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Lance Stephenson | Guard | #1

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (10) / IND
Contract: view contract details

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Lance Stephenson finished with nine points, eight rebounds, five assists and a steal across 28 minutes off the bench in Friday's loss against the Pistons.
Stephenson continues to see plenty of minutes off the bench and he contributes favorably in multiple categories for fantasy owners. He has been tremendous on the glass lately, averaging 7.3 rebounds per game over his past four outings while managing 4.3 assists per contest during the span. Dec 15 - 10:59 PM

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Lance Stephenson (ankle) came off the bench for 12 points, six rebounds and a season-high six assists in 36 minutes on Sunday.

Darren Collison's absence with knee soreness really opened things up for Stephenson tonight, and the 36 minutes matched his season-high. Despite his solid play, it's impossible to overlook the situational nature of this line. He'd be worth considering if Collison misses more games, but the Pacers don't play again until Wednesday vs. OKC.
Dec 10 - 8:52 PM

Lance Stephenson (ankle) is a go for Sunday's game against the Nuggets.

With Darren Collison (knee) watching from the sidelines tonight, Stephenson should have more opportunity to handle the rock, so he might be someone to consider as a low-end streamer in deep leagues or a DFS punt play.
Dec 10 - 3:55 PM

Lance Stephenson (left ankle) is questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday, according to the game notes.

He played 22 minutes on Friday and has been in a fairly strong groove this month. Stephenson should still have a good chance to play and we should get an update tomorrow.
Dec 9 - 4:22 PM

Lance Stephenson finished with seven points, seven rebounds, four assists and a steal in 22 minutes off the bench Friday against the Cavaliers.

After five straight double-digit point performances, Stephenson has tailed off a bit at the offensive end. He is averaging just 7.3 points per game over the past three outings, hitting 9-of-22 (40.9 percent) from the field. Really, his past three games have been about par for the course for Stephenson after he overachieved a bit to close out November.
Dec 8 - 11:08 PM

Lance Stephenson posted 11 points with two rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench in Friday's 120-115 loss at Toronto.

The 27-year-old guard has posted double-digit point totals in a season-high five straight games, averaging 14.8 PPG during the impressive stretch. He return to the bench on Monday against Orlando but he hasn't skipped a beat, continuing to be very productive for the Pacers and his fantasy owners. He continues to be a solid depth option in most standard fantasy formats.
Dec 1 - 10:36 PM

Lance Stephenson returned to the bench on Monday vs. Orlando, but he was still productive with 18 points, eight rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

Victor Oladipo (knee) was back in the lineup and carried the Pacers, but Stephenson gave them a spark off the bench, hitting 7-of-11 shots and 3-of-4 free throws. He's now scored 16+ points in three straight games and his confidence appears to be growing by the day. He'll get minutes in the mid-20s as long as he's rolling, so you could do worse with your last roster spot in a standard league.
Nov 27 - 9:50 PM

Lance Stephenson will return to the bench for Monday's matchup with the Magic, with Victor Oladipo (knee) back in action.

Born Ready has played well over the past few games, but he didn't play great in his previous meeting with the Magic, tallying just three points, 10 boards and six assists on 25% shooting in 23 minutes off the bench. With eight other games on the slate tonight, fantasy GMs may want to look elsewhere for production.
Nov 27 - 6:35 PM

Lance Stephenson made his first start of the season against the Celtics on Saturday with 16 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

The Pacers got the good version of Lance, making 5-of-9 from the field and all four free throws for one of his most efficient games of the season -- his 18 points on Friday had a 100 eFG% for his best. It doesn't sound like Victor Oladipo (knee) will be out for long, and maybe he can be back for Monday. Stephenson is only an add if you're cutting something you think nobody else wants.
Nov 25 - 10:30 PM

Lance Stephenson will start for Victor Oladipo (knee) against the Celtics on Saturday.

It'll be his first start of the year after 19 games off the bench. Stephenson has closed out games for the Pacers and he's logged plenty of minutes with the other starters, so he should be all set for minutes close to 30. He does have some efficiency concerns, but expect Lance to be a playmaker with a chance to fill the box score.
Nov 25 - 6:19 PM

Lance Stephenson got hot with the shot on Friday, finishing 7-of-9 from the field—including 4-of-4 from behind the 3-point line—for 18 points, seven rebounds, five turnovers and nothing else in a win over the Raptors.

Sometimes, Lance gets hot, and this was one of those nights for the enigmatic hooper, who benefited from Victor Oladipo (knee) sitting down the stretch. In terms of fantasy value, you're best off looking elsewhere, but we'll keep you posted on Stephenson's role in case Dipo is forced to miss any time.
Nov 24 - 11:08 PM

Lance Stephenson scored 13 points with eight rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

This was one of his best games of the year and he helped the Pacers overcome a 22-point hole. Stephenson has been one of the most inconsistent offensive players in the league, so fantasy owners would have to see him string some games together before adding him. He is trending up after that brutal start, though.
Nov 17 - 9:59 PM

Lance Stephenson said staying confident helped him put in 14 points during Tuesday's narrow loss to the Pelicans.

"That confidence, man," Stephenson said of what got him going after averaging just 5.2 points on 28 percent shooting through the first 10 games. "I feel like the last couple of games I was thinking too much and not playing my game. I just came out today without thinking and it started off with defense and rebounding. I feel like when I get a rebound or an assist it gets me going." Born Ready played well on Tuesday, but we'd like to see a repeat performance before recommending him as an add in most formats.
Nov 8 - 1:10 PM

Lance Stephenson hit 5-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer off the bench and had 14 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a steal in 28 minutes on Tuesday.

Born Ready was ready tonight, but it's been slow going for him lately. He failed to even score last Wednesday and had scored six points in each of his previous three games. Sometimes a player has a big game and it sends a signal that he's ready to get going. This probably isn't one of those times.
Nov 7 - 9:49 PM

Lance Stephenson scored five points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 17 minutes against Thunder on Wednesday.

Despite a huge opportunity in front of him due to such a thin wing rotation, it's just not happening right now for Born Ready. Stephenson is a drop candidate, especially with how the Pacers are off for three days.
Oct 25 - 11:53 PM

Depth Charts

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