Fred VanVleet

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  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet continued to produce with 16 points (6-for-12 shooting), nine assists, three triples and a steal in Friday's win over the Knicks.

    VanVleet is showing no ill effects from his recent injury absence and is as consistent a point guard as there is in fantasy hoops. Continue to ride him out as long as he's active.

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet came up big and knocked down key shot after shot to lead the Raptors to a 107-95 win over the Sixers on Wednesday, pacing his pack with 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting, including six 3-pointers, five rebounds, eight dimes and one steal.

    FVV showed his clutch-mode in this one, stepping up when the Raptors needed him the most to take the lead away from Philly. He's come into his own and is a lock to finish as a top-30 asset (at least) in 8/9-cat this season.

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet scored 20 points in Monday's win over the Hawks, adding four rebounds, two assists, and three steals.

    VanVleet shot 11-for-14 from the foul line which allowed him to overcome his 4-for-11 on field goals. He also scored 29 points on Saturday. The guard hasn't missed a beat despite being out for two weeks earlier this month with a hamstring injury.

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell scored 27 points with one rebound, one assist, and two steals in 25 minutes while shooting 6-for-9 on threes in Monday's win over the Hawks.

    Powell was off to a slow start in this one but got hot in the second half. He has scored at least 20 points in every game since he came back from injury on January 12. Fred VanVleet's return simply hasn't hurt his value yet.

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Nick Nurse said that he will probably shuffle the team's starting lineup for the second half of the season and that he is still undecided on how today's lineup will shake out.

    If the Raptors were to make a change to the starting lineup, the most likely move would seem to be bringing Fred VanVleet off of the bench. Regardless if FVV starts or comes off the bench, he is still going to get his minutes and usage, while closing out games. Continue to ride him while he is in the lineup.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    In his return from a two-week absence, Fred VanVleet scored 29 points in Saturday's 122-112 win over the Wolves, chipping in four rebounds, two assists and four steals.

    Not only did he shoot the ball efficiently (11-of-16) but he also held on to the ball and only committed one turnover. Though he only registered two assists, the four steals, make this one of the cleaner fantasy games for VanVleet this season. Look for him to keep it going as he is providing top-30 player return so far this season.

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell scored 20 points in 25 minutes off the bench in Saturday's win, chipping in three rebounds, four assists and two steals.

    Powell has scored over 20 points in four consecutive games off the bench. Even with the return of teammate Fred VanVleet, Powell has continued to get shots up, averaging 14 field goal attempts a game. He is worth hanging on to in most leagues.

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet (hamstring) will make his return to the lineup in Saturday's game against the Wolves.

    FVV is expected to play in 7-8 minute stints as the team looks to ease him back into the lineup. Norman Powell is likely to be affected the most when VanVleet gets back up to speed. Make sure to get VanVleet back into your lineup as he has been a top-30 per game player on the season.

    Source: Eric Smith on Twitter

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet (hamstring) is being listed as questionable to play in Saturday's game against the Wolves.

    Nick Nurse stated earlier in the week that VanVleet could return this weekend, so there is a real chance the Raptors get their sparkplug combo guard back for this one. Norman Powell would take the biggest hit should FVV be able to go.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kyle Lowry
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry went to the locker room with two minutes left in the first half on Friday.

    Lowry limped to the locker room in the first quarter after banging his knee. He was able to return to the game but left for the locker room early in the first half. Fred VanVleet should return soon and would see increased value with Lowry out. Norman Powell and OG Anunoby would also benefit.

    Source: Doug Smith on Twitter

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet will miss Friday's matchup against the Wizards but is likely to return from his right hamstring strain on Saturday to face the Wolves.

    With VanVleet out on Friday, the Raptors will offer extra touches to Norman Powell mainly, but its possible Patrick McCaw or Terence Davis go off as well. Powell remains a hold in standard leagues, and it is worth waiting to see how his role develops even when FVV is back in the starting lineup.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet (right hamstring strain) is officially questionable to play in Friday's game vs. the Wizards.

    VanVleet has missed the past four games with his most current ailment but appears on track for a return in the near future. Expect Norman Powell, Patrick McCaw and Terence Davis to see additional minutes if FVV doesn't return for Friday's game.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet (right hamstring strain) was on the floor and went through a shooting workout after Tuesday's practice, but there is still no date for his return.

    This is certainly encouraging news for VanVleet, who has been out since January 6th. FVV is the last of the injured for the Raptors after Pascal Siakam and Norman Powell returned on Sunday, while Marc Gasol is expected to return on Wednesday. Norman Powell will see extra usage for however much longer FVV is out.

    Source: Michael Grange

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet (right hamstring strain) made a "brief appearance" at practice on Saturday, but is still expected to miss several weeks with his injury.

    This is a non-report if there ever was one. Muscle strains can only heal with rest if there's not a complete tear of the soft tissue, so his being at practice in limited fashion is not necessarily good news if he's exposing himself to re-injury. That said, every single injured Raptor has been beating their return-from-injury timelines all season, so don't expect VanVleet to miss too much time. Norman Powell is due back on Sunday and he will hold value until VanVleet is available to return.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell (left shoulder subluxation) will not play in Wednesday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Powell will miss his eleventh consecutive game on Wednesday. With Fred VanVleet ruled out as well, the Raptors could have some interesting DFS appeal on Wednesday's nine-game card.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter