2014 Outlook: Ryan Anderson

Peter Madden, Fantasy Managing Editor
CBS Sports

Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson is in danger of missing the start of the 2014-15 season after undergoing cervical spine surgery in early April. Anderson endured a scary moment against the Celtics, as he was involved in a nasty collision in early January, which cut a productive season prematurely. In 22 games, Anderson averaged 19.8 points and 6.5 rebounds on 43.8 percent shooting and 40.9 percent from downtown. He also averaged 3.0 made 3-pointers per contest, the most he's averaged in his career. The season starts in late October, which would leave him in his sixth month of recovery. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his recovery, especially in Roto leagues. That said, we expect Anderson to need some time to get adjusted back into the thick of things, especially since he'll be used as a reserve behind Anthony Davis once he's healthy. He’s worth targeting in the later rounds come Draft Day.

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