivate Davis and other stars on the Pelicans to play even better.

 

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Anthony Davis will start and play against the Blazers. Davis will be joined alongside Tim Frazier, E'Twaun Moore, Dante Cunningham and Omer Asik. Terrence Jones will still see a significant role. (Source: Pelicans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Get Davis into your lineups across the board. Jones is still worthy of consideration in daily.

 

Anthony Davis will not play against the Magic on Wednesday due to a right quad contusion. Davis has a thigh bruise that is tightening and spreading to his calf. (Source: Jennifer Hale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As predicted AD will not play. Terrence Jones will start in his place and is definitely worth a start in deeper leagues. He has been playing well off the bench, so should be even better in the starting lineup.

 

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Anthony Davis is listed as questionable against the Magic on Wednesday with a right quad contusion. (Source: Pelicans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If Davis cannot play, Terrence Jones and Solomon Hill will see a lot more minutes. Jones would be a sneaky play if Davis is unavailable.

 

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Anthony Davis posted 25 points, 16 rebounds, four steals and two blocks in a 106-105 win over the Celtics on Monday night. Even though Davis recorded a double-double, he also had seven turnovers and only shot 32 percent from the field.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is definitely happy with the win, but maybe not as happy with his performance. Like mentioned above, he had a season high seven turnovers in the win. With Holiday coming back on Friday, Davis will completely give the role of playmaker to him and Frazier. This will hopefully result in less turnovers and more points and rebounds for The Brow.

 

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Anthony Davis played 35 minutes in New Orleans' 126-99 loss to the Lakers on Saturday. Davis posted 34 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks in the loss. Davis shot 50 percent from the field on Saturday, which keeps him on par with his 50 percent field goal percentage on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has scored 30-plus points in his last four games. The Pelicans are starting to look better as a team. With guard Jrue Holiday coming back from his absence next week, The Brow's fantasy value will only improve.

 

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Anthony Davis led the way for the Pelicans in their first win of the season and a 112-106 win over the Bucks. Davis finished with a team-high 32 points on 12-for-25 shooting. Davis added eight rebounds, four blocks, two assists and two steals.

Fantasy Impact: Davis will continue to be a top player in fantasy and in real life. Continue to get him in across the board.

 

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Anthony Davis posted 34 points, eight rebounds, four blocks, two steals and one assist in New Orleans' 102-94 loss to the Kings on Tuesday night. Even though the Pelicans are 0-8, Davis continues to put up unbelievable numbers.

Fantasy Impact: At this point, Davis must be getting fed up. The big man from Chicago is fourth in the league in scoring (30.9 PPG) and is leading the league in blocks (3.00 BPG). Davis is doing all he possibly can. The Pelicans play the Bucks on Thursday, maybe they will be able to break their losing streak in Milwaukee.

 

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Anthony Davis posted 33 points, along with 13 rebounds and one block in New Orleans' 116-106 loss to the Warriors on Monday night. Davis was yet again very efficient, shooting 11-for-18 (61 percent) from the field in the Pelicans seventh loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Davis' value would be much clearer if the Pelicans were actually winning games, so it is still somewhat uncertain at this point. Davis and the Pelicans put up a good fight against the Warriors, but were unfortunate victim's of Stephen Curry's record setting night with 13 three pointers. The Pelicans are looking better, and have a pretty easy stretch of games coming up in their schedule. Davis and the Pelicans take on the Kings on Tuesday night. Make sure The Brow is in your lineup.

 

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Davis played 43 minutes and added a season-high four blocks in New Orleans' 112-111 overtime loss to Phoenix on Friday night. Davis posted another double-double in this one, putting up 22 points and 11 rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: Davis bounced back, like we all expected, against the Suns on Friday night. Right now, Davis is doing everything he possibly can to get the Pelicans their first win of the season. Being one of the only offensive options in New Orleans, look for his numbers to only get better as the season goes on. Davis and the Pelicans play the Warriors on Monday night. A team he posted a monstrous 45 points and 17 rebounds against earlier this season.

 

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Anthony Davis posted a mere 10 points on 3-for-13 from the field in a 89-83 overtime loss to the Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Davis had seven rebounds, three blocks and two steals on his stat line in 36 minutes. This can definitely be considered as Davis' worst performance this season.

Fantasy Impact: Davis really struggled against the defensive minded Grizzlies. In the future, be careful when he matches up against Memphis. The Kentucky product is still poised for an outstanding rest of the season.

 

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Anthony Davis played 37 minutes in the Pelicans' 117-113 loss to the Bucks on Tuesday night. Davis recorded 35 points, 15 rebounds, three blocks and three steals. Davis was at his best yet again tonight from the free throw line, shooting 17-for-18 (94%).

Fantasy Impact: Davis is averaging 37.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.5 steals per game thus far. Davis is second in scoring right now, only behind Westbrook who is averaging 38.7 points per game. Not much else to say about Davis, other then he is a top three fantasy player in any format right now.

 

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Anthony Davis had another spectacular night on Friday. Davis dropped 45 points, along with 17 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals. Davis shot an impressive 54% from the field, going 17-for-31. He now holds the best start to a season in NBA history.

Fantasy Impact: If you are not yet convinced that Davis will lead your team to fantasy wins, you better start believing. Davis can rebound and score from just about anywhere. Look for Davis to be a top three fantasy player for the rest of the year.

 

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Anthony Davis went 17-for-34 scoring 50 points in New Orleans' 107-102 loss to Denver. Davis added 16 rebounds, seven steals, five assists and four blocks to his stat line. Davis shot an impressive 16-for-17 (94%) from the free throw line to add to his unbelievable night.

Fantasy Impact: Anthony Davis is off to a great start this season. All fantasy owners of Davis just hope that he can stay healthy the whole year. If the Pelicans have a respectable record at the end of the year, Davis could be a serious contender for MVP if he keeps up this pace.

 

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Anthony Davis played 37 minutes in the Pelicans' final preseason 114-111 loss to the Orlando Magic on Thursday night. Davis scored 33 points on 11-for-25 from the field. He also added 13 rebounds and four assists to his stat line. Davis looked sharp and is ready to start the season on the Pelicans' active roster.

Fantasy Impact: This could be AD's best season yet. The key for the fifth year pro out of Kentucky, will be staying healthy. If Davis can play between 70-80 games this year, he will definitely end up as a top five fantasy player when the season comes to a close. Davis will look to start the season off with a bang, as the Pelicans open up their season at home against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.

 

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Anthony Davis is expected to play in the Pelicans season opener on October 26th, after suffering a right ankle sprain in a preseason game against the Houston Rockets in China. Davis might even get a chance to test out his ankle in the Pelicans final preseason game on Thursday night against the Magic. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: If Davis is healthy, he is a top five fantasy basketball player. Davis has averaged an incredible 20.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 2.4 blocked shots in his first four seasons in the NBA. Fantasy owners and the Pelicans are hoping that Davis can stay healthy for a full NBA season for the first time in his career.

