F - IND
Justin Holiday provided three points (1-7 FG, 1-6 3PT), three assists, three steals, and one rebound in 27 minutes in the Pacers’ loss against the Suns on Thursday night.
Holiday was primed to be a key contributor for the Pacers with Domantas Sabonis out, but that hasn't happened. In the bubble, Holiday is averaging four points, 3.8 rebounds, and shooting 23.1 percent from the field. Should avoid him in DFS until there is some improvement.
Justin Holiday put up two points (1-3 FG, 0-2 3PT) to go along with eight rebounds, and one block over 35 minutes of play Monday.
Holiday drew the start and played plenty of minutes but failed to put up much production Monday, He'll likely remain in the starting lineup as long as Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis remain out, but he simply won't carry enough usage for fantasy relevance.
Justin Holiday plans to join his team for the 2019-20 NBA season restart, in which he intends to use his platform and influence as an NBA player to speak out against social injustice while advocating for change.
Holiday stated his intentions in an essay on The Players’ Tribune entitled “Back with a Purpose.” In it, he wrote that, “more than ever, there is a dire need now to elevate [his] Black brothers and sisters, to use [his] platform to empower and elevate our people, “ and that he has overcame his fear of losing his job for speaking out. His commentary on the social injustices plaguing the country and his journey to becoming an agent of change appears to set the tone, context, and purpose for his participation this upcoming July. In 65 games with the Pacers, he has averaged 8.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.2 steals, and 24.9 minutes of playing time per game. Given his role in the rotation and his consistent, albeit conservative game, Holiday offers a somewhat solid floor making him an intriguing deep-league play.
According to a source, J. Michael from the Indianapolis Star is reporting that there’s a 50/50 chance that Justin Holiday will not play once the Pacers resumes the season next month.
If Holiday should sit out the rest of the season, it would be a huge blow to the Pacers’ perimeter game. Holiday has been one of two shooters on the team to hit over 40% from beyond the arc and is one the Pacers better wing defenders. All NBA players have until next week to make their final decisions on whether or not to return to their respective teams to continuing playing this season. The Pacers are hopeful that the shooting guard returns, but only time will tell. Holiday will mainly be useful for fantasy streamers looking to pad their 3-pointers made stats, otherwise he may be left on waiver wires.
Justin Holiday provided 16 points (6-12 FG, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers, two steals, and one block across 23 minutes in Pacers 119-80 victory over the Hornets on Tuesday.
Justin Holiday filled up the stat sheet, unfortunately he was probably in a lot of leagues’ waiver wires. For now you can place him on the watch list to monitor if he continues to fill the scoring void left by Jeremy Lamb’s season ending injury.