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Tyreke Evans | Guard/Forward

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
College: Memphis
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Tyreke Evans (illness) is still not 100 percent, but he will play against the Nets on Wednesday.
Evans played through this same illness on Monday and was able to produce 13 points, 12 assists, four rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers, so his owners shouldn't be too concerned. Evans has a ton of responsibly on offense with Anthony Davis (shoulder), Ryan Anderson (elbow) and Jrue Holiday (leg) all currently sidelined, and he is going to be an elite fantasy asset for the foreseeable future. Feb 25 - 12:20 PM
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Tyreke Evans played through an illness on Monday, scoring 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and one block.

We almost didn't write this blurb because the illness obviously didn't matter tonight, but in the interest of full disclosure here it is. If you want to gamble that Jrue Holiday comes back at some point, this might be your last chance to sell-high in the next week or so. For what it's worth we don't think the Pelicans will push Holiday to return unless he's fully healthy.
Feb 24 - 12:22 AM

Tyreke Evans scored 13 points with three rebounds, six assists, three steals and two turnovers during a 105-91 win over the Heat on Saturday.

He is kind of a Swiss Army Knife for coach Monty Williams. Now that the Pelicans are thing at forward, he is probably going to log some minutes there while Norris Cole gets more run at the point. Regardless, Evans' numbers shouldn't change much on offense and he might have a higher usage rate, too.
Feb 21 - 10:49 PM

Tyreke Evans scored 14 points on 4-of-13 shooting (no threes) with eight rebounds and 10 assists in Friday's loss.

Evans missed all five of his 3-point shots and hit 6-of-8 free throws in what is a fairly standard popcorn line for him. He is rolling along at a mid-round level and with Jrue Holiday a question mark that has no real expiration date.
Feb 21 - 12:12 AM

Tyreke Evans, who has been as hot as any player in the league lately, hit just 3-of-10 shots for eight points, six assists and a steal on Wednesday.

Evans and Eric Gordon has been very reliable lately, but the wheels fell off for both of them tonight. Look for both of them to bounce back quickly, especially if Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson keep missing games.
Feb 12 - 12:55 AM

Tyreke Evans triple-doubled with 22 points, 10 rebounds, 16 assists, one steal, one block and six turnovers in Friday's crazy win over the Thunder.

Evans hit 8-of-17 shots, 3-of-6 triples and 3-of-5 free throws in the win, but did his best to hand the game away with two missed free throws and a crazy turnover late. He's a solid mid-round value with a clear advantage in 8-cat leagues for however long Jrue Holiday is out.
Feb 7 - 2:50 AM

Tyreke Evans hit just 5-of-20 shots and a 3-pointer for 11 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and two steals in Wednesday's loss.

He's been cooking with Jrue Holiday out with a leg injury, so don't let tonight's poor shooting scare you away from him. He should be a beast the rest of the way, at least as long as Holiday is sidelined.
Feb 5 - 12:55 AM

Tyreke Evans scored 11 points on 5-of-13 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, a season-high tying 12 assists and one steal in Friday's win.

Evans has been producing at a mid-round level with Jrue Holiday out and there's no reason to think that will change.
Jan 31 - 1:43 AM

Tyreke Evans played through an illness on Wednesday against the Nuggets, scoring 25 points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He attacked the rim as usual, but didn't pass the ball nearly as well as he did on Monday -- he had 12 dimes against Philly. Evans has his role solidified as the starter for now and there's even some buzz that he remains as the starter once Jrue Holiday (leg) returns. He should put up some big numbers for the next month.
Jan 28 - 11:04 PM

Tyreke Evans will start against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

He was basically probable for this one and should be able to resume his normal role. Evans figures to run the offense and he'll attempt to keep Ty Lawson out of the lane on defense. He's a must-start option tonight.
Jan 28 - 7:34 PM

Tyreke Evans (illness) is a game-time decision to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

Coach Monty Williams said he does expect Evans to play. If he doesn't for some reason, the Pelicans are going to have to unleash Jimmer Fredette while Eric Gordon will have to run the offense for. For now, fantasy owners can play on 'Reke playing.
Jan 28 - 6:37 PM

Tyreke Evans (illness) is considered probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

He has take over the starting point guard role in the absence of Jrue Holday (leg), so the Pelicans would be in serious trouble If Evans missed this game. Even though Evans will likely end up playing, owners should check back before tip-off just to be safe. Should he miss any time, Nate Wolters and Jimmer Fredette would see an uptick in minutes at point guard, but still wouldn't be ideal options outside of deeper leagues.

Tyreke Evans had a quiet scoring game against the 76ers on Monday during a 99-74 win, making 2-of-6 from the field for six points with two rebounds, 12 assists and one 3-pointer.

Usually, point guards carve up the 76ers. However, that hasn't happened for Evans with this game and another letdown back on Jan. 16 with eight points and seven turnovers. He should be fine going forward with a high upside while Jrue Holiday (leg) remains out.
Jan 26 - 10:50 PM

Tyreke Evans racked up 24 points and a season-high 12 assists in Sunday's home win vs. the Mavericks, making 11-of-19 shots with one 3-pointer, one steal and three turnovers.

Evans has taken on a much larger role offensively with Jrue Holiday (stress reaction) out of the lineup, and he'll continue to do so for about 2-4 more weeks. His efficient shooting is a reliable trend since teams still can't keep him out of the paint -- he's taking a career-high 56.6 percent of his shots within three feet of the rim.
Jan 25 - 9:31 PM

Tyreke Evans started at point guard again and hit 8-of-19 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal on Wednesday.

Jrue Holiday is expected to miss the next two to four weeks with a leg injury, meaning Evans should continue to start. It's no surprise that Evans and Eric Gordon went off against the Lakers, as they constantly give it up to opposing guards, but both players are must-own right now, regardless of who they're playing.
Jan 21 - 11:45 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
3Jimmer Fredette
SG1Eric Gordon
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Quincy Pondexter
3Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Dante Cunningham
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Justin Hamilton
4Jeff Withey