 

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Anthony Davis returned to practice on Wednesday and now is questionable to play on Thursday in their final preseason game due to his ankle injury. With this news, it looks like Davis will be able to play in the season opener. (Source: Marc Stein on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis is the ultimate risk-reward option in the first round due to his injury risk and potential top fantasy player upside.

 

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Anthony Davis is expected to miss between 10-15 days with a Grade 2 right ankle sprain suffered in Beijing today against the Rockets. Davis will miss the rest of the preseason and hopes to be ready for the regular season opener on October 26th against the Nuggets. Dante Cunningham would be the most likely beneficiary if Davis missed any regular season action. (Source: Marc Spears on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis is regarded as the ultimate risk-reward player with top overall fantasy player potential.

 

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Anthony Davis suffered a right ankle injury in the preseason game in Beijing this morning against the Rockets. Davis appeared to twist his ankle while landing on the foot of C Nene. The injury appears to be a minor injury but does leave concern considering Davis' injury history. Davis finished the game with two points on 1-of-5 shooting in six minutes of action. (Source: Jason Verrier on ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: It appears to be a minor injury so nobody should push the panic button just yet. However, the injury history of Davis leaves concern for fantasy owners drafting him as high as a top five pick or maybe even with the first overall pick. Davis leaves fantasy owners with plenty of risk.

 

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Anthony Davis (left knee surgery) has been fully cleared for basketball activities. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Davis' health has always been an issue over the last few seasons. The 2015-2016 campaign was cut short once again as Davis was forced to go under the knife to deal with tendinitis in his left knee. The good news is he's fully recovered from that procedure, and he's already begun scrimmaging with his teammates. Owners will need to proceed with caution if they're going to draft Davis this fall.

 

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While the focus has been on Anthony Davis' ailing shoulder, the big man instead underwent surgery to repair a left knee injury. It was determined that he won't require surgery on his shoulder. The knee procedure will keep him from basketball-related activities for three-to-four months. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: ESPN reports that it was discovered Davis had a stress reaction and tendinopathy -- the tendon was diseased and thus causing pain -- in his left kneecap. Davis is expected to be ready for the start of next season. It seems like the team is taking a wait-and-see approach on the shoulder, as the surgeon mentioned, "if (Davis) develops problems which affect his performance, we would repair his labrum at that point."

 

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Anthony Davis told reporters that he's been playing through shoulder injury for three years. The team has been aware of the condition for years, but the decision was made to allow Davis to play through the injury. Davis and the team ultimately decided to shut things down this season to repair the partially-torn labrum in his ailing shoulder. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Owners main gripe with Davis has been his injury issues which have regularly cost him games and production. While he'll need to be shut down now due to the surgery, he's expected to be ready to go for the 2016-17 NBA season. Hopefully the procedure will help resolve some of the lingering issues he's had in the past involving the shoulder and allow him to play more consistently moving forward.

 

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Anthony Davis (left knee, shoulder) will be shut down for the remainder of the season, according to head coach Alvin Gentry. (Source: Scott Kusher on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Davis finishes his 2015-16 campaign with averages of 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.0 blocks through 31 games, and is now labeled as "injury prone". In re-draft leagues you can safely send Davis to the waiver wire with this report. Davis is reportedly set to undergo surgery, although it's not currently clear if it will be performed on his knee or shoulder.

 

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Anthony Davis will not play against the Clippers on Sunday. (Source: Pelicans PR )

Fantasy Impact: Davis is currently on shut down watch. Due to the Pelicans most likely not making the playoffs and Davis's nagging injuries. If he's shut down for the season look for mainly Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday to benefit. At the moment, owners should hang onto Davis.

 

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Coach Alvin Gentry says that shutting down Anthony Davis (knee, shoulder) for remainder of the season is a possibility. (Source: John Reid on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Gentry said on Saturday that Davis is now dealing with a shoulder issue along with his sore left knee. The Pelicans will discuss this situation with their team of doctors. Owners need to stand pat for now until more news comes out.

 

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Anthony Davis is dealing with a sore left knee according to Alvin Gentry. He finished the game with 19 points one rebound before exiting the contest. (Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Coach Gentry says the injury is not serious. Ryan Anderson stepped in for Davis in the second half. will not know anything until Davis undergoes an evaluation. The Pelicans play next against the Clippers on Sunday.

 

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Anthony Davis posted another double-double in Monday's loss to the Warriors, scoring 22 points to go with 12 rebounds. Davis also added an assist, two blocks and a steal while turning it over twice in 29 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Davis put up 20 shots in 29 minutes, but he only converted six of those. He posted solid numbers for his amount of run, but he wasn't extremely efficient. It did mark his seventh consecutive double-double, and the sixth game in a row in which he's scored at least 20 points.

 

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Anthony Davis posted a solid double-double Monday, scoring 31 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in 38 minutes against the Kings. He added one assist, one block and three steals, but he did turn the ball over five times.

Fantasy Impact: It was Davis' third straight double-double, though the turnovers impacted his totals, especially for DFS purposes. Still, he continues to fill up the stat sheet as this was the fourth straight game Davis provided at least one rebound, assist, steal and block.

 

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Anthony Davis is officially listed as a "game time decision" on Wednesday versus the Houston Rockets, but head coach Alvin Gentry says "we're expected him to play." Davis sat out Saturday's 112-110 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Davis has averaged a double-double in three games versus the Rockets this season with 20.7 points and 10.7 rebounds per game.

 

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Anthony Davis only scored nine points, taking as many shots, but he managed his second consecutive 20-rebound game. The Brow also added three assists, a block and two steals to go with his three turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Davis came back down to earth in the scoring department following his historic 59-point game, but he was active as ever on the glass. He and the Pelicans will face the Thunder on Thursday.

 

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New Orleans Pelicans star big man Anthony Davis had a quiet night by his standards on Thursday. Davis posted 23 points on 8-for-14 shooting, but just three rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Davis also went a disappointing 7-for-12 from the stripe.

Fantasy Impact: Davis not been quite as dominant this year as he has in past seasons. However, when he is on his game he can post incredible numbers in nearly every category. As such, he is an interesting "buy low" candidate, as trading him away would have been unthinkable last year.

 

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In what was New Orleans' first win of the month, Davis had another strong outing, putting up 27 points (12-of-20 FG, 1-of-2 3PT, 2-of-6 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Davis' 27 points were a game-high (tied with Jrue Holiday) and allowed the Pelicans to rest most of their starters in the fourth quarter. They will take on a Jazz team Wednesday that currently holds the last playoff spot in the west, making for an important yet tough matchup against the second-ranked defense in the league.

