Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 12 Days

Patterson (hand) played 21 minutes off the bench Friday, scoring 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-4 3P) with seven rebounds.

The Raptors' stretch four will fill a big role on their second unit, but his minutes and fantasy value will be somewhat limited unless starter Amir Johnson misses some time.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 13 Days

Patterson (hand) will dress for Friday's game against the Celtics.

Patterson was held out of Tuesday's preseason game against the Kings because of a sore hand, but practiced fully Thursday and is back on the bench Friday. He should see some time off the bench in the game assuming he is truly healthy.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 14 Days

Patterson (hand) practiced in full Thursday and is on track to return Friday against Boston, Josh Lewenberg of TSNreports.

A sore hand kept Patterson out of Tuesday's preseason game against Sacramento. As anticipated, the injury looks to be nothing serious, so expect to see him back on the court Friday. Patterson will again be one of the first forwards off the bench for Toronto this season.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 16 Days

Patterson (hand) will miss Tuesday's preseason contest against the Kings, Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports.

Patterson is still dealing with a sore right hand, and he'll sit out Tuesday as a precaution. The injury does not appear to be anything serious, and Patterson should be considered questionable for Friday's matchup with the Celtics.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 18 Days

Patterson (hand) will miss the Raptors preseason opener Sunday against Sacramento, the Toronto Star's Doug Smith reports.

Patterson is apparently dealing with a sore right hand, and he'll be held out of action Sunday, likely as a precaution. The forward will likely hold down a similar role to last season, when he appeared in 48 games (seven starts), averaging 23.3 minutes per game.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 4 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 4 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 6 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 7 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.