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Indiana Pacers PF Domantas Sabonis (back) has been ruled out Wednesday vs the Thunder. (Source: Scott Agness)

Fantasy Impact: Tj Warren, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner, Jeremey Lamb, Doug McDermott, Goga Bitadze, Sampson will all be inactive for the Pacers tonight as they play the railing Thunder. Expect Malcolm Brogdon to see extremely high usage and for O'Shae Brissett to get huge minutes in the starting lineup.

Category: Injury Updates


Indiana Pacers guard Jeremy Lamb (ankle) has been ruled out Wednesday vs the Thunder. (Source: Scott Agness)

Fantasy Impact: Tj Warren, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner, Jeremey Lamb, Doug McDermott, Goga Bitadze, Sampson will all be inactive for the Pacers tonight as they play the railing Thunder. Expect Malcolm Brogdon to see extremely high usage and for O'Shae Brissett to get huge minutes in the starting lineup.

Category: Injury Updates


Indiana Pacers C Goga Bitadze (ankle) has been ruled out Wednesday vs the Thunder. (Source: Scott Agness)

Fantasy Impact: Tj Warren, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner, Jeremey Lamb, Doug McDermott, Goga Bitadze, Sampson will all be inactive for the Pacers tonight as they play the railing Thunder. Expect Malcolm Brogdon to see extremely high usage and for O'Shae Brissett to get huge minutes in the starting lineup.

Category: Injury Updates


Oshae Brissett totaled 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-5 3PT, 0-1 FT), six rebounds, and one steal in 25 minutes in the Pacers' 109-94 loss to the Spurs on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Brissett scored 13.0 points in the Pacers’ loss to the Spurs, seemingly doing his best to take advantage of his starting opportunity. The undrafted talent out of Syracuse hasn’t had a lot of action this year; however, with the absence of Domantas Sabonis, his starting over Justin Holiday could be a small indication that change is on the horizon. He saw 25.0 minutes on the floor this game, precisely the same amount of time he has seen in his past combined five games. If provided with a more consistent opportunity, there may be a "sliver" of a chance that Brissett becomes fantasy relevant as a small slate flier or a last-piece option to a generous stars-and-scrubs lineup build.

Category: Game Recaps


Malcolm Brogdon totaled 18 points (5-20 FG, 1-7 3PT, 7-8 FT), six rebounds, five assists, two blocks, and one steal in 32 minutes in the Pacers' 109-94 loss to the Spurs on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Brogdon scored a “hard” 18.0 points in the Pacers’ loss to the Spurs, as he put up a lackluster shooting performance going for 25.0 percent from the floor and 14.3 percent from beyond the arc. He was able to supplement his scoring effort by contributing to every category of the stat sheet, which has become a more prevalent component of his value as of late. Brogdon is a must-consider fantasy talent who also has must-start upside and should see more opportunity to produce against a vulnerable Thunder ball club.

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Caris LeVert totaled 18 points (8-19 FG, 1-5 3PT, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, and two assists in 29 minutes in the Pacers' 109-94 loss to the Spurs on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: LeVert scored 18.0 points in the Pacers’ loss to the Spurs, putting up a better scoring performance than his 11.0 point effort against the Haws this past Sunday. He continues to produce "digestible" fantasy stat lines; however, as of late, his explosiveness has seemed to taper off a bit in light of dynamic competition. LeVert is a must-consider fantasy play anytime the Pacers are on the slate, however, know that his value may be a little more match-up dependent than you might like.

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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


T.J. McConnell totaled 18 points (9-10 FG), one rebound, seven assists, and one steal in 36 minutes in the Pacers' 129-117 loss to the Hawks on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: McConnell scored 18.0 points in the Pacers’ loss to the Hawks, significantly improving his scoring performance from Friday's effort against the Jazz. McConnell is like the Wes Welker of basketball, not an extremely flashy player but is as technically sound and impactful as they come. His consistency and ability to play up to his competition make him a viable last-piece fantasy asset for your lineups anytime the Pacers are on the Slate.

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Aaron Holiday totaled 20 points (7-14 FG, 6-10 3PT), two rebounds, three assists, one block, and one steal in 23 minutes in the Pacers' 111-106 win over the Magic.

Fantasy Impact: Holiday scored 20.0 points in the Pacers’ win over the Magic, making it his second consecutive game with 20.0 points or more. He played well in Malcolm Brogdon's absence and was able to flash some consistency in playing towards his potential. With Brogdon returning to the lineup, Holiday will more than likely return to his inconsistent role coming off the bench. Outside of small slates, there doesn't seem to be any reason to look his way. If he were able to get consistent minutes night-in and night-out, he might make for an intriguing "Hail-Mary" last-piece option for a DFS stars-and-scrubs lineup at best.

Category: Game Recaps


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.”

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Edmond Sumner totaled 15 points (6-8 FG, 0-2 3PT, 3-5 FT), one rebound, one assist, and two steals in 18 minutes in the Pacers' 113-97 loss to the Bulls on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Sumner scored 15.0 points in the Pacers’ loss to the Bulls, making it his third consecutive game with 10.0 points or more. With Malcolm Brogdon out of the rotation, Sumner got the “call” and was able to produce a nice shooting and scoring performance as he went for 75.0 percent from the floor and 60.0 percent from beyond the arc. Given his limited role in the rotation, he doesn't warrant any fantasy consideration at this time. Should Brogdon remain out, Sumner may be worth a "Hail-Mary" play as a part of a stars-and-scrubs lineup, but outside of that, he should remain out of your roster.

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Indiana Pacers SF/PF Doug McDermott (ankle) is listed as questionable to play against the Miami Heat on Wednesday due to a right ankle sprain. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: McDermott suffered a sprained right ankle prior to Monday's loss against the Wizards but is now questionable to return on Wednesday against the Heat. The sixth-year forward out of Creighton is averaging 13.4 points across 25 minutes this season for the Pacers and is a good stash in season formats moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates


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


Pacers forward JaKarr Sampson (health and safety protocols) is out of Saturday's matchup against the Knicks. (Source: Indiana Pacers Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Sampson is currently not with the team but "will soon be" per sources. Teammates Domantas Sabonis and Doug McDermott are likely to get a lot of playing time at the power forward position this evening.

Category: Injury Updates


Kelan Martin totaled four points (2-2FG) and one rebound in five minutes in the Pacers' 130-110 loss to the Bucks on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Martin was able to see some playing time against the Bucks scoring 4.0 points in 5.0 minutes of playing time. He is averaging 4.0 minutes and one shot per game and shouldn’t be anywhere near your fantasy radar at this time.

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