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Meyers Leonard | Center/Forward | #11

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 255
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (11) / POR
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Meyers Leonard started over Ed Davis on Thursday and missed all three of his shots, failing to score in just 17 minutes.
He had six rebounds, while Davis still managed a 10 & 10 double-double off the bench. Al-Farouq Aminu took a scary fall and hurt his back late in the game, so Leonard will be worth keeping an eye on, especially as long as he's starting. But as of now, Leonard has no fantasy value. Dec 8 - 10:46 PM

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Meyers Leonard will start and Ed Davis will move to the bench on Thursday.

He had a lot of success against the Grizzlies in the 2015 playoffs, so that is likely the reasoning here. Leonard isn't a fantasy add until he can string games together.
Dec 8 - 7:56 PM

Meyers Leonard scored a season-high 15 points vs. the Pelicans on Friday, adding nine rebounds, two assists, one block and three triples in 22 minutes.

His role is very volatile in Portland, so it's hard to get excited when Leonard has a big game. He's now played 22, 8, 19, 27 and 8 minutes over his last five games, so standard-league owners can look elsewhere for consistent production.
Nov 26 - 1:16 AM

Meyers Leonard scored seven points (2-of-9 FGs) with one rebound, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

Coming off a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double on Sunday, Leonard cooled off on Tuesday while Ed Davis double-doubled with a couple of blocks. Coach Terry Stotts bases his rotation on the matchups, so Leonard's role is going to be too volatile to trust.
Nov 22 - 11:12 PM

Meyers Leonard scored 14 points on 4-of-8 shooting off the Portland bench Sunday, to go with 11 rebounds, four 3-pointers and one assist in 27 minutes.

Leonard took advantage of Brooklyn's porous defense, and he got some extended minutes with the game getting out of reach early. Sure, Leonard is capable of the occasional outburst, but more often than not he follows up these nice stat lines with a whole lot of nothing. His role under Terry Stotts is also entirely dependent upon the matchup, so we'd like to see him do this again before recommending him as an add in most settings.
Nov 20 - 6:59 PM

Meyers Leonard started again on Tuesday but went 0-of-6 and failed to score with two rebounds in a blowout loss to the Bulls.

Ugh. And we thought Leonard's 11-points, 4-rebound game was bad on Sunday. Al-Farouq Aminu is out for a couple weeks, at least, and there's still a chance that Leonard makes something of his opportunity, but thus far it's been a failed experiment. No one else on the Blazers stepped up tonight and they got blown out of the gym early, so just continue to monitor Leonard. Hopefully he does something against the Rockets on Thursday.
Nov 16 - 12:23 AM

Meyers Leonard didn't do much with his starting role on Sunday, scoring 11 points with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) will be on the shelf for a few more weeks but it's hard to unequivocally recommend any fill-in players, since guys like Leonard, Noah Vonleh, Allen Crabbe and Evan Turner are all in the mix depending upon matchups.
Nov 14 - 12:35 AM

Meyers Leonard is expected to start again on Sunday vs. the Nuggets.

This would make sense if the Nuggets start Kenneth Faried and Jusuf Nurkic in the frontcourt again. Leonard played well in the starting lineup on Friday with 11 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer, but it's not a lock that he will continue to start moving forward because coach Terry Stotts likes to mix it up based on matchups.
Nov 13 - 1:15 PM

Meyers Leonard played 29 minutes against the Kings on Friday with 11 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He played a very good game tonight. Leonard was in a dogfight for the last big rotation spot to start the season, but now he's likely moving up to the No. 2 spot in the pecking order with Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) out, Ed Davis cooling off, and Noah Vonleh getting a DNP-CD. Leonard is far from consistent and he could fall victim to coach Terry Stotts' rotation, but he's worth a look in 16-team leagues while Aminu is down.
Nov 12 - 2:42 AM

Meyers Leonard is listed as the starting power forward for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

Noah Vonleh grabbed the start last time out with Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) out, but coach Terry Stotts changes his lineups based on the matchups. Even with Aminu expected to miss around two weeks, Leonard is only worth a speculative add in very deep leagues.
Nov 11 - 9:57 PM

Meyers Leonard scored six points with 10 rebounds, one assist, one block and four turnovers against the Clippers on Wednesday.

He matched up against DeAndre Jordan for most of his minutes and was the best of the Blazer bigs. Mason Plumlee made just 1-of-12 from the field for four points with four rebounds and four assists. Maybe Leonard gets a bigger chance his next time out, but it's really tough to trust coach Terry Stotts on the bigs behind Plumlee.
Nov 10 - 2:29 AM

Coach Terry Stotts said using Noah Vonleh or Meyers Leonard will depend on the matchup.

That's Terry Stotts for you. With Al-Farouq Aminu playing straight four now, there won't be many minutes for Vonleh and Leonard at that spot. Leonard saw most of his 27 minutes from Wednesday at the five spot, and it came against a sub-par offensive center group in Phoenix. This will be a headache for season-long owners and tough to trust in DFS.
Nov 4 - 2:13 PM

Meyers Leonard played 27 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday with 12 points, five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers.

Before this game, he was leapfrogged by Noah Vonleh and tonight came back strong. Leonard hit a game-tying layup at the buzzer to send the game to overtime -- more credit goes to coach Terry Stotts for the play design. Stotts is likely going to play the matchups with his bench bigs, so it's tough to add Leonard unless you're in a very deep league.
Nov 3 - 1:30 AM

Meyers Leonard scored 12 points in 16 minutes on Friday, adding one rebound and two 3-pointers.

He played most of his minutes at center and came off the bench behind Noah Vonleh. Leonard's fantasy outlook doesn't bring much excitement right now.
Oct 22 - 1:32 AM

Meyers Leonard (back) is expected to play on Friday night.

He went through a full practice on Thursday and it would appear he didn't have a setback. Leonard played 23 minutes back on Oct. 13 and hasn't played since. He was in a very favorable spot last year and couldn't get it going, but now it's going to be a lot tougher on a deep Portland squad.
Oct 21 - 4:38 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Allen Crabbe
3Pat Connaughton
SF1Moe Harkless
2Evan Turner
3Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Meyers Leonard
3Noah Vonleh
C1Mason Plumlee
2Ed Davis
3Festus Ezeli