Anderson recorded four points (2-12 FG, 0-3 3PT) Thursday against the Thunder and seven points (3-10 FG, 1-1 FT, 0-4 3PT) in Wednesday's game against the Jazz. Anderson has had a couple low-scoring nights as he only recorded a total of 11 points in 45 collective minutes in the Pelicans' last two contests. This comes as a surprise for the NBA's leading bench scorer considering that he recorded an impressive 26 points during Monday's win against the Timberwolves and usually averages 17.1 points per game.
Anderson scored 26 points (9-17 FG, 5-6 FT, 3-4 3Pt) to to along with three rebounds, one steal and one block in 31 minutes off the bench in Monday's win over the Timberwolves. Two days after a clunker against the Cavaliers, Anderson started off slowly once again, but he scored 24 points in the second half, including 13 straight for the Pelicans in the 4th quarter to break the game wide open. Anderson's rebounding has waned and he has proven susceptible to poor shooting nights this season due to the volume of three-pointers he usually attempts, but he continues to launch them and is the NBA's leading bench scorer with 17.1 points per game as a result.
Anderson contributed six points (2-11 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, and two assists across 27 minutes in Saturday's 99-84 loss to the Cavaliers. Anderson saw his fantasy value enjoy a nice spike while Anthony Davis (concussion) was sidelined just over a week ago with a concussion, but his minutes and production have consequently declined since Davis' return. Over his last four games, Anderson hasn't played more than 33 minutes in any contest and has been held under 10 points in two of those contests. He's still worth holding in most season-long formats, but Anderson doesn't make for a particularly appealing DFS option at this time.
Anderson scored 24 points (8-15 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT) while adding six rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block in 26 minutes off the bench during Saturday's win over the Nets. He's now scored at least 22 points in four straight games, capping off a big January in which Anderson averaged 19.1 points, 5.9 boards, 2.9 threes and 0.9 steals a game. The Pelicans are now 7-2 in their last nine games, in large part due to Anderson's strong play, and despite their poor start to the season sit just three games out of a playoff spot.
Anderson tallied a season-high 36 points (13-25 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 5-6 FT), nine rebounds and four assists over 40 minutes in Thursday's 114-105 victory over the Kings. The eight-year veteran made the most of his starting opportunity in place of Anthony Davis (concussion), turning in a dominating all-around performance. While Anderson has abundantly proven capable of terrific production off the bench, he has occasionally underwhelmed in previous starts this season, but his 16 first-quarter points Thursday seemed to indicate that this wouldn't be the case against the Kings' vulernable defense. Anderson could well be in for another start on Saturday versus the Nets, making him an outstanding play once again in all fantasy formats
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