Team analysis: Indiana Pacers

Danny Granger, Darren Collison, Roy Hibbert

Granger, Collison and Hibbert are the core of the Pacers, and the only reliable fantasy assets on that team. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Depth chart:

PG: Darren Collison, T.J. Ford, A.J. Price, Lance Stephenson

SG: Mike Dunleavy, Brandon Rush, Dahntay Jones

SF: Danny Granger, Paul George, James Posey

PF: Josh McRoberts, Tyler Hansbrough

C: Roy Hibbert, Solomon Jones, Jeff Foster

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:

Danny Granger – F (Rd. 1-2): 26 Pts, 2.5 threes, 6.5 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 1 Blk

Darren Collison – PG (Rd. 3-4): 16 Pts, 1 three, 3 Reb, 8 Ast, 1.5 Stl

Roy Hibbert – C (Rd. 7-9): 12.5 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Blk

Brandon Rush – G/F (Rd. 12+): 11 Pts, 1.5 threes,  4.5 Reb, 1 Blk

Mike Dunleavy – G/F (Rd. 13+): 10 Pts, 1 three, 3 Reb

T.J. Ford – PG (Rd. 13+): 7 Pts, 3 Ast

Sleeper:

Rush

Most likely to surprise:

Hibbert

Most likely to disappoint:

Collison

Category specialists:

  • Blocks: Hibbert

Things to watch:

  • Granger‘s health
  • if anyone can establish reliable value at SG and PF
  • Hibbert‘s progress

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 16th
  • FGM: 22nd
  • FGA: T10th
  • FG%: 28th
  • FT%: 8th
  • 3PTM: 4th
  • Reb: 19th
  • Ast: T15th
  • TO: T23rd
  • Stl: T16th
  • Blk: T7th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: C-