Meeks started at shooting guard and scored 20 points (7-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while grabbing two rebounds in 31 minutes during Thursday's 115-107 win over the Nets. Meeks made his 10th start of the season, filling in for Evan Fournier (wrist). While he didn't provide much outside of scoring, the 20 points and four threes both match the second highest totals he has reached in each category this season. If Fournier misses more time, Meeks becomes a reasonable addition in many settings, especially for use in DFS.
Meeks will start at shooting guard for Thursday's game against the Nets, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Evan Fournier was a surprise addition to the injury report with a wrist injury and will sit out Thursday's contest, which allows Meeks to enter the top unit in his place. In nine previous starts this season, Meeks has averaged 11.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists across 27.9 minutes, so expect a mild bump in production across the board.
Meeks supplied 13 points (4-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound, one block and one steal across 18 minutes in a 117-116 loss to the Celtics on Friday. Meeks' scoring total led the Magic bench, but that's not saying much, given the lack of the impact the second unit has provided throughout the season. Even as one of the more potent members of the bench, Meeks' scoring production is still far from reliable. In his preceding two games, he tallied a combined four points on 1-of-7 shooting from the field.
Meeks went for 15 points (6-12 FG, 3-4 3Pt) and two rebounds across 21 minutes during a 115-87 win over the Pistons on Friday. Meeks' 15 points marked his highest scoring total since Jan. 2 as he found his stroke in his third game back from the thumb injury. He knocked in three triples for the second consecutive game as he got a little extra run in the blowout victory. Meeks could be a decent source of three-pointers as the regular season comes to a close.
Meeks scored nine points (1-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 7-9FT) to go along with four rebounds over 20 minutes in Monday's 112-109 win over the 76ers. Meeks' return from a thumb injury was shaky at best, as he shot 11.1 percent from the floor, but he saved his stat line somewhat at the free-throw line, draining seven of nine attempts at the charity stripe. His 20 minutes of usage was surprising considering his thumb required surgery, but this is most likely the kind of time Meeks will see moving forward. Evan Fournier and Terrence Ross have played well while Meeks has been out, and the Magic will most likely give their younger players playing time as the season winds down. With so many players ahead of him currently, Meeks holds very little fantasy value.
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