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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 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. Dec 20 - 9:24 PM

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Ryan Anderson dropped 28 points off of the bench in Tuesday's win vs. the Jazz, adding four rebounds, three assists, two steals and six 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

He was unstoppable all game long, and is the main reason why the Pelicans were able to steal this game late from the Jazz. Anderson is now averaging 24.3 points per game over his last three, and there is no reason why he shouldn't be able to keep it going. Anderson is simply a must-start option while he is this hot.
Dec 16 - 11:02 PM

Ryan Anderson made his first start of the season on Sunday, scoring 15 points with six boards, three steals and two turnover in a season-high 45 minutes vs. the Warriors.

Anderson has been a reliable top-100 fantasy value as a reserve, and he's a must-start option while filling in for Anthony Davis (chest), who is day-to-day. He made just 5-of-16 shots and isn't going to help you in FG percentage, as he's shooting just 41.1 percent, but that's understandable with more than half of his attempts coming from downtown.
Dec 14 - 9:25 PM

Ryan Anderson tied his career high with eight 3-pointers against the Cavs during a 119-114 win on Friday, scoring 30 points with four rebounds, one steal and one block on 9-of-18 from the field.

He played 41 minutes and started the second half with Anthony Davis (chest) unable to return. Anderson was in an enormous slump before tonight, making just 18.8 percent from beyond the arc in his previous six December games. If Davis needs to miss more time, Anderson is going to be light it up. He is still a must-start player regardless.
Dec 13 - 2:23 AM

Ryan Anderson hit just 3-of-8 shots and zero 3-pointers for 13 points and five rebounds in 30 minutes on Wednesday.

Not good. Anderson is funky right now, averaging just 9.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.8 3-pointers per game over his last five. He's still valuable, but would be much more fun to own if he were in the starting unit for the Pelicans. He's hit just 4-of-17 shots and zero 3-pointers over his last two games, which means this is the perfect time to target him in a trade.
Dec 11 - 12:53 AM

Ryan Anderson finished Sunday's victory with 11 points, two 3-pointers, 10 rebounds, one assist and one block, marking his second double-double of the season.

He played 27 minutes, mirroring his season average, but his double-digit rebounds and blocked shot are aberrations. His steady mid-round fantasy value is supported primarily by averages of 15.2 points and 2.2 threes per game, which are eminently sustainable given his high-volume shooting as the Pelicans' sixth-man.
Dec 8 - 12:22 AM

Ryan Anderson scored 16 points with three rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

He's stuck in a very bad slump from deep, making just 20.0 percent of his attempts over his last eight games. Anderson will be just fine with a career 38.3 percent from that range, and he'll get some good medicine against the Lakers on Sunday. You'll want to start him for that one.
Dec 7 - 12:56 AM

Ryan Anderson started the second half of Tuesday's game, which he finished with 23 points, two 3-pointers, 11 rebounds, one assist, two steals and zero turnovers.

Ryno made 7-of-15 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs in 35 minutes, rounding out one of his best lines of the season. Starting SF Luke Babbitt was in foul trouble and coach Monty Williams is still searching for answers with Eric Gordon (shoulder) out of commission, but this doesn't necessarily mean that Anderson will start Thursday's game vs. the Warriors.
Dec 2 - 11:29 PM

Ryan Anderson played 29 minutes against the Hawks on Friday during a 100-91 loss with seven rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers.

The Pelicans are in a jam with their wing positions because Austin Rivers and Darius Miller are not going to help. Anderson makes much more sense in the second unit because he can help carry the scoring burden, but he could get a few more minutes with the starters in the second half. He should one of the best fantasy assets off the bench.
Nov 28 - 11:33 PM

Ryan Anderson made 2-of-15 from the field against the Jazz on Saturday for five points with six rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks.

He is going to get more minutes with Eric Gordon (shoulder) out, so this is a prime opportunity to send a buy-low offer. Anderson will certainly get it turned around after his two games without a trey.
Nov 23 - 2:10 AM

Ryan Anderson did not make any 3-pointers in a bad 117-97 loss to the Nuggets on Friday with 10 points three rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes.

He made just 2-of-11 from the field in his worst game of the season. Anderson was rolling with 3.0 triples per game before tonight and he'll get it turned around against the Bucks on Saturday.
Nov 22 - 1:23 AM

Ryan Anderson was limited to just 22 games last season after he suffered a herniated cervical disc that required surgery, however, he is playing without hesitation this season.

"Ryan has no hesitation at all, especially on the offensive end," said Williams of Anderson's play. "He's always ready and willing to get up a shot and that's why we love him. I've seen him get hit in a few games and I didn't see him shake his neck or do anything that was any different than when he gets hit in practice. I think he got that stuff out of the way once he started playing in preseason." Anderson is currently averaging 16.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.0 three-pointers per game this season, numbers good enough for top-50 value.
Source: NBA.com
Nov 21 - 8:42 AM

Ryan Anderson caught fire in the second half of Tuesday's comeback win in Sacramento, finishing with 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting, four 3-pointers, four rebounds, one steal and one block.

He was very quiet in the first half, but few players can catch fire as quickly as Ryno, who did his damage in 31 minutes of action. His playing time has picked up with Omer Asik (back) sidelined over the past two games, but Anderson doesn't need more than 25-30 minutes per game to provide solid points and rebounds with elite 3-pointers.
Nov 19 - 12:35 AM

Ryan Anderson set season-highs for 3-pointers (8) and points (32), hitting 11-of-19 shots with five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 34 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Anderson also tied a career-high for 3PMs, too. He hasn't been getting it done for owners this season but he was bound to erupt at some point. Living with the ups and downs is part of the business of owning Anderson this season, so run and grab him quickly if he has been dropped.
Nov 10 - 9:16 PM

Ryan Anderson hit just 2-of-14 shots on Monday against the Grizzlies, finishing with seven points, nine rebounds and one block.

Anderson didn't hit a three in his 27 minutes and this is life for the sometimes streaky outside shooter. Unless he gets a minute reduction at some point, we're not advising a drop, especially when the opponent was the Grizzlies.
Nov 4 - 12:17 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Jimmer Fredette
3Russ Smith
SG1Eric Gordon
2Tyreke Evans
3Austin Rivers
SF1Luke Babbitt
2John Salmons
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Dante Cunningham
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Jeff Withey