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Jrue Holiday | Guard

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
College: UCLA
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Jrue Holiday (leg) will wear a protective walking boot for the next two weeks, at which point he will be reevaluated.
Even though the injury is very similar to the stress fracture he had last season that cost him the final 48 games, he said that his current injury was not as serious. 'This is completely different,'' Holiday said. ''Difference is that I had a crack in my shin last year, I don't have a crack now. I've got to two weeks in this boot to see how it goes.'' However, when he recently tried to ramp up his activities, Holiday said that the pain started to increase again. His owners can hang onto him if they have an available IR spot, but with fantasy playoffs looming, Holiday is no longer a must-own player. In the meantime, Norris Cole will continue to get extended run off the bench for the Pelicans and is worth a look in deeper leagues after averaging 13.5 points, 3.5 boards, 4.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 treys in 27.4 minutes per game over his last two. Feb 25 - 12:33 PM

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Jrue Holiday aggravated the stress reaction in his lower right leg on Monday, and he is expected to re-evaluated in three weeks.

This is a tough blow for the Pelicans' playoff chances, as it was initially thought that Holiday was nearing a return. Owners in competitive leagues may be forced to cut ties with Holiday if a positive report doesn't emerge soon, as this is starting to look a lot like last year when he missed the last 48 games of the season. Tyreke Evans will continue to run the point for the Pelicans in the meantime, while Eric Gordon will continue to see more responsibility on offense as well. Toney Douglas, who just signed another 10-day contract on Wednesday, will see some extra minutes off the bench and is worth a look in deeper leagues.
Feb 18 - 1:43 PM

Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said he is optimistic about Jrue Holiday (leg) returning to the lineup.

When asked if he thought Holiday was close to a return, Williams said, "I think we are. Do I know the date? I’m not sure. But in my mind, it wouldn’t be far-fetched to think we can get him back during the All-Star break. I know he’s chomping at the bit and he’s feeling a lot better." Holiday has missed 16 consecutive games, but it sounds like he's inching closer to a return and should be owned in all fantasy leagues.
Feb 12 - 12:53 PM

Jrue Holiday (leg) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

The Pelicans haven't been giving many updates, and unfortunately this situation is very similar to last year where he ended up missing the final 48 games of the season. "We are just going to re-evaluate over All-Star break," said coach Monty Williams. "Hopefully, he'll be back." All owners can do is hold on and hope that he's recovered by the end of the All-Star break. Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon have emerged as the primary beneficiaries with Jrue out, and it'll be Gordon with the more favorable matchup on Wednesday.
Feb 10 - 4:06 PM

The stress reaction in Jrue Holiday's leg is expected to sideline him "until at least after the All-Star break," according to Pelicans writer Jim Eichenhofer.

Back on Jan. 20, Holiday was given a 2-4 week timetable before being re-evaluated. He's almost certainly out until the four-week mark and owners should brace themselves for an even longer absence -- updates have been few and far between, but he missed the final 48 games of the 2013-14 season with a very similar ailment and the Pelicans' secrecy isn't encouraging. We'll pass along updates once Holiday is re-evaluated.
Feb 6 - 5:23 PM

Jrue Holiday (leg) said that he has no specific timetable for his return, and he remains out indefinitely.

After he missed half of last season with a similar injury, the Pelicans will likely proceed with extreme caution. Holiday should still be stashed in all leagues in the hope that he can return soon, but this report is a little troubling. In the meantime, Tyreke Evans will continue to run the point for New Orleans, while Eric Gordon will handle the ball more as well.
Jan 28 - 11:50 AM

Jrue Holiday (leg) will miss the next 2-4 weeks with a stress reaction in his lower leg.

Not good. He missed half of the 2013-14 season due to a tibia fracture and it seems like this could be an aggravation. The Pelicans were somewhat secretive with Holiday's leg issue last season, so hopefully they're not doing it again. It'll be Tyreke Evans at point guard with Dante Cunningham starting at small forward. Holiday should still be stashed in fantasy leagues.
Jan 21 - 5:46 PM

Jrue Holiday (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

Holiday has missed the Pelicans' last four games and it's a little worrisome that the team hasn't exactly been vocal about updates on the point guard. We'll update Holiday's status after Wednesday's shootaround, but his fantasy owners will want to prepare to be without him again on Wednesday while Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon would see the biggest fantasy value boost if Holiday does indeed sit.
Jan 20 - 2:03 PM

Jrue Holiday (ankle) will not play against the Knicks on Monday.

For the second season in a row, the Pelicans are being fairly quiet on Holiday's leg injury, which is not a good sign. This injury is not considered to be serious like last season, but it's certainly possible he'll miss more games. Tyreke Evans will handle the point while Dante Cunningham will start. Expect to see more Eric Gordon, as well.
Jan 19 - 4:08 PM

Jrue Holiday (ankle) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

With Holiday sidelined, Tyreke Evans, Eric Gordon, and Jimmer Fredette will all see an uptick in value. Evans and Gordon offer the most upside out of the group, and Evans will likely draw another start at point guard. Holiday is going to re-evaluated on Monday before the Pelicans' game against the Knicks, so we'll be monitoring his status closely. Stay tuned.

Jrue Holiday (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raptors.

As far as we know the injury isn't serious, but the Pelicans will be cautious with him after he missed most of last season with a shin injury on the same leg. Check back before tip-off before plugging him into lineups, and expect Tyreke Evans to continue to run the show for New Orleans if Holiday sits this one out.
Jan 17 - 11:10 PM

Jrue Holiday (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game against the 76ers.

Tyreke Evans will draw the start at point guard tonight, and he looks like a fine play in daily leagues with a dream matchup against the 76ers. Eric Gordon will also see an uptick in value, with Jimmer Fredette expected to log some extra minutes.
Jan 16 - 5:35 PM

Jrue Holiday (ankle) said he is unsure if he will play Friday vs. the Sixers, and he is headed for a game-time decision.

Tyreke Evans also said that he is starting at point guard for Friday's game, so it seems like Holiday is extremely doubtful for Friday. We'll be passing along updates as they become available, but it's looking like owners should have their backup plan ready. Eric Gordon and Evans would be the primary beneficiaries if Holiday sits, with Jimmer Fredette also in line for some extended minutes. Stay tuned.
Jan 16 - 11:16 AM

Jrue Holiday (right ankle inflammation) is questionable for Friday's game against the 76ers.

The questionable tag come as relatively good news as fantasy owners were holding their breath that his injury Monday wasn't related to the shin injury that kept him out most of last season. We'll update Holiday's status after shootaround on Friday, but Eric Gordon, Jimmer Fredette, and Tyreke Evans would all see a boost in fantasy value if Holiday is unable to play.

The Pelicans are listing Jrue Holiday (ankle) as day-to-day, and coach Monty Williams couldn't offer a potential return date.

"We think [Holiday] is day-to-day, but we're not going to put a timetable on Jrue," said Williams. "One thing our fans have to understand is that if Jrue is in pain, he’s in pain. He plays through a lot of stuff. Last year he played with a broken elbow that nobody even knew about, because he played right through it." Newly-acquired PG Nate Wolters may be thrust into a major role for however long Holiday is sidelined, while Eric Gordon, Jimmer Fredette and Tyreke Evans should also have the ball in their hands for much of the game.
Jan 14 - 6:44 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
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