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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 (sore right foot) will not play in Tuesday's exhibition game against Minnesota.
It's worth noting that Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said that Watson would be able to play if it were the regular season. While Watson isn't the best option in standard fantasy leagues, he should see enough minutes at both guard spots to be a worthy late-round flier in deeper leagues. Oct 21 - 1:55 PM

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C.J. Watson (foot) will not play on Saturday night.

He's dealt with his sore foot for a while, but it's not considered serious. Watson should get minutes at both guard spots and is on the radar in deeper leagues.
Oct 18 - 5:37 PM

C.J. Watson (foot) made four 3-pointers in 26 bench minutes to finish Sunday's road loss with 16 points, three rebounds, five assists and one steal.

The Pacers need Watson to be aggressive this season, and he's likely to have a green light offensively whenever he steps on the court. Deep-league owners should keep an eye on him as a dirt-cheap source of points, 3-pointers, assists and steals.
Oct 12 - 10:07 PM

C.J. Watson (foot) will not play in Friday's preseason game vs. the Magic.

He was initially expected to play, but it appears the team ruled him out at the last minute. Watson averaged 6.6 points and 1.7 assists with the Pacers last season, and he's not going to be worth targeting in standard leagues.
Oct 10 - 7:04 PM

C.J. Watson (foot) will be active on Friday against the Magic.

The Pacers played Solomon Hill as their sixth man as the first sub on Tuesday, replacing Rodney Stuckey. It should be interesting to see how Watson fits in and whether or not he gets run at shooting guard.
Oct 10 - 11:58 AM

C.J. Watson (foot) did not practice on Monday, and he has been ruled out for Tuesday's preseason game vs. Minnesota.

Watson is more of a scoring point guard as he averaged 6.6 points and 1.7 assists through 19 minutes of action with the Pacers last season. Watson's role with the team isn't likely to change that much this season, and he's not someone to target in standard leagues.
Oct 6 - 3:42 PM

C.J. Watson (foot) sat out the Pacer's Fan Jam with a sore right foot.

He injured his foot on Saturday and it swelled up on him overnight forcing him to miss out on the action. However, he is expected to be back in time for Tuesday's game. As of right now, he can be ignored in standard drafts.
Oct 5 - 6:30 PM

C.J. Watson managed nine points and two assists in 15 minutes during the Pacers Game 1 loss against the Wizards.

Watson has been dealing with a hip pointer issue since Game 6 of the first round against the Hawks, which may explain his limited minutes. Still, he was one of few to have a decent shooting night in Game 1's blowout loss, and may be in line for more playing time as Indiana looks to even the series on Wednesday.
May 6 - 5:11 PM

C.J. Watson (hip) sat out of practice on Wednesday due to a hip pointer.

He and fellow point guard George Hill both have hip pointers, but both are expected to be fine for Thursday's Game 6. The Pacers have used more two-PG sets in the playoffs and Watson has been effective in his 22.2 minutes per game, headlined by his 53.3 percent from beyond the arc. He'll continue to be the main backcourt scoring piece in the second unit.
Apr 30 - 2:32 PM

C.J. Watson, who scored 20 points in Sunday's victory, will be rested as a precaution on Wednesday.

Watson recently returned from a hamstring injury, as well as an elbow injury that has plagued him for years, so it makes sense for Indiana to play it safe. Watson has the fourth-best assist-to-turnover ratio on the Pacers, behind Evan Turner, Donald Sloan and George Hill, so his presence is critical given that Indiana ranks 28th in assists per game.
Apr 15 - 2:38 PM

C.J. Watson scored 20 points vs. the Thunder on Sunday with three boards, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers.

The Pacers probably would not have won this game without Watson and his clutch shooting. It also may not be a coincidence the Pacers struggled badly while Watson was out with his hamstring and elbow injuries, so maybe he can help his teammates figure out how to play team ball again. Still, his extra opportunity today was due to George Hill getting into foul trouble, so Watson isn't someone to pick up unless Hill gets another game of rest, which isn't happening.
Apr 13 - 4:16 PM

C.J. Watson (hamstring) will return on Wednesday vs. the Bucks and will see limited minutes.

He will come off the bench perhaps to keep him in his usual role. Considering Watson will be limited, Donald Sloan has a very good chance to see minutes in the 30s tonight against a vulnerable Bucks defense. With Watson not at 100 percent, it's going to be tough to play him in a spot-start.
Apr 9 - 2:25 PM

C.J. Watson (elbow, hamstring) practiced on Tuesday and hopes to return to action on Wednesday.

Head coach Frank Vogel suggested that he'll rest his key players for some of the Pacers' final four games, so Watson may find himself with solid minutes off the bench if George Hill and/or Lance Stephenson earn a precautionary DNP-CD.
Apr 8 - 6:19 PM

C.J. Watson revealed that his long-term absence has been due mainly to his sore elbow, rather than his strained hamstring.

He has missed 17 of the past 18 games and it's not encouraging that his elbow bothers him, as the injury stems from a dislocation two years ago, but at least he's on the verge of returning. Although his backup role doesn't lend itself to fantasy value, the Pacers will take any production they can get to stop their current slide in the standings.
Apr 7 - 9:09 AM

C.J. Watson (hamstring) is hoping that he can return for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks.

Watson hasn't played in a game since March 14, and the Pacers second unit has struggled a bit in his absence. Watson is a guy whose real life value is much more important than his fantasy value as he's averaging just 6.3 points and 1.7 assists through 60 games with Indy. He can remain on the wire in most leagues.
Apr 6 - 11:17 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Rodney Stuckey
SF1C.J. Miles
2Solomon Hill
3Damjan Rudez
4Paul George
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Arinze Onuaku
C1Roy Hibbert
2Lavoy Allen
3Ian Mahinmi
4Shayne Whittington