Jrue Holiday
G NOP
1 week ago

Holiday scored 34 points (14-20 FG, 2-6 3PT, 6-6 FT) to go along with five rebounds and 11 assists over 42 minutes in Thursday's 122-118 loss to Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Thursday's scoring output was Holiday's best night since putting up 34 against Memphis in March 2016. In addition, the New Orleans points dished out 11 assists to round out an all-around, impressive performance. Far outpacing his season averages (13.2 points, 6.1 assists), Holiday also shot a blistering 70.0 percent from the field. Holiday may not have many high-scoring nights while sharing the spotlight with Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. However, the point guard still has the ability to take over a game as he did on Thursday.

Jrue Holiday
G NOP
3 weeks ago

Holiday tallied 29 points (12-17 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven assists, and four rebounds across 37 minutes in Saturday's 123-101 victory over the Cavaliers.

EDGE Analysis

Holiday only picked up the scoring output as Anthony Davis (knee) returned Saturday as the big man freed up more space on the perimeter for Holiday to operate. He took advantage of the extra space and nailed four threes on the night, an unusual statistic from the 38 percent lifetime shooter. As a part of the Pelicans' big three, Holiday should see plenty of opportunities to earn assists to his big men and have the defense drawn away from the perimeter as teams try to shut down the paint against a big Pelicans' squad.

Jrue Holiday
G NOP
3 weeks ago

Holiday totaled 20 points (7-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), seven assists, four rebounds and one block across 41 minutes in Thursday's 114-106 win over the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

Holiday stepped up his offensive game in the absence of Anthony Davis (knee), pouring in a season-high scoring total. He also managed his second-best success rate from the field of the season (53.8 percent) while keeping up his usually solid assist numbers. Holiday's current 13.0 points per game average does represent a notable drop from his figures over the last two seasons, but that number is bound to ascend to the mean once the veteran guard improves his atypical 37.9 percent shooting.

Jrue Holiday
G NOP
4 weeks ago

Holiday scored 14 points (5-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT) while adding seven assists, five rebounds, a steal and a block in 35 minutes during Tuesday's 103-93 loss to the Trail Blazers.

EDGE Analysis

He was the Pelicans' second leading scorer on the night after Anthony Davis played only five minutes due to a minor knee injury, leaving DeMarcus Cousins to shoulder the load in the frontcourt on his own. Holiday's made a solid contribution in the secondary categories so far, but a 3-for-16 (18.8 percent) start from three-point range has put a damper on his offense through four games.

Jrue Holiday
G NOP
4 weeks ago

Holiday posted 14 points (6-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six assists, five rebounds and four steals across 38 minutes in Sunday's 119-112 win over the Lakers.

EDGE Analysis

Holiday looked far better than he did in his first two outings, although he's definitely struggling from three-point range, converting on only 16.6 percent of his shots from the beyond the arc over three games. Success at point guard is crucial for the Pelicans, as they need an efficient distributor to get the ball inside to Anthony David and DeMarcus Cousins. The team has expressed complete faith in Holiday, but it appears he still needs to work on moving the ball around and generating points of his own to really get the team humming on all cylinders.

Jrue Holiday
G NOP
1 month ago

Holiday managed four points (2-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt), six rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 39 minutes during Wednesday's 103-91 loss to the Grizzlies.

EDGE Analysis

Holiday couldn't buy a bucket, and he committed three turnovers and five fouls. This was easily one of his worst performances in recent memory, and things won't get any easier on Friday, as the Pelicans face the defending champion Warriors. Fantasy owners will just have to hope Holiday's slump is short-lived.

Jrue Holiday
G NOP
1 month ago

Holiday scored 14 points (6-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding two assists and a steal across 15 minutes in Friday's 142-101 loss to the Grizzlies.

EDGE Analysis

Holiday will have plenty of nights like this where he throws up double-digit attempts from the floor with defenses looking to shut down the dynamic duo of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins on the interior. Although not noted as a prolific scorer, Holiday has shown flashes of being able to put up points, which is what he will need to do along with feed the big men inside since Rajon Rondo is slated to miss the start of the regular season. Holiday's role in this offense is to compliment the inside, which will offer him plenty of chances for assists and kick-out points.

Jrue Holiday
G NOP
1 month ago

Holiday scored 19 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding five rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in 30 minutes during Sunday's preseason win over the Bulls.

EDGE Analysis

Chicago's defense spent their energy futilely trying to contain Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, allowing Holiday to find plenty of open looks on the outside -- a pattern the Pelicans are hoping continues well into the regular season. With Rajon Rondo potentially facing surgery for a sports hernia, Holiday could find himself back at point guard, a role that should give him significant upside in both scoring and assists.

Jrue Holiday
G NOP
1 month ago

Holiday posted 11 points (4-13 FG, 3-9 3Pt), six assists and a rebound scross 25 minutes in Friday's 102-91 preseason loss to the Thunder.

EDGE Analysis

With Rajon Rondo still seeing limited action, it remains to be seen how effective the Pelicans' backcourt will be this season, but Holiday has experience in this offense and will be depended on to help mesh together all the different pieces. Friday's outing was at least an improvement on his first game of the preseason, although he has coughed the ball up six times in two games. He is also shaking the rust off his shooting stroke, shooting 40 percent from the floor and 25 percent from beyond the arc so far this season. The Pelicans invested $125 million over five years on Holiday in the offseason, so they are banking on the shooting guard to deliver them to the playoffs with his talents. He's an intriguing pick in fantasy drafts with a lot of upside, but at this point, there are better options out there that carry less risk.

Jrue Holiday
G NOP
2 months ago

Holiday recorded 11 points (4-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, two rebounds and one block across 30 minutes during Tuesday's 113-109 loss to the Bulls.

EDGE Analysis

Despite playing 30 minutes, Holiday was relatively passive, taking just seven shots. He also struggled to function as a distributor during his debut role as a shooting guard, collecting as many turnovers as assists. The Pelicans and Holiday will look to use the other preseason contests to hammer out the kinks in their new-look starting five.