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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Cory Joseph took advantage of garbage time to finish Sunday's blowout victory with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting, six assists, one rebound and one steal.

He nailed a pair of 3-pointers and didn't have any turnovers in 31 minutes, just the sixth time this season he's eclipsed the 30-minute mark. The Pacers rested all of their starters in the fourth quarter, with Darren Collison (27 minutes) and Victor Oladipo (21 minutes) getting extra rest, so this doesn't mean anything for Joseph going forward.
Jan 14 - 10:28 PM

Cory Joseph ended up with 10 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 31 minutes off the bench in Friday's 119-107 loss in Chicago.

Joseph is seeing a little extra run at both guard spots, helping to pick up the slack while Victor Oladipo (knee) is on the shelf. It also helped that Bojan Bogdanovic was struggling with his shot. CoJo is averaging 10.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game over his past two outings.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 10:54:00 PM

Cory Joseph played 28 minutes with 11 points, three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer against the Hawks on Wednesday.

He played in the final 16 minutes and he continues to get minutes at both guard spots. Joseph's season-high usage rate is just 20.4 and he's not much of a stat filler, so he's really just a deep-league handcuff with a lower upside.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 11:20:00 PM

Cory Joseph scored 15 points in a 109-97 road win on Sunday, making 5-of-7 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs with six rebounds, three assists and one block.

One of Joseph's makes came from downtown and he committed just one turnover in 30 minutes of action. The best news for fantasy owners is that he played a lot of minutes alongside Darren Collison tonight -- they shared the backcourt for the final six minutes of a close game, while Bojan Bogdanovic watched from the bench. That's unlikely to become the norm, but it's a situation to watch.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 09:13:00 PM

Cory Joseph (sore left shoulder) headed back to the bench vs. OKC, finishing Wednesday's home loss with seven points on 3-of-5 shooting, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes.

Joseph was listed as questionable tonight, but that seems like more of a formality since he's yet to miss a game all season. He played 31 minutes as a fill-in starter on Sunday, but with Darren Collison (knee) back tonight, CoJo resumed his typical bench role with minutes in the mid-20s. He's better suited to leagues with 14 or more teams.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 10:31:00 PM

Cory Joseph (shoulder) will play on Wednesday night against the Thunder.

The Pacers keep listing him as questionable, but he keeps getting on the active roster. With Darren Collison ready to go and based on how OKC has so much size, Joseph may not get too many minutes in this game.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 05:28:00 PM

Cory Joseph (sore left shoulder) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

Darren Collison (sore knee) is also questionable to play on Wednesday, and if both those guys are out, we could see Victor Oladipo shift over to point guard with Lance Stephenson moving into the starting five and there would be more minutes available for Joe Young. Check back for another update on Joseph following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 03:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
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