Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 3 Months

Patrick Patterson has signed a 3-year, $18 million deal with the Raptors.

Patterson is a solid backup for Toronto, and he had a great stretch last season when Amir Johnson went down with an ankle injury. The signing leaves Toronto with about $7.5 million to spend while remaining under the cap, and they still have yet to retain backup point guard Greivis Vasquez. Two-Pat is a solid signing for the Raptors, but playing behind Amir Johnson and Jonas Valaciunas significantly hinders his fantasy appeal.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 3 Months

The Raptors have made a qualifying offer to Patrick Patterson to make him a restricted free agent.

Two-Pat helped himself last year while Amir Johnson was out with an ankle injury, but he did slow down with some struggles in the mid-range game. Patterson is probably going to stay put in Toronto and is not worth owning in most fantasy leagues while Jonas Valanciunas and Johnson are healthy.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 5 Months

The Raptors can make Patrick Patterson a restricted free agent this summer by making him a $4.3 million qualifying offer.

It should be an easy decision for the Raptors to retain one of their most valuable bench pieces. Showing an ability to score in bunches when needed, Patterson averaged 9.1 points and 51. rebounds on 47.7 percent shooting during the regular season. He's also been solid through two playoff games at 10.5 points and 7.0 boards. The problem for his fantasy upside is that the Raptors project to retain Amir Johnson at $7 million guaranteed for the 2014-15 season.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 6 Months

Patrick Patterson moved back to the bench against the Knicks on Friday, scoring six points with two boards, one assist and two turnovers.

He didn't play very well while Amir Johnson was out and only took advantage of a great matchup against the Sixers. Patterson can be cut in almost all leagues.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 6 Months

Patrick Patterson played well in place of Amir Johnson (ankle) and had 17 points, five rebounds, three blocks and three 3-pointers on 7-of-11 shooting.

If you saw that Amir was out and made the move to get Pat-Pat into your lineup, congratulations are in order. If Johnson misses more time, Patterson looks like a great option in all formats.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 6 Months

Patrick Patterson had eight points, two rebounds, one block and one steal in Wednesday's win over the Rockets.

Amir Johnson started, but lasted just three minutes before his troublesome right ankle knocked him out. Patterson ended up playing 26 minutes compared to 18 for Tyler Hansbrough. Even if Amir misses more time, we wouldn't be running to the wire to add PatPat. He's at 8.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 0.2 blocks in 10 starts this season.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 6 Months

Patrick Patterson played eight minutes in his return from an elbow injury on Monday with two points and one rebound.

He must not be back to himself and committed three fouls in the loss. Patterson had a good run earlier this season while Amir Johnson had an ankle injury, but he won't have much value in almost any league now that Johnson is healthy.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 6 Months

Patrick Patterson (elbow) has been cleared to play against the Heat on Monday.

His UCL injury has kept him out since Mar. 7 and it's unclear how much playing time he'll see. Patterson did some 3-on-3 work over the weekend, so he has been able to keep his conditioning up in some capacity. He's still too risky to use in fantasy leagues while Tyler Hansbrough is not an option.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 6 Months

Patrick Patterson (elbow) appears to be "on the verge" of playing after going through three-on-three scrimmages in recent practices.

Patterson could return as soon as Sunday's game in Miami, but he's likely to steal a few minutes from Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas without immediately offering fantasy value himself. "[His] conditioning is probably going to be step behind a little bit," said coach Dwane Casey. "We need to kind of get him back in rhythm, and with the lack of practice time it's going to have to be in a game situation."

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 6 Months

Patrick Patterson (elbow) will not play on Friday night vs. the Celtics.

He's been back at practice and there is a good chance he'll be ready for Sunday or Monday. Patterson has been out since Mar. 9 due to his elbow injury and the team will continue to give more run to Tyler Hansbrough. Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas are also solidified in their roles.