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February 28, 2020 11:44 PM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Devilishly efficient in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williamson totaled 24 points (11-16 FG, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes during Friday's 116-104 victory over the Cavaliers.

Williamson scored at least 20 points for the tenth consecutive game, the most by a teenager in the history of the league. He has no fear on the offensive end and the confidence he has in his own ability is breathtaking. The supporting numbers have been sporadic at best but should begin to come around at some point. He is going to be a fantasy monster for the rest of the season and as soon as he irons out a few wrinkles, he could be a potential top-five player in seasons to come.

February 26, 2020 04:20 PM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Produces in prime time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williamson totaled 29 points (8-18 FG, 13-19 FT), six rebounds, three assists and a steal in 33 minutes Tuesday in the Pelicans' 118-109 loss to the Lakers.

By scoring at least 20 points in his ninth straight game, Williamson tied Carmelo Anthony for the longest such streak by a teenager. This teenager was taking Dwight Howard to the rack repeatedly and lived at the free throw line Tuesday. While Williamson was driving productively, his unwillingness to take three-pointers may eventually aid defenses in scheming against him.

February 24, 2020 03:48 PM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Dominant effort once again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williamson totaled 28 points (13-20 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-6 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and a block in 33 minutes during Sunday's 115-101 victory over Golden State.

Williamson had his way with the Warriors, scoring at will inside the paint in another beefed-up performance. It's easy to forget that he's just 19 years old and has only played 12 games of professional basketball. There are a couple of obvious flaws in his game, but on the whole, Williamson looks like the real deal. The Pelicans are inching closer to the eighth seed, and Williamson has been a major part of that. As long as he's on the floor, Williamson is going to be a fantasy beast the rest of the way.

February 22, 2020 03:44 PM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Scores team-high 25 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williamson posted 25 points (10-17 FG, 5-10 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 29 minutes during Friday's 128-115 win at Portland.

Zion has been better than advertised and has now scored 20 or more points in seven straight contests, averaging 24.9 points per game on 55.4 percent shooting during that stretch. The heralded rookie has shown an ability to contribute on both ends of the court on a regular basis as well, making him an impact fantasy asset in all formats despite appearing in just 11 games as a pro.

February 20, 2020 06:16 PM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Status for back-to-backs unknown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Alvin Gentry noted that a decision has not yet been made on whether Williamson will participate in back-to-backs, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports.

Coming off a torn meniscus, Williamson has looked great. Over his past seven games, he's averaging 23.3 points on 15.4 shots, plus 7.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 29.7 minutes. Still, the organization may opt to exercise plenty of caution with its star rookie. However, the Pelicans are also looking to push into a playoff spot, and Williamson has been a huge part of their recent success. New Orleans is 5.5 games out of the eighth seed in the Western Conference and has one of the easiest remaining schedules in the NBA.

February 14, 2020 11:48 PM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Ends with 14 points Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williamson managed 14 points (7-11 FG), two rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes during Friday's Team USA victory over Team World in the Rising Stars Challenge.

Williamson took his place in the starting lineup despite being on the second night of a back-to-back. His production was somewhat disappointing; however, the fact he played in what was really a meaningless game certainly bodes well for his immediate future. He has been a revelation for the Pelicans since making his debut and has thus far lived up to all the hype. There are obviously a couple of areas he needs to work on but all things considered, he only needs to remain healthy to be a hugely impactful player across all fantasy formats.

February 13, 2020 10:36 PM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Tops career-high with 32 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williamson dropped 32 points (11-19 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 10-13 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one block in 31 minutes during Thursday's loss to the Thunder.

One game after going off for a career-high 31 points in a win over the Trail Blazers, adding in nine rebounds and five assists, Williamson kept that momentum going in this one. The rookie led the game in scoring at half-time and never looked back, finishing with 32 points - another new career-high. At only 19 years of age, Williamson is already posting strong points and rebounds. Having played just ten games in his career now, his blocks should presumably come up as he grows accustomed to the league, and hopefully his rough free-throw percentage comes up with it. This performance was a good start, as Williamson nailed 76.9 percent of his attempts from the line.

February 12, 2020 12:00 PM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Scores career-high 31 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williamson scored a career-high 31 points (10-17 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 11-14 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, five assists and one steal in only 28 minutes during Tuesday's 138-117 win over the Blazers.

Zion had scored 20 or more points in all but two games since making his season debut in late January, but he returned from his one-game absence in style -- he recorded career highs for points, free throws made and field goals made, while tying season-best figures for assists and free throw attempts. Williamson has been as good as advertised, as he is averaging 21.0 points per game on 57.6 percent shooting in his first nine NBA contests. He should remain a focal point of the Pelicans offense, especially if Brandon Ingram (ankle) can't suit up for Thursday's matchup against the Thunder.

February 10, 2020 02:20 PM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Says he'll play Tuesday
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Williamson (ankle) said he'll be ready to play Tuesday against the Blazers, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.

Williamson was held out of Saturday's game due to a minor ankle issue, but he was able to practice Monday, and he confirmed after the session that he'll return to the lineup. The No. 1 overall pick has topped 20 points in each of his last four games, most recently going for 21 points, four rebounds, two steals and a block in Wednesday's win over Chicago.

