Anthony Davis PF NO 9 Days
Anthony Davis is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after doctors confirmed he has a non-displaced fracture in his left hand.
Davis leads the league in blocks at 3.6 per game and he's simply irreplaceable for fantasy owners, who will do their best to stay afloat until his return in early- to mid-January. Ryan Anderson blew up for 36 points as the Pelicans' starting PF on Monday, while Al-Farouq Aminu returned to the starting SF spot, Jason Smith picked up more minutes, and Lou Amundson joined the rotation.
Anthony Davis PF NO 10 Days
Anthony Davis (hand) will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.
He has a non-displaced fracture in his left hand and the team has not revealed a timetable for his return. Davis' return will likely be at least a couple weeks out, but he could miss a month or two depending on the severity and location of the break. The Pelicans went with a frontcourt of Tyreke Evans, Ryan Anderson and Al-Farouq Aminu for most of the fourth quarter on Sunday, so coach Monty Williams is comfortable going small. Al-Farouq Aminu and Jason Smith should pick up most of the work, but owners shouldn't be bending over backwards to pick them up.
Anthony Davis PF NO 11 Days
Anthony Davis suffered a non-displaced fractured to his left hand on Sunday, and a timetable for his return has yet to be determined.
The Pelicans lose their centerpiece and fantasy owners lose the overall No. 1 player. The fact that it's a 'non-displaced' fracture is somewhat good news, since they typically require shorter recovery time, but owners must prepare for Davis' absence to be measured in weeks. Ryan Anderson is a likely candidate to start at PF, with bigger roles available for Jason Smith, Lou Amundson and eventually Greg Stiemsma (knee).
Anthony Davis PF NO 11 Days
Anthony Davis left Sunday's game in the first half with a left hand injury and he will not return.
Davis was in serious pain on the bench and didn't seem to be moving his arm as he walked into the Pelicans' locker room, but at the moment all we know is that he hurt his hand. If he's forced to miss any time with the injury, expect bigger roles for Ryan Anderson, Jason Smith and Lou Amundson.
Anthony Davis PF NO 12 Days
Anthony Davis added another double-double on Friday with 22 points, 10 boards, three assists, two steals and four blocks in 38 minutes against the SIxers.
He's a stat superstar with points, boards, steals, blocks and both percentages while showing no signs of slowing down. From the random stat department: New Orleans is shooting 35.8 percent from downtown while Davis is on the court and 48.5 percent while he's on the bench, which doesn't make sense, but it's interesting. The Pelicans are going to play him a ton of minutes and he's the most valuable big man to own in fantasy right now.
Anthony Davis PF NO 15 Days
Anthony Davis had 14 points, 11 boards and two blocks in 30 minutes during Tuesday's 102-101 loss to Golden State.
He was just 0.07 blocks per game behind Roy Hibbert for the blocks per game lead before tonight and his two tonight was a far cry from his ridiculous 6.0 blocks per game over his previous four. Davis is unbelievably good and he can grab offensive boards that some players can only dream of. It might sound like hyperbole, but he's looking like he'll be the best big man in fantasy for the next decade.
Anthony Davis PF NO 19 Days
Anthony Davis blocked three shots in his stat-stuffing line on Friday, adding 17 points, 13 boards, one assist and two steals in 35 minutes.
The Pelicans are shifting him to center more with their up-tempo lineup now that Ryan Anderson is back. He is talented enough to play small forward if he wanted to and he'll be getting his top-notch production no matter where coach Monty Williams wants to use him. His owners should not be selling high. He is this good.
Anthony Davis PF NO 21 Days
Anthony Davis continued his breakout season on Wednesday with 22 points, nine boards, four assists, eight blocks and one turnover on 9-of-12 shooting.
It's not even really news anymore. Davis has 17 blocks in his last two games and he's shooting 55.2 percent from the field over his last five. He's making a push as the best big man to own this season and he'll have a chance to be the third player off the board for 2014 fantasy drafts at this rate.
Anthony Davis PF NO 25 Days
Anthony Davis played just 29 minutes in a blowout but still nearly triple-doubled, finishing with 13 points, nine rebounds and eight blocks in Saturday's blowout.
The Pelicans rolled the Sixers and were up by 30 most of the second half, which meant Davis spent a lot of time on the bench watching. And unfortunately for his owners, the Pelicans only have two games next week, leaving owners with a tough sit-start call.
Anthony Davis PF NO 28 Days
Anthony Davis was at it again on Wednesday with 29 points, 15 boards, one assist, one steal and one block on 12-of-21 from the field in 36 minutes.
He had eight offensive boards and has been outstanding in that regard all season, pulling down four per night. Davis also hit all five attempts from the line and raised his free throw shooting on the season to 87.1 percent. He's going to be a fantasy monster for a long time, folks.