Fred VanVleet
Fred VanVleet
24-Year-Old GuardG
Toronto Raptors
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After barely playing as an undrafted rookie out of Wichita State in 2016-17, VanVleet became a significant contributor for the Raptors in his second year, helping lead one of the better benches in the entire NBA. Operating as Kyle Lowry's backup at point guard, VanVleet posted averages of 8.6 points, 3.2 assists and 2.4 rebounds across 20.0 minutes. He also upped his efficiency as a shooter and finished 42.6 percent from the field, 41.4 percent from the three-point line and 83.2 percent from the charity stripe. Whenever Lowry or DeMar DeRozan were off the floor, VanVleet provided a reliable option as both a facilitator and a scorer, which landed him in the discussion for the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award. VanVleet wound up placing third behind Lou Williams and Eric Gordon, but it was a still a testament to how valuable he was to a team that finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference. After earning a two-year, $18.1 million extension this offseason, VanVleet returns in what should be a similar role in the backcourt. The Raptors traded away DeRozan and brought in the likes of Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green, but it shouldn't impact VanVleet's role much. Look for him to operate as the No. 2 option at point guard behind Lowry, as well as the first guy off the bench most nights. That should limit his utility to a late-round option in deeper leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $18.11 million contract with the Raptors in July of 2018.
Solid in second straight spot start
GToronto Raptors
December 13, 2018
VanVleet (back) totaled 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and three steals across 28 minutes in the Raptors' 113-93 win over the Warriors on Wednesday.
VanVleet shook off the back issue that had him listed as questionable coming into the contest and put in another solid performance in Kawhi Leonard's (hip) stead. The third-year guard was more active on the scoring front than a night earlier against the Clippers, displaying impressive efficiency while shooting 50 percent, including 66.7 percent from three-point range. VanVleet is expected to revert to a bench role that still typically affords him minutes in the 20s if Leonard is able to return to action Friday against the Trail Blazers.
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Will play Wednesday
GToronto Raptors
December 12, 2018
Van Vleet (back) will play in Wednesday's game against the Warriors, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
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Game-time decision Wednesday
GToronto Raptors
December 12, 2018
Van Vleet is a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Warriors with a back injury, Josh Lewenberg of reports.
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Hands out career-high 14 dimes
GToronto Raptors
December 11, 2018
VanVleet had five points (2-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt), 14 assists, and six rebounds in 30 minutes during Tuesday's 123-99 victory over the Clippers.
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Starting Tuesday
GToronto Raptors
December 11, 2018
VanVleet will start Tuesday against the Clippers, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
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Shines off bench
GToronto Raptors
December 10, 2018
VanVleet scored a season-high 19 points (7-12 FG, 5-7 3Pt) and added two rebounds, two assists and one steal across 27 minutes off the bench Sunday in the Raptors' 104-99 loss to the Bucks.
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