Jordan Crawford scored 14 points and hit two triples vs. the Jazz on Monday.
The Pelicans were in comeback mode down the stretch, so Crawford played a season-high 30 minutes. He shot just 5-of-16 from the field with one rebound, two assists and one block, but it's obvious that he has the green light from coach Alvin Gentry. If the Pelicans start shutting down some players in the near future, Crawford could be a sneaky pickup.
Ty Lawson (knee) returned to action in Monday's game against the Grizzlies, finishing with 10 points over 19 minutes.
Lawson was a late scratch Sunday due to a stiff right knee, but he didn't seem to be terribly impacted by the ailment. He drew plenty of contact, getting to the line 10 times in his 19 minutes while converting six times from the stripe. If you normally rely upon him in seasonal play he can safely be plugged back into the lineup.
Jrue Holiday scored 19 points on 8-of-17 shooting in Monday's loss to the Jazz.
He had a lot on his shoulders with DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) out and finished with five assists, two rebounds, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers. The Pelicans are 4.5 games behind both the Blazers (No. 8 seed) and Nuggets (No. 9 seed), but Holiday's owners can expect him to keep going strong until the Pelicans throw in the towel on the season. If that happens, Tim Frazier and Jordan Crawford could have some sneaky value in the final week or two.
Georgios Papagiannis was listed as a DNP-CD in Monday's game against the Grizzlies.
Papagiannis was pretty hot coming into the game, but head coach Dave Joerger mostly relied upon his veterans in this matchup against the team which unceremoniously dumped him last May after three seasons. The rookie had been playing very well lately, especially with Kosta Koufos resting in two of the past three games. Don't give up on Papagiannis if you recently added him, as Koufos will likely see more rest in the final days of the season with the rookie seeing plenty of run.
Anthony Davis' 36 points weren't enough in a 108-100 loss to the Jazz on Monday.
AD did everything he could, finishing 12-of-23 from the field and 11-of-14 from the line with 17 rebounds, three assists, three steals, three blocks and one triple in 41 minutes. This was his third straight game with 30+ points and 15+ rebounds which is tied for the 2nd longest streak in the last 20 seasons. The loss means the Pelicans are now 4.5 games behind the No. 8 seed (Blazers) with eight games remaining, so Davis' owners do have to worry about a potential shut-down once his team is mathematically eliminated.
Mike Conley missed 15 of his 23 field goal attempts in Monday's 91-90 loss at Sacramento, although he still posted 22 points, nine assists and three rebounds.
Overall it was a good stat line for those in head-to-head fantasy formats, but he continues to hurt rotisserie owners in the field goal percentage category at a critical juncture of the fantasy season. Conley is shooting 42.1 percent (43-of-102) from the floor over the past six games. just He'll look for better results in Wednesday's home game against the Pacers, a team allowing 105.2 points per game.
Zach Randolph finished with 17 points, 15 rebounds, two assists and a blocked shots over 32 minutes in Monday's 91-90 loss against the Kings.
The double-double was nice, but if you're a Z-Bo owner in a rotisserie leagues you're still feeling some pain. He misfired on 13 of his 18 field goal attempts to hurt his owners in that category. Still, it was his first double-double since March 9, and just the third in March, so fantasy owners cannot complain too much.
Shelvin Mack (ankle) returned to action on Monday vs. the Pelicans and finished with zero points and one rebound in three minutes.
He hasn't played in six weeks, but got a chance tonight with Alec Burks (personal) away from the team. Mack can be left on the wire in most leagues as he clearly isn't in Utah's plans going forward.