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Jimmer Fredette | Guard

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
College: Brigham Young
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Jimmer Fredette returned to the rotation during Tuesday's game vs. the Nets, scoring four points with three assists, three boards and one steal in 15 minutes.
Fredette had picked up four straight DNPs prior to tonight's game, but Tyreke Evan's ankle injury opened up some playing time. It's pretty clear that Fredette isn't going to be a big part of the rotation moving forward, making it safe to leave him on the wire in most leagues. Yes, we miss his glory days at BYU too. Mar 10 - 10:47 PM

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Jimmer Fredette played 12 minutes against the Celtics on Monday with five points, two assists and one steal.

He could become the backup point guard with Jrue Holiday (leg) going down tonight. Fredette certainly won't be playing big minutes and only needs to be monitored in very deep leagues.
Jan 12 - 11:09 PM

Jimmer Fredette hit 5-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for a season-high 14 points, three rebounds and zero assists on Wednesday.

Jrue Holiday fouled out in regulation and Tyreke Evans was struggling with his shot, which both helped Fredette's cause tonight. Fredette has been invisible for most of the year, but has actually played well in two straight games. Put him on your radar if you're in a league with more than 12 teams.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 11:01:00 PM

Jimmer Fredette returned to the Pelicans rotation on Tuesday, coming off the bench for nine points, one rebound and four assists in 21 minutes.

He made 3-of-7 shots and missed both of his 3-point attempts, but played well enough to keep a spot in the rotation with John Salmons (personal) expected to miss Wednesday's game in San Antonio. Deep-league owners should keep an eye on him, but that's the extent of his fantasy appeal.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 10:34:00 PM

Jimmer Fredette played for the first time in four games on Saturday, going scoreless with one rebound, one assist and one steal in eight minutes.

He returned to the bench rotation after Eric Gordon separated his shoulder, which moved Austin Rivers into the starting SG spot. Gordon is likely to miss significant time and Rivers is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues, but we'll need to see more from Fredette to put him on the radar.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Jimmer Fredette is looking to bounce back after he missed all six of his shots in his Pelicans debut.

'It’s always tough when you don’t shoot the ball well,'' Fredette said. ''But when you play long enough, it’s going to happen at some point. You never like it as a shooter. But the good thing about it is that I got good shots." The Jimmer is not a fantasy option in any format.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 06:18:00 PM

Jimmer Fredette scored two points in 18 minutes during Tuesday's victory, missing all six of his field goals with zero rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Fredette shared the court with Austin Rivers, a pairing which may not last long if Jimmer can't succeed in a SG role since coach Monty Williams has been understandably hesitant to use him as a ball-handler. There's no reliable fantasy value to be found in Jimmer.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 11:00:00 PM

Pelicans coach Monty Williams wants Jimmer Fredette to focus on scoring with the second unit, with Tyreke Evans or Austin Rivers handling the ball.

"You are trying to take advantage of Jimmer’s ability to score," Williams said. "When he plays point, they pressure him full court, so you’re getting into your offense later than you want to." He doesn't seem particularly keen on Rivers as a ball-handler either, so Tyreke Evans may serve double-duty as a starting PF and backup PG.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 05:50:00 PM

Jimmer Fredette hit 5-of-8 shots and three more 3-pointers for 15 points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 19 minutes off the Pelicans bench.

He did most of his damage late in the game, but has now scored between 10 and 17 points in each of his four preseason games, and has hit 10 3-pointers along the way. It remains to be seen how relevant he'll be for the Pelicans once the games start counting, but so far, so good.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 12:48:00 AM

Jimmer Fredette hit 5-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, two rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

He was 6-of-9 with three 3-pointers and 17 points on Saturday, and while we're not ready to tell you to draft him, it does appear he has new life in New Orleans. Keep a close eye him going forward, and keep in mind that Tyreke Evans is out with a hamstring injury.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 11:14:00 PM

Jimmer Fredette hit 6-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 17 points, three assists and two steals in Saturday's preseason win over the Heat.

Jimmer spent most of his time running the point for the second unit and looked good. However, we'll have to see him continue to put up these kinds of numbers before we get too excited about his fantasy prospects.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 09:58:00 PM

Jimmer Fredette said he spent a lot of time "trying to get to know all the defensive schemes" with coach Monty Williams.

''That’s what we worked on this morning, trying to get into terminologies and also know just what coach wants," Fredette said. It's no secret that Fredette's biggest weakness is on defense and that will likely keep him from minutes. Russ Smith led Las Vegas Summer League in assists per game and probably has the inside track for the backup point guard minutes. Fredette can be ignored in most leagues even though Tyreke Evans (hamstring) is hurt.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 09:32:00 PM

Jimmer Fredette says the New Orleans Pelicans have told him that his role with the team will be to just be himself and score.

Fredette has had a difficult time being his college self during his three NBA seasons as he's only averaged 6.9 points, 1.0 3-pointers, 1.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 179 career games. While he could help fantasy owners in deep fantasy leagues in the 3-pointer category, The Jimmer is better left undrafted in standard leagues.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 01:18:00 PM

Jimmer Fredette is excited to get a fresh start in New Orleans, and has been working hard this offseason to improve his defense.

"I've worked on a lot of different things," Fredette said. "The pick-and-roll game is real big in the NBA, so I've worked on that both offensively and defensively. I think being in Chicago helped me out on defensive schemes being able to get into the right positioning. I think that's improved my game." Fredette also added that Pelicans management wants him to "score the basketball," and they brought him in to be a 3-point threat off the bench. However, Fredette's career averages are unimpressive to say the least, and with a very crowded backcourt it would be shocking to see Fredette suddenly emerge into fantasy relevance during his fourth NBA season. He's not a target in standard leagues.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 06:54:00 PM

Pelicans sign G Jimmer Fredette.

He was very close to playing overseas, but the Pelicans will use him as an end-of-the-bench combo guard. Rookie Russ Smith looked phenomenal in summer league and he may have the inside track as the backup point guard behind Jrue Holiday. Fredette is off the radar in most leagues.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 07:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
3Toney Douglas
4Jimmer Fredette
SG1Eric Gordon
2Elliot Williams
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Quincy Pondexter
3Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Dante Cunningham
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Jeff Withey