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Zion Williamson has been ruled out for Friday’s Play-In Tournament elimination game against the Kings. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williamson left Tuesday's game against the Lakers with a few minutes left in a tie game after he appeared to land awkwardly on a layup. Trey Murphy should enter back into the starting lineup for the Pelicans who take on Sacramento with the No. 8 seed in the West on the line.

Category: Injury Updates


Trey Murphy III scored 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-6 3PT) to go along with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in the Pelicans 124-108 loss against the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy returned to his reserve role with the return of Brandon Ingram. Nonetheless, he should still play a big role off the bench and will be needed if the Pelicans are to make a run in the playoffs.

Category: Game Recaps


CJ McCollum scored 25 points (9-19 FG, 4-9 3PT, 3-4 FT) to go along with four rebounds and seven assists in the Pelicans 124-108 loss against the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: McCollum was able to stay hot from deep. He'll look to keep it up moving forward, starting with a rematch against the Lakers on Tuesday for the No. 7 seed in the West.

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Brandon Ingram scored 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-3 3PT) to go along with five rebounds in the Pelicans 124-108 loss against the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: Ingram played just 23 minutes in his return Sunday afternoon. He should be back in his usual role on Tuesday when the Pelicans have a rematch with the Lakers for the No. 7 seed in the West.

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Naji Marshall is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lakers. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Marshall remains off the fantasy radar.

Category: Injury Updates


Larry Nance Jr. has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Warriors. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Nance remains off the fantasy radar.

Category: Injury Updates


Jonas Valanciunas scored 13 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, and a steal in the Pelicans’ 135-123 win over the Kings on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Valanciunas may not be the best defender, but he’s been a great rebounder and his size offers a mismatch over many of the smaller centers in the league. That could prove to be a huge factor in the Pelicans opening playoff series depending on if they get the Thunder or not.

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Dyson Daniels is questionable for Tuesday's game against Portland. (Source: Jennifer Hale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If Daniels is sidelined, it won't impact the Pelicans rotation from a fantasy perspective.

Category: Injury Updates


Jose Alvarado scored 15 points (5-10 FG, 5-8 3PT) to go along with three rebounds and one steal in the Pelicans 113-105 win over the Suns.

Fantasy Impact: Alvarado returned from a five-game absence where he knocked down five shots from deep. He remains off the fantasy radar.

Category: Game Recaps


Herbert Jones scored 11 points (3-9 FG, 1-4 3PT, 4-4 FT) to go along with four rebounds, four assists, four steals and three blocks in the Pelicans 107-100 win over the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Jones is known for his defensive ability, and he showed that all night in Thursday's win over Milwaukee with a combined seven stocks. His offensive production remains limited, but he has shown the ability to have a big offensive performance at times.

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Matt Ryan (illness) is officially questionable for Thursday's game against the Orlando Magic. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Ryan may not suit up on Thursday because of an illness that leaves him on New Orleans' injury report. He rarely gets significant playing time even when fully healthy, so fantasy managers shouldn't put much weight into either his presence nor his absence.

Category: Injury Updates


Cody Zeller is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Rockets. (Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Zeller missed the Pelicans last three games before the All-Star break. He remains off the fantasy radar.

Category: Injury Updates


Jordan Hawkins dropped 34 points (11-19 FG, 6-12 3PT, 6-8 FT) and grabbed five rebounds in Saturday's 118-108 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Fantasy Impact: Hawkins dropped a stellar 34 points on Saturday, which was good for the most on the team by 19 points. He did it while having impressive efficiency, which led to him having a good total for fantasy purposes. He's valuable when New Orleans is missing one or more of their starters, but fantasy managers shouldn't come to expect this from him every game.

Category: Game Recaps