The Scoop:Meeks had emerged as a solid late-round flier in fantasy drafts, but this news will dump cold water all over that trend. While the early reports have Meeks' timetable set at months rather than weeks, we'll have to await word on a more detailed report. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the immediate benefactor of this news and fantasy owners should be targeting him towards the middle-to-late rounds of standard league drafts.
The Scoop:The more time Meeks misses, the more opportunity Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has to showcase himself to head coach Stan Van Gundy. We currently have Meeks penciled in as the starting shooting guard, but it is possible KCP impresses enough to earn a timeshare, which would hurt both of their values. Both KCP and Meeks profile as solid late-round selections for owners seeking 3-point shooting.
The Scoop:Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been tremendous so far and has lit it up in the last two games. If Meeks continues to miss time while KCP thrives, the second-year guard could leapfrog him. Caldwell-Pope and Meeks are both worthy of picks late in drafts.
The Scoop:Meeks got the start at shooting guard on Wednesday, and is likely entrenched at that spot for the regular season. However, his main competition Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will get the start in his absence. If KCP continues to impress, it could become a timeshare between the two for minutes at shooting guard.