 

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Davis recorded 24 points (11-of-20 FG, 2-of-4 FT), 11 rebounds, two blocks and two turnovers in 40 minutes Saturday. After winning seven in a nine-game stretch, New Orleans has now dropped four in a row as they were unable to come out with a win in Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Just when it looked like the Pelicans were going to make a run at the playoffs, they were once again thwarted by their inability to win on the road. Davis has played stellar ball throughout, but the rest of the team has been hit or miss. It remains to be seen what will happen before the trade deadline arrives, but the "Brow" certainly won't be going anywhere. Expect more of the same out of the big man going forward.

 

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It was a classic performance for Anthony Davis as he performed across the board Wednesday against San Antonio. In 37 minutes, Davis recorded 28 points (11-of-22 FG, 0-of-1 3PT, 6-of-7 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists, four blocks, four steals and four turnovers in New Orleans' loss.

Fantasy Impact: The Pelicans put up a good fight against a great team in the Spurs, but they simply couldn't hold on until the end. Davis has now put up solid numbers in the three games since missing time from a concussion and should continue to do so, barring any more injury issues. Next up is a Thursday matchup against one of the worst defenses in the Lakers so expect another strong performance out of the "Brow."

 

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In his second game back since sitting out Thursday (concussion), Davis managed 23 points (10-of-20 FG, 1-of-2 3PT, 2-of-3 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, one block, one steal and one three-pointer in 37 minutes Monday against Memphis. He saw a minor drop in production in January due to multiple injuries, however, neither should have any lasting effects.

Fantasy Impact: The main issue for New Orleans and Davis has been injuries, so, other than that, he's had a great season so far. While none of his injuries have been too serious, the problem is with their frequency. Many minor injuries can easily add up to be just as detrimental to a season as a single, more severe, one can. The way that Davis plays, combined with his body type, suggests that the nagging injuries are by no means a thing of the past. It may be difficult, at the moment, to get enough back in a trade to make it worth your while to deal the "Brow," but it's probably a good idea to always leave that option open, in case a viable opportunity presents itself. For now, though, Davis looks good and should be well past any lingering issues from the concussion.

 

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Davis recorded 35 points (13-of-22 FG, 8-of-10 FT, 1-of-2 3PT), seven rebounds, two blocks and one three-pointer in 37 minutes Tuesday against the Timberwolves. It was just the sixth time he's scored more than 30 points this season.

Fantasy Impact: Davis lead all scorers from both teams en route to New Orleans' third win in their last four games. The Pelicans were just starting to look more like the team we thought they could be before the season started, and then they suffered yet another injury. Eric Gordon fractured his right ring finger, and after a successful sugery, will be out four to six weeks. That could mean Davis' scoring gets a bit of a boost, but we'll have to wait and see what coach Alvin Gentry decides to do to fill the now empty spot in their starting lineup.

 

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After missing two games due to a bruised back, Davis returned against the Kings to score 24 points (8-of-23 FG, 7-of-8 FT, 1-of-2 3PT) in 37 minutes. He also managed to add 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals while helping New Orleans snap a four-game losing streak.

Fantasy Impact: Other than an inefficient night shooting the ball, Davis played well after returning from injury. As long as he gets the minutes, Davis will continue to put up top-10 fantasy numbers, and while that's not quite as impressive as his No. 1 ADP lead many to expect out of him, it's hard to complain too much. The plethora of minor injuries and how poorly the Pels have played this season certainly have to do with the relatively modest season he's had so far. Fortunately for owners, modest numbers for Davis are still pretty great, so make sure to monitor his health leading up to Friday's game, just in case, but expect to play the big man moving forward.

 

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After jumping into the stands and bruising his back last Friday, Davis still wasn't yet ready to return Tuesday night. He will try again Wednesday when the Pelicans travel to Sacramento to take on the Kings.

Fantasy Impact: With New Orleans not currently in the playoff hunt, it makes sense to play it extra safe with their star big man. Since their next game is Wednesday, there won't be much extra time to recover for Davis, so there's a good chance he might miss his third straight game. Nothing is official yet, however, so continue to monitor the situation leading up to game time.

 

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After bruising his back from diving into the stands in Friday's game against the Pacers, Anthony Davis is questionable to play in the Pelican's Tuesday matchup against the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: Davis missed Sunday's overtime loss to the Clippers and, as a result, Ryan Anderson got the start. Anderson didn't do as much on the offensive side of the ball as expected but did manage to record a double-double. The main scoring beneficiaries of Davis' absence ended up being Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday. If Davis misses another game, Evans and Holiday should once again see a bump to their production, and Anderson should come around as well. It also doesn't hurt that they'll be playing one of the worst defensive teams in the Lakers. Continue to monitor the situation because nothing is set in stone quite yet.

 

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Anthony Davis is expected to be replaced by Ryan Anderson in Sunday's game against the Clippers. He is "still experiencing sharp pain in his lower back from the bruise suffered after diving into the stands [Friday night]." (Source: John Reid on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hopefully it's not a serious injury, requiring much more missed time than this, but for now, Ryan Anderson will be the primary beneficiary as he will assume the starting role in Davis' absence. This should also provide a fantasy boost to the rest of the team, with the primary scorers benefiting the most.

 

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Davis recorded 20 points (9-of-16 FG, 0-of-2 3PT, 2-of-5 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, one block, two steals and two turnovers in 28 minutes Monday. It was his lowest scoring total since Dec. 18, so he will look to get back on track Thursday against the Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: Coach Alvin Gentry pulled the entire starting lineup early in the third quarter because of a lack of effort, a problem that's been quite common this season in New Orleans. Davis also went back to the locker room during the game but returned and seemed to be fine. He should be good moving forward. While the Pelicans continue to struggle, Davis is usually unaffected, continuing to put up big numbers.

 

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With 16 points and 12 rebounds, Davis recorded his fifth straight double-double, but it wasn't enough for the win. He was also able to add three blocks, two assists and two steals in 42 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Davis shot just 42 percent from the field, and despite the heavy workload, wasn't able to put up many points. With three blocks, two steals and a double-double, though, it is a little hard to complain. The Pelicans' season might be nearing a competitive end, but Davis continues to produce.

 

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Davis shot 58 percent from the field to score 28 points Monday night, and also added nine rebounds, five blocks and one assist. He was 0-for-2 from three and 6-of-9 from the line.

Fantasy Impact: Over his last two games, Davis has averaged 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4.5 blocks. His free throw shooting (12-of-18) wasn't so great over that period, but with the other production he's putting up, it's pretty hard to complain. He'll look to keep that production going when the Pelicans head to Utah on Wednesday.

