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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 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

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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

Tyreke Evans started slow against the Knicks during a loss on Monday, finishing with 23 points, nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

He made 9-of-20 from the field and tried to keep the Pelicans in this game down the stretch. Evans has been running the offense for the past three games and that could continue with Jrue Holiday (ankle) possibly out for a couple more games. Hopefully, the team is more forthcoming with the news on Jrue this time around.
Jan 19 - 8:57 PM

Tyreke Evans filled up the stat sheet during Sunday's win over the Raptors, scoring 26 points (including a game-winning layup), with five rebounds, five assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, and four turnovers.

Evans was both aggressive and efficient in this one shooting 9-of-14 from the field and 7-of-9 from the line, and this game will make Friday's disappointing effort a distant memory. It's unclear how long Jrue Holiday (ankle) is going to be out of the lineup, but Evans should continue to start at point guard for as long as Holiday is sidelined. He's averaging 18.1 points, 5.2 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.2 steals as a starter for New Orleans.
Jan 18 - 6:15 PM

Tyreke Evans turned the ball over seven times against the 76ers on Friday with eight points, two rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks in 32 minutes.

He was supposed to have a big game by just about everyone who plays daily fantasy, but it was one of his worst games. Evans should get another chance against the Raptors on Sunday, who recently have been struggling in defending point guards.
Jan 16 - 10:12 PM

Tyreke Evans said that he will start at point guard for Friday's game against the Sixers.

It sounds like Jrue Holiday (ankle) won't play, but we're still waiting for official confirmation as the Pelicans are currently listing him as a game-time decision. If Holiday is indeed ruled out, Evans will get all the minutes he can handle in a dream matchup against the Tankers, and he'd make for a fine play in daily leagues. Stay tuned.
Jan 16 - 11:35 AM

Tyreke Evans flirted with a triple-double against the Pistons on Wednesday with 18 points, eight boards, nine assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer on 40 minutes.

He is going to log some serious minutes while running the offense. Evans had his best stretch last season while Jrue Holiday (ankle) was out last season and there's certainly a chance Holiday will miss more time in the future. He'll be a must-start player in even shallow leagues and will be a favorite among daily league owners.
Jan 14 - 10:04 PM

Tyreke Evans will start against the Pistons on Wednesday.

He played a whopping 22.4 minutes in the second half on Monday and is going to be busy. Evans should be very busy tonight in a favorable matchup, so get him in your lineup.
Jan 14 - 7:14 PM

Tyreke Evans scored 19 points against the Celtics on Monday with eight rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

There is a good chance his role changes based on who he plays next to, but his minutes should be similar in the mid-30s range. Evans is a very ball-dominant player and he should do more of it if Jrue Holiday needs to miss time. He should pick up about a round of fantasy value and be a mid-round guy for now. He would also be a popular guy to use in daily on Wednesday against the Pistons.
Jan 12 - 11:11 PM

Tyreke Evans was effective off the bench against the Grizzlies on Friday with 21 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and one block in 33 minutes.

Minute are minutes and Evans posted a 28.7 usage rate tonight, which is up from his season total. He's done well off the bench before and this move doesn't necessarily hurt his fantasy value. Don't panic.
Jan 10 - 1:28 AM

Tyreke Evans will come off the bench against the Grizzlies on Friday.

Coach Monty Williams is a big fan of shuffling his lineup and he kept Evans on the bench quite frequently last season while he team was healthy. Evans' fantasy value takes a bit of a hit here, but there's no reason to panic because his usage rate will rise with the second unit.
Jan 9 - 7:25 PM

Tyreke Evans moved into the starting lineup on Wednesday and hit 4-of-11 shots for 10 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a steal.

He also had five turnovers in a very tight game, which didn't do his losing team any favors. Now that he's in the starting unit, expect his numbers to get better from here on out. He had 21 points and a full stat line on Monday, which is more like what you can expect from him on most nights.
Jan 7 - 10:15 PM

Tyreke Evans (illness) will start at small forward on Wednesday against the Hornets.

Evans did mention that he isn't quite at 100 percent, but after he scored 21 points with seven boards and four assists off the bench on Monday it is safe to keep him in all active lineups. With Evans sliding to small forward, Eric Gordon will likely start at shooting guard and Luke Babbitt would shift to the bench.
Jan 7 - 11:48 AM

Tyreke Evans had no problem with his illness in Monday's loss to the Wizards, as he hit 7-of-14 shots for 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and two threes in 34 minutes.

The cherry on top of this line is the fact Evans came off the bench and Eric Gordon played 33 minutes. He'll probably take a hit with Gordon back in the fold, but owners can more or less use him how they normally would.
Jan 6 - 1:27 AM

Tyreke Evans (illness) is expected to play against the Wizards on Monday.

He's been sick for the past few days and he's still not 100 percent. Evans will likely slide back over to the small forward spot with Eric Gordon back. His numbers are a little worse while Gordon is on the floor, but there's still no need to worry.
Jan 5 - 7:03 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