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Jodie Meeks | Guard/Forward

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: Kentucky
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Jodie Meeks didn't play well off the bench against the Bulls on Friday with nine points, two rebounds and one steal in 19 minutes.

He made all five free throws to boost his season shooting to a league-leading 94.7 percent. On the other hand, he is in some kind of slump from deep in his last 12 games, making 14.3 percent from beyond the arc with averages of 10.6 points, 1.7 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.5 treys. We like Meeks, but there are a lot of hotter pickups these days.
Feb 21 - 1:11 AM

Jodie Meeks scored 18 points with three rebounds, one assist and three steals to help the Pistons breeze past the Hornets on Tuesday.

He shot 4-of-8 from the field and made all 10 of his free throws, tying his season-high for FTs made. Meeks is shooting just 40.5 percent this season but he's crept into standard-league value over the past five games by averaging 13.6 points, 0.6 threes, 2.0 boards, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals. He's a decent waiver-wire pickup if those numbers appeal to you.
Feb 10 - 9:37 PM

Jodie Meeks hit 8-of-12 shots in Friday's win, finishing with 18 points with two rebounds and no other stats in 25 minutes.

Meeks had been slumping but picked up the pace on Wednesday with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) missing most the game. Tonight, he took some minutes from a mostly healthy KCP (23 minutes) and he is worth a look as a pickup, keeping in mind we haven't seen a lot out of him this year. He still didn't hit any threes last night, making him 19-of-76 in 2015, and when that number corrects itself he'll probably be a hot pickup.
Feb 7 - 1:23 AM

Jodie Meeks picked up some extra run against the Pacers on Wednesday, finishing with 13 points, one rebound, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) had some soreness and did not return. KCP was on the bench in the second half, so it doesn't look like a serious injury. Meeks has been quiet lately, so there's little reason to pick him up based on tonight.
Feb 4 - 9:30 PM

Jodie Meeks failed to score in just 19 minutes off the bench on Saturday.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope went nuts tonight, scoring 28 points, hitting six 3-pointers and racking up a massive stat line, so Meeks simply watched from the bench. He'll bounce back, but at this point, we'd rather own KCP, who is starting for the Pistons.
Feb 1 - 1:05 AM

Jodie Meeks played 34 minutes off the bench and hit just 4-of-16 shots, but also hit 10-of-11 free throws to salvage a fantasy line, that included a 3-pointer.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope started, but hit just 2-of-9 shots for four points. Meeks could be a sneaky pick up with Brandon Jennings out for the foreseeable future, but we'd like him a lot more if he were starting over KCP.
Jan 28 - 11:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Brandon Jennings
3Steve Blake
4Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
4Darrun Hilliard
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Adonis Thomas
4Reggie Bullock
5Danny Granger
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony