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Domantas Sabonis did everything he could to help the Pacers in this one, finishing with 19 points (8-15 FG, 1-2 3PT, 2-4 FT), 11 rebounds, 10 assists, and two steals.

Fantasy Impact: The growth Sabonis has shown over the last few years is simply impressive. He should be an early round pick in every draft next year with the daily upside to have games like these where he simply carries your fantasy team.

Category: Game Recaps


Malcolm Brogdon shines in loss

Fri, May 21st 1:55am EDT
By Ethan Biddle

Despite a lingering hamstring injury, Malcolm Brogdon still finished with 24 points (9-23 FG, 4-9 3PT, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, four assists, and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: It could've been a much bigger game for Brogdon, but a minutes restriction accompanied by the game being out of reach by the 4th quarter kept him at just 29 minutes for the game. Brogdon heads into next season as a very valuable fantasy asset with a high daily floor who can be obtained later in drafts.

Category: Game Recaps


Edmond Sumner was initially seen as a gametime decision but will be available to play Thursday vs. the Wizards. (Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sumner has the potential to be a worthwhile DFS play, but with his lingering injury it'd be more than risky to trust him. G Aaron Holiday should be started over him, but Sumner's ability to score in bunches keeps him in DFS consideration.

Category: Injury Updates


Doug McDermott scored 21 points (7-9 Fg, 4-6 3Pt, 3-3 Ft) three rebounds, and two assists across 25 minutes in the Pacers 144-117 blowout win over the Hornets on Tuesday night in Indianapolis.

Fantasy Impact: McDermott continued his strong play down the stretch with a very efficient night from the floor for the Pacers shooting 77% and leading the team in three-point field goals. Next up for the Pacers is a matchup with the Wizards on Thursday night in D.C.

Category: Game Recaps


Oshae Brissett scored 23 points (10-14 Fg, 3-6 3Pt) five rebounds, and two assists in 33 minutes of play in the Pacers 144-117 blowout win over the Hornets on Tuesday night in Indianapolis.

Fantasy Impact: Brissett who was coming off of his best game in his young career on Sunday against the Raptors in which he scored a career-high 31 points, turned in another stellar performance in Tuesday's play-in game against the Hornets. Next up for the Pacers is a matchup with the Wizards in D.C. with the winner going on to play in the first round of the playoffs.

Category: Game Recaps


Indiana Pacers PG Aaron Holiday (toe) has been cleared to play against the Charlotte Hornets after previously being listed as a game-time decision due to a great right toe sprain. (Source: Scott Agness on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Holiday will return for the Pacers in a pivotal Eastern Conference play-in game against the Hornets on Tuesday. The third-year point guard could return decent value as a salary-saving option in DFS lineups, as he averaged 7.2 points across 17 minutes during the regular season.

Category: Injury Updates


Caris LeVert is not expected to play in the Pacers play-in game Tuesday against Charlotte due to health and safety protocols. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: LeVert is expected to be sidelined for multiple games, so he'll likely miss the whole play-in tournament. This is a significant loss for Indiana. LeVert had been on a tear to end the regular season.

Category: Injury Updates


Jeremy Lamb has been ruled out ahead of the Pacers play-in game on Tuesday against Charlotte. (Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Lamb has not played since April 18. It is not clear how close he is to returning.

Category: Injury Updates


T.J. McConnell totaled eight points (4-8 FG), six rebounds, nine assists, one block, and four steals in 31 minutes in the Pacers' 122-115 loss to the Lakers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: McConnell had nine assists and four steals in the Pacers’ loss to the Lakers, making it his ninth game out of his previous ten with 3.0 or more assists and his eighth game out of his last ten with 2.0 or more steals. He is a great competitor who has done a commendable job in manning the ship in Malcolm Brogdon's absence. McConnell has been able to play up to his competition many times, and this should be no different as he is a solid fantasy play for tonight's season finale slate given his price-point, upside, and the context of tonight's game.

Category: Game Recaps


Indiana Pacers C Goga Bitadze (ankle) has been ruled out ahead of Thursday's game against the Brooklyn Nets due to a sprained left ankle. (Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Pacers continue to be hampered by injuries in their frontcourt, leaving Doug McDermott as the safest option in most formats. He is averaging 15.7 points in his last four games and will have quite a bit of opportunity against a short-handed Nets team during Thursday's home game. A riskier option would be JaKarr Sampson, who managed just six points and five rebounds in 23 minutes during Thursday's blowout loss to Portland.

Category: Injury Updates


Pacers C Myles Turner (toe) is out indefinitely after an MRI revealed a partial tear of his plantar plate in his big toe on his right foot. (Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tough blow for the Pacers and for Turner. He’ll be out indefinitely, which means more minutes for Goga Bitadze. It also means Edmond Sumner is likely to stick in the starting lineup. Look for increased opportunities for Caris LeVert, Malcolm Brogdon, and Domantas Sabonis.

Category: Injury Updates


Justin Holiday totaled 21 points (8-13 FG, 5-8 3PT), four rebounds, and three assists in 29 minutes in the Pacers' 141-137 win over the Timberwolves.

Fantasy Impact: Holiday scored 21.0 points in the Pacers’ win over the Timberwolves, making it his best scoring performance since February 2nd when he faced off against the Pelicans. His immense opportunity in the rotation and his ability to create some, albeit small, production across performance categories make him worth considering for your DFS lineup as an "elite" last-piece flier play. It would not be wise to chase this performance as his play is highly volatile, but it would be no surprise if he put up similar numbers in the team’s next game in true Holiday “fashion.”

Category: Game Recaps


Indiana Pacers SF T.J. Warren (foot) has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2020-21 NBA season, per Shams Charania. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Warren suffered a stress fracture that forced him to undergo surgery in January. The sixth-year forward out of NC State became a household name during the postseason bubble in Orlando last year but the stress fracture ultimately derailed his success for the Pacers this season. Fantasy managers can continue relying on All-Star PF Domantas Sabonis and C Myles Turner to generate high point production in the paint, as both players are high-end front-court options for the Pacers in most fantasy formats moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates