Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 1 Month

Nicolas Batum was everywhere during Friday's win over the Pelicans with 22 points, 18 boards, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 45 minutes.

He matched his career high with the 18 boards and Batum has turned it up this month. in his previous seven games, he averaged 12.1 points, 12.6 boards, 3.7 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.6 triples. The loss of LaMarcus Aldridge (back) should increase the output from Batum and he'll be an absolute must-start player.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 1 Month

Nicolas Batums scored 13 points with 14 boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

With LaMarcus Aldridge going down, Batum should see a little increase in his value. He had the best run of his career in the rebounding department while Aldridge was out with a hip injury last month, so Batum owners can expect a rise in production.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 1 Month

Nicolas Batum did not wear a mask to protect his bruised nose on Sunday, and the injury didn't seem to bother him as he piled up eight points, 12 rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks.

Batum fractured his nose this summer and suffered a nasal contusion on Friday. He was fitted for a mask but he's very resistant to wearing it, and for now his preference has trumped the training staff's caution. His solid night was marred only by a lack of 3-pointers and a whopping seven turnovers, which proved costly as Portland fell by five points in overtime.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 1 Month

Contrary to a previous report, Nicolas Batum did not break his nose during Friday's game.

Batum suffered a contusion on top of a pre-existing fracture from when he played with France this summer. He is adamant that he won't wear a protective mask and there doesn't seem to be any danger of him sitting out Sunday's game, so owners should keep him active unless something changes.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 1 Month

Nicolas Batum broke his nose during Friday's game, contrary to initial reports, and he'll likely wear a mask vs. the Rockets on Sunday.

Batum told reporters that X-rays were negative but further tests revealed the break, which he played through after getting elbowed in the third quarter. We're considering Batum probable for Sunday's game but owners should watch for updates in the next 24 hours.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 1 Month

X-rays were negative on Nicolas Batum's nose on Friday night.

He was hit badly in the nose and he's lucky he didn't get suffer a break. Batum finally cooled off tonight with a line of just nine points, five boards, five assists and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes. He had at least 15 rebounds in each of his previous three, but his five tonight were his lowest since Feb. 11. Batum should have a few more in what should be a fast-paced game against the Rockets on Sunday night.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 2 Months

Nicolas Batum hit 5-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 14 points and 18 rebounds in Wednesday's easy win over the Hawks.

Batum has been crazy good over his last three games, and very good over his last five, averaging 15.0 points, 12.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 3-pointers, which is why you drafted him so early this year. It didn't look like it was going to pan out for the first couple months of the season, but Batum is clicking on all cylinders now.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 2 Months

Nicolas Batum scored 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with 15 rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in the Blazers' 107-106 loss to the Blazers on Monday.

Batum grabbed a career-high 16 boards in the last game and it's possible the Blazers have sent him to the glass knowing that LaMarcus Aldridge (21 points, six boards, two steals) isn't at full strength. The recent surge by Batum has had him playing at a top 25-35 level over the last two weeks.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 2 Months

Nicolas Batum grabbed a career-high 16 boards vs. the Nuggets during a 102-96 win to go with nine points, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He did make just 3-of-10 from the field, but Batum almost always seems to fill the stat sheet in his own unique way. LeBron James and Kevin Durant are the only small forwards with more assists while Batum also ranks in the top eight for total 3-pointers and rebounds for his position. He's a solid fantasy guy despite some quiet scoring this season.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 2 Months

Nicolas Batum had 19 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 6-of-12 shooting in 29 minutes of a blowout win over the Nets on Wednesday.

Batum's line would have looked a lot better had they not been playing the Washington Generals, who were playing in Nets' uniforms tonight. Batum sat out the fourth quarter in the 124-80 win and is getting more shots up with LaMarcus Aldridge out with a groin injury. It sounds like Aldridge could return on Saturday, but Batum remains a must-start player with or without LA in the lineup.