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Ryan Anderson | Forward

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: California
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Ryan Anderson hit five 3-pointers in the Pelicans' 108-103 win over the Clippers on Friday, finishing with 24 points on 6-of-17 shooting (7-of-7 FTs) with nine rebounds and one steal.
Anytime multiple players such as Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday are out he's a solid bet for a good night. Look for his top 75-100 value (9/8 cat) on the year to be augmented by a few rounds when that is the case. Jan 31 - 1:48 AM

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Ryan Anderson made just 3-of-10 from the field for 11 points with seven rebounds and one assist during a 93-85 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday.

While this was a bad game, Anderson could be looking at extended run on Friday with Anthony Davis (groin) up in the air. He should be owned in all fantasy leagues.
Jan 28 - 11:18 PM

Ryan Anderson shot the ball well against the 76ers on Monday with 19 points, seven rebounds, three steals and four 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

He made 7-of-14 from the field and had open looks the whole night. Anderson missed a game due to bilateral ankle inflammation, but it appears to be behind him with this game and an 18-opint outing on Sunday. He's safe to start in all leagues.
Jan 26 - 10:47 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle inflammation) returned from a one-game absence on Sunday with 18 points vs. the Clippers, hitting 6-of-10 shots with two 3-pointers, five boards, one assist and one block.

The time off clearly aided Anderson, who snapped a brutal shooting slump with this efficient bench performance. He was shooting 35.9 percent from the field in January prior to Sunday's game, and it's safe to assume his ailing ankle was part of the problem. Hopefully he can stay hot during a dreamy matchup vs. the 76ers' perimeter defense on Monday.
Jan 25 - 9:28 PM

Ryan Anderson (bilateral ankle inflammation) is expected to play Sunday vs. Dallas.

Anderson was forced to sit during the Pelicans' last game, but it appears his ankle injury will only cause him to spend one game on the sidelines. Anderson's return to the lineup will hurt the value of Dante Cunningham, Quincy Pondexter, and Alixis Ajinca.

Ryan Anderson has a good chance to play on Sunday vs. the Mavericks, according to coach Monty Williams.

This is definitely good news as it was feared that Anderson's injury might have cost him a few more games on the sidelines. If Anderson does return on Sunday, Dante Cunningham, Quincy Pondexter and Alexis Ajinca will all lose value. We will provide further details when they are made available.

Ryan Anderson will not play on Friday due to bilateral ankle inflammation.

This is slightly ominous since the Pelicans also listed Jrue Holiday as having ankle inflammation before his stress reaction was revealed, but there's no reason to think Anderson has more than a day-to-day injury. His absence should result in more minutes for Dante Cunningham, Quincy Pondexter, Luke Babbitt and Alexis Ajinca, with Cunningham shouldering the heaviest burden.
Jan 23 - 12:29 PM

Ryan Anderson struggled in another start on Sunday, scoring nine points on 3-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in 27 foul-plagued minutes.

Anderson hit two 3-pointers but this was an unvarnished dud for fantasy owners hoping he'd erupt with Anthony Davis (toe) out of the lineup. He's now a combined 10-of-38 from the field (26.3 percent) in three starts this year, but Anderson has too much upside to shy away from if Davis isn't cleared to play in New York on Monday.
Jan 18 - 7:05 PM

Ryan Anderson made just 2-of-11 from the field for eight points with eight rebounds and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

He even air-balled a 3-pointer tonight to sum up his evening. Anderson apparently doesn't like to start because he made just 31.3 percent from the field in his previous start this season. Anthony Davis (toe) shouldn't be out long, but Ryno will have value in any role.
Jan 16 - 10:19 PM

Ryan Anderson was seen sporting the blue starters jersey during Friday morning's shootaround.

The Pelicans are currently listing Anthony Davis (toe) as a game-time decision, however, most signs are pointing towards him sitting this one out. If Davis is unavailable, Anderson would slide into the starting lineup for an excellent matchup against the 76ers, and he'd make for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Stay tuned.
Jan 16 - 11:39 AM

Ryan Anderson hit just 2-of-8 shots and zero 3-pointers for six points and three rebounds in 29 minutes on Wednesday.

Yuck. Anderson came in hot, scoring 13 or more points in six straight games, but couldn't get it going tonight. He should bounce back in his next game.
Jan 7 - 10:20 PM

Ryan Anderson scored 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting with five rebounds, one steal and three 3-point buckets in Friday's blowout win.

Anderson is an up-and-down fantasy asset that has leveled out as a mid-round play on the year.
Jan 3 - 1:26 AM

Ryan Anderson scored 22 points against the Spurs on Friday with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

It's just the 11th time in his career he's scored more than 20 points in a game with less than three treys. Anderson's role is safe on the bench and he should get plenty of shots because of the lack of depth on the bench.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 12:32:00 AM

Ryan Anderson couldn't find the range vs. Indiana, going 1-of-8 from the field (0-of-6 from downtown) to finish with four points and three rebounds before fouling out in 29 minutes.

Anderson was averaging 3.5 triples over the Pelicans' previous six games and he still launched six attempts beyond the arc tonight, which is all his owners can ask for. The Pacers are allowing the fifth-fewest 3-pointers per game to their opponents (6.7), and Ryno faces two more difficult matchups vs. the Spurs (on Friday) and the Bulls (on Saturday).
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 10:38:00 PM

Ryan Anderson scored 16 points during a blowout 114-88 loss to the Blazers on Saturday with five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

He had some trouble defending Thomas Robinson tonight, but the entire team was abused this evening. Anderson's minutes in the mid-20s are safe and the disappointing play of Omer Asik could give him more run. He's capable of being a mid-round fantasy asset.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Nate Wolters
3Jimmer Fredette
SG1Eric Gordon
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Quincy Pondexter
3Luke Babbitt
4John Salmons
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Dante Cunningham
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Jeff Withey