Ryan Anderson PF NO 2 Days
Anderson scored 19 points (7-14 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go along with seven rebounds and three steals in 24 minutes Monday against Philadelphia.
Anderson has now scored 37 points and hit six three-pointers in his last two games. He is an excellent shooter from behind the arc and can provide a spark off the bench for the Pelicans, but his inconsistency has hurt fantasy owners. He has scored nine points or less in four of his last eight games and will need to score more on a consistent basis to increase his fantasy value.
Ryan Anderson PF NO 3 Days
Anderson scored 18 points (6-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), backed up by five rebounds, one assist, and a block in 28 minutes on Sunday.
Anderson returned after missing some time with swollen ankles. Through the season he's taken time off to give his ankles some rest and it will likely continue going forward. Still, he can provide three-point shooting for those who need it, and the Pelicans could use the help without Jrue Holiday.
Ryan Anderson PF NO 4 Days
Anderson (ankle) will play against the Mavericks on Sunday, the Times-Picayune reports.
Anderson missed Friday's game against the Timberwolves with ankle inflammation that wasn't believed to be overly serious. His availability proves that his inflammation wasn't much of a concern as he'll likely fulfill his normal role off the bench Sunday.
Ryan Anderson PF NO 5 Days
Anderson (ankle) has a good chance of playing against the Mavericks on Sunday according to coach Monty Williams, the Times-Picayune reports.
Anderson was held off the court against the Timberwolves on Friday with bilateral ankle inflammation. The remarks from his coach certainly bode well for his progress from injury, although Anderson should still be considered a game-time decision for Sunday.
Ryan Anderson PF NO 6 Days
Anderson is dealing with ankle inflammation and will not take the court against the Timberwolves on Friday.
Anderson's bilateral ankle inflammation leaves his status as day-to-day moving forward. His next opportunity to play will come against the Mavericks on Sunday while Dante Cunningham benefits from added time on the court in the meantime.
Ryan Anderson PF NO 7 Days
Anderson returned to a bench role in Wednesday's victory over the Lakers, finishing with six points (2-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist and a blocked shot in 23 minutes.
Anderson moved back to the bench, as Anthony Davis returned to the starting lineup after returning from his toe injury. Anderson is averaging 29 minutes per game this season, so he played a little bit less than he's normally used to. He averaged only 9.3 points as a replacement starter for Davis, as he didn't necessarily have his best performances offensively. Look for him to have a better showing in Friday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, somewhere closer to his 14.6 points per game season average.
Ryan Anderson PF NO 12 Days
Anderson started in place of Anthony Davis (toe) Friday against the 76ers. Anderson scored eight points (2-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and grabbed eight rebounds in 35 minutes.
It was a disappointing night for Anderson, whose inefficient shooting prevented him from taking full advantage of his extra opportunity. Anderson saw a little more court time than usual, but he was already averaging nearly 30 minutes per game off the bench, so there was not much room for growth there.
Ryan Anderson PF NO 13 Days
Anderson will get the start Friday, the Times-Picayune's John Reid reports.
Anthony Davis is out with a toe injury, making Anderson an even better play than he typically is in daily leagues. Davis is day-to-day, and Anderson will get a boost in value every time the Pelicans' franchise player has to sit out.
Ryan Anderson PF NO 13 Days
Anderson is the probable starter if Anthony Davis (toe) is unable to play against the Sixers on Friday, the Times-Picayune reports.
Davis is a game-time decision ahead of Friday's tipoff as he was unable to participate in the morning shootaround. Anderson was spotted in place of Davis taking reps with the starters, so it seems that Anderson's value for Friday is dependent on whether or not Davis decides to play.
Ryan Anderson PF NO 26 Days
Anderson scored 22 points (9-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT) with five rebounds in 24 minutes in the win over Houston on Friday.
Anderson has hit at least two 3-pointers in his last five games and has averaged 18.8 points in that span. His rebounds fluctuate wildly because he spends so much time on the offensive perimeter. Anderson has not blocked a shot since Dec. 12 (11 straight games).