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Jodie Meeks | Guard/Forward

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: Kentucky
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Jodie Meeks had surgery on Thursday night to repair a non-displaced fracture of the 5th metatarsal in his right foot and will be sidelined for 12-16 weeks.
This is a massive blow for Meeks and for the Pistons, and this means that we may not see him back on the floor until February at the earliest. We wish Meeks a speedy recovery, while Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson will see a slight uptick in minutes off the bench for the foreseeable future. Oct 30 - 12:25 PM

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Jodie Meeks (foot) is in New York to get a second opinion on his foot.

He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, so we will let you know if anything changes. Meeks can be dropped everywhere, while Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson could see more minutes off the bench. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is already locked into heavy minutes.
Oct 29 - 5:49 PM

Jodie Meeks suffered a Jones fracture to his right foot.

He is going to miss around 6-8 weeks and this is the same injury to Kevin Durant from last season. Reggie Bullock could be in the rotation now while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope should also step up even more. Meeks can be cut in all leagues.
Oct 29 - 5:12 AM

Jodie Meeks (sore right foot) is getting an X-ray on Wednesday.

He had a sore right foot back in January 2014, but it's hard to relate these two issues. We'll be looking for an update in the next hour. If he's out Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will get more rung while hopefully Stanley Johnson plays some two, too.
Oct 28 - 8:40 PM

Jodie Meeks limped to the locker room in the second quarter on Wednesday.

He had team doctors with him and it's unclear how severe this injury is. He was able to get to the locker room under his own power. If he's out, that could be even more minutes for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and the Pistons could also play Stanley Johnson at the two.
Oct 28 - 8:18 PM

Jodie Meeks took a backseat to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on Tuesday and played just 11 minutes off the bench against the Hawks.

Meeks finished with just 2 points on 1-of-4 shooting with two boards. He was supposed to challenge KCP for the starting role this summer, but it's pretty clear that he lost the position battle after KCP scored 21 points in 37 minutes Tuesday. While his minutes will likely be higher on most nights, Meeks is only on the radar in deeper leagues.
Oct 27 - 10:54 PM

Stan Van Gundy said that the Pistons will rely on Jodie Meeks to be a scorer off the bench, implying that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will be the starter.

"I think that when we go to the bench, we will really rely on our two-guards, Jodie [Meeks] in particular, as a guy who can give us scoring off the bench," said Van Gundy. "He’s healthy; he’s looking good. He knows how to score the ball." Meeks was quoted saying he will battle Caldwell-Pope for the starting spot, but it seems like Van Gundy would prefer he come off the bench. Meeks wasn't great with the Pistons last season, posting averages of 11.1 points and 1.2 three-pointers per game, so he can only be viewed as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
Sep 26 - 12:53 PM

Jodie Meeks said that he will battle with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to be the starting shooting guard this season.

"You’ve always got to approach it that it’s open," Meeks said of the position battle between him and KCP. "Last year was the first year of my whole career, except for my rookie year, that I didn’t start a game. I didn’t have any problem with it, but at the same time, you want to approach it like it’s open. I’m a competitive guy and so is he, so we each want to play our best. We’re each rooting for each other, but at the same time we want the best for ourselves." A back injury really slowed down Meeks last season, but he will enter camp at 100 percent and could take some minutes away from KCP. Meeks is only worth a look in deeper formats for now.
Sep 18 - 10:42 AM

Jodie Meeks couldn't build off the momentum of Sunday's 24-point outing with just 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting with two rebounds and one trey in 29 minutes on Monday.

Year 1 of Meeks in Detroit has been an underwhelming affair and the criticism of his contract looks to be spot-on so far. Unless you're targeting free throw percentage you're probably better off looking elsewhere for value.
Apr 14 - 12:03 AM

Jodie Meeks went off for 24 points on Sunday, adding four 3-pointers, three steals, one rebound and two turnovers through 27 minutes of action.

Meeks shot 8-of-12 from the field and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe, and today marked his third consecutive game of putting in serviceable numbers. He'll draw a favorable matchup against the Cavs on Monday, so he's worth a speculative add in deep leagues for owners seeking some 3-point shooting and scoring.
Apr 12 - 7:16 PM

Jodie Meeks scored 15 points on 6-of-8 from the field against the Pacers on Friday with one rebound, two assists and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

It's been hit and miss for Meeks with two awful games and three good ones in his last five. After those five, he came away with averages of 9.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.2 blocks and 1.2 treys on 56.3 percent from the field. That's still not enough to get it done in standard leagues.
Apr 11 - 12:24 AM

Jodie Meeks was cold in 16 minutes vs. Atlanta, making 1-of-6 shots to finish with two points, one assist and two steals.

There are enough 3-point specialists that Meeks is a rather unappealing pickup -- guys like Ben McLemore, Quincy Pondexter and Marvin Williams are all providing solid 3-point totals with greater overall value.
Mar 31 - 9:55 PM

Jodie Meeks scored just seven points on 3-of-8 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 18 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Meeks was coming off a 20-point game but he just hasn't been able to live up to the bloated contract the Pistons gave him this summer. He's only worth a look in deep leagues.
Mar 7 - 1:09 AM

Jodie Meeks scored 20 points with one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

He's been drastically outplayed by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, but managed to drop his first 20-point game of 2015. Meeks averaged just 11.0 points and 0.9 treys on 41.5 percent from the field in February, so we'll need to see it again. Keep an eye on him, though. KCP had just eight points in 24 minutes and is the better player to own.
Mar 5 - 2:01 AM

Jodie Meeks was invisible on Tuesday, scoring three points with one rebound in only 15 minutes vs. the Cavaliers.

He shot 1-of-5 from the field and hasn't found any lasting traction since returning from his serious back injury on Dec. 12. Meeks has intriguing potential if you're in search of 3-pointers, steals and FT percentage, but for now most owners should cut him in favor of a more reliable free agent.
Feb 24 - 10:23 PM

Depth Charts

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PG1Reggie Jackson
2Steve Blake
3Brandon Jennings
4Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Darrun Hilliard
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony