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Darren Collison | Guard | #2

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (21) / NO
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Darren Collison had 15 points, four assists, three steals, two rebounds and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes on Sunday, without any turnover in 34 minutes.
The Pacers concluded their five-game road trip with a win in San Antonio, and Collison's game was a nice bounce-back after he shot 1-of-9 in L.A. on Friday. Indiana heads home with the No. 6 seed -- the Sixers, Bucks and Pistons are all within two games, and the playoff race in the East is setting up to be very interesting. Collison has been a big part of Indiana's success and he's quietly crushing draft-day expectations as a top-50 value. Jan 21 - 10:00 PM

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Darren Collison hit just 1-of-9 from the field, including 0-of-4 from the field, to finish with five points in Friday's road loss against the Lakers.

Collison didn't fare very well in town where he played his college ball (UCLA). Perhaps he was just trying to do too much. He has been a bit erratic lately, as he just turned in an impressive 23-point performance in Portland last night, hitting five 3-pointers. However, he also has three single-digit point totals over his past six outings. He'll look to regroup Sunday in San Antonio.
Jan 20 - 1:19 AM

Darren Collison scored 23 points with three rebounds, one steal and five 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

He's been a difference maker in fantasy on the stat sheet over his last 10 games, averaging 14.6 boards, 4.0 dimes, 1.4 steals, 1.4 treys and 1.2 turnovers on 58.7 percent from the field and 96.0 percent from the line. That's good for top-30 value over this span, so Collison is proving to be a really nice value these days. He's been a third-round player overall in nine-category leagues so far.
Jan 19 - 12:30 AM

Darren Collison hit 3-of-5 shots for six points, three rebounds, six assists and two steals in Monday's 109-94 win over the Jazz.

No, it wasn't as good as his 9-of-11 shooting performance on Friday when he scored 22 points with a fun stat line, but it wasn't all that bad either. Scoring is just one category, so don't let tonight's six points scare you away from Collison. He's the only point guard of choice in Indy and this game was a blowout.
Jan 15 - 11:38 PM

Darren Collison was a solid 9-of-11 from the field in Friday's 97-95 win against Cleveland, finishing with a team-high 22 points.

Collison also contributed four assists, two steals and two rebounds while adding a 3-pointer, and he was best among all Indiana starters with a plus-8 rating. It was a nice bounce-back game after his seven-point stinker against Miami on Wednesday. The 22 points are his most since he dropped 30 in Chicago on Dec. 29. He'll face a favorable matchup on the road against Phoenix on Sunday, as the Suns allow an NBA-worst 112.1 PPG.
Jan 12 - 10:41 PM

Darren Collison was quiet in 27 minutes vs. Miami, going 2-of-4 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line for seven points, three assists, two steals and one block in 27 minutes.

Collison is averaging a mere 6.6 shot attempts in his previous five games, and it sounds like he's intentionally deferring to teammates. "When we are moving the ball, it’s easier shots for everyone," he said. "We know [Victor Oladipo] is going to be one of our top scorers, but everyone else is going to chip in with good ball movement." While not ideal for fantasy purposes, DC can still put up mid-round value with a usage rate in the teens.
Source: STATS
Jan 10 - 11:00 PM

Darren Collison finished Sunday's home loss with five points on 2-of-6 shooting, two assists and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

How much did the Pacers miss Victor Oladipo (knee) tonight? Suffice to say, none of their starters scored a point until Collison's basket with under five minutes left in the first half. Bojan Bogdanovic led the starting unit with 13 points, Thaddeus Young added eight points and three boards, and none of Indy's starters logged more than 22 minutes tonight. Collison and co. will look to regroup on Wednesday vs. the Bucks, the first of two games next week.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:06:00 PM

Darren Collison tied a season-high with 30 points while adding five assists, three rebounds, three steals and a blocked shot in Friday's 119-107 road loss against the Bulls.

Collison did his best Victor Oladipo (knee) imitation, hitting 12-of-16 from the field whiel going 4-of-6 from behind the 3-point line, and he was all over the court defensively. Oladipo is doubtful to play on Sunday, and is expected to re-evaluated next week. That's good news for the short-term fantasy appeal of Collison and Lance Stephenson, especially as DFS values.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 10:31:00 PM

Darren Collison had 14 points, nine assists, a steal, a 3-pointer, and no turnovers on 6-of-10 shooting in Saturday's 123-119 overtime win vs. Brooklyn.

Collison is more or less cruising right along, but it was nice to see him get 38 minutes on Saturday after back-to-back games with minutes in the low 20s. Although the veteran point guard won't do anything to hurt you, it's hard to get excited about relying on him to play an important role on your fantasy squad.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 10:03:00 PM

Darren Collison scored 11 points with one rebound, one assist and no turnovers in 23 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday.

Due to some earlier foul trouble and Joseph playing well, Collison did not play in the final 14 minutes of this game with Joseph playing well down the stretch. There's no reason to worry about Collison at this point, especially with how well the Indiana offense has played this season.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 11:26:00 PM

Darren Collison notched 14 points, seven assists, four rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes on Sunday.

DC was a model of efficiency, making 6-of-10 field goals without a single turnover. He's a combined 16-of-27 from the field (59.3%) since returning from a one-game absence on Dec. 13, and it looks like his sore left knee is behind him. With top-60 value on the season (9-cat), Collison belongs in all active lineups.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 09:21:00 PM

Darren Collison (sore left knee) played 29 minutes during his return on Wednesday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting with two 3-pointers, three rebounds and three assists.

DC sat out Sunday's game which allowed him to get four full days of rest, and there were no obvious limitations tonight. He didn't have any steals vs. the Thunder, but he did get a rare blocked shot while helping to hold Russell Westbrook to 3-of-17 shooting. Get him in your lineups for this weekend's games vs. the Pistons (Friday) and Nets (Sunday).
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 10:31:00 PM

Darren Collison (knee) and Cory Joseph (shoulder) will play Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

Collison will be returning from a one-game absence, which should send Joseph back to the bench. Collison hasn't played that well over the past few weeks, so he's not a great DFS target with a tough matchup against Russell Westbrook of the Thunder. Season-long owners can go ahead and get him active, though.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 05:24:00 PM

Darren Collison (knee) was able to practice on Tuesday but is considered questionable for Wednesday's game vs. OKC.

Collison was unable to play Sunday vs. the Nuggets due to the knee issue. Cory Joseph started in his place but was unproductive. Joseph finished with two points (on 1-of-9 shooting), two rebounds and five assists in 31 minutes. CoJo would likely draw another start and a chance to redeem himself if Collison is unable to play Wednesday
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 01:48:00 PM

Darren Collison (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Nuggets and Cory Joseph will draw the start in his place.

Collison mentioned after Friday's game that his knee was bothering him, and by giving him Sunday's game off, he'll have a full four days to rest up for Wednesday's game against the Thunder. This seems like a precautionary move more than anything, but we'll have a better idea on his status moving forward based on his activity level at practices. Joseph has played well off the bench this season, so he'll be someone to consider in DFS with an increased role tonight.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 03:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Cory Joseph
3Joseph Young
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Lance Stephenson
SF1Bojan Bogdanovic
2Glenn Robinson III
3Ben Moore
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Domantas Sabonis
3T.J. Leaf
4Alex Poythress
C1Myles Turner
2Al Jefferson
3Ike Anigbogu