February 10, 2020 01:28 PM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Practices Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williamson (ankle) was able to go through a full practice Monday and is expected to play in Tuesday's game against Portland, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

While there's been no change in Williamson's official status, his ability to practice in full Monday bodes well for his chances to take the court against Portland. Since returning from a long-term absence due to a knee injury, Williamson's provided a fantastic line of 19.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 26.9 minutes per contest.

February 9, 2020 11:16 AM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Expected back Tuesday
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The Pelicans anticipate that Williamson (ankle) will be ready to play Tuesday against the Trail Blazers, Andrew Lopez of reports.

Williamson's surgically repaired knee hasn't caused any complications since he made his NBA debut Jan. 22, but the rookie was forced to sit out Saturday's 124-117 win over the Pacers with a sprained left ankle. Fortunately, the Pelicans only view the injury as a day-to-day concern, so if Williamson responds to treatment like the team hopes, he should be ready to go Tuesday. Whenever he returns to the court, Williamson will be looking to extend his streak of 20-point games to five.

February 8, 2020 06:56 PM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Won't play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williamson (ankle) was ruled out for Saturday's game against the Pacers, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports.

The rookie picked up the left ankle sprain during Thursday's win over the Bulls and will miss at least one contest as a result. The Pelicans will be significantly shorthanded Saturday, as Brandon Ingram (ankle) is also unavailable. Nicolo Melli is likely to have an increased role in Williamson's absence.

February 8, 2020 12:36 PM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Game-time decision Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williamson is a game-time decision for Saturday's game against Indiana due to a left ankle sprain, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.

Williamson emerged from Thursday's win over Chicago with an injured ankle, though the issue doesn't appear to be overly serious. While more details will likely come out nearer to tipoff, if he's held out, Nicolo Melli and Josh Hart will presumably see expanded roles.

February 7, 2020 11:00 AM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Team-high 21
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

WIlliamson posted 21 points (9-11 FG, 3-5 FT), four rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block in just 25 minutes during the Pelicans' 125-119 win over the Bulls on Thursday.

Zion returned to his efficient ways after his ugly duel with Giannis Antetokounmpo (5-19 FG). The efficiency is easy to overlook, with WIlliamson acclimating to the league while still delivering on the fantasy hype. He has scored 20+ points in four straight games.

February 5, 2020 09:36 PM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Available Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williamson (toe) will be made available for Thursday's game against Chicago.

Williamson came away from Tuesday's tilt with Milwaukee with a minor right toe sprain, though the injury clearly won't limit his availability. The rookie phenom has averaged 19.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 27.1 minutes across seven appearances, all of which have been starts.

February 5, 2020 05:40 PM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Tabbed questionable Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williamson is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Bulls due to a sprained right toe.

Williamson apparently picked up the injury during Tuesday's loss to the Bucks, during which he scored 20 points but shot a career-worst 5-of-19 from the field. Williamson did hit 10 free throws, however, and he added seven rebounds and five assists. Look for a more definitive update on the rookie's status after shootaround Thursday morning.

February 5, 2020 12:24 AM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Hits for 20 against Bucks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williamson scored 20 points (5-19 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 10-14 FT) while adding seven rebounds, five assists and a steal in 32 minutes during Tuesday's 120-108 loss to the Bucks.

The rookie's poor shooting didn't do the Pelicans any favors, but Williamson still turned in a solid performance overall. He's played at least 27 minutes in five straight games, putting his workload restrictions in the rear view mirror for now, and during that stretch Williamson is averaging 20.0 points, 8.6 boards and 2.4 assists a night -- an impressive baseline from which to build on.

February 2, 2020 05:04 PM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Logs 21 points, 10 boards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williamson went for 21 points (8-14 FG, 5-7 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 33 minutes during Sunday's 117-109 loss to the Rockets.

Williamson earned his highest minute total to date while amassing his second double-double through six games. There were still some moments where he looked winded, but he's playing himself into shape nicely and continues to produce very impressive counting stats. It seems likely that Williamson will once again earn at least 30 minutes during Tuesday's matchup versus the Bucks.

February 1, 2020 11:16 AM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Tops 20-point mark once again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williamson scored 24 points (9-15 FG, 6-8 FT), six rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes during Friday's 139-111 win over the Grizzlies.

Zion has been better than anticipated after missing the first three months of the season with a knee injury. He has started in every single game and is averaging 19.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while shooting an impressive 62.5 percent from the field during that stretch. He has logged at least 30 minutes just once, however, but his minutes should tick up as the season progresses. There was a lot of hype surrounding Zion before his season debut, but he is living up to it so far and should continue to be even more productive moving forward as his playing time increases.

January 29, 2020 03:28 PM
Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Minutes tick up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williamson logged 30 minutes in Tuesday's 125-111 win over the Cavaliers, recording 14 points (7-13 FG, 0-1 FT), nine rebounds and one assist.

Williamson's stat line was his least impressive of his four NBA games to date, but the fact that his minutes are now up to 30 less than a week after his debut bodes well for his fantasy value moving forward. The rookie might not see his playing time rise much further than this level, and he'll more than likely be withheld from one half of back-to-back sets, but that's still enough to make him a high-end asset in fantasy.

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