 

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For the first time in five games, Davis failed to record a double-double, as he scored 16 points (8-of-21 from the field, 0-of-2 from three and zero free throw attempts) and grabbed just six rebounds in 30 minutes Monday night. He also added three blocks, two steals and didn't turn the ball over once.

Fantasy Impact: Early foul trouble couldn't have helped Davis, as he struggled to find his shot throughout the night. Shooting 38 percent from the field and failing to make it to the line, Davis had a poor night all around (save some useful bocks and steals). Look for him to turn it around Friday, against Washington, as the Pelicans wrap up their current three-game home stand.

 

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Davis scored 31 points (13-of-22 from the field, 3-of-6 from the line, 2-of-4 from three) to go with 12 rebounds, one assist, one block, four steals and one turnover in 46 minutes in New Orleans' overtime win against the Cavaliers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Since returning from a brief shoulder injury, Davis is averaging, over eight games, 26 points (50.7 percent from the field and 75 percent from the line), 13.8 rebounds, 2.9 blocks and 1.8 steals in 38.9 minutes. He did have another minor injury (rolled ankle) during the Cleveland game, but it seem to bother the big man much, as he quickly returned and played through the overtime, ensuring the Pelicans' fifth win this season. Despite the lineup changes coach Alvin Gentry has been making recently, Davis continues to play at a high level and should continue to do so, regardless of his supporting cast.

 

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Davis scored 29 points (9-of-20 from the field and 10-of-11 from the line) and 13 rebounds to go along with one assist, two blocks, two steals and two turnovers in 35 minutes Wednesday. Over the past five games, Davis is averaging 25 points, 12.2 rebounds, 3.2 blocks, 1.6 steals, 52 percent from the field and 76 percent from the line.

Fantasy Impact: With the exception of a few recent minor injuries (including a seemingly sore right shoulder in Wednesday's game) Davis has been on a roll. That right shoulder "injury" in Wednesday's game was minor and didn't hold him out for any time. It seems like we're all just holding our breath as we both enjoy and fear this ride that Anthony Davis seems to be on. The nagging injuries should worry owners somewhat, and since he is playing so well, it may be a good time to figure out his trade value. If you can get enough for him, Davis could be a good player to sell high on, allowing owners to get great value that doesn't come with the day-to-day injury concerns. That's not to say, however, that anyone should be worrying too much just yet. He's still a beast of a fantasy player and can still produce enough to make good teams elite.

 

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One day after suffering a knee contusion that cut his night short, Davis showed no ill effects Saturday against the Jazz. He went 12-for-18 from the field to score 36 points and added 11 rebounds, one assist, three blocks, two steals and two turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Davis was carried off the court in Friday's loss, after being hit in the back of the knee by Chris Paul and sustaining a knee contusion. It must not have been too severe, however, as the "Brow" was ready to go for Saturday's contest, which he dominated. The injuries seem to be happening more frequently now, and that is something to worry about. Hopefully he's past them for now, but if Davis sustains any more injuries (big or small) in the near future, he may become a player worth trading after he gets rolling again. For now, however, he's still a definite start in all leagues.

 

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Davis had another great night, posting 26 points on 11-of-14 shooting from the field to go along with 17 rebounds, two blocks, two steals and four turnovers in 39 minutes. Over the past three games, Davis is averaging an impressive 26 points (52.5 field goal percentage), 18 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in 39 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: There were two moments in Wednesday's game when Davis looked like he may have suffered a new injury, but both times he was able to shake it off and continue playing unhindered. He's on a roll, and will look to keep it up against the Clippers' big man duo, DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, when the Pelicans travel to Los Angeles on Friday.

 

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Shooting 11-of-22 from the field and 9-of-11 from the line, Davis scored 32 and grabbed 19 rebounds in a monster night that helped New Orleans get their third win of the season. He also added one assist, four blocks, two steals and three turnovers in 39 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Ignoring his game against Denver, where he only saw six minutes because of an early injury, Davis is averaging 29.3 points, 16 rebounds, and 3.3 blocks over the past week (three games). Other than the recent injuries, which he seems to be over, Davis has been a beast in all aspects of the game and will look to have a repeat performance against the Suns on Wednesday.

 

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After missing most of the Pelicans' game against Denver and all of their last game, against Oklahoma City, due to a left should injury, Davis returned Friday night to help New Orleans win just their second game of the season. Davis put up 20 points (9-of-23 from the field), 18 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one turnover in 39 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Over the past four games, Davis has returned from injury twice - both times in memorable fashion. The 18 rebounds were a season high, and he looked to be feeling good, except a minor tweak which didn't become an issue. The Pelicans will have Saturday off and then look to start their first winning streak of the season when they host the Suns on Sunday. Davis should be rested and ready to go.

 

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Davis was seen taking shots at the Pelicans' shoot-around Friday morning, and coach Alvin Gentry has said he is good to go. (Source: John Reid on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Time to put the "Brow" back in your starting lineups and hope no other injuries pop up. After returning from his hip injury three games ago, Davis put up some pretty big numbers, scoring 36 points against the Knicks, so hopefully the precedent has been set, but either way you are going to start him.

 

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At first, the Pelicans center was listed as probable but that ended up not being the case as Davis was forced to miss Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

Fantasy Impact: Davis had a great game after returning from his hip injury but unfortunately injured his shoulder the game after that. Being a lanky big man that sees tons of court time, Davis is no stranger to injuries, but having already missed three full games and half of two other contests from multiple separate injuries is not exactly what owners had hoped for. The good news seems to be, however, that Davis would have been ready to play Wednesday if he hadn't re-tweaked the injury during Tuesday's game. There is no official word, as of yet, to how long Davis will be out, but it doesn't seem to be an injury that will keep him out for much longer. As always, continue to monitor the situation as the Pelicans head into their Friday matchup against San Antonio.

 

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After only six minutes on the court, Davis injured his left shoulder and did not return. There is no current word on how severe the injury is or for how long it will keep Davis out.

Fantasy Impact: That makes two different injuries for the big man in his last three games. Hopefully, it isn't too bad, as it didn't seem to be the result of any overly violent play, but just a simple screen. More will follow.

 

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After missing two games due to a hip injury, Davis returned Sunday to score 36 points on 14-of-26 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line. He also added 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal, four blocks, and four turnovers in 40 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Davis returned in a big way, leaving no doubt about his health. He should be good to go for Tuesday's game against Denver.

 

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Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis will not play Friday versus Toronto due to a hip injury. Ryan Anderson will start in his place. (Source: Sean Kelley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis has now missed two and a half games with the hip injury. Off to a slow start this season, hopefully the one-win Pelicans give Davis enough time to heal and do not rush him back early. Consider him questionable for Sunday's game versus the Knicks.

