November 12, 2019, 11:36 amZach CollinsC, Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins thinks he’ll be able to return this season despite undergoing left shoulder surgery last week.
Collins will soon begin treatment and a long rehabilitation process, while he is expected to be re-evaluated in approximately four months. There is clearly no need to stash him in redraft leagues and the Blazers will continue to rely on Anthony Tolliver, Mario Hezonja and Skal Labissiere.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
November 6, 2019, 8:51 amZach CollinsC, Portland Trail Blazers
As relayed by Joe Freeman of the Oregonian, the Blazers are standing pat and are not looking to add another big, despite injuries to center Jusuf Nurkic and power forward Zach Collins.
Collins underwent shoulder surgery and is expected to miss about four months while there is no telling when Nurkic might return, as he is still rehabbing injuries to his left tibia and fibula. The Blazers will continue to lean on Anthony Tolliver, Mario Hezonja and Skal Labissiere, but neither one of them is a consistent fantasy option right now.
Source: The Oregonian
November 5, 2019, 3:47 pmZach CollinsC, Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins (torn labrum surgery) will be re-evaluated in four months after undergoing surgery to repair his labrum.
This is a significant blow to fantasy owners and the Blazers' frontcourt. Collins can be dropped in all-sized leagues with a best-case scenario being a March return. Anthony Tolliver, Mario Hezonja and Skal Labissiere will continue to soak up the extra minutes until one separates themselves from the pack. With Pau Gasol and Jusuf Nurkic also out, the Blazers will likely be looking to acquire a big man on the trade market.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
November 2, 2019, 10:10 pmZach CollinsC, Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins will have surgery to address his dislocated shoulder and will be out indefinitely.
Collins will be out for a long time and is now officially a drop candidate in standard leagues, especially in ones without an IL slot.
Source: Orlando Sanchez
November 1, 2019, 5:14 pmZach CollinsC, Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins (left shoulder) will not play on Saturday and is undergoing further tests on his shoulder.
In short, the Blazers don't have a timeline. In the meantime we'll see more of Anthony Tolliver, Mario Hezonja and Skal Labissiere, plus more small-ball lineups. There's no add in standard leagues here but Tolliver's the steadiest value as a pure 3-point specialist, while Hezonja has the upside if he can ever get it together. Skal's upside is higher than Tolliver's but his floor is also far lower.
Source: Sean Highkin on Twitter
October 30, 2019, 6:52 pmAnthony TolliverPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Anthony Tolliver will start once again on Wednesday vs the Thunder replacing the injured Zach Collins (dislocated left shoulder).
Tolliver is not worth owning in fantasy lineups despite getting the start as his stat set is limited to his low usage rate (career 13.7%). Tolliver is only worth looking at in the short term as a low-priced DFS play although there are a plethora of higher upside players on Wednesday's 11-game card. Mario Hezonja has higher upside and he will be coming off the bench to replace Tolliver tonight.
Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter
October 29, 2019, 6:29 pmZach CollinsC, Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins (dislocated left shoulder) will miss Wednesday's tilt against the Thunder.
This was the expectation after Collins's shoulder popped out against the Mavs on Sunday. Anthony Tolliver got the start on Monday while Mario Hezonja and Skal Labissiere will also get additional run. Hezonja is a better matchup against Danilo Gallinari and may find himself in the starting lineup. He makes for an interesting punt play in DFS.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
October 27, 2019, 10:10 pmZach CollinsC, Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins will miss Monday's game vs. the Spurs with a dislocated left shoulder and is set to undergo an MRI on Monday.
On the positive side, Collins did say that the shoulder popped back in cleanly. The MRI will be the decider on how serious an injury this is. If you're looking for a replacement consider adding Mario Herzonja who was called upon tonight in Collins' absence.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
October 27, 2019, 9:18 pmZach CollinsC, Portland Trail Blazers
Updating a previous item, Zach Collins (left shoulder injury) will not return to the matchup between the Blazers and Mavs on Sunday.
As was expected based on how it looked live. We can only hope that it was not as bad as it looked for Collins. We will see what further tests reveal regarding the left shoulder injury
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
October 27, 2019, 8:57 pmZach CollinsTeam, Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins exited in the 3rd quarter of the Blazers-Mavs game holding his left shoulder on Sunday.
The injury did not look good. We will have to see what the tests show, but the injury could very well keep Collins out for a significant chunk of time. Initial reactions were that it could be a dislocated left shoulder. If Collins is out it will open up more minutes for Hassan Whiteside, Anthony Tolliver and Skal Labissiere.
Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter
October 24, 2019, 12:48 amZach CollinsC, Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins logged 31 minutes and scored eight points on 4-of-9 shooting with five rebounds and two blocks against the Nuggets on Wednesday.
Collins didn't have the sexiest line here, but the minutes are there and the blocks came as well. Hold onto him as he has the whole season to get better and the stat set is just too good to let go on the wire.
October 17, 2019, 11:38 pmZach CollinsC, Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins delivered 13 points, 11 rebounds and a 3-pointer on Thursday but shot 5-of-12 from the field and committed six turnovers.
Collins was tasked with a heavy load tonight as most of Portland's regulars got either the full night off or very limited minutes, and it was a mixed bag of a performance. Although Collins is likely to start for the Blazers this season, we'd like to see more out of him as a shot-blocker and shooter before endorsing him as more than a late-round flier in standard leagues. Skal Labissiere got some extra run with Hassan Whiteside absent tonight and produced 12 points, five rebounds, a steal and a block but he's only a handcuff in extremely deep formats.
October 12, 2019, 10:30 pmZach CollinsC, Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins scored 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in Saturday's loss to the Suns.
Collins got plenty of minutes tonight backing up Hassan Whiteside, making the most of the opportunity. He did a little bit of everything and showed great versatility playing both PF and C tonight. Skal Labissiere will cut into his minutes pushing Collins to play more PF.
October 11, 2019, 12:20 amZach CollinsC, Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins scored 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with nine rebounds, two assists, a steal and two blocks in Thursday's 104-68 win over Maccabi Haifa.
Collins has always had an intriguing stat set and tonight's competition wasn't stiff, but it showed that he has the ability to contribute across the board. Jusuf Nurkic (knee) is going to his time to get back into shape and Hassan Whiteside isn't going to log 30 minutes per-game so Collins is a guy worth taking a flier on in the late rounds.
October 9, 2019, 1:42 amZach CollinsC, Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins may have played a team-high 24 minutes on Tuesday in a 105-94 win over the Nuggets, but his production left a lot to be desired as he managed just 10 points, six rebounds and nothing else.
Collins has plenty of potential to be a blocks-and-threes stud, but so far he's had plenty of games like this where he just doesn't fill up the box score. The opportunity is there this season with quite a few frontcourt players having departed Portland. Collins is worth a late pick if his profile fits your needs. Hassan Whiteside played just 12 minutes, providing seven points and four rebounds, but the star big man tonight was Skal Labissiere with a 10-point, 12-board double-double in just 17 minutes. He's unlikely to repeat this feat even once this season.