Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 6 Days

Patterson scored 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-6 3P) with five rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes off the bench Friday.

He's now scored in double digits in seven straight games, averaging 12.7 points, 4.6 boards and 2.7 threes over that stretch. Patterson only has fantasy value in deeper leagues, but he continues to play an important role as a stretch four on the Raptors' second unit.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 17 Days

Patterson scored 19 points (7-11 FG, 5-7 3P) with eight rebounds, two assists and a block in 39 minutes off the bench Monday.

He ended up seeing more court time than either Jonas Valanciunas or Amir Johnson, as Raptors' coach Dwane Casey rode his hot hand from beyond the arc. Patterson has scored in double digits in five of his last six games, averaging 11.7 points, 7.8 boards and 2.2 threes per game over that stretch.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 25 Days

Patterson scored 10 points (3-8 FG, 0-4 3P, 4-4 FT) with 13 rebounds, three assists and a block in 34 minutes off the bench Sunday.

Tyler Hansbrough (shoulder) was back in the Raptors' front court after a five game absence, but Patterson still saw heavy action and posted his second straight double-double. He's be hard-pressed to maintain those numbers going forward, however.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 27 Days

Patterson scored 10 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 0-2 FT) and added 12 rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes against the Mavericks Friday.

Patterson made the most of his extra minutes in the contest, recording his first double-double of the season. He is averaging 24 minutes this season, and Friday marks just the second time he has eclipsed the 30 minutes mark - the other was a 14 points and eight rebounds performance. Coach Dwane Casey always finds room in his rotation to give extra court time to the hot hand. Unfortunately for Patterson, he is not hot often enough to be a consistent beneficiary.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 1 Month

Patterson scored 16 points (7-11 FG, 2-5 3P) with five rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench Saturday.

James Johnson suffered an ankle sprain Saturday, which allowed Patterson to see extra minutes as part of the unit Raptors coach Dwane Casey used to close out the game. If Johnson's injury proves to be serious it could mean some extra crunch-time minutes for Patterson, but probably not enough to affect his fantasy value.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 2 Months

Patterson scored 14 points (5-9 FG, 2-2 3P, 2-2 FT) with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and block in 36 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Thunder.

His second game in the starting lineup was a significant improvement on his disappearing act versus the Heat on Sunday. Amir Johnson will miss at least one more game, so Patterson will get a chance to build on this effort Wednesday night in Boston.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 2 Months

Patterson will get the start at power forward Tuesday and Wednesday as the Raptors continue to hold out Amir Johnson (ankle), TSN 1050's Josh Lewenberg reports.

Patterson picked up three fouls in 15 minutes in his start Sunday, and failed to score, so there's a risk in starting him. However, in the past he has shown enough upside to be worth a look in daily leagues, particularly tournaments.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 2 Months

Patterson got the start at power forward Sunday in place of the injured Amir Johnson (ankle), and failed to score a point or record a rebound in 15 minutes of action.

To say that was an unacceptable result in a game the Raptors lost by five points would be a massive understatement. There's no timetable yet on Johnson's return, but if he does miss more action it wouldn't be surprising to see coach Dwane Casey return Patterson to the bench and try Tyler Hansbrough (who played 24 minutes Sunday) in the starting lineup instead.

Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 3 Months

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 3 Months

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.