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C.J. Watson | Guard

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/17/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 175
College: Tennessee
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C.J. Watson served as the sixth man against the Bucks on Thursday with 23 points, seven boards, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 4-of-9 from the field and 13-of-15 from the field.
His minutes jumped back up after playing just 19 on Wednesday. Watson has slid right into Rodney Stuckey's role while the guard deals with a calf injury, but Stuckey could be back on Sunday. If Watson is still floating on the wire, he probably only has one more game of decent value headed his way. Mar 26 - 10:47 PM

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C.J. Watson played 19 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday with 11 points, two rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

It wasn't as great as his line from Monday with a 23-point game in that one, but Watson still did a fine job with steals. His fantasy value hinges on Rodney Stuckey's calf, but he's still worth a look in daily leagues for Thursday with the Pacers being one of two teams playing (Bucks).
Mar 25 - 11:09 PM

C.J. Watson filled in for Rodney Stuckey (calf) on Monday against the Rockets, scoring 23 points with two rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers on 7-of-10 from the field.

It's a nice game for Watson in 30 minutes and he could have another chance to put up numbers on Wednesday. Stuckey was ruled out around an 90 minutes before the game today, so there's a good chance he'll be ready to return. Watson isn't a great speculative add until we get more info on Stuckey, but congrats if you streamed him today.
Mar 23 - 9:48 PM

C.J. Watson racked up 12 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds and five assists in just 23 minutes vs. the Magic on Tuesday.

He added two steals and one block in his best game in recent memory, though he was overshadowed by a ridiculous 34-point performance from backcourt mate Rodney Stuckey. Watson only plays 20-22 minutes per game and it would take an injury to Stuckey, George Hill or Solomon Hill to spring him loose.
Mar 10 - 9:30 PM

C.J. Watson (elbow) returned to action on Friday, scoring 11 points on 2-of-5 shooting (7-of-9 FTs) with four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 24 minutes off the bench.

Watson has deep league credentials if he can stay healthy and owners in those formats will want to put him on their watch list.
Mar 6 - 11:56 PM

C.J. Watson is dealing with elbow soreness on Wednesday.

He is available to play, but it might just be in an emergency role. Donald Sloan will likely be in the rotation over Watson today, but is not a fantasy option. Expect to see a little more out of Rodney Stuckey and George Hill tonight.
Mar 4 - 5:30 PM

Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel said he was hopeful that C.J. Watson (ankle) will be able to suit up for Friday's game vs. the Cavs.

With averages of 9.9 points and 3.8 assists on the season, Watson can't be viewed as a viable option in standard leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Feb 26 - 3:15 PM

C.J. Watson scored just two points against the 76ers on Friday with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and three turnovers.

He may have more minutes headed his way with Rodney Stuckey going down tonight. Watson has been awful in his last five, averaging just 7.8 points, 2.8 boards, 3.6 assists and 1.4 treys on 37.5 percent from the field. He's still a very risky play even if Stuckey misses time.
Feb 20 - 11:56 PM

C.J. Watson came out of nowhere to score 22 points in 25 minutes vs. the Hornets on Sunday, draining five 3-pointers with three assists and a rare block.

He shot 7-of-11 from the field and this comes on the heels of a scoreless outing in 22 minutes vs. Cleveland on Friday. Charlotte has allowed opposing backcourts to score 40.8 points per game this season, seventh-lowest in the NBA, which makes Watson's outburst all the more surprising. Don't expect a repeat performance on Monday.
Feb 8 - 9:59 PM

C.J. Watson scored 13 points on 3-of-6 shooting (2-of-3 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with four rebounds, two assists and one steal over 27 minutes on Friday.

George Hill (groin) returned and played 20 minutes and him getting up to full speed was likely going to take all of the appeal away from Watson. But now C.J. Miles is hurt again and owners in 12-14 team leagues that are desperate may want to give Watson a look.
Jan 24 - 1:37 AM

C.J. Watson burned owners in Friday's loss, missing all three field goal attempts to finish with zero points, one rebound, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes.

With George Hill nearing a return and inconsistent production throughout the year, this is basically enough reason to cut him in standard formats. If you're looking at him in a daily league until Hill returns, Watson has been a low-end value for 12-team formats in 27 mpg.
Jan 16 - 10:37 PM

Pacers PG C.J. Watson had 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, five assists and one steal on Tuesday, marking his second straight game in double figures.

Watson also watched Mo Williams drop 52 points against him, and his +/- rating of -11 was among the worst of any Pacer. He has been a serviceable fantasy option when healthy this season, but his value could dive abruptly with George Hill (groin) listed as day-to-day. Watson is averaging a career-high 10.8 points with 1.2 triples, 2.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 0.9 steals, making him a viable short-term option for owners in need of PG production.
Jan 13 - 10:15 PM

C.J. Watson scored 15 points with eight rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers during a 107-103 overtime win over the Celtics on Friday.

He has been on the injury report for every game in the past week for a foot injury and he's likely going to have to sit out a game at some point. Watson has been solid when he gets minutes, but the nagging injury makes it tough to grab him in standard formats.
Jan 9 - 11:39 PM

C.J. Watson (foot) will play Friday vs. the Celtics.

He'll likely start with George Hill (groin) still unavailable, however, he's been slumping lately hitting just 6-of-19 shots over the past four games, making him a risky play in daily leagues.
Jan 9 - 5:08 PM

C.J. Watson (foot) is questionable to play on Friday against the Celtics.

He has been questionable in each of his last two games and was out there for both. Watson failed to make any of his attempts from the field on Wednesday and hasn't looked right since missing the first two games of 2015. We'd expect him to play, but he's not a great fantasy option.
Jan 8 - 9:20 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Rodney Stuckey
2C.J. Miles
SF1Paul George
2Solomon Hill
3Damjan Rudez
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Chris Copeland
C1Roy Hibbert
2Lavoy Allen
3Ian Mahinmi
4Shayne Whittington