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Cory Joseph | Guard | #6

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
College: Texas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (29) / SA
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Cory Joseph will exercise his player option for the 2018-19 season with the Pacers.
He'll be on the books for $7.9 million and will hit the open market during the summer of 2019. Darren Collison is still under contract, so expect Joseph to reprise his role as the primary backup PG. Joseph averaged 7.9 points, 3.2 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.8 triples for the Pacers this season, playing 27.0 minutes per game across all 82 games. May 2 - 9:31 AM

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Cory Joseph racked up nine points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in 31 minutes of action vs. Miami on Sunday.

Indiana clinched a playoff spot tonight, shaking off a brutal first quarter to eventually win in overtime, 113-107. Joseph made 4-of-7 shots off the bench and the only downside was the lack of 3-pointers, steals or blocks. The Pacers continue to roll with him in three-guard lineups, which is terrific news for his deep-league owners.
Mar 25 - 8:26 PM

The Pacers lost their rescheduled game vs. New Orleans on Wednesday, despite Cory Joseph chipping in eight points, four rebounds, three steals and one block off the bench.

Lance Stephenson said half-jokingly before the game that Indy was "mad" about losing an off-day due to the canceled game. "We’re going to go whoop New Orleans," he added. Things didn't go to plan for Stephenson (five points in 13 minutes) and company, despite using their preferred starting five with Darren Collison at PG and Joseph off the bench. Indy has been going with a lot of small lineups and Joseph continues to get minutes in the mid-20s, which is enough for him to be a steals specialist.
Mar 21 - 11:36 PM

Cory Joseph scored 18 points with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and two triples in 35 minutes vs. the Hawks on Friday.

This was a nice parting gift to his fantasy owners, as he's not going to be able to hold onto his value when he moves back to the bench in the near future. Darren Collison looked excellent and saw more minutes than expected (21 minutes) in his first game back, so Joseph can be dropped in standard leagues for a hot free agent.
Mar 9 - 10:18 PM

Cory Joseph ended up with 16 points over 38 minutes in Sunday's road win against the Wizards.

Joseph was 7-of-12 from the field, including 1-of-5 from behind the 3-point line, while adding five rebounds, two assists and a steal with just two turnovers. He has bounced back nicely with 14.0 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 3.0 APG and 2.0 SPG over the past two outings since an ugly scoreless outing in Atlanta on Wednesday. He'll look to keep it going Monday in the first of a four-game week.
Mar 4 - 9:44 PM

Cory Joseph played well on Friday vs. the Bucks, scoring 12 points with four rebounds, four assists, three steals and two triples.

Joseph was coming off a zero-point dud in an ugly loss vs. the Hawks on Wednesday but took full responsibility after. "I wasn’t making the right reads," Joseph said. "It’s my job to settle everybody down, get everybody in the right spots. I just didn’t have a good game. We just have to bounce back. That’s this league. You got to focus mentally, come out with a lot of energy next game." He was much better tonight and ended up playing a team-high 41 minutes. There's a chance Darren Collison (knee) could be back when the Pacers finish up their road trip this weekend, so Joseph's low-end value has an expiration date.
Mar 2 - 10:55 PM

Cory Joseph did not score with two rebounds and three assists in 33 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday.

Even with the extra minutes as the starter, Joseph hasn't been able to do much with them. Darren Collison (knee) should be back in early March, so Joseph's owners should have moved on already.
Feb 28 - 10:00 PM

Cory Joseph grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds against the Nets on Wednesday, adding 15 points, three assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

It was easily the most productive game on the stat sheet after Joseph didn't have a single steal or block in his previous three games. Joseph apparently likes to play against the Nets because he had a career-high 33 against them last year. Darren Collison should be back shortly after the break, so CoJo is more of a drop than an add.
Feb 14 - 10:32 PM

Cory Joseph had six rebounds and four assists in 21 minutes on Sunday, but added just two points on 1-of-3 shooting without any 3-pointers or defensive stats.

Darren Collison (knee) is one week into his 2-3 week timetable, and Joseph has yet to help fantasy owners in his absence. In three previous starts he was averaging 3.0 points on 15.0% shooting, 5.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds, without a single 3-pointer, steal or block to his credit. Suffice to say, there are more appealing options on almost any waiver wire.
Feb 11 - 8:48 PM

Cory Joseph missed all six of his shots and failed to score vs. Boston on Friday, adding seven assists, two rebounds and two turnovers in 34 minutes.

Despite the poor stat line, Joseph played some nice defense on Kyrie Irving and drew some praise from coach Nate McMillan. "I thought Cory played about as good defense as you can play on Kyrie, just trying to stay in front of him, making hustle plays," McMillan said. Joseph added that he had "no legs" offensively, but things should get easier on Sunday in New York. He's still just a low-end add while Darren Collison (knee) is out, but owners in standard leagues can probably do better.
Feb 9 - 11:16 PM

Cory Joseph started in place of Darren Collison (knee surgery) on Monday, but hit just 2-of-7 shots for seven points, two rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes.

Joseph has been a better back up player than a starter through his career, but he is going to have plenty of opportunities over the next three weeks with Collison out. There are still much better free agents to target, but Joseph does deserve to be watched closely over the next few games, in case he gets hot.
Feb 5 - 10:18 PM

Cory Joseph and Lance Stephenson will be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Wizards with both Victor Oladipo (illness) and Darren Collison (knee) unavailable.

In Joseph's previous start this season he played 31 minutes but finished with just two points, three boards, five dimes and one turnover, so he's not worth much more than a punt play in DFS. Stephenson should have the rock in his hands a ton tonight with both Oladipo and Collison unavailable, and he offers a bit more upside than Joseph, so he's someone to consider streaming.
Feb 5 - 5:25 PM

Cory Joseph finished with eight points, three rebounds and three assists over 20 minutes in Friday's 115-108 win against the Cavaliers.

Joseph's minutes were back down with Darren Collison back from a personal issue after missing Wednesday's game. It's uncertain if Collison will need to take further time away from the time in the future, so perhaps Joseph sees a bump in production from time to time. However, he remains more of a fantasy option for those in deeper leagues at this point.
Jan 26 - 11:14 PM

Cory Joseph scored eight points with three rebounds, eight assists and one turnover in 33 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

With Darren Collison (personal) out, coach Nate McMillan kept his second unit together, so Joseph only saw a seven-minute increase from his 25.8 minutes per game on the year. It's unclear if Collison will miss more time, so it's possible Joseph gets another bump in playing time on Friday.
Jan 24 - 9:49 PM

Cory Joseph hit 5-of-7 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals in Monday's easy 109-94 win over the Jazz.

The game was a blowout, just like Sunday's win over Phoenix, so the Pacers let Joseph play while giving Darren Collison a bit of a rest. Joseph has played very well in his last two games, but the Pacers probably won't be blowing people out of the gym on a regular basis. In fact, they'll get a tough test on Thursday night at Portland, so look for Joseph to cool off in that one.
Jan 15 - 11:41 PM