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Jrue Holiday | Guard

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
College: UCLA
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Jrue Holiday is expected to sit out on Saturday against the Jazz.
He had a bad run on Friday against the Clippers, scoring seven points with two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in just 13 minutes. Hopefully, there was no aggravation here, but his owners shouldn't be expecting Holiday to play on Saturday anyway. Ish Smith time. Nov 28 - 3:48 AM

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Jrue Holiday scored 19 points with two rebounds, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

It would appear the Pelicans were able to keep Jrue in one piece while Tyreke Evans (knee) has been out. His minutes are trending up and he should be getting close to 30 minutes in the next few weeks. He could put up mid-round value very soon.
Nov 26 - 2:17 AM

Jrue Holiday played 24 minutes in the starting lineup on Friday with nine points, three rebounds, seven assists, one block and one turnover against the Spurs.

He played well and the 24 minutes is a good sign. The Pelicans don't have another back-to-back set until Nov. 27 and 28 and then another on Dec. 1 and 2. Holiday should be in most lineups for the next two games -- both against the Suns.
Nov 21 - 12:51 AM

Jrue Holiday (rest) will start vs. the Spurs on Friday with Ish Smith moving to the bench.

Holiday will still be limited to 25 minutes of action, so his owners may want to consider benching him with 11 games on the schedule tonight. His workload should start to increase as we approach the new year, so he should be owned in most leagues unless you're desperate to win right now.
Nov 20 - 12:22 PM

Jrue Holiday (rest) will play Friday against the Spurs.

Holiday was rested during Wednesday's game as it was the second game of a back-to-back set, but he'll be back on the court Friday night. The Pelicans' next back-to-back set comes on Nov. 27 vs. the Clippers and Nov. 28 vs. the Jazz, so you can expect him to sit out one of those contests.
Nov 19 - 4:42 PM

Jrue Holiday (rest) will miss Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

It's the second game of a back-to-back set, so Holiday will get the night off. Ish Smith will start sans Jrue with Eric Gordon doing a bit more on offense.
Nov 18 - 8:18 AM

Jrue Holiday played 23 minutes against the Nuggets on Tuesday with 10 points, one rebound, seven assists, one block and one turnover.

While he hasn't been getting a lot of playing time this year at just 22 minutes per outing, Holiday ranks 11th in the NBA among regular starters for usage rate. He's also seen his minutes climb and is coming off a 25-minute outing from Sunday. Although, the Pelicans falling to 1-10 could mean Holiday gets shut down. He's kind of a volatile asset.
Nov 18 - 1:12 AM

Jrue Holiday will play on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets according to head coach Alvin Gentry.

Holiday still isn't cleared for back-to-back sets, so we can go ahead and rule him out for Wednesday's game against the Thunder. Holiday should see around 25 minutes tonight, but that number could be on the rise as we approach the new year.
Nov 17 - 6:27 PM

Jrue Holiday posted an uneventful stat line during Sunday's loss to the Knicks, going just 2-of-8 from the field to finish with seven points, four assists, three boards, one steal and three turnovers.

This is an unfortunate line for Holiday as he had an ideal matchup against Knicks, but he’ll be better than this on most nights. Looking at Holiday’s per-36-minute numbers of 22.3 points, 7.4 assists, 1.9 steals and 2.5 three-pointers per game we can see Holiday’s upside, and he could easily establish himself as an early-round asset once his minutes restriction is lifted. It’s currently unclear exactly when that will happen, but January sounds like a reason timeline, so he’ll have an extended buy-low window.
Nov 15 - 4:12 PM

Jrue Holiday played 21 minutes against the Raptors on Friday with 19 points, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

He probably would have been closer to 25 minutes, but he was yanked at 3:46 left in the fourth because the Pelicans were down 95-75. While Holiday has averaged just 21.8 minutes per game on the season, he's done some work with a whopping 30.5 usage rate and averages of 13.5 points, 4.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.5 treys on 44.8 percent from the field. His owners should be somewhat satisfied if they were able to get him after 100 in their drafts.
Nov 14 - 12:48 AM

Jrue Holiday (leg) will return to the starting lineup for Friday's matchup with the Raptors.

Holiday will be looking at some increased opportunity on offense with Anthony Davis (hip) doubtful to play, although the minutes limit really limits Jrue's upside. Ish Smith and Toney Douglas' fantasy value will take a hit every time Jrue is in the lineup.
Nov 12 - 5:37 PM

Jrue Holiday (leg) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

He is not cleared for back-to-back yet and he should have a minutes cap for basically the rest of the calendar year. It'll be Ish Smith starting tonight while Toney Douglas gets more minutes tonight. Smith should be a nice DFS play tonight and is worth owning for anyone needing a point guard on the short term.
Nov 11 - 6:40 PM

Jrue Holiday (leg) is doubtful to play in Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

It's the second game of a back-to-back set, so he'll more than likely be sporting business attire tonight. Look for Ish Smith to draw the start with Toney Douglas seeing extended minutes off the bench. Smith could see plenty of opportunity on offense tonight with Anthony Davis (hip) being listed as doubtful, so he'll make for a strong punt play in daily leagues.
Nov 11 - 12:39 PM

Jrue Holiday played on Tuesday, but saw just 15 minutes, finishing with 10 points, three assists and two steals on 4-of-5 shooting in an easy win over the Mavs.

He also hit a couple threes, and while the thought is that he'll sit out on Wednesday since it's a back-to-back, the fact he only played 15 minutes tonight could mean he gets another 15 minutes tomorrow. Stay tuned.
Nov 11 - 12:04 AM

Jrue Holiday (leg) will play Tuesday vs. the Mavericks.

The Pelicans are on the first game of a back-to-back set, so Holiday will likely return to the sidelines for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks. Holiday should see his minutes in the mid-20s tonight, so feel free to get him active. The backup point guard in New Orleans (Ish Smith, Toney Douglas) lose some luster with Holiday in the lineup.
Nov 10 - 6:55 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Ish Smith
3Toney Douglas
4Norris Cole
SG1Eric Gordon
SF1Dante Cunningham
2Quincy Pondexter
3Alonzo Gee
4Tyreke Evans
5Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Kendrick Perkins