 

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Davis will not play in Wednesday's game against the Hawks due to a hip injury he sustained in the first half of Tuesday's game that ended his night. (Source: John Reid on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis is currently day-to-day, so he shouldn't miss too much time. If New Orleans' last game, against Dallas, holds any predictive value, Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson might see an uptick in value as they try to fill the void left behind by Davis.

 

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Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis will not play on Wednesday due to a bruised hip. The injury is not considered serious; New Orleans is wisely being extra cautious with their star player. (Source: Jen Hale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis missed the second half of Tuesday's game versus Dallas, but should be ready to go Friday versus the Raptors. Ryan Anderson will start in Davis' place.

 

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Only able to play the first half of the Monday night Dallas game, Davis recorded 17 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, and one turnover in 19 minutes. He shot 8-of-14 from the field, 0-of-1 from three, and 1-of-4 from the stripe. Davis' injury is listed at a bruised right hip, but according to an NBA source not named, "early indications are the injury is not too serious." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Pelicans finally got their first win, and it came at the expense of their most valuable player. Coach Alvin Gentry should have been relieved to finally get his first win as head coach, but it just seems to be one of those starts for New Orleans. There isn't much official news on Davis' injury, but so far it doesn't seem to be too severe. More updates will come as more news is available. If there's any silver lining, it's that a single half for the "Brow" is equal to that of a full game for mere mortals, so at least he didn't leave owners completely high and dry.

 

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Davis played 39 minutes and put up six rebounds, four assists, one steal, and two blocks. He went 11-for-19 from the field and made three of his five free-throws.

Fantasy Impact: It was a good night for the big man, as he got the start at center; something coach Alvin Gentry says is likely to happen when the Pelicans deploy a smaller lineup. Over the past two games, Davis has gone 25-of-42 (59.5%) from the field while averaging 34 points. He will try to keep it going Tuesday when they host Dallas.

 

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Tying his career high, Davis scored 43 points on an efficient 14-of-23 shooting. Playing 41 minutes, he also put up three assists. four steals, three blocks, and ten rebounds for his third double-double of the season.

Fantasy Impact: It was the kind of performance everyone had been waiting to see out of this year's top fantasy pick, and it was bound to happen sooner of later. The Pelicans are a disappointing 0-5 to start the season, but luckily for fantasy owners, none of that matters with a stud like Davis. He is always going to get his minutes, and as long as he remains healthy, will continue to produce. Saturday, the Pelicans start a two-game series against Dallas (first away, second at home).

 

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Davis went 3-for-12 from the field and 8-for-10 from the line to score 14 points in 36 minutes. He also put up nine rebounds, five blocks, one assist, one steal and turned the ball over twice.

Fantasy Impact: Tuesday night's performance looked a lot like his season opening game, which he followed with two big double-doubles in the next two games. The Pelicans are currently 0-4 and reeling from multiple key injuries, so Davis could be trying to do too much, but it's more likely that this was just an off night. There is no reason to worry here - keep starting the fantasy giant and expect a quick bounce back.

 

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In what was his best game so far this season, Davis scored 26 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and turned the ball over three times in 37 minutes. He also went 9-for-11 from the foul line and made one of two shots from beyond the arc.

Fantasy Impact: Davis shot fairly well from the field (8-of-17) en route to a big double-double. It was somewhat of a slow start for the big man this season, but he now seems to have hit his stride . Expect more of the same when New Orleans hosts the Magic on Tuesday.

 

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While it wasn't enough for the win, Davis looked much better in the team's second game of the season. The power forward scored 25 on 10-of-17 shooting, including 3-of-5 from three, and added 10 rebounds, two steals, two blocks, and two turnovers in 41 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: This was more like the Anthony Davis we all expected to see on opening night. With his first double-double of the season, Davis put up the numbers one would expect as the number one fantasy player in the NBA. The only stat the big man ignored was assists, but does anyone really want to see him give the ball up? If you're lucky enough to have him, you're playing him no matter what type of league it is.

 

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Davis started the season with an 18 point (4-20 from the field), six rebound, three block, two assist and five turnover performance. He also went 0-of-2 from three and 10-of-15 from the free throw line.

Fantasy Impact: The big man just couldn't get it going offensively against Golden State. Shooting a forgettable 20%, the shots simply weren't dropping. Defensively Davis got his blocked shots, but having to constantly help out and guard what seemed like the entire Golden State team at times, he was rarely in position to get the rebounds. Chalk this performance up to just an off night and expect the "Brow" to bounce back in their second game of the back-to-back, against Portland.

 

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Posting 25 points, 13 rebounds, five blocks, five assists, one steal, and two three-pointers in 36 minutes against Miami, Davis ended his preseason on quite the high note.

Fantasy Impact: The big man had another big night and a great preseason. Last year he was a top five player in points, first in blocks, and top 10 in rebounds, FG%, and double-doubles. Oh, and he wasn't too shabby from the line either (80.5%). This year he has committed to add three-pointers to his repertoire, so it's safe to say the "Brow" is worthy of his first place ADP. New Orleans will start their season on opening night against Golden State.

 

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Anthony Davis takes Monday off

Tue, Oct 20th 9:21am EDT
By George Haw

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry gave Davis the night off Monday against the Rockets, as New Orleans is scheduled to play 3 pre-season games in a 5 day period. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Nothing to worry about here, the big man is just getting some well deserved rest. Anthony Davis had participated in every pre-season practice and game, heading into Monday night, so it was a good time to take the day off.

 

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New Orleans Pelicans star PF Anthony Davis added 26 points in Monday's preseason win over the Chicago Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Davis shot 10-of-16 from the field, 1-of-1 from 3-point land and 5-of-8 from the FT line in 27 minutes on the floor. He also grabbed eight rebounds and added two assists. Davis is a star for a reason.

 

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In just over 25 minutes Davis put up 20 points, three blocks, and one steal. He went 8-of-15 from the field, including 2-of-3 from the 3-point line, and 2-of-4 from the foul line.

Fantasy Impact: Over the first two preseason games, Anthony Davis is averaging 19 points, 1.5 blocks, one assist, 6.5 rebounds, and one 3-pointer made. It shouldn't come as a surprise, but the big man seems to be picking up where he left off last season.

 

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Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis has agreed to a five-year, $145 million extension. The fifth-year of the deal is a player option. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Pelicans superstar will remain in New Orleans for the foreseeable future and can rest easy financially too. Entering his fourth year in the league, Davis is already a superstar and a top pick in fantasy. After putting up 24.4 points, 10.2 boards, and 2.9 blocks last season, the sky is limit for the Brow's upcoming season and should be fantasy force for years to come.

 

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Monty Williams was fired Tuesday after a season that saw the Pelicans get eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It sounds as though Williams was regarded highly by his players and ownership, just not enough to keep his job. Anthony Davis grew into a superstar under Williams, but will now need to continue growing under a new coach. Much like the Kevin Durant and Scott Brooks situation, it is not likely to have any affect on Davis' fantasy outlook next season as he should dominate regardless of the coach.

