January 19, 2020, 12:30 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard did his best to hard-carry the Blazers on his shoulders on Saturday but was unable to do so, despite dropping 34 points (10-of-23 FGs, 9-of-12 FTs), five 3s, six assists and one steal.
Lillard was missing C.J. McCollum in this one. And despite Gary Trent Jr. exploding for a career-best 30 points, Carmelo Anthony struggled to help out, going 4-for-13 from the field for nine points, four rebounds and one block.
January 18, 2020, 12:15 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard played through an illness on Friday night and kept the Blazers in the game, scoring 34 points on 13-of-25 from the field while adding 10 assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.
Lillard was a game-time decision tonight but this one would've been a blowout had he not been able to suit up. Portland's on the outside looking in on the playoff chase right now, and as long as that deficit is manageable we should see Lillard emptying the tank to get the Blazers back into the postseason.
January 17, 2020, 8:23 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (illness) said he would play on Friday vs. the Mavericks.
Lillard has an upper respiratory illness but will play through it. Lillard is a top-10 player and should come through for his owners on Friday with a good matchup.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 5:55 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (illness) is listed as questionable to face the Mavs on Friday.
This upper respiratory illness has been making its rounds throughout the Blazers' locker room. If Lillard gets knocked out that would mean CJ McCollum will be in for a ton of usage and Carmelo Anthony will also be glad to take some extra shots tonight.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
January 16, 2020, 12:07 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard didn't shoot the ball well (8-20 FG, 1-8 3PT) but still ended with 25 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and two steals.
Lillard has seen more efficient nights shooting the ball, but he is still able to produce a strong line for fantasy owners. There's a reason why Lillard is a top-10 player and is a safe bet to finish the season there.
January 14, 2020, 12:25 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard led the Blazers in their 115-112 win over the Hornets on Monday with 30 points on 10-of-16 shooting to go with four rebounds, nine assists and five triples.
Lillard bounced back and delivered more dimes than he had been in prior games and it was only a matter of time until we saw him return to form. He's the No. 7 player in 9-cat leagues on a per-game basis and is as reliable as they come.
January 12, 2020, 1:12 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard scored 26 points on 10-of-20 shooting to go with five assists and three triples in a 122-101 blowout loss to the Bucks on Saturday.
Lillard still put up a good fantasy line in 35 minutes despite being blown out by the Bucks. Lillard is a first-round player and that doesn't look to be changing any time this season. He has a juicy matchup against the Hornets on Monday so expect a big fantasy night for Lillard to start off next week.
January 9, 2020, 10:23 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard scored 20 points on 6-of-17 shooting with four rebounds, eight dimes and three triples on Thursday.
Lillard was able to survive the blowout and give owners some solid fantasy value, although the shooting was down a bit from what we're used to. He'll be better in the next one.
January 7, 2020, 9:57 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard played a patient game on Tuesday night, finishing with 20 points, nine assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers.
The Raptors did their best to keep the ball out of Lillard's hands and the only times he really got going were when he got a few steps of space to knock down ridiculously deep triples. Lillard has shown that he won't force the action and can work against aggressive defenses, and luckily his teammates were able to hold up their end of the bargain.
January 5, 2020, 9:51 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard did everything he could on Sunday but his 34 points, 12 assists, six 3-pointers and three steals were not enough to defeat the Heat.
Lillard tried to rally the squad in the second half from a huge deficit, but apparently he should have played the entire game for the Blazers. The 42 minutes he did receive was necessary in the wake of CJ McCollum's illness keeping him out of the action. Lillard remains a top-10 stud and the only worry is if the Blazers choose to pull the plug on a floundering season.
January 3, 2020, 10:17 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum tallied 24 points on 10-of-18 from the field in Friday's road win, adding four rebounds, six assists, a steal and two 3-pointers.
McCollum and Damian Lillard (35 points, 10-for-20 FG and 13-for-14 FT) predictably had their way with the weak Wizards defense. Despite McCollum's recent run of flashy scoring night's he's only a top-80 player in the last couple of weeks, and he's a nice sell-high player if you know some of your leagumates place unnecessary weight on points.
January 1, 2020, 10:17 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard flirted with a triple-double in Wednesday's 93-117 loss to the Knicks, finishing with 11 points (5-of-20 shooting), 10 rebounds, eight assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 35 minutes.
Lillard has been the first-rounder people hoped he would be on the year as a whole, though things have been relatively rough for him over the last month. He finished December playing at a third-round pace, and a good deal of that has to do with his shot faltering more often than not these days. He's still rock solid as a fantasy asset, but it is worth taking into consideration how the Blazers' roster situation (namely the amount of injuries they have) could be affecting Lillard's ability to be the top-10 player we know him to be.
December 31, 2019, 1:25 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Out of character, Damian Lillard shot just 8-of-12 from the line but went 10-of-20 from the field for a 33-point outing in Monday's tough loss to the Suns.
Lillard added five rebounds, seven assists, five triples and a steal to round out his line for the night. He's an .898 shooting from the stripe on the season, so consider tonight's .667 run as an outlier and nothing more. He's still money as a top-10 play ROS, so enjoy the new year and chill.
December 29, 2019, 1:15 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard led the charge, as always, in Saturday's loss to the Lakers, posting 31 points (7-for-17 FG, 13-for-14 FT), nine assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers.
Lillard and Hassan Whiteside (19 points, 16 rebounds, four blocks) are Portland's representatives among fantasy's elite producers and that should stick for the foreseeable future. Whiteside owners might want to think long-term and plan around the eventual return of Jusuf Nurkic but until then let the good times roll.
December 27, 2019, 1:58 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard played his heart out in Thursday's loss to the Jazz, pouring in 34 points on 10-of-21 shooting, including seven 3-pointers, four rebounds and eight assists.
Lillard is bouncing back from an 18-point performance where he missed all 10 shots from deep. He's a top-10 value and should be a reliable source of points, assists, FT% and threes ROS.