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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 made 6-of-7 from the field for a season-high 17 points against the Celtics on Saturday, adding four rebounds, one steal and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes.
He had two of the best dunks for the Blazers on the year with two massive one-handed jams (video in link below). Leonard was a DNP-CD in the last game because Ed Davis (ankle) was used against Joel Embiid. It's all about the matchup for Leonard, so obviously he can't be trusted in most season-long leagues. Jan 21 - 8:18 PM

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Meyers Leonard got some revenge against the Kings on Wednesday night, scoring 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting with five rebounds, one assist, one block and three triples in 25 minutes.

The last time these two teams met, Leonard finished with zero points and five fouls in 19 minutes and was called out after the game by DeMarcus Cousins, so this win had to feel good. The points matched a season high and he hit all three of his free throws, but there's no reason to add Leonard because the Blazers don't play the Kings again this season. All kidding aside, his role is just way too volatile right now.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 12:56:00 AM

Meyers Leonard scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting with five rebounds, one block and four 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

Mason Plumlee inexplicably played 15 minutes with just a couple fouls, but coach Terry Stotts turned to Leonard to try and erase a 12-point halftime deficit. Leonard was a DNP-CD in his previous game and Al-Farouq Aminu is healthy again, so we'll need to see this again before we could get behind an add.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 12:53:00 AM

Meyers Leonard picked up a DNP-CD vs. the Mavericks on Wednesday.

Leonard failed to produce in 19 minutes as a starter vs. the Kings on Tuesday, and coach Terry Stotts simply booted him from the rotation tonight. The Blazers retained Leonard on a four-year, $41 million deal this offseason and he'll resurface in the rotation before long. Fantasy owners have the luxury of cutting him at no cost.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 01:30:00 AM

Meyers Leonard will come off the bench on Wednesday with Al-Farouq Aminu (back) returning to action.

Leonard has been uninspiring even with Aminu out of commission, so this shouldn't impact many fantasy lineups.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 09:45:00 PM

Meyers Leonard started on Tuesday vs. the Kings, but finished scoreless on 0-of-3 shooting with two rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes.

Leonard has played well against DeMarcus Cousins in the past, but Cousins took his lunch money tonight and Leonard finished with five fouls. With Al-Farouq Aminu (back) considered day-to-day, Leonard can be left on the wire.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 01:52:00 AM

Meyers Leonard will start against the Kings on Tuesday.

Al-Farouq Aminu (back) is nearing a return, so there's no reason to pick up Leonard. Noah Vonleh will head back to the bench after starting the previous three games. Leonard does have a history with DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings, so that's likely coach Terry Stotts' thinking here.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 10:29:00 PM

Meyers Leonard returned to the bench on Saturday vs. Indiana, scoring four points on 2-of-7 shooting with four rebounds in 22 minutes.

Ed Davis moved back into the starting lineup, but Leonard still got some decent run with Al-Farouq Aminu (back) banged up. Leonard blew his chance in the starting lineup on Thursday when he failed to score in 17 minutes, so he belongs on the wire in most leagues until he strings a few good games together.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 10:14:00 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 10:46:00 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 07:56:00 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.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 01:16:00 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.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 11:12:00 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.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 06:59:00 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.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 12:23:00 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.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 12:35:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Allen Crabbe
3Pat Connaughton
4Tim Quarterman
SF1Moe Harkless
2Evan Turner
3Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Meyers Leonard
3Noah Vonleh
C1Mason Plumlee
2Ed Davis
3Festus Ezeli