February 24, 2020, 8:19 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (right groin strain) will miss Tuesday's game against the Celtics.
This will be game number three of Lillard's absence, which was expected. Thursday's game at Indianapolis will be his next chance to return. C.J. McCollum came up huge on Sunday in his place. Watch for young guards Gary Trent Jr. and Anfernee Simons to get a few extra minutes.
Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter
February 23, 2020, 11:32 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum set season-highs with 41 points, nine rebounds and 12 assists in a win over the Pistons on Sunday.
McCollum shot 15-of-30 from the field and knocked down six triples. McCollum actually set a career-high with 12 assists as he found ways to get his teammates involved in this one. His value gets boosted when Damian Lillard is out, but he remains a middle-round value for the remainder of the season.
February 22, 2020, 1:37 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum generated 27 points (10-for-22 shooting), 10 assists, six rebounds and three triples in Friday's 115-128 loss to the Pelicans.
This is as well-rounded a line as you'll see from McCollum who stands to benefit statistically while Damian Lillard misses time. He should have the ball in his hands more which will lead to more chances to set up his teammates. He could become a sell-high if things really start popping. Stay tuned.
February 13, 2020, 12:40 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum had a rough shooting night on Wednesday, shooting 9-of-25 from the field on his way to scoring 23 points with five assists and three triples in a 111-104 loss to the Grizzlies.
McCollum has shot below 45 percent in eight straight games and is shooting just .424 from the field over the past month. McCollum is outside the top-150 over the past month but should bounce back to top-80 value soon as he has a career .454 field goal percentage. McCollum is a buy-low target, especially with Damian Lillard (right groin soreness) scheduled for an MRI on Thursday.
February 11, 2020, 10:57 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum stayed hot from deep, sinking four 3-pointers as part of a 20-point, one-rebound, three-assist performance in 30 minutes in a loss to the Pelicans on Tuesday.
McCollum's threes are up but his free throw percentage is down (56.5 percent for the past month). Hopefully it's an aberration for the career 83.0 percent free throw shooter. Damian Lillard also scored 20 points tonight, adding five rebounds and six assists.
February 9, 2020, 11:38 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard put up 33 points on 11-of-23 shooting in a 115-109 win over the Heat on Sunday.
Lillard knocked down six triples and added four rebounds and eight assists to the box score. CJ McCollum added 13 points on 5-of-15 shooting. Lillard has a real shot to finish the season inside top-5 value, while McCollum remains a middle-round asset.
February 8, 2020, 1:27 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum scored 27 points (10-for-23 shooting), five rebounds, five triples, three assists and a steal in 43 minutes in Friday's loss to the Jazz.
McCollum and Damina Lillard each logged big minutes in this one but couldn't come away with the win. Still, McCollum's role is secure as the second scorer on this team and his value will come and go with his efficiency.
February 7, 2020, 12:16 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum scored 19 points on 8-of-19 shooting with three rebounds, six assists, a block and two triples on Thursday.
McCollum helped out on the scoring end tonight to allow the Blazers to win this game without needing 50 points from Damian Lillard. Him being on the floor opens up things for Lillard on the offensive end, but surely takes away from those monster scoring nights.
February 5, 2020, 12:03 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard finally looked human again with 21 points on 8-of-23 shooting, two rebounds, nine assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes in a 99-127 blowout loss to the Nuggets.
This snaps an eight-game streak of at least 34 points for Lillard. He still salvaged a fine stat line despite this game being effectively over by halftime. CJ McCollum pitched in with 20 points on 8-of-18 shooting with two boards, one dime, one block and three triples in 31 minutes.
January 30, 2020, 1:32 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum did a little bit of everything on Wednesday, finishing with 22 points (9-19 FG), five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.
McCollum continues to chip away with mid-round value. He is consistent as long as he stays healthy, and his ability to do a little bit of everything should keep him in that range.
January 26, 2020, 11:23 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum (left ankle sprain) had a successful return against the Pacers on Sunday, putting up 28 points (11-of-21 FG), six 3-pointers and five assists.
McCollum jumped right back into the swing of things after missing the past three games and played nearly 36 minutes in this one. It's terrific to see no restrictions and that he was happy initiating the offense. Damian Lillard is on fire, but he more than happy to have McCollum chipping in, and you can count on his scoring abilities delivering mid-round value.
January 25, 2020, 7:54 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum (left ankle sprain), who has missed the last three games, is hopeful to return to action on Sunday after a pain-free practice on Saturday.
McCollum has been missed by the Blazers and terribly so. They've struggled to close out games due to their lack of firepower. McCollum, who has been moving well and can now cut again, should be in line for his usual mid-round value production upon his return.
Source: Oregon Live.com
January 22, 2020, 6:46 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum (left ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable ahead of Thursday's matchup with the Cavs.
McCollum has missed the past two games but was seen getting in some work after Tuesday's practice. His status is genuinely up in the air at this point. Continue to monitor the situation and fire him up on a three-game slate if he is ready to go. Anfernee Simons would again benefit if McCollum can't go.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
January 22, 2020, 3:59 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum (left ankle sprain) was spotted going through a shootaround after Tuesday's practice.
McCollum has missed the past two games because of the ankle injury but seems to be on the right track to return to game action. The Blazers' next game is on Thursday against the Mavs. Check back in closer to tip-off to see what McCollum's status is.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
January 20, 2020, 9:53 pmEvan FournierSF, Orlando Magic
Evan Fournier was on fire on Monday with 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting, six treys, two rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes in a blowout win over the Hornets.
With his scoring average up again this season, Fournier finds himself in territory that many fantasy players wouldn't have expected. His line is practically the same as C.J. McCollum's minus the name value. He's worth trying to acquire if he has a few cooler games in the near future.