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Evan Fournier | Guard/Forward | #10

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/29/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 205
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (20) / DEN
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Evan Fournier (heel) did not practice on Monday.
He still has no timetable to return and he's not expected to play on Tuesday vs. the Bulls. With Jodie Meeks (thumb) out several weeks, coach Frank Vogel has been giving C.J. Watson 33.5 minutes per game over his last two outings, but he has little to no fantasy appeal outside of deeper leagues. Jan 23 - 1:25 PM

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Evan Fournier (heel) will not play on Sunday vs. the Warriors.

His return is not "imminent" and it sounds like the Magic are prepared for him to miss additional time -- the Magic signed Anthony Brown to a 10-day contract to provide some emergency depth on the wings. C.J. Watson will draw another start at shooting guard, but fantasy owners can ignore him for now after he scored five points in 31 minutes on Friday. Expect to see a lot of two-PG lineups with Elfrid Payton and D.J. Augustin getting a boost.
Jan 22 - 10:23 AM

Evan Fournier (heel) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Bucks.

This news is certainly not surprising, as plugged-in, Magic beat writer Josh Robbins recently termed Fournier's return as "not imminent." Friday will be the fourth straight game Fournier has missed after aggravating a right-heel injury that also caused him to miss five games from Dec. 23 through Jan. 2. With Jodie Meeks (thumb) sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks, Orlando will have to lean heavily on Mario Hezonja and C.J. Watson to pick up the slack for Meeks and Fournier. D.J. Augustin will also likely see an uptick in minutes playing alongside Elfrid Payton in the backcourt.
Jan 20 - 11:12 AM

Evan Fournier (heel) is unlikely to play Friday vs. Milwaukee.

The Magic have yet to release their game notes for Friday's matchup with the Bucks, however, Fournier's return is "not imminent," according to Magic beat writer Josh Robbins. "It’s really, really frustrating," Fournier said. "I don’t sleep at night right now, and there’s nothing I can do. So my focus right now is on getting better because that’s the only thing I can control." With Jodie Meeks (thumb) expected to miss 4-6 weeks, Orlando is extremely shorthanded at shooting guard. Mario Hezonja and C.J. Watson will see a major uptick in minutes until Fournier returns. D.J. Augustin will also see additional time playing off the ball.
Jan 20 - 10:49 AM

Evan Fournier (heel, foot) will not play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

He tried to return from a heel injury last week and apparently it's caused additional problems to his foot due to compensation. Fournier's owners obviously have to stash him. Jodie Meeks should play minutes around 30 while Elfrid Payton has also been terrific without Fournier lately. Meeks is worth a look in standard leagues.
Jan 18 - 6:35 PM

Evan Fournier (heel) and Bismack Biyombo (knee) are being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

Fournier missed five straight games with this same injury earlier this month, and that wasn't enough time off to get himself right, so he could miss more time this time around. Considering he's only sat out the past two, we feel he's much closer to doubtful for Wednesday's game, but we should get another update after shootaround. Biyombo had a nasty fall on Monday, and while he played through it, it looks like the knee swelled up on the flight to New Orleans.
Jan 17 - 4:26 PM

Evan Fournier (heel) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Nuggets, as expected.

He's currently without an official timetable to return, and it sounds like there's a good chance he'll spend the entire week on the sidelines. Jodie Meeks will draw the start in his place, and Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka and Nikola Vucevic will join him in the starting five.

Evan Fournier (heel, foot) doesn't currently have a timetable to return.

"I was compensating a lot, so now it’s more than just the heel," Fournier said. "It’s just the bottom of the foot, period. It’s frustrating, man. I could probably keep playing like this, but it’s not getting any better and I’m playing [at] like 60 percent [of my ability]." This is the same injury that sidelined him for five games in a row earlier in the season, so don't expect him to play on Monday vs. the Nuggets or Wednesday vs. the Pelicans. His owners just need to hold onto him for now, while Jodie Meeks is worth a look if you need a short-term boost in triples and points.
Jan 15 - 10:24 AM

Evan Fournier (foot, heel) could miss the remainder of the Magic's road trip due to the concern of his foot and heel injuries.

On top of being out Saturday, he could be out Monday and Wednesday. The interesting thing here is that it sounds like he has problems in two different areas on his right foot. His heel injury was a problem at the end of last month and cost him five games, so he could be looking at a similar amount of time off due to the aggravation. In the meantime, go ahead and add Jodie Meeks in competitive leagues for short-term value.
Jan 14 - 8:09 PM

Evan Fournier (foot) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday and Jodie Meeks will start in his place.

Fournier is still battling through his heel injury from earlier this month and he just hasn't been right. The Magic are wisely going to rest him up to get him right, and hopefully he should be OK for Monday against the Nuggets. Meeks is worth a look as insurance in deep leagues while Mario Hezonja is on the radar in deep leagues.
Jan 14 - 7:34 PM

Evan Fournier (sore right foot) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

He really doesn't look right since returning from his heel injury. In those five games, Fournier averaged 11.8 points, 3.6 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 treys on 36.1 percent from the field. On a back-to-back set, it makes a lot of sense to just rest him before a revenge game in Denver on Monday. If he is out, Jodie Meeks would be thrust into the starting lineup while Mario Hezonja could add to his renewed role in the rotation.
Jan 14 - 2:19 PM

Evan Fournier struggled throughout Wednesday's 105-96 loss to the Clippers, going just 3-of-8 from the field for eight points, two rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 25 minutes.

Beat writer Josh Robbins speculated that Fournier's heel injury might still be an issue, but foul trouble took a toll and he still played the final eight minutes. He also looked very good on Sunday (19 points in 34 minutes) and was coming off two days of rest. We'll let you know if there's a hint of injury concern, but for now owners should start him with confidence vs. the Blazers on Friday.
Jan 12 - 2:21 AM

Evan Fournier scored 10 points in a 100-93 loss to the Rockets on Friday, adding nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 35 minutes.

He was not in a good groove with Elfrid Payton in the first unit. Coach Frank Vogel has been all over the place with his rotation, but Fournier should be a staple for him no matter what he does. Keep him rolling in fantasy.
Jan 6 - 10:08 PM

Evan Fournier is starting against the Rockets on Friday.

Jodie Meeks will move back to the bench. Fournier was running the offense, so it will be interesting to see how he fits next to Elfrid Payton in the first unit. His usage rate takes a hit along with his assist percentage, but he is more efficient.
Jan 6 - 5:30 PM

Evan Fournier (heel) came off Orlando's bench on Wednesday, making 6-of-14 shots for 14 points with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes.

Fournier missed five games with the injury and this may have been designed to ease him into the mix. Frank Vogel isn't afraid to make bold decisions with his lineups, but we fully expect Fournier to displace Jodie Meeks (24 minutes) as soon as Friday's game vs. the Rockets. Get him in your active lineups.
Jan 4 - 10:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1D.J. Augustin
2Elfrid Payton
3C.J. Watson
SG1Evan Fournier
2Jodie Meeks
3C.J. Wilcox
SF1Aaron Gordon
2Jeff Green
3Mario Hezonja
4Damjan Rudez
5Anthony Brown
PF1Serge Ibaka
C1Bismack Biyombo
2Nikola Vucevic
3Stephen Zimmerman