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Jodie Meeks | Guard/Forward

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: Kentucky
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Jodie Meeks missed all of his 3-point attempts but still finished Sunday's game 6-of-9 from the field for 13 points in a tough road loss to the Nets.
He added one rebound, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes off the bench, and it seems like only a matter of time before he claims a starting job ahead of Kyle Singler (two points in 21 minutes), or even Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (20 points in 33 minutes). Meeks was a very effective fantasy player with the Lakers last season, and he has enough upside to warrant a stash in most leagues. Dec 21 - 10:05 PM

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Jodie Meeks could not get it going on Friday with four points, two boards, two assists and one block in 25 minutes.

His minutes are increasing, but the performance hasn't been there. Meeks should be able to hold value in standard leagues once he gathers some momentum, so his owners should stick with him unless it's to add a hot free agent.
Dec 20 - 1:11 AM

Jodie Meeks came off the bench for nine points and a 3-pointer on 2-of-8 shooting in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

Starter Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played a little better than normal tonight with 14 points and three 3-pointers on 5-of-15 shooting in 28 minutes. But once Meeks is healthy and rolling, these two are probably going to split minutes, making both of them tough to use on a regular basis in fantasy. Meeks scored 20 on Monday, but a lot of that came in garbage time.
Dec 17 - 11:58 PM

Jodie Meeks has been rusty since returning from an extended absence on the sidelines, but looks to build on Monday's performance after scoring 20 points in a loss to the Clippers.

He scored 18 of his 20 points in garbage time Monday, but coach Stan Van Gundy left him in the game to shake the rust off. "I felt like I got into a bit of a rhythm," Meeks said. "It is only my third game back, so I have to take it day by day and, when I'm open, shoot it with confidence." Meeks has the ability to consistently knock down 3-pointers while also contributing assists and steals, so he should be owned in all standard leagues. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's spot in the starting lineup could soon be in jeopardy.
Dec 17 - 9:38 AM

Jodie Meeks scored 20 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 5-of-10 shots (3-of-5 3PTs, 7-of-7 FTs) with one rebound, four assists and two steals in 30 minutes.

The Pistons love Meeks and they don't like a lot of the other guys on the roster so you can do the math. Look for him to handle the ball, hit threes, steal the ball and he should be owned in all standard formats.
Dec 16 - 3:01 AM

Jodie Meeks played 20 minutes against the Kings on Saturday with six points, two rebounds, two assists and four steals.

The Pistons are 2-0 with Meeks, but he hasn't played well. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is not untouchable and the two are sharing minutes, so it's fair to expect their minutes to flip-flop soon. Meeks is worth a look in standard leagues.
Dec 14 - 12:42 AM

Jodie Meeks (back) scored 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting with one rebound, one assists and one steal in 22 minutes off the bench in his season debut on Friday.

Stan Van Gundy said after the game that he is going to use Meeks on the ball this year and though we didn't see it last night, we did see that in L.A. last year and SVG obviously thought enough of Meeks to overpay him this summer. He looked good tonight and he's going to be relied upon to turn things around in Detroit, so owners would be wise to give him a very hard look and try to add him.
Dec 13 - 2:02 AM

Jodie Meeks (back) is expected to play against the Suns on Friday.

Meeks practiced again on Thursday while Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy added that he has, "no expectations, but we'll run him out there." Meeks will likely be eased back into the fold and split minutes with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, but he's worth a flier in standard fantasy leagues for this three-point shooting prowess.
Dec 11 - 12:28 PM

Jodie Meeks (back) went through a full practice on Wednesday and is on track to play on Friday.

The Pistons are dying for a shooter with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope struggling. They overpaid for Meeks in the offseason and with their current need for scoring, he could bury a couple treys per game. If you need some triples and steals on your team, go ahead and give him a look.
Dec 10 - 2:52 PM

Jodie Meeks (back) could play as soon as Friday, according to Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy.

Van Gundy added that he needs to see Meeks practice over the next two days before he makes a decision, but there's a chance he could play against Suns on Friday. Meeks will enter a timeshare with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope upon his return, so while he's worth a flier for fantasy owners with an extra roster spot, he's not a must-add in standard leagues.
Dec 9 - 12:15 PM

Jodie Meeks (back) has begun doing light jogging as he continues his rehab.

"I started on some light jogging. I don't really have a date set." Meeks said. "I'm taking it one day at a time; hope to get back as soon as possible." After signing a huge contract with Detroit over the summer, we have yet to see him suit up this season and he is reportedly targeting a January return. It is still unclear what type of role he will have when he is back, but we could be looking at a timeshare between him and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Owners in standard leagues should use a wait-and-see approach here.
Nov 29 - 9:11 AM

Stan Van Gundy stated during a recent interview that Jodie Meeks could be out until February, and he'll be eased into the rotation upon his return.

"[Meeks] will not be back before mid-December, which is really about nine and a half weeks before he's actually playing in a game," said Van Gundy. While Meeks is sidelined, Caron Butler and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will continue to help man the shooting guard position, with KCP being the starter. It sounds like Meeks is still a long ways away from contributing to the stat sheet in a meaningful way, so owners in standard leagues can continue to leave him untouched on the waiver wire.

Jodie Meeks (back) is still at least five weeks away from being cleared to return, but he's started to do some more aggressive conditioning work.

This is based on the initial eight-week timetable, so it's possible it may be even longer for Meeks. Until he can make it back, guys like Caron Butler, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Singler and D.J. Augustin will all pick up the slack. KCP has been the starter so far without Meeks available, but he's struggled to begin the year.

Jodie Meeks (back) will miss at least the next two months with a stress reaction in his lower back.

Meeks had emerged as a solid late-round flier in fantasy drafts, but this news will dump cold water all over that trend. While the early reports have Meeks' timetable set at months rather than weeks, we'll have to await word on a more detailed report. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the immediate benefactor of this news and fantasy owners should be targeting him towards the middle-to-late rounds of standard league drafts.
Oct 14 - 1:44 PM

Jodie Meeks (back) will not play in Sunday's preseason game vs. Washington.

The more time Meeks misses, the more opportunity Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has to showcase himself to head coach Stan Van Gundy. We currently have Meeks penciled in as the starting shooting guard, but it is possible KCP impresses enough to earn a timeshare, which would hurt both of their values. Both KCP and Meeks profile as solid late-round selections for owners seeking 3-point shooting.
Oct 12 - 12:09 PM