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Meyers Leonard | Center/Forward

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 255
College: Illinois
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Meyers Leonard (shoulder) returned from a seven-game absence on Saturday against the Lakers, scoring seven points with six boards, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.
He came off the bench behind Noah Vonleh, but head coach Terry Stotts implied after the game that his decision had something to do with Leonard's minutes restriction. Leonard has a lot of upside and should be able to build some momentum from here, so he needs to be owned in standard leagues. Nov 29 - 12:49 AM

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Meyers Leonard (shoulder) will come off the bench for Saturday's game vs. the Lakers.

Noah Vonleh will remain in the starting lineup for now, but the Blazers are probably just being cautious with Leonard since he missed the last seven games. Leonard will be slightly limited tonight, but we will let you know how he does after the game.
Nov 28 - 10:10 PM

Meyers Leonard (shoulder) is listed as the probable starter against the Lakers on Saturday.

It'll be his first game back since he had a complete dislocation of his shoulder. Leonard missed seven games due to his injury, but he's been taking some contact in practice. Leonard should be picked back up in all standard leagues to see if he can realize his upside.
Nov 28 - 2:34 PM

Meyers Leonard (shoulder) will play against the Lakers on Saturday.

He has been taking some contact in practice, but this is a big surprise after a complete dislocation of his non-shooting shoulder. Leonard was showing signs of life before his injury, so he's worth a long look in standard leagues for a high upside. Ed Davis, Noah Vonleh, Moe Harkless and Allen Crabbe lose some value.
Nov 27 - 7:43 PM

Meyers Leonard (shoulder) will not play on Tuesday against the Bulls.

He is improving and even took some contact in practice. We still don't have a timetable on Leonard, but he's likely out for this week. Coach Terry Stotts likes to play the matchups, so he might go big with Ed Davis like he did on Friday. There really isn't a fantasy pickup in most leagues here while Leonard is a decent stash if you can afford it.
Nov 23 - 4:17 PM

Meyers Leonard (shoulder) will not play on Sunday vs. the Lakers.

There is still no known timetable for his return, but there have been some positive reports recently and he was spotted getting up some shots earlier in the week. Leonard has said that he is game-to-game, so he should be stashed if you have an open roster spot. Al-Farouq Aminu should benefit on Sunday while Allen Crabbe will likely continue to get some decent minutes off the bench.
Nov 22 - 1:42 PM

Meyers Leonard (shoulder) hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lakers yet.

This doesn't mean that he will play, but it certainly could be a sign that he is nearing a return. Leonard was starting to get it going before suffering the injury, so he's worth holding onto if you can afford to be a little patient. The Blazers have done a number of different things with their rotation in Leonard's absence, but Al-Farouq Aminu has benefited and Allen Crabbe has seen an uptick in minutes off the bench.
Nov 21 - 10:21 PM

Meyers Leonard (shoulder) will not play against the Clippers on Friday.

We still do not know what his diagnosis is after an entire week since his injury. Leonard suffered a complete dislocation, but he's said he's only game-to-game. Besides Al-Farouq Aminu being a bigger part of the offense, it'll be tough to tell who steps up. It was Allen Crabbe on Wednesday with his 15 points, so he's the favorite right now. If you've stashed Leonard this long, you might as well wait. He could be out for a long time, though.
Nov 19 - 8:06 PM

Meyers Leonard (shoulder) said he's game-to-game for a return.

This is so odd. Leonard suffered a complete dislocation of his left shoulder, but he's doing some controlled contact to strengthen hist shoulder. He's also doing some shooting and apparently may not be out for much longer. If you've stashed him for this long, you might as well keep doing it.
Nov 18 - 7:42 PM

Meyers Leonard (shoulder) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Rockets.

This will be his fourth straight game on the shelf, but it should be noted that he was doing some shooting on Monday which suggests that his return isn't that far off. It makes sense to stash Leonard until we get a timetable for his return, especially if you have an IR spot available. Head coach Terry Stotts isn't afraid to shake up his lineups, so it's possible that Chris Kaman or Noah Vonleh could draw a start on Wednesday.
Nov 17 - 7:08 PM

Meyers Leonard (shoulder) was doing some shooting before Monday's game.

Wow. He had a complete dislocation of his shoulder, but it sounds like he might not be out quite so long. If you want to stash Leonard until there is a definitive timetable, it makes sense. He is still likely to miss at least a few more games.
Nov 16 - 7:36 PM

Meyers Leonard (left shoulder) will miss his third straight game on Monday vs. the Spurs.

There is no timetable for Leonard to return from his complete shoulder separation, and it's hard to hold onto him in a league that doesn't offer an IR spot. The Blazers are mixing and matching at power forward with in Leonard's absence, meaning it's a wasteland for fantasy owners to try and extract extra value. No matter who starts, it's going to be on Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum and Al-Farouq Aminu to step up. Allen Crabbe and Moe Harkless should earn some extra run, as well.

Meyers Leonard (shoulder) will not play on Sunday against the Hornets.

We still don't know the diagnosis, but a complete separation of his shoulder usually results in some structural damage. On Friday, the Blazers used Al-Farouq Aminu at power forward for 17 minutes while Chris Kaman picked up most of the remaining minutes there. Moe Harkless could also have a better game on Sunday.
Nov 14 - 5:09 PM

Meyers Leonard (shoulder) will not play on Friday as expected.

"It’s a bit stiff and sore today," Leonard said on Thursday. "Just trying to work on some range of motion stuff, going through baseline testing to see how it feels in different positions. The angle at which I got hit last night, where it got kind of pinned in essentially, obviously doesn’t feel too good. Trying to strengthen and keep blood flowing through the muscles around the shoulder to try and get everything healing quicker. That’s pretty much day-to-day what we’re doing." The fact that Leonard is calling it a "day-to-day" issue is very encouraging, but there is no need to speculate on his timetable until we get some information over the next couple of days.
Nov 13 - 11:35 AM

Meyers Leonard (shoulder) said on Thursday he doesn't think he needs surgery.

He's going to require a ton of rehab and he is out indefinitely right now -- he also could have surgery, too. If there is anything promising on the wire, it's still probably the right move to drop Leonard. As for who picks it up, it'll likely be a matchup-based decision for Terry Stotts each night. In other words, dropping Leonard for Noah Vonleh, Gerald Henderson or Moe Harkless isn't even worth it right now.
Nov 12 - 8:18 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Tim Frazier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Gerald Henderson
3Allen Crabbe
4Pat Connaughton
5Daniel Diez
SF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Moe Harkless
3Luis Montero
PF1Meyers Leonard
2Noah Vonleh
3Cliff Alexander
C1Mason Plumlee
2Ed Davis
3Chris Kaman