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Jrue Holiday | Guard | #11

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (17) / PHI
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Jrue Holiday scored 25 points with eight rebounds, six assists, three steals and five 3-pointers in 43 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.
Coach Alvin Gentry trusts him a ton these days and perhaps he does more than he should. In a tie game at the end of regulation, the Pelicans had the ball 18 seconds left in a tie game, but Holiday dribbled until three seconds left and took a contested shot that Torrey Craig blocked. Besides that shot, the Pelican guards get plenty of open shots these days and Holiday is as hot as he has been all season. Dec 16 - 1:52 AM

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Jrue Holiday scored a season-high 37 points on 16-of-21 shooting in Monday's 130-123 loss to Houston.

He finished one point shy of his career-high and has been rolling, scoring 30+ points in three out of his last five games. Holiday usually eats when Anthony Davis (thigh) sits and that was the case tonight, as he has a 24.2 usage rate with Davis off the floor compared to 20.6 when he's playing. Holiday played 41 minutes for the second night in a row and his owners should expect more monster lines if Davis needs to miss more time.
Dec 11 - 10:36 PM

Jrue Holiday dropped 34 points with five 3-pointers, five assists, four rebounds, two steals and two blocks on Sunday, making 11-of-21 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs in 41 minutes.

Holiday jump-started the offense late, scoring 19 points in the fourth quarter to help New Orleans avoid a loss to the short-handed Sixers. He's really settled into his role alongside Rajon Rondo and is taking advantage of the defensive attention drawn by DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis, which frees him up for easier looks. That said, it will be Jrue's defense that gets tested vs. the Rockets on Monday.
Dec 10 - 11:07 PM

Jrue Holiday scored 14 points with five rebounds, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

As expected, his shot total dropped with Anthony Davis back, making 6-of-12 from the field in this loss. Holiday had at least a 27 usage rate in his previous two, but his 20.7 today was his lowest since Nov. 22. Holiday is still doing just fine with his 38 minutes per game over his last six, so the volume could keep him around top 50 value in standard leagues.
Dec 9 - 2:00 AM

Jrue Holiday was busy again on Wednesday, scoring 27 points on 12-of-20 shooting with seven assists, one steal, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

Anthony Davis (strained left adductor) is day-to-day after tests came back negative, but the Pelicans are going to be extra cautious. That could lead to more missed games, in which case Holiday will continue to enjoy increased touches offensively. Take note for DFS purposes.
Dec 7 - 12:05 AM

Jrue Holiday matched his season-high with 34 points in Monday's 125-115 loss to the Warriors.

His usage rate with Anthony Davis is 20.1 compared to 23.1 with The Brow off the court, so Holiday stepped up for one of his best games of the season. He was 13-of-21 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line with six rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers, and he's coexisting well next to Rajon Rondo. He's flirting with top-50 value in standard 9-category leagues and should hang around there as long as the Pelicans are competitive.
Dec 4 - 11:25 PM

Jrue Holiday managed 17 points with seven assists and five rebounds across 38 minutes Saturday at Portland.

Holiday hit 8-of-18 from the field while knocking down 1-of-4 from the perimeter and he turned it over just once. The team needs more offense with Anthony Davis (pelvis) on the shelf, and Holiday, E'Twaun Moore and Dante Cunningham certainly did a good job stepping up in this one. The added usage for Jrue should increase his fantasy value considerably.
Dec 3 - 1:08 AM

Jrue Holiday scored a team-high 27 points in the Pelicans' loss on Wednesday, making 10-of-20 shots with five 3-pointers, five assists, two steals and one block.

Holiday added one rebound in 38 minutes of action tonight, and he enjoyed an expanded offensive role with Anthony Davis getting ejected early. Jrue tied his second-highest usage of the season tonight, at 27.8%, and he's trending up in that department at 26.9% over the past three games -- given that he's still adjusting to playing in the same backcourt as Rajon Rondo, that's a very encouraging development.
Nov 30 - 1:07 AM

Jrue Holiday (rest) did not practice on Monday.

He's getting some well-deserved rest after logging 40 minutes on Sunday, but he'll be fine for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves. Outside of the assist category, Holiday's numbers have improved since Rajon Rondo got back to the court seven games ago, and he's been working with a top-50 evaluation during that seven-game span.
Nov 27 - 3:09 PM

Jrue Holiday went 8-of-20 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line Saturday, on his way to 24 points, six boards, six assists, three 3-pointers, one block and three turnovers in 40 minutes.

While Holiday’s dimes are down (3.8) with Rajon Rondo in the lineup controlling the offense, he’s seen his scoring (17.3), 3-point shooting (1.5) and field goal percentage (46.4) all go up, and he’s also seen his turnovers drop to just 1.2 a night. All that adds up to top-50 value in standard 9-cat leagues, so this should quell some fears of Rondo potentially having a negative impact on Holiday’s fantasy potential.
Nov 25 - 11:38 PM

Jrue Holiday had 18 points, a season-high five steals, two assists and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes on Friday, while committing one turnover in 27 minutes.

In the five games since Rajon Rondo became a substantial part of the Pels' rotation, Holiday is averaging a mere 3.4 assists, and he has exactly two dimes in each of his past three games. He'll need to make up the difference in other categories, so it was nice to see him scoring, hitting 3s and playing aggressive defense tonight. The dip in assists hurts his fantasy upside, but Holiday is still capable of mid-round value.
Nov 25 - 12:21 AM

Jrue Holiday scored 13 points with one rebound, two assists and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

It's another somewhat quiet game, which has a little to do with Rajon Rondo coming back. Before this game, we had a 41-minute sample of Jrue with Rondo, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis. The numbers were not very good with only an 18.6 usage rate while his assist percentage sat at just 9.1 with those three — it’s 42.9 without them in a tiny sample. Holiday can still do a number of things, but he's probably not going to help in dimes like he usually does.
Nov 23 - 12:33 AM

Jrue Holiday scored 18 points with four rebounds, five assists, two steals and no turnovers in 36 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday.

He's played just 15 minutes next to Rajon Rondo, but Holiday's stats in that time are not very encouraging, scoring 10 points with one rebound, one assist, two steals and no turnovers. While this stat line is solid tonight, Holiday is probably going to trend down a bit and be more of a top-75 player in most leagues.
Nov 15 - 11:29 PM

Jrue Holiday made 1-of-6 from the field for six points with five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and seven turnovers in 35 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

The law of averages can be a cruel mistress with Jrue being on the other end of the spectrum from his season-high 34 on Thursday. Rajon Rondo (hernia) is expected to be back before Nov. 29, so that could potentially cost Holiday in assists -- he's almost at seven per game this year. He should still be a mid-round guy.
Nov 11 - 10:18 PM

Jrue Holiday scored a season-high 34 points against the Raptors during a 122-118 loss o Thursday, adding five rebounds, 11 assists, five turnovers and two 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

He was just off his 38-point career high and scored 24 points in the first half for the high-scoring first half of his NBA career. Holiday's usage rate has consistently been around 20 for most of this season before tonight, and he also had some efficiency issues over his last three for just 26 points combined. This terrific game doesn't really move the needle on him as a mid-round player in standard leagues.
Nov 9 - 10:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Jameer Nelson
3Ian Clark
4Frank Jackson
SG1Jrue Holiday
2E'Twaun Moore
3Tony Allen
4Charles Cooke
SF1Dante Cunningham
2Darius Miller
3Solomon Hill
4Jalen Jones
PF1Anthony Davis
2Cheick Diallo
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Alexis Ajinca
3Omer Asik