 

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Davis was able to post a huge game, 36 points and 11 rebounds, but the Warriors swept the Pelicans Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Davis was great all season long, but the odds just weren't in their favor against the Warriors. Davis is a top 5 pick for next year.

 

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Davis was able to be very productive in game two against the Warriors, but it was not enough to prevent a 0-2 hole. Davis scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: The Pelicans' slim chances to win this series are on the broad shoulders of Anthony Davis. He has been very productive but they will need him to be great to win.

 

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Anthony Davis came up big in his first career playoff game as he scored 35 points, grabbed seven rebounds, blocked four shots, dished out one assist and, had one steal in 40 minutes. Davis was 13-for-23 from the floor and 9-for-10 from the line.

Fantasy Impact: Arguably the best player in fantasy, what else would we of expected from Davis in the playoffs. With Tyreke Evans likely to miss some time due to injury, Davis will have to be everything for the Pelicans if they are going to even win one game against the top seeded Warriors. The series resumes Monday with Game 2.

 

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In the Pelcians' second to last game, Davis continues to be the driver on this team. Davis had 24 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, and an impressive six blocks.

Fantasy Impact: He is simply a beast, and could be the #1 pick in fantasy next year.

 

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Davis played well Sunday, but it was not enough to get a win against the Rockets. Davis also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out four assists.

Fantasy Impact: Davis continues to be a stud, but will it be enough to get the Pelicans' into the playoff? That remains to be seen, but he is a stud in fantasy regardless.

 

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The Pelicans now find themselves as the 8th seed mostly due to Anthony Davis. Davis had 29 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks Tuesday night against the Warriors.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is a beast fantasy wise and now has a good chance to make the playoffs. He's a top three fantasy pick next year.

 

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Davis was only able to score 19 points against Blazers Saturday night. He shot just 8-20 from the field, but was able to block four shots, get three steals, and pull down nine rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: We already know Davis’ fantasy value, but it was a tough loss for the Pelicans and their playoff hopes.

 

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Davis and the Pelicans inch closer to the playoffs with a 101-95 win over the Kings. Davis scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. He shot just 6-17, but did contribute 2 blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is a stud, and somehow, he has this team just a half game out of the playoffs.

 

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Davis scored 28 points in a 110-88 win over the Timberwolves. Davis continues to fill out the stat sheet with nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has made his case all season long why he is a top fantasy stud.

 

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Anthony Davis dominates again

Sat, Mar 28th 12:31pm EDT
By Kyle Clifton

Davis was a beast Friday night against the Kings. Davis wracked up 26 points, nine rebounds, and 6 blocks. Davis did struggle with his shot a bit, shooting just 11-26 from the field.

Fantasy Impact: Davis and the Pelicans bounced back, and stay in the race for the last spot in the Western Conference. Davis remains a top option in fantasy.

 

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Anthony Davis shot just 6-14 from the free-throw line in a 93-95 loss to the Rockets. Davis was still able to pick up another double-double with 24 points and 14 rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is trying to get into the post-season for the first time in his career, but it seems the Pelicans are going to fall short. He is a fantasy beast, but injuries likely cost him a chance at the playoffs.

 

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Davis missed Thursday night’s game with a rolled left ankle. He was injured during the team’s pre game shoot around. Davis is doubtful for the Friday night game against the Warriors too. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Injuries have been the only thing to slow down Davis all season. Keep checking for updated new on his injury before you set your line up.

 

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Davis and the Pelicans held on to beat the Bucks 85-84 Tuesday night. Davis had 20 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Davis had an off night shooting, just 6-18, but he was still able to fill up the stat sheet.

Fantasy Impact: The win is not only huge for the Pelicans, moving them into the 8th spot in the West, but also means Davis will be contributing for fantasy owners for the rest of the season as long as he is healthy.

 

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Davis was an absolute beast Sunday night in a 118-111 loss to the Nuggets. Davis scored 36 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, swatted nine shots, and dished out seven assists. Davis also played a whopping 50 minutes in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Davis almost messed around and got a quadruple-double Sunday night. He is an absolute fantasy monster and remains a top option.

 

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Anthony Davis leaves game early

Wed, Mar 11th 7:19pm EDT
By Kyle Clifton

Davis was unable to continue his torrid start to March, leaving Tuesday night’s game early with only 15 points. He was evaluated for a concussion but he checked out fine. He was able to contribute six rebounds, five assists, and three blocks before he left the game.

Fantasy Impact: It is great to see Davis is okay, but he certainly knows how to scare fantasy owners. Even with a shortened game, he is still averaging 29.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game in March.

 

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Davis continues to dominate; Saturday he has 23 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks. Davis shot 11-21 from the field and played 40 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: There isn’t much to say about Davis, he is a sure-fire stud.

 

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Davis had another great game Friday night scoring 29 points, grabbing 14 rebounds, and blocking three shots. Davis played 42 minutes and looks fully healthy.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is just a beast when he is healthy. He is a top performer as long as he is on the court.

 

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After missing five games, Davis returned and looked as good as ever. Davis scored 39 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and totaled an impressive eight blocks in a 88-85 win over the Pistons. Davis also added three steals and two assists to round out a great stat line.

Fantasy Impact: As long as Davis plays, he is the best fantasy option out there. Continue to reap the benefits of Davis and pray his injuries are behind him.

 

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Anthony Davis was a game time decision, heading into the matchup with the Pistons. It appears he will suit up for the game. (Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis is the top fantasy player in basketball. Fantasy owners should adjust their lineups accordingly. Alexis Ajinca will lose a lot of value with Davis' return.

 

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Pelicans’ team officials announced Davis will miss one to two weeks after aggravating his right shoulder injury Saturday night. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Alexis Ajinca should get the starts with Davis out, but his fantasy value is very limited. Hopefully Davis can return sooner rather then later.

 

Anthony Davis exits game early

Sun, Feb 22nd 11:53am EST
By Kyle Clifton

Davis left Saturday night’s game after re-aggravating his right shoulder injury. He played just nine minutes before the injury and did not return. Davis scored six points and added six rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: This is very scary for fantasy owners. We do not know how long he will be out, and if the Pelicans continue to slip out of playoff contention the Pelicans could take it slowly. Alexis Ajinca should get the start if Davis were to miss any time.

 

After missing two games, Davis scored 13 points and added 11 rebounds. Davis looked a little rusty, shooting just 5-15 from the field. He also added two blocks in the game.

Fantasy Impact: It was nice to see Davis play 38 minutes in his first game back. He seems to be fully healthy and remains a top fantasy option.

