Thaddeus Young
F IND
2 days ago

Young recorded 17 points (7-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt), four rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots in 36 minutes during Monday's 109-94 win over the Jazz.

EDGE Analysis

Young is surging back into relevance after struggling through a dreadful last two weeks of 2017, where he averaged a paltry 7.1 points and 4.5 rebounds over the last eight games of the year. Monday's effort was his best scoring output in over a month. It's an encouraging sign for Young, who still hasn't lost his starting gig despite this slump, so the minutes are there for the 10-year vet if he can right the ship.

Thaddeus Young
F IND
1 week ago

Young finished with 15 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), eight rebounds, one assist but five turnovers across 31 minutes during Monday's 109-96 win over the Bucks.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to Monday's effort, Young had been slumping for nearly a month, averaging 7.1 points (41.3 percent from the field), 4.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steal across 28.8 minutes per contest over the previous 11 games. Much of that was the result of him taking just 7.3 shots per game, compared to his season average of 10.7 attempts per contest. His anticipated role has somewhat fallen by the wayside with Domantas Sabonis playing better than expected, posting 13.0 points (53.1 percent from the field), 6.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 block across 24.6 minutes per game across that 11-game stretch. The situation is certainly worth monitoring, as Young is a relatively highly owned fantasy player.

Thaddeus Young
F IND
3 weeks ago

Young registered eight points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt), seven rebounds, four assists and three steals across 32 minutes in Friday's 119-107 loss to the Bulls.

EDGE Analysis

Young provided fantasy owners with a bit of everything except blocks in the defeat, although his final line shed further light on a recent unfavorable trend. Factoring in Friday's tally, Young has now generated single-digit point totals in five of his last seven games. The downturn has led to a notably lower 10.4 points per game average across 14 December contests than the 13.1 figure he managed in November. However, the veteran big man has managed to continue providing solid returns in rebounds and steals in particular, and moreover, his offensive decline appears to be in direct correlation to nothing more worrisome than a simple reduction in shot attempts; after putting up 12.1 shots per contest in November, Young is attempting a modest 9.1 field goals in the current month.

Thaddeus Young
F IND
1 month ago

Young (knee) is available to play in Sunday's game against the Nets.

EDGE Analysis

Young surprisingly popped up on the injury report with a sore knee Sunday, but he hadn't missed any previous time before it and it's reportedly just a minor issue. For that reason, Young is going to attempt to play through it, though it certainly makes him a risky DFS play for Sunday's slate. Look for Young to take on his normal role in the starting lineup, but the Pacers could monitor his minutes closely.

Thaddeus Young
F IND
1 month ago

Young is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Nets due to a sore left knee.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear if Young suffered an injury at some point during Friday's loss to the Pistons, in which he played 38 minutes and finished with 12 points and eight rebounds. The veteran has played at least 38 minutes in each of the last five contests, so wear and tear could certainly a factor. Regardless, check back for a more definitive update on Young's status after shootaround Sunday morning.

Thaddeus Young
F IND
1 month ago

Young finished with 18 points (8-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt), six rebounds and one steal in 39 minutes during Sunday's 126-116 victory over Denver.

EDGE Analysis

Young was questionable heading into the game but appeared untroubled in 39 minutes of action. He was likely suffering from a thigh bruise, an injury which often causes discomfort more than anything serious. He was very efficient from the field Sunday, a common theme across most of his games this season. Barring any setbacks from the thigh concern, he should be ready to roll against the Thunder on Wednesday.

Thaddeus Young
F IND
1 month ago

Young (thigh) has been cleared to play in Sunday's game against the Nuggets, Jeremiah Johnson of Fox Sports Indiana reports.

EDGE Analysis

Young's injury was listed as a sore thigh, so it was never expected to be anything serious. He'll take on his typical role in the starting lineup at power forward Sunday and the Pacers haven't announced any sort of restrictions. Fantasy owners should feel comfortable activating him against an injury-depleted Nuggets frontcourt.

Thaddeus Young
F IND
1 month ago

Young is questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Nuggets due to a sore right thigh.

EDGE Analysis

Young likely suffered the injury during Friday's win over Cleveland, as this is the first news of him dealing with thigh soreness. More news on his status should become available after he goes through Sunday's morning shootaround. In the event he doesn't participate in the contest, Domantas Sabonis, T.J. Leaf and Al Jefferson are all candidates to see a boost in workload.

Thaddeus Young
F IND
1 month ago

Young supplied 20 points (9-11 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT), six rebounds, two steals, and one assist in 27 minutes during Monday's 115-97 win over the Knicks.

EDGE Analysis

Young was on fire from the field, scoring 20-plus points for the third time this season while hitting double figures for the 19th time in 24 appearances. This was also the 12th game this season in which Young swiped two steals or more, and the 29-year-old power forward is proving himself to be the best fit next to both starting center Myles Turner and backup big Domantas Sabonis. As a result, Young is one of the more consistent contributors across all fantasy formats.

Thaddeus Young
F IND
2 months ago

Young recorded 17 points (8-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt), five rebounds, three steals, and two assists in 37 minutes during Monday's 105-97 win over the Magic.

EDGE Analysis

Young continues to be a pretty consistent contributor, albeit with a couple duds thrown in recently against the Rockets and Grizzlies. He is providing well-rounded production, with decent numbers in every area except blocks and free-throw percentage (while averaging less than one attempt for the first time in his career). As long as the Pacers remain relevant in the playoff race, Young seems poised to continue playing a major role.