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Ryan Anderson | Forward

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: California
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Ryan Anderson scored nine points on 1-of-7 from the field with two rebounds, five assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday.
Just when it looked like he was ready to be a consistent stud, he's stunk in his last two. Anderson scored just nine points on 3-of-14 shooting on Friday and played just 23 minutes. Anderson's numbers are better when he's next to Anthony Davis, so he should be fine going forward. Nov 29 - 12:33 AM

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Ryan Anderson was great again during a win over the Suns on Wednesday, scoring 20 points with six rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

The Pelicans are really embracing Anthony Davis at the five, which has opened up a ton of time for Anderson. He's scored at least 20 in each of his last five, averaging 26.6 points, 6.2 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.4 steals and 3.2 treys on 55.6 percent from the field and 85.0 percent from the line. If you bought low about two weeks ago, you look pretty smart.
Nov 26 - 2:11 AM

Ryan Anderson stayed hot on Sunday, hitting 8-of-14 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs to finish with 29 points, four 3-pointers, five rebounds and one block vs. the visiting Suns.

Anderson is averaging 28.3 points and 3.8 triples over the past four games, while shooting 43-of-77 from the field (55.8 percent). He's never shot better than 43.9 percent in his career and he's unlikely to keep up this torrid pace, but right now he's sitting pretty with top-50 value in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues.
Nov 22 - 9:02 PM

Ryan Anderson caught fire off the bench against the Spurs on Friday, scoring 30 points with seven rebounds and six 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

The Pelicans played Anthony Davis at the five, which has been a favorable lineup for Anderson. He's was in a slump for much of the season, but he's scored 28.0 points per game in his last three. He's a must-start player and is trending up in a big way. Ryno just needs to stay healthy.
Nov 21 - 12:59 AM

Ryan Anderson blew up for a season-high 30 points in a futile effort on Wednesday, hitting 13-of-25 shots with four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.

He played 44 minutes and is doing all he can to keep New Orleans competitive without Anthony Davis (shoulder), but it wasn't enough for the 1-11 Pelicans, who are winless on the road. The fact that Anderson did this against Serge Ibaka is even more impressive, and he'll draw another start if Davis isn't ready to face the Spurs on Friday.
Nov 18 - 11:26 PM

Ryan Anderson scored 24 points against the Nuggets during a 115-98 loss on Tuesday, adding six rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

If Anthony Davis (shoulder) is out, Ryno is going to be extremely busy. Anderson has seen his numbers increase in his last five, averaging 17.4 points, 7.8 boards, 1.0 assists and 1.4 treys on 49.3 percent from the field. He hasn't quite hit his peak yet, but that could happen against OKC on Thursday.
Nov 18 - 1:14 AM

Ryan Anderson was one of the few Pelicans capable of offering any offense during Sunday's loss to the Knicks, compiling 16 points (5-of-11 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), two 3-pointers, five boards and three turnovers over 26 minutes.

Anderson is cruising along with mid-round value on the season behind averages of 15.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.8 three-pointers per game on 43.5 percent shooting from the field and 77.3 percent from the stripe. His value will take a jump any time Anthony Davis finds himself on the sidelines, but he should still be a fine mid-round asset coming off the bench in New Orleans, offering fantasy teams a copious amount of 3-pointers from the power forward position.
Nov 15 - 4:18 PM

Ryan Anderson made 2-of-9 from the field for five points with six rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 33 minutes in a start against Toronto on Friday.

Not having Anthony Davis (hip) to draw in defenses is making it tougher for Anderson to get open looks. He's still putting up mid-round value on the season, averaging 15.7 points, 7.6 boards, 1.1 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.8 treys. There is room for improvement and he just needs to stay healthy.
Nov 14 - 12:43 AM

Ryan Anderson started Wednesday's game out of necessity, posting 17 points, two 3-pointers and 11 rebounds in 35 minutes of action.

Alvin Gentry had resisted starting Anderson, to give his bench unit some consistency, but a pile of injuries scuttled that plan. Ryno shot 7-of-16 tonight and his five 3-point attempts were lower than anticipated -- he's worth deploying no matter what, but is even more appealing if Anthony Davis (hip) misses more games.
Nov 11 - 11:32 PM

Ryan Anderson is listed as the starting power forward for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

Anthony Davis (hip) is doubtful to play tonight, leaving Anderson as the obvious option to sub into the starting five. He'll see plenty of opportunity on offense, and his minutes should easily eclipse the 30-minute mark, so he'll make for a fine play in DFS assuming Davis does indeed sit this one out.
Nov 11 - 1:02 PM

Ryan Anderson hit 10-of-16 shots and two 3-pointers on his way to a season-high 25 points and 11 rebounds in 28 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Mavericks, the Pelicans' first of the season.

Anderson, to no one's surprise, had the best game of his season on the same night when Anthony Davis left early with a hip injury. If Davis is going to miss time (it's a possibility), Anderson becomes a must-start in every imaginable format. He's averaging 17.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five games, and those numbers are going up if Davis is in street clothes.
Nov 11 - 12:08 AM

Ryan Anderson scored 21 points against the Mavs on Saturday with nine rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer.

He's played 131 of his 189 minutes next to Anthony Davis and still doesn't have minutes at small forward this season even with how thin the Pelicans are at that position. Anderson is still putting up fifth-round value on the year, so he should still be fine once the Pelicans get help. He just needs to stay healthy.
Nov 8 - 2:15 AM

Ryan Anderson hit just 4-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 14 points, four rebounds, three steals and a block in 27 minutes on Tuesday.

We were hoping for more with Omer Asik out, but it didn't happen. At least he came through with the steals, threes and block, which are basically fantasy gold.
Nov 3 - 11:37 PM

Ryan Anderson made 9-of-20 from the field for 21 points against the Blazers on Wednesday, adding nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

He logged a whopping 39 minutes and should be unleashed with the Pelicans so thin at forward. Anderson just needs to stay healthy to be a top-10 player for 3-pointers while adding other stats along the way.
Oct 29 - 1:49 AM

Ryan Anderson hit just 2-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer off the bench on Tuesday, finishing with nine points, six rebounds, one assist and a steal in a 111-95 loss to the Warriors.

We were hoping for more from Anderson tonight, but let's face it. The Warriors are very good on both ends of the court. Anderson will bounce back from this one, so don't be too discouraged.
Oct 28 - 1:42 AM

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