 

Davis sat out of Wednesday night’s blowout loss to the Pacers. He is still nursing a sprained right shoulder. Key players Jrue Holiday (stress reaction) and Ryan Anderson (right elbow) also missed the game. (Source: Bleacher Report)

Fantasy Impact: Davis came into this game day-to-day, but seeing it was the Pelicans’ last game before the All-Star break, it wasn't a shock that he was held out. He is also going to miss the All-Star game; therefore he will have plenty of time to rest this week. Check throughout the week for updates, hopefully he will play February 20th against the Magic.

 

Anthony Davis will miss second straight game due to injury. (Source: John Reid on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This news is a blow to his fantasy owners. Fortunately, Davis will have two weeks to recover. Alexis Ajinca should be an interesting DFS option with Davis out. Expect Asik to also get heavy minutes without Davis in the paint.

 

Davis was unable to play Monday night against the Jazz with a shoulder sprain that he suffered on Saturday. The team still lists Davis as day-to-day.

Fantasy Impact: It doesn’t appear that Davis’ injury is too serious, but it would not be shocking if the Pelicans held him out of their last game before the All-Star break. Alexis Ajinca will get the start Wednesday if Davis is unable to go.

 

Davis was diagnosed with a right shoulder sprain and is listed as day-to-day, per team officials on Sunday afternoon. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners can breath a sigh of relief. Even if Davis has to miss some time it appears it won't be much at all. Davis is questionable for Monday night's game vs Utah.

 

Davis left Saturday night’s game against the Bulls in the second quarter after he fell hard on his shoulder after an alley-oop. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Davis left the arena with his arm in a sling, but we will have to wait until the Pelicans re-evaluate him before we have an idea on the length of time he might miss. Owners received some good news with the X-rays coming back negative. However, if Davis is forced to miss any amount of time, Ryan Anderson and Alexis Ajinca would be the primary beneficiaries.

 

In a game full of star power, Davis did not disappoint. Davis shot 15-23 from the field, a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line, for 41 points including a last second three pointer to give the Pelicans a 116-113 win over the Thunder. Davis’ monster stat line also included 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Davis showed again why he is arguably the best player in fantasy. Friday night marked his 29th double-double in just 45 game. He is averaging 24.9 points per game, 10.4 rebounds, 2.8 blocks, and is shooting an amazing 55 percent from the field this year.

 

For the first time in the last six games that Davis has played, he failed to record a double-double in a 102-91 loss to the Thunder.

Fantasy Impact: Despite coming up short of 10 rebounds, Davis still had 23 points, eight rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal. Davis continues to impress and remains a top three fantasy option.

 

The Pelicans shocked the Hawks with their 115-100 win at home. Anthony Davis came back from injury and delivered a big double double, scoring 29 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. He also contributed three assists, a steal and two blocks.

Fantasy Impact: The Pelicans are a dangerous team, when Davis is on the court. He is a game changer, and in the win over the Hawks, he showed why he is the undisputed top player in fantasy basketball.

 

Anthony Davis missed the last game due to a groin injury. It appears he is good to go against the Atlanta Hawks. (Source: John Reid on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis' return is great news for his fantasy owners. Davis is the undisputed, top fantasy player in basketball. Start him as usual.

 

New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis said he's "good to go" and is expecting to play on Monday against Atlanta. (Source: John Reid on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He's returning from his groin injury at the right time. Who would want to miss a shot at knocking the Hawks off of their streak right now? His return places Ryan Anderson on the pine again and Alexis Ajinca is now irrelevant in fantasy once more.

 

Davis was diagnosed with a grade 1 adductor strain on Thursday after undergoing an MRI. It will keep him out of the lineup for the Clippers game. (Source: Dan Woike on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This injury is a big blow for his fantasy owners. For DFS players, take a look at Alexis Ajinca and Omer Asik. They should log big minutes for the Pelicans.

 

Anthony Davis dropped a big double double against the Sixers with 32 points and 10 rebounds. He added three assists, three steals and four blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has a 30+ PER, and he is still on pace to maintain it for the rest of the season. He is the number one fantasy player for a reason.

 

The Pelicans relied on their young star, and Anthony Davis responded with 28 points and 10 rebounds. He also chipped in three assists, five steals and a block.

Fantasy Impact: Anthony Davis is the best fantasy player, and he will be the best for many years to come. Only injury can slow him down, but fortunately for his fantasy owners, he has stayed relatively healthy all season.

 

Anthony Davis led the Pelicans past the Timberwolves with his 21 points and 12 rebounds. He added two steals and a block.

Fantasy Impact: Davis only hit 9-of-23 field goals, but in general, fantasy owners will be happy with this line. He continues to produce at an MVP level, and only injuries can stop him now.

 

Anthony Davis joins Marc Gasol, Blake Griffin, Steph Curry and Kobe Bryant as the starters for the 2014-2015 Western Conference All-Star Team.

Fantasy Impact: This one should come as no surprise to anyone, Davis is only 21 and he has been improving every season in his young NBA career. Anthony Davis is elite, both in fantasy and in real life.

 

After missing the three previous contests due to an injured toe, Anthony Davis returned to the Pelicans and helped them demolish the visiting Lakers with 29 points (11-of-18 from the floor, 7-of-8 from the line), eight rebounds, one assist, three steals, four blocks. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: The best player in fantasy basketball this season returned with a vengeance on Wednesday night, and owners cannot be happier that he only missed three games (four total on the season) for his toe injury. Sometimes it is tough to imagine how Davis can be this good despite being only 21 years old, this type of line has become borderline expectations for the third year pro out of University of Kentucky. Fire up Davis as you normally would, lean back and enjoy the show.

 

Anthony Davis has missed the past three contests but will likely take the court against the visiting Lakers on Wednesday night. (Source: Nakia Hogan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anthony Davis is averaging 23.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 54 percent from the line and 94 percent from the field. He also averages only 1.5 turnovers per game, which is remarkable for his usage. Look for the fantasy-MVP candidate to get back on track against the Lakers.

 

Anthony Davis narrowly missed another double-double Monday night, as he finished with 34 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and three blocks in a game-high 40 minutes. While Davis struggled a bit from the field, shooting 10 of 23, he was a near-perfect 14 or 15 from the line.

Fantasy Impact: Anthony Davis will look to continue doing Anthony Davis things on Wednesday, when the Pelicans run up against Andre Drummond and the streaking Pistons. Owners are advised to keep him in their line-ups.

 

Anthony Davis had another monster fantasy night Friday, scoring 22 points with 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and five blocks in 38 minutes. He shot 8 of 19 from the field and made all six of his free throws.

Fantasy Impact: This was Davis' sixth game of the season with at least five blocks, and he's leading the category by almost half a block per game on the season. Davis' outside shooting has come back down to Earth the past two games, but owners don't really have anything to complain about. Davis draws a tough matchup against Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah on Saturday night.

