UPDATE: Feb. 8, 12:36 p.m. — Ingram is being listed as doubtful while Williamson is questionable, per the Pelicans injury report.
New Orleans Pelicans forwards Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram are both game-time decisions for Saturday’s game vs. the Indiana Pacers, per coach Alvin Gentry. Ingram injured his ankle earlier in the week and Zion is dealing with a toe sprain. At this point, neither has missed any games, but Saturday could be an exception. Williamson hasn’t sat since returning from knee surgery. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to get him some rest. Ingram is also a valuable part of the core and it’s not worth risking further injury.
Fantasy basketball analysis: New Orleans Pelicans forwards Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram
If one or both of the Pels top forwards are sidelined, I’d consider Jrue Holiday a top play in cash games on Saturday’s main slate on DraftKings. He’s only priced at $6,700, while Lonzo Ball is slightly more expensive at $7,200. Both are decent plays, but I’d lean Holiday. Nicolo Melli and JJ Redick are your value options at $3,400 and $4,100, respectively. The Pacers are middle of the pack in defensive rating and have a strong rebounding unit, so I don’t know how crazy I am about rolling out Derrick Favors and Jaxson Hayes.