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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 got off to a slow start on Sunday and he finished with only nine points, three rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in 23 minutes.
The Pelicans are now 21-14 with Evans starting at point guard. His run as the lead guard may end in the near future, however, as coach Monty Williams expects Jrue Holiday (leg) to return before the end of the regular season. That would do Evans' fantasy value no favors, but he's safe to keep locked into all active lineups -- today's low playing time was due largely to the lopsided score, and Evans should fare much better vs. the Lakers on Wednesday. Mar 29 - 6:31 PM

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Tyreke Evans scored 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, 10 assists and one steal in the Pelicans' 102-88 win over his old Kings squad on Friday.

Evans is towing the line big-time for his fantasy owners as he continues to produce despite an ankle injury. Anthony Davis added 24 points on 11-of-26 shooting with nine rebounds, one steal and six blocks in the win.
Mar 28 - 1:44 AM

Tyreke Evans made 10-of-16 from the field against the Rockets on Wednesday with 28 points, two rebounds, seven assists, one block, two steals and four 3-pointers.

It's his most efficient game of the season and it comes on the heels of missing a game on Sunday. Evans should be fine going forward, but his troublesome left ankle will always be something to watch. He'll be a must-start option against the Kings on Friday. Revenge game?
Mar 26 - 1:12 AM

Tyreke Evans (ankle) is still expected to play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

This is essentially a non-update for Evans and he should be ready to roll after missing Sunday's game against the Clippers. He can be inserted back into fantasy lineups. Expect to see less Norris Cole tonight.
Mar 25 - 6:34 PM

Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Omer Asik (calf) are both expected to play vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

Evans was held out of Sunday's game vs. the Clippers, but he has been able to rest for a few days now, and he should be ready to resume his normal allotment of minutes tonight. With the Pelicans in the hunt for a playoff spot, Evans will likely continue to play through minor injuries for the foreseeable future. Go ahead and pencil him into all active lineups, and expect Norris Cole to return to the bench and lose most of his value.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 25 - 11:54 AM

Tyreke Evans (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

If Evans is again unable to go on Wednesday, Norris Cole would have another opportunity to run with the starting unit, while Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis would be asked to step it up on the offensive end. Stay tuned.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 24 - 4:01 PM

Tyreke Evans (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

With Evans unavailable, Eric Gordon will be asked to do more on offense, and Norris Cole will see a bump in value as the starting point guard.
Mar 22 - 2:08 PM

Tyreke Evans (left ankle sprain) and Omer Asik (calf) are questionable to play vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

Evans injured his calf on Friday and wasn't able to return, so his owners might view it as a good thing that the Pelicans cited his previously sprained ankle for the reason as to why he is questionable. Evans will likely be a game-time decision tonight, so his owners will have no choice but to to check back later for the official word on his status. If Evans can't play, Norris Cole would likely start and would be worth a look in daily leagues.
Mar 22 - 11:25 AM

Tyreke Evans left Friday's game midway through the third quarter due to a calf injury and did not return, finishing with two points on 1-of-4 shooting, five rebounds and four assists in 15 minutes.

Evans was questionable for tonight's game due to an ankle injury so needless to say he's banged up. Norris Cole (16 points, five rebounds, four assists, two threes, 37 minutes) has had some standalone low-end appeal in 12-14 team leagues, but any time off for Evans would obviously boost him into easy late-round value with some upside beyond that. The Pelicans are in the thick of the playoff chase, so guys will push to play.
Mar 21 - 3:38 AM

Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play against the Warriors on Friday night.

At least the Pelicans will have 40 percent of their starting lineup tonight. Evans has dealt with a ton of ankle injuries and he's still a risky play because of the Warriors defense and the garbage time factor. He should still have enough chances to put up numbers, though. Norris Cole isn't as appealing tonight.
Mar 20 - 9:32 PM

Tyreke Evans (ankle) will be a game-time call against the Warriors on Friday night.

He has a few left ankle injuries in the past couple seasons and there's almost no point at even risking him getting hurt tonight as huge underdogs. If he's out, Norris Cole would likely start while the Pelicans will look for a host of others to step up. Eric Gordon will have to do a ton on offense sans 'Reke.
Mar 20 - 9:14 PM

Tyreke Evans (ankle) is questionable to play against the Warriors on Friday.

He did suffer an injury to his troublesome ankle on Thursday and was in some pain, but he didn't look limited upon his return. Evans did suffer an ankle sprain back on Mar. 9 and needed to miss the game on Mar. 10, but that was a more severe sprain based on the team giving him an X-ray. Evans looks like a coin flip right now for the game which is likely going to be a blowout. Norris Cole would benefit and is worth a look as a stream option for a point guard-needy owner.
Mar 20 - 3:31 PM

Tyreke Evans briefly left Thursday's game against the Suns with an ankle injury and returned, finishing with nine points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 35 minutes.

It was one of his worst games in the second half, making 4-of-16 from the field. Evans' ankle didn't seem like an issue for the entire second half and he should be good to go against the Warriors on Friday. Assuming they are going to be shorthanded, he could have a big night in an up-tempo game.
Mar 20 - 12:28 AM

Tyreke Evans suffered an apparent left ankle injury on Thursday against the Suns and returned to the game a couple minutes later.

He is sitting on the bench and didn't go to the locker room, so it doesn't appear serious. His fantasy owners will want to make sure he doesn't have any swelling before Friday against the Warriors.
Mar 19 - 10:54 PM

Tyreke Evans had 12 points, 10 rebounds and six assists on Tuesday, as the Pelicans held off the Bucks for a crucial 85-84 win in New Orleans.

Evans almost triple-doubled on Sunday and it's safe to conclude that his ankle is fine, though he was still treating it while on the bench tonight. New Orleans is in a virtual tie with the injury-weakened Thunder for the final playoff spot out West, though unfortunately the two teams won't meet again this regular season.
Mar 17 - 11:13 PM

Depth Charts

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