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New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum (conditioning) is tagged on the injury report as probable to play on Friday against the San Antonio Spurs. The 31-year-old veteran has missed the last four games while he was in the health and safety protocols. Since Brandon Ingram and Herbert Jones are both out, the Pelicans' offense will welcome back McCollum with open arms. Throughout this season so far, McCollum is ranked in the top 60 for fantasy value, so his fantasy managers will welcome him back all the same.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Herbert Jones (ankle) was forced to exit early during Wednesday's game against the Toronto Raptors. The young forward injured his ankle early in the third quarter. He landed on his ankle awkwardly, but was able to leave the court under his own power. The X-rays on his ankle came back negative, which hopefully means Jones won't miss significant time. Dyson Daniels and Garrett Temple would benefit the most, assuming Jones does miss time. Between the two, Daniels has more upside, but is only worth considering in deep leagues.
New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum (conditioning) won't play Wednesday versus Toronto. He has cleared health and safety protocols, but McCollum needs to work on his conditioning before returning to action. McCollum has sat out three games and Jose Alvarado has replaced him in the starting unit. Devonte' Graham has also benefitted from McCollum's absence, but he hasn't really used the extra minutes well and looks like a very risky fantasy option. McCollum's next chance to return comes Friday versus San Antonio.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (toe) will miss a second consecutive game Wednesday against Toronto. He hurt his left big toe last week and will need to recover for a bit. Trey Murphy III has replaced Ingram in the starting lineup and looks set for another good outing Monday. With CJ McCollum (conditioning) also out, Zion Williamson will do most of the heavy lifting offensively and Jonas Valanciunas should also have an opportunity to play a bigger role in attack.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (toe) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 25-year-old exited Friday's game due to a left toe sprain, so it sounds like he'll miss this game with the same issue. Trey Murphy III has been a stud recently with Ingram out. He'll be an excellent fantasy option and DFS choice for Monday's slate. Garrett Temple and Dyson Daniels should see more minutes, but are more of deep league fantasy options.