April 21, 2019, 4:25 pmDarren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers
Darren Collison dropped 19 points, five assists, six rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers in Sunday's loss to the Celtics.
Collison was asked to take on a bigger load with Victor Oladipo out. His field goal attempts, assists and points rose 1.5, 0.6 and 2.9 per game respectively after the All-Star game. He had similar numbers in the playoffs but, like the rest of the team, the efficiency was just not there. He's an unrestricted free agent this summer and with Aaron Holiday waiting in the wings, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Pacers let Collison walk. Victor Oladipo's health will certainly play a factor in what the Pacers do at guard this offseason, as well.
April 10, 2019, 11:20 pmDarren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers
Darren Collison only played 16 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Hawks, finishing his season as a top-80 player.
Collison’s fantasy season was perhaps most defined by his backcourt mate, Victor Oladpio’s, season-ending quad injury. Leading up to that injury, Collison was posting 8th round value in both 9-cat and 8-cat leagues, which was pretty much on target with his ADP. Post-injury, however, Collison posted averages of 14.1 points, 6.8 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 1.2 three-pointers and shooting percentages of .480 FG% and .834 FT%. That production was good enough to net him top-60 value in both 8-cat and 9-cat during that time span. If he returns to the Pacers in free agency his draft stock next year will hinge heavily on Oladipo’s recovery timeline, which would set him up as a potential fade-candidate for the 2nd half of next season.
April 7, 2019, 8:20 pmDarren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers
Darren Collison went an uncharacteristic 2-for-12 from the field in 23 minutes on Sunday evening, finishing with four points, six assists and two steals.
The Pacers' starters were largely ineffective tonight, so Collison isn't alone, but it's still not what fantasy owners expect to see out of a quality middle-round player. He'll be better in the next one, though he is a rest candidate with the Pacers locked into the five spot.
April 7, 2019, 3:44 pmDarren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers
Darren Collison (sore groin) will start vs. the Nets on Sunday.
Collison was doubtful heading into this one but it looks like he'll suit up and try and play. The Nets need this win badly and if they manage to pull it off they'll likely clinch their spot in the playoffs. However, the Pacers are still fighting for homeport advantage against the Celtics so Collison shouldn't be taking things easy, it looks like he'll be in for big minutes vs. the Nets.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter
April 6, 2019, 12:24 pmDarren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers
Darren Collison (sore groin) is doubtful to play against the Nets on Sunday.
Collison has missed the last three contests but has been practicing since Thursday so he appears to be close. He was a game-time call for Friday's game however so we are not sure if there was a set-back with the doubtful tag and another update is sure to follow. Cory Joseph started the last three games with 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.3 steals while Tyreke Evans is averaging 10.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.7 blocks over the same span.
April 5, 2019, 6:10 pmDarren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers
Darren Collison (sore groin) will not play on Friday vs. the Celtics while Wes Matthews (right hamstring strain) will be available to play.
Cory Joseph is looking at a start with Collison out but he’s not the best option considering the Celtics remain one of the best NBA defenses.
Source: Pacers on Twitter
April 4, 2019, 9:00 pmDarren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers
Darren Collison (sore groin) will be a game-time call for Friday's game.
This is an upgrade from Collison's previously doubtful status but it still doesn't mean we expect him on the court. If he doesn't go, Aaron Holiday and Cory Joseph will handle the primary ballhandling and could be good spot plays.
Source: A. Sherrod Blakely on Twitter
April 4, 2019, 6:00 pmDarren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers
Darren Collison (sore groin) is doubtful to play in Friday's matchup against the Celtics.
Although Collison returned to practice Thursday, he still may not be healthy enough to take the court Friday. We will wait to see if he participates in the morning shootaround tomorrow. If he can't go, Cory Joseph, Tyreke Evans, and Aaron Holiday would all see a boost to their value.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 4, 2019, 2:25 pmDarren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers
Darren Collison (groin) returned to practice on Thursday.
This is a good sign for Collison's availability heading into Friday's matchup with the Celtics. With home-court advantage on the line in the head-to-head matchup, look for Collison to try to gut it out. Cory Joseph, Tyreke Evans and Aaron Holiday would all take a hit if Collison plays.
Source: Charlie Clifford on twitter
April 2, 2019, 12:42 pmDarren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers
Darren Collison (groin) is out for Wednesday's game vs. the Pistons.
Collison missed Monday's game as well. Wes Matthews (hamstring) is also out for tonight's game. Cory Joseph and Tyreke Evans will likely get the starts and handle the ball more while Aaron Holiday will see an uptick in playing time as well. All three make for sneaky plays with a good matchup on tap.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter
April 1, 2019, 12:11 pmDarren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers
Darren Collison (groin) has been ruled out of Mondays game versus the Pistons.
Cory Joseph and Tyreke Evans will handle with ball more with Collison out and both could draw the start with Wesley Matthews (hamstring) also being ruled out. Both become intriguing streaming and DFS options.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter
March 30, 2019, 11:35 pmDarren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers
Darren Collison shot 10-of-15 for a team-high 24 points while adding nine assists, two triples and three boards in Saturday night's 121-116 home loss to the Magic.
Collison has been a top-75/60 value in 8/9-cat leagues over the past two months, and has been a big reason the Pacers have clinched a playoff birth. While not probable, the 4th seed is still very well within reach for the Pacers so you can expect plenty of useful stat lines from Collison to end the year.
March 29, 2019, 9:52 pmDarren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers
Darren Collison responded nicely from Wednesday's dud with 12 points, seven assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 5-of-11 shooting in Friday's loss to the Celtics.
Collison logged 28 minutes in this one and performed much better than he did against OKC in his first game back from a quad contusion, where he played 24 minutes and hit 3-of-10 from the field. The Pacers are still scrapping for home court in the first round of the playoffs and Collison isn't in jeopardy of any nights off unless he sustains an actual injury, so he's good to lock into all lineups the rest of the way.
March 27, 2019, 10:57 pmDarren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers
Darren Collison (right quad contusion) went 3-of-10 from the field in Wednesday's loss to the Thunder, scoring eight points with three rebounds, six assists, a steal and two triples in 24 minutes.
Aside from the shooting, the line looks like where it should be for DC, and his minutes will surely ramp up moving forward considering this was his return from a three-game absence. Feel free to get him back in the lineup as Indiana gears up for a huge tilt with the Celtics.
March 27, 2019, 6:48 pmDarren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers
Darren Collison (right quad contusion) will return from a three-game absence on Wednesday and move right into the starting lineup against the Thunder.
Collison's absence allowed Cory Joseph to start, Tyreke Evans to establish some rhythm and Aaron Holiday to get into the rotation, but everyone will move back down a peg. Joseph's production should remain steady enough for the 14-16-team range while Evans is the guy we're hoping can keep up the recent play. Collison should go right back into all lineups.
Source: Jeremiah Johnson on Twitter