This article is part of our In-Season Strategy series.
As we move through Week 3 of the fantasy basketball season, Nick Whalen looks at a handful of players to consider acquiring, or selling off, before it's too late.
Jrue Holiday, Pelicans
Early on, many a fantasy owner has been personally victimized by Holiday, who currently ranks outside the top 60 on a per-game basis on Yahoo leagues. Thanks in part to a couple of absences, Holiday ranks outside the top 85 in total production.
It's been a discouraging start for a player who was consistently coming off the board in Round 2, but Holiday's track record suggests a progression is coming. Through five games, Holiday is averaging just 14.2 points per game — his lowest figure in nearly a decade. He's struggled from the field overall (37.3% FG) — and his free throw rate is way down — but his three-point shooting has remained about the same as last season. That's somewhat encouraging, though Holiday did shoot a career-worst 32.5 percent from downtown a year ago.
Even if that figure continues to hover in the 33-to-35 percent range, it's fair to expect Holiday's field goal percentage to eventually come around. Over the past three seasons, he's hit better than 47 percent of his attempts.
While Holiday struggled from the field again Monday night (7-17 FG, 1-4 3PT), he provided seven rebounds, three assists, four steals and two blocks in a loss to the Nets, reminding owners that his all-around production is what made him a second-round