Pelicans' Norris Cole (back) now doubtful for Wednesday

New Orleans Pelicans guard Norris Cole (back) is now doubtful to play against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.

What It Means:

It sounds like he'll be missing his fifth straight game. Toney Douglas stepped up in garbage time in a big way on Monday, and he should be looking at significant minutes again on Wednesday. Luke Babbitt and Alonzo Gee also benefit with more wing minutes. Cole has upside, but his owners might have a tough time stashing him in crunch time for fantasy. Jrue Holiday should start Wednesday.

Cole has a disastrous -6.5 nERD this season, which ranks 12th worst. He's averaging 10.6 points, 3.7 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game while posting a 46.5 True Shooting Percentage. We project Cole to average 10.9 points, 4.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game over the remaining course of the season while shooting just 39.4 percent from the field.