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Jrue Holiday | Guard | #11

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (17) / PHI
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Jrue Holiday scored 23 points with four rebounds, six assists, five steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.
He's played like the player the Pelicans traded for before the leg fracture issue. Holiday is coming off the bench, but he's anchoring the bench in an up-tempo style. He probably won't be dealt, which means he should be an early-round player going forward. Feb 11 - 10:20 PM

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Jrue Holiday scored 21 points with six rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers in 31 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

He is going to dominate with the news of Tyreke Evans (knee) looking to have surgery. There is still a chance of Holiday suffering an injury to his oft-injured leg, but he's a must-start player.
Feb 11 - 12:10 AM

Jrue Holiday scored 27 points vs. the Wolves on Monday with nine assists, six boards, three steals and three 3-pointers.

He took care of his business in just 28 minutes and finished 11-of-23 from the field with one turnover. Holiday is one of the safest players to own in New Orleans going forward because Tyreke Evans (knee) is a shut-down candidate and Anthony Davis is very prone to injuries, so his owners should be feeling confident. The Pelicans will play the Jazz on Wednesday and the Thunder on Thursday before the All-Star break begins.
Feb 9 - 12:02 AM

Jrue Holiday scored 20 points off the bench against the Spurs on Wednesday with four rebounds, five assists, two steals and three turnovers in 30 minutes.

That's a nice improvement from his 1-of-14 from Monday. The Pelicans are using a ton of two-PG lineups, including a whopping 62 total minutes of Jrue and Norris Cole in the last four games without Tyreke Evans (knee) -- they have a minus-14.8 net rating. Jrue will get his minutes regardless and flirt with early-round value going forward.
Feb 4 - 12:42 AM

Jrue Holiday made just 1-of-14 from the field for four points against the Grizzlies on Monday with one rebound, four assists, two blocks and two turnovers.

Yikes. Holiday just could not connect, which is surprising due to how he's been fairly efficient. Coach Alvin Gentry is going to use Jrue as his primary defender against the best guard, so that might actually hurt him slightly in fantasy. He still should be very good going forward as a must-start player.
Feb 1 - 11:54 PM

Jrue Holiday scored 26 points against the Nets during 105-103 win on Saturday, adding seven assists, three turnovers, and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

He hit a 3-pointer to give them a three-point lead with nine seconds left. After Joe Johnson tied it, Holiday hit a contested fadeaway with one second left to get the win. He's been one of the best scoring guards in the last three games, averaging 27.7 points, 3.7 boards, 8.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 treys. As long as he's healthy, Jrue should put up early-round value.
Jan 30 - 11:15 PM

Jrue Holiday scored 25 points against the Kings on Thursday with five rebounds, eight assists, one 3-pointer and no turnovers in 34 minutes.

He's been awesome in reality and in fantasy. In Holiday's last five, he averaged 19.0 points, 3.8 boards, 7.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.2 treys on 45.7 percent from the field with just 1.6 turnovers, too. Holiday could put up early-round value going forward as long as he's healthy.
Jan 29 - 12:39 AM

Jrue Holiday said that physically he's feeling "really good" right now.

Stress fractures in Holiday's lower right leg have limited him to just 74 games played over the past two seasons, but he's been healthy this year, and has been putting up fourth-round value over the past month with averages of 15.9 points, 6.6 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.0 three-pointer and 2.2 turnovers per game. He's trending up, and if he can just stay on the court, he's fully capable of offering early-round value in fantasy hoops.
Jan 27 - 12:05 PM

The Pelicans are reportedly unlikely to trade Jrue Holiday.

Additionally, opposing teams are reportedly "petrified" of Holiday's leg issues, so it doesn't seem very likely that Jrue is sent away from New Orleans by the trade deadline, which is a good thing for his fantasy value. Since Eric Gordon's (finger) injury, Holiday’s playing time has jumped to 27.8 minutes per contest to go with averages of 17.0 points, 7.3 assists, 2.3 steals, 1.0 three-pointer and 2.3 turnovers over that three-game span on 51.2 percent shooting, which has been good enough for second-round value in 9-cat leagues.
Source: ESPN
Jan 27 - 9:21 AM

Jrue Holiday went off in Monday's loss to the Rockets, scoring a season-high 32 points with nine assists, six boards, three steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

The minutes tied his season high, and the Pelicans didn't have any choice but to give him a huge workload because Tyreke Evans played just 16 minutes due to pain in his knee. Holiday has shown that he can stay healthy this season despite the fact that his minutes have steadily increased, so he could be a very nice player to own moving forward.
Jan 25 - 11:20 PM

Jrue Holiday scored 13 points with four rebounds, nine assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

The scoring doesn't jump off the page, but everything else is terrific for a guy with an ability to fill it up across the board. Expect Holiday to emerge as a possible top-25 guard in standard leagues in the next month and beyond.
Jan 23 - 9:39 PM

Jrue Holiday struggled off the bench against the Pistons on Thursday, making 3-of-11 from the field for six points with two rebounds, four assists and one steal in 22 minutes.

He probably let a lot of fantasy owners down tonight, especially with Norris Cole playing well in the starting lineup. Holiday is going to play more than this most nights and his shot selection has been terrific this month. Expect him to trend up very soon.
Jan 21 - 11:09 PM

Jrue Holiday will come off the bench for Thursday's game vs. the Pistons.

Holiday was listed as the starter in the game notes, but game notes are notoriously unreliable, and it'll be Norris Cole earning the start tonight. However, with Eric Gordon (finger) expected to be sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks, Holiday has plenty of time to overtake Cole in the starting five. Regardless of how he enters the game, Jrue should be seeing close to 30 minutes a night moving forward, and his arrow is pointing up.
Jan 21 - 6:40 PM

Jrue Holiday is listed as the starter in place of Eric Gordon (finger) for Thursday's game.

Gordon is out 4-6 weeks, so there is a good chance Holiday sticks as a starter for the next month. He's playing terrific ball in the second unit and he only logged 91 of his 268 minutes in 2016 next to Tyreke Evans, so things will be a little different for him. Of course, Holiday should still be trending up as a fantasy asset and is a must-start player.
Jan 20 - 4:23 PM

Jrue Holiday played well again on Tuesday with 19 points, nine dimes, a steal and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

He hit 7-of-14 shots and is rolling right now, averaging 15.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 8.4 assists over his last five games, but just 0.4 steals and 0.8 3-pointers in 27 minutes. He hasn't missed a single game since way back on Dec. 12, so owners have to hope he keeps plugging away. However, it wouldn't be too surprising to see him get a night off at some point, as the Pelicans would like to see him stay healthy as the season winds down.
Jan 19 - 11:04 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
3Toney Douglas
SG1Tyreke Evans
2Eric Gordon
SF1Alonzo Gee
2Dante Cunningham
3Quincy Pondexter
4Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Alexis Ajinca
2Omer Asik
3Kendrick Perkins