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January 13, 2019, 4:46 pmDelon Wright - G - Toronto Raptors
Delon Wright was the Raptors' only backup point guard on Sunday with Fred VanVleet (thigh) out of commission and cooked up 17 points, six rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer.
Wright hit 7-of-11 from the field but only played 22 minutes as both teams rode their starters heavily in the fourth quarter and both overtimes. He also made this a great 9-cat game by committing no turnovers, and this line was a nice example of his upside, as well as why we love him as a deep-league guy who has an outside shot at value in 12-14-team formats. If anything happened to VanVleet or Kyle Lowry, Wright would be a hot add. It's something to keep in mind for next season as he enters restricted free agency.
January 11, 2019, 10:37 pmDelon Wright - G - Toronto Raptors
Delon Wright posted 12 points, five rebounds, two assists, three steals and a 3-pointer in 23 minutes during Friday's blowout win.
This is the type of funky line that makes Wright such an intriguing fantasy asset. He's picked up his play of late and should be owned in all 16-team leagues, with his ability to pick up steals and blocks in a hurry giving him a feasible pathway to fringe relevance in 12-team leagues. Fred VanVleet was also quality tonight with 10 points, six assists, a steal and three triples and remains a nice low-end guard option in 12-14-teamers.
January 11, 2019, 6:05 pmPatrick McCaw - G - Toronto Raptors
Newly signed guard Patrick McCaw will be available to play on Friday vs. the Nets.
With McCaw’s contract situation finally resolved, he’s looking forward to playing his first game as a Raptor. With Fred VanVleet returning to the bench and Delon Wright also available, it remains to be seen how coach Nick Nurse uses McCaw. Still, with all the guards healthy(ish), McCaw doesn’t look to get enough run to make a fantasy impact.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
January 6, 2019, 9:52 pmDelon Wright - G - Toronto Raptors
Delon Wright had 10 points, four rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes on Sunday.
Wright had a great sequence in the second quarter, stealing the inbounds pass from a lackadaisical Domantas Sabonis and drilling a corner three while the Pacers tried to assign blame mid-play. He didn't really step up with Kyle Lowry out but looked like the guy that deep-league owners have grown to love tonight. He's worth owning in 16-teamers with room to get on the radar in shallower formats, though it's just not super likely given Toronto's depth.
January 3, 2019, 11:14 pmDelon Wright - G - Toronto Raptors
Delon Wright finished Thursday's loss to the Spurs with 15 points, four rebounds, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in 24 minutes.
Wright got some early run with Fred VanVleet picking up two quick fouls and was one of the better Raptors tonight, though that isn't saying much. This is the sort of versatile line that makes Wright a sneaky bet to end up inside the top-175, though he hasn't had too many encouraging games like this so far. Kyle Lowry's return will hurt as well, so Wright isn't a pickup in standard-sized leagues after this game. VanVleet had 12 points, five rebounds, two assists and a 3-pointer.
December 21, 2018, 10:20 pmDelon Wright - G - Toronto Raptors
Delon Wright started in place of Danny Green (knee) on Friday night and was able to post eight points, four rebounds, a steal and a block in 33 minutes of action.
Wright went a disappointing 3-of-9 from the field but his multi-cat potential was on display, and his ability to chip in the defensive stats gives him a pathway to standard-league relevance while Kyle Lowry is out. Wright's struggled to get going so far this season and is still more of a stream in leagues with fewer than 16 teams, however.
December 21, 2018, 6:36 pmOG Anunoby - F - Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby will start at power forward while Delon Wright gets the start at shooting guard as the Raptors will go small vs. the Cavs on Friday.
Pascal Siakam will shift to center opening up room for Anunoby at the four. Anunoby is a bit of a risky play in DFS while Delon Wright deserves a look.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
December 16, 2018, 10:44 pmDelon Wright - G - Toronto Raptors
Delon Wright put up 15 points with eight rebounds and four assists in a start on Sunday in place of Kyle Lowry as the Raptors lost to the Nuggets.
Fred VanVleet was also out in this one, so huge minutes were given to Wright. He was a great stream option for this game, but he is not worth owning as he is outside the top-230 in value this season.
December 16, 2018, 6:38 pmDelon Wright - G - Toronto Raptors
Delon Wright is starting at point guard in Sunday's game against the Nuggets.
Wright will be shouldering a big load with Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet out. He's a nice fantasy option because of his ability to rack up assists and defensive stats, so we'll see what he can do tonight. Lorenzo Brown and Malachi Richardson will be helping to fill out a thin guard rotation off the bench.
Source: Eric Smith on Twitter
December 14, 2018, 5:04 pmKyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry is questionable for Friday’s game with a thigh contusion, not back spasms.
Whether he plays tonight or not, a thigh contusion is a whole lot less tricky than back spasms so Lowry should be back soon. If he doesn’t suit up, look for Fred VanVleet to start and Delon Wright to get extra run off the bench.
Source: Jay Allen on Twitter
December 14, 2018, 3:37 pmKyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry (back spasms) is listed as questionable to play on Friday vs. the Blazers.
Lowry has only missed one game this season and has been holding up pretty well so far. If he can’t play look for Fred VanVleet to get another start with Delon Wright getting extra run off the bench.
Source: Peter Socotch on Twitter
December 12, 2018, 12:43 amDelon Wright - G - Toronto Raptors
Delon Wright left during the second quarter of Tuesday's game but returned to finish with 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting, two threes, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 20 minutes off the bench.
Wright not only dodged the injury situation but he reminded folks of what he's capable of all in one swoop. His minutes would need to stay above 20 mpg in order to be on the standard league radar, and we'd like to see him do this 1-2 more times before we're making him a recommended luxury stash.
December 11, 2018, 11:13 pmDelon Wright - G - Toronto Raptors
Delon Wright (face) left Tuesday's game against the Clippers in the second quarter and is expected to return.
Wright's injuries have contributed to a slow start so he has been on most league's waiver wires this season. He has a great stat set and is a solid young player so if he gets a chance down the road owners should be ready to make a move. We'll update his status after the game.
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