 

Davis scored 21 points on 8 of 18 shooting and 5 of 6 from the line. He added nine rebounds and one block in 37 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: One game removed from a 38-point monster performance, Davis was stifled by the Pacers interior defense. This serves as merely a friendly reminder that yes, Davis is still human. Even so, Davis only had a poor night by his lofty standards.

 

Anthony Davis played 41 minutes Thursday and scored 30 points on 10 of 17 shooting from the field and 10 of 12 from the line. He added 14 boards, three assists, two steals, five blocks, and just one turnover.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is simply a model of consistency from almost all parts of the floor, and nobody the Rockets threw at him all night could do anything about it, including Dwight Howard. Davis goes head to head against Lamarcus Aldridge on Saturday.

 

Showing no ill-effects from his chest contusion, Anthony Davis posted 31 points, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, and three blocks. Davis shot 12 of 15 from the field and 7 of 7 from the line, and had two turnovers in 35 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: The Jazz were without Favors, and as such without an answer defensively for Davis. His full offensive repertoire was on display in this one, as he hit 5 of 5 jumpers from 19 feet. Davis is hitting 51% of his shots between 16 and 24 feet this season, after hitting just 37% from that range last year. By this time next season, no one would be surprised if he added a three point shot to his game. Davis is pretty good at basketball, I guess.

 

Anthony Davis will make his return to the court Tuesday night against the Jazz after sitting out two games due to a chest contusions. (Source: Nakia Hogan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After being medically cleared over the weekend, it seems Davis can tolerate whatever lingering pain that's left to play. There is no indication that he'll be on any sort of minutes restriction. The injury never appeared to pose any serious threat of keeping him out long-term, and owners should feel great about their first-round pick moving forward. Hopefully you started him in weekly leagues.

 

Anthony Davis did not play in Sunday's overtime loss against the Warriors due to lingering soreness from the chest contusion he suffered Friday. Davis is being listed as day-to-day. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Pelicans are being understandably cautious with their franchise star, and will not rush him back, even from a minor injury. As for this week, the Pelicans have four games starting with Tuesday vs. the Jazz. We'd still start him in weekly leagues short of any further developments Monday.

 

Marc Spears reports that Anthony Davis is "OK" after his chest contusion suffered during Friday's game. The team's medical staff is leaving it up to Davis whether he plays Sunday against the Warriors. (Source: Marc Spears on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Owners can breathe a sigh of relief. Nothing is broken, and as long as Davis can tolerate any lingering pain or discomfort, he should be good to go for the Pelicans' next game. If he cannot suit up for that one, expect him to be back in the line up Tuesday against the Jazz.

 

Anthony Davis played just seven minutes Friday after taking a shot in the chest in the first quarter that caused him to have difficulty breathing. Davis tallied eight points and one board, making all four of his shots from the field but missing both his free throws. After the game, coach Monty Williams said that Davis' pain did not decrease during the game, and they would know more about Davis' outlook tomorrow. (Source: @Jim_Eichenhofer)

Fantasy Impact: For the second season in a row, Davis has suffered a freak December injury that may cause him to miss time. The severity is not yet known so owners just have to hope for the best. The Pelicans have a big game coming up against the red-hot Warriors Sunday. If Davis can't suit up, expect Ryan Anderson to start and see heavy minutes.

 

Anthony Davis put up an "average" line by his lofty standards, with 31 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 40 minutes. Thankfully for owners, missing from this game was any semblance of his recent troubles from the foul line, as Davis went a perfect 9 for 9.

Fantasy Impact: Nightly lines like this are the reason why Davis is this season-to-date's fantasy MVP. It would have been nice to see Davis get a few more shots late in a close game, as he only took three shots in the 4th quarter. Either way, his owners should not be complaining. Look for Davis to put up another fat line against Kevin Love's "defense" on Friday.

 

Anthony Davis overshadowed the return of Kevin Durant by showing why he is the front runner to dethrone the reigning NBA MVP. Davis had his 11th double-double of the season with 25 points and 10 rebounds. He also dominated the Thunder with a season-high six steals and four assists.

Fantasy Impact: As impossible as it seems, Davis continues to improve across the board. Only a month into the season, he is a lock for defensive player of the year. Davis ranks first in blocks, second in steals and seventh in rebounding in the NBA. No question who the best player in fantasy is, Davis hands down.

 

Playing in Portland Monday night, New Orleans power forward Anthony Davis tied a season high with 31 points. Davis was 14-20 from the floor and 3-4 from the line. He also added 11 rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Davis continues to roll with outstanding performances. Monday was his seventh double-double in nine games. Davis is averaging 25.2 points, 11.7 rebounds, 2.3 steals and a mind boggling 4.0 blocks per game.

 

Playing a team high 40 minutes in a loss to the Cavaliers, Anthony Davis filled the stat sheet again Monday night. The PF finished with 27 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and 3 blocks. It was his 5th double double of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has been absolutely dominant this season. Minus a below average game against Memphis, Davis has gotten at least 24 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks in the rest of his games. The "Brow" is well on his way to earning his his top 5 draft pick selection.

 

After a slow night versus Memphis on Monday, Anthony Davis bounced back in dominant fashion against the Hornets Tuesday. Davis was 10 for 17 from the floor and 4 for 4 from the line for a team high 24 points. He also had 13 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 assists.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is a dominant force on floor for the Pelicans and your fantasy team. If the Pelicans can put together a winning season, Davis will be a strong candidate for NBA MVP this season. He already is the best player in fantasy basketball.

 

After 2 monster games to start the season, Anthony Davis had a quiet night versus the Grizzlies. The PF finished with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 1 block.

Fantasy Impact: Facing a tough defensive team like Memphis, clearly put a damper on Davis's numbers. A near double double while shooting 50% from the field is still a strong performance for your average player, but Davis is no average player. Davis should bounce back tomorrow night versus Charlotte.

 

Anthony Davis put up huge numbers once again Saturday night. The New Orleans PF posted 31 points, 15 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals and 1 assist as the Pelicans lost to the Mavericks.

Fantasy Impact: The most impressive stat for Davis was his 13 for 16 from the free throw line. While he has always been an above average free throw shooter, an increase in the volume of attempts will raise the effectiveness of his good percentages. Just another way Davis is proving he is undoubtedly the #1 player in all of fantasy basketball right now.

 

Anthony Davis started the year off strong with an incredible line of 26 points, 17 rebounds, 9 blocks, 3 steals, 2 assists and 0 turnovers. His dominant performance led the Pelicans to a 101-84 win over the Orlando Magic.

Fantasy Impact: This is the type of performance fantasy owners dreamed of when they spent a top 5 pick on Davis this year. The 3 year pro has taken his game to the next level and has staked his claim to quite possibly being the number one fantasy player this season.