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Fantasy Owners Should Go With C.J. McCollum This Week

Fanduel and our own Eric Griffith give you Portland Trail Blazers fantasy advice to bank on.

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Portland Trail Blazers Fanduel pick of the night: C.J. McCollum.

McCollum averaged 17 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals on .478/.769/.478 shooting. McCollum is ninth in the NBA in scoring and shooting 42+ percent from deep. He's coming off a very impressive 27 points on 13-shot performance against Utah.

He acted as Portland's secret weapon against Memphis in the playoffs and the Grizzlies are returning a virtually identical roster. With much of the defensive focus on Damian Lillard, McCollum should have a chance to continue his playoff success against the Grizzlies defense.

Meyers Leonard sprained his ankle last night, and it status is unknown. If he cannot play Portland will likely have to go with a small-ball lineup which will boost their guards rebounding responsibility. McCollum could be a statistical beneficiary of that change.

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