Fantasy Slant: Pelicans Re-sign G Jrue Holiday

By Vincent Frank on Sunday, July 2nd 2017
Fantasy Slant: Pelicans Re-sign G Jrue Holiday

The New Orleans Pelicans took care of one of their primary off-season goals immediately after free agency opened up on Saturday morning, signing guard Jrue Holiday to a five-year, $126 million contract. 

Holiday has proven to be an injury-prone option throughout his Pelicans career, missing 122 games over the past four seasons. But when on the court he's also proven to be a key cog running the team's offense. In four seasons with New Orleans, Holiday is averaging 15.5 points and 6.9 assists while shooting at a 36 percent mark from distance. 

The presence of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins should prove to be a boon for Holiday's fantasy value moving forward. 

He will see more open shots out on the perimeter, which is a huge deal. Holiday shot 54 percent from the field on uncontested shots last season. He also put up a solid 45 percent mark form the field overall. 

We can fully expect to see Holiday inch closer to the 20-point, 10-assist per game thresholds in 2017-18. This doesn't make him an elite-level fantasy option due to his previous bouts with injury. But it could make him a value DFS play moving forward. It's surely something to keep an eye on. 

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