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Update: C.J. McCollum says his finger is broken in three places, but it won't require surgery to mend.

Well, a broken finger in three separate places never sounds good. It is unsure how long he will be out for but McCollum wasn't a household fantasy name before the injury anyway.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

19 Nov, 09:35 PMSource

Update: Nicolas Batum said he felt "no pain" in his knee at Wednesday's practice and will play Friday.

Batum should be inserted right back into the Blazers starting lineup however with the solid play of Allen Crabbe in his absence, expect his regular minutes to dip a little bit in favor of the young guard.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

19 Nov, 04:20 PMSource

Nicolas Batum (right knee contusion) practiced on Wednesday.

Batum will have some reduced playing time when he comes back, not only because of his injury, but also because of the emergence of Allen Crabbe. Crabbe is worth a look if you are in need of some depth at the G/F position.rn
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

19 Nov, 03:35 PMSource

C.J. McCollum is expected to be sidelined up to four weeks with a fractured right index finger.

This injury happened during Monday night's game vs the Pelicans. McCollum should not be owned in any redraft league because he's averaging only five points and one rebound/assist per game this season.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

18 Nov, 05:00 PMSource

Nicolas Batum had PRP injections in his right knee to help speed up the healing process.

Batum has missed the last four games and the knee isn't healing as quickly as the Trail Blazers had hoped. The platelet-rich injections are likely to help, but he is still probably going to miss additional time. Allen Crabbe should continue to see the extra work in his absence.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

18 Nov, 04:46 PMSource

Chris Kaman scored 15 points (7-10 FGA, 1-1 FTA) with 10 rebounds and a steal during the Blazers' 102-93 win over the Pelicans on Monday.

With strong players across the board in the paint the Pelicans, the Blazers aggressively subbed out there big men to keep them fresh against the likes of Anthony Davis. He showed some strong moves on the post and has become the focal points of the Blazer's second string offense. He doesn't see enough, however, to produce consistent fantasy value.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

18 Nov, 02:24 AM

Wesley Matthews scored 16 points (7-13 FGA, 0-3 FTA) going 2-for-6 from three point range with five rebounds and two assists during the Blazers' 102-93 win over the Pelicans on Monday.

Matthews' reentrance into the game in the fourth quarter followed by his strong shooting -- including a crucial three-pointer -- were a boon for the Blazers Monday. He's been a steady performer all year and continues to be one of the NBA's least heralded, yet amazingly consistent players. Keep him locked and loaded in your fantasy lineups.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

18 Nov, 02:23 AM

Robin Lopez scored eight points (3-4 FGA, 2-3 FTA) with six rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block during the Blazers' 102-93 win over the Pelicans on Monday night.

It doesn't show in the boxscore, but Robin Lopez was the Blazer's MVP Monday night. He played shutdown defense against Anthony Davis in the fourth quarter, allowing his team to come back from a 15-point deficit to win comfortably. He's having a career year so far, and he should be a useful fantasy player as long as he's on the court.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

18 Nov, 02:20 AM

Damian Lillard scored 24 points (7-18 FGA, 8-8 FTA) going 2-for-7 from three point range with four rebounds, seven assists and two steals during the Blazers' 102-93 win over the Pelicans on Monday.

After getting off to a slow start, Lillard has strung together a number of impressive performances. He was the NBA's players of the week last week, averaging 28 points and 8.7 assists per game in the stretch. He's one of fantasy's elite point guards and should continue to provide his owners with consistent scoring, efficiency and assists.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

18 Nov, 02:18 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points (9-18 FGA, 4-4 FTA) with nine rebounds, two assists and a steal during the Blazers' 102-93 win over the Pelicans on Monday.

Without Nicolas Batum, more pressure suddenly rests on the shoulders of Aldridge. Monday was a great test for Aldridge, who started the game with some turnovers and mistakes but was able to get his with a strong second half. Anthony Davis has been a nightmare for opposing big men this year, so it's nice to see Aldridge could go 22-9 in a difficult matchup.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

18 Nov, 02:16 AM

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