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Lou Williams | Guard

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 175
College: None
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Lou Williams lit up the Knicks on Sunday for 22 points (6-of-14 shooting) to go with four 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist, and a steal.
This is what Lou does. He doesn't offer much peripheral stats, but if you're looking for some points, treys, and a free throw percentage booster, he's your guy. He's averaging 14.4 points and 1.8 three-pointers this season while shooting 41.8 percent from the field and 86.4 percent from the charity stripe (on 4.4 attempts per game). He's certainly in the running for Sixth Man of the Year. Dec 21 - 7:24 PM

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Lou Williams scored 18 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 6-of-14 shots (including a three) with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

Williams will be streaky in his bench role but he's a must-own player as long as DeMar DeRozan is out.
Dec 16 - 2:09 AM

Lou Williams scored 26 points on 9-of-18 shooting (including five threes) with four rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Williams is a top 90-100 play on the season in just 21 mpg, which he is going to get on most nights while DeMar DeRozan is out. He's a must-own player right now, but expect inconsistency and see if he was dropped during this recent cold streak.
Dec 13 - 1:03 AM

Lou Williams had another quiet game on Tuesday, scoring six points with one 3-pointer, one rebound and four assists in 20 minutes off the Raptors' bench.

Williams must be very efficient to impress fantasy owners, as he's averaging a mere 22 minutes per game as a reserve. His playing time has hardly budged since DeMar DeRozan's groin injury, so owners should be resigned to inconsistency from Lou Will.
Dec 9 - 9:48 PM

Lou Williams scored a game-high 26 points against the Nuggets during a 112-107 overtime win on Monday, adding three rebounds, one assist and 3-pointers.

His last 3-pointer was a dagger in overtime. Williams played 28 minutes tonight, which was big because he wasn't above 20 in two of his previous three games. Williams is going to be very inconsistent, but he should wind up holding low-end value in standard leagues.
Dec 9 - 12:30 AM

Lou Williams scored just five points on 2-of-7 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Williams poured in 36 points against the Cavs a few weeks ago and they weren't going to let it happen again tonight. It hasn't been the best week for Sweet Lou but his overall value proposition hasn't changed and owners should exercise patience. Greivis Vasquez (four points, five assists, 2-of-11 FGS) and Terrence Ross (six points, six boards, one steal, one block, two threes) been better than Williams this week and they should also be owned in most, if not all standard formats.
Dec 6 - 1:39 AM

Lou Williams turned it around on Wednesday against the Jazz with 17 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

He let down his owners on Tuesday with a four-point game, but Williams has scored 16.5 points per game in his previous 10 to go with 1.8 steals. His minutes are on the rise and he should be owned in standard leagues.
Dec 4 - 1:29 AM

Lou Williams disappeared in 19 minutes off Toronto's bench on Tuesday, scoring four points on 1-of-9 shooting with one turnover and no other stats to his credit.

Williams was 0-of-4 from downtown and committed three fouls during his limited time on the court, burning plenty of fantasy owners who expected a big game sans DeMar DeRozan. This was his first dud in the past nine games and he deserves a pass -- it's safe to bet on a bounce-back performance vs. Utah on Wednesday.
Dec 3 - 3:31 AM

Lou Williams played 30 minutes against the Mavericks on Friday with 16 points, one rebound, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers.

He replaced DeMar DeRozan (groin) in the third quarter, but one would think he wouldn't move into the starting lineup because he has such a great rhythm in the second unit as the sixth man. Still, Williams is going to get more minutes and looks like a terrific asset in all standards. In the past two weeks, he was a top-five player. Make sure he's not on your wire.
Nov 28 - 11:54 PM

Lou Williams may have had a revenge game against the Hawks on Wednesday during a win, making 6-of-11 from the field for 22 points with two assists, three steals and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

He's so hot right now. Perhaps no bench player is performing at his level, averaging 24.3 points, 1.8 boards, 2.3 steals, 3.5 treys and 0.5 turnovers on 50.0 percent from the field and 96.4 percent from the line in his last four. We'd be lying if we said we saw this coming, but he's just too hot to leave on the wire right now.
Nov 27 - 12:35 AM

Lou Williams stayed somewhat hot against the Suns on Monday during a 104-100 win with 17 points, two rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

He's coming off the bench and is taking away a few minutes from Greivis Vasquez and Terrence Ross. Williams is a little bit like Nick Young except he does a little more than score -- he's obviously much worse in the sound-byte department, though. He's not a lock, but feel free to give him a look in standard leagues and ride him while he's hot.
Nov 25 - 12:09 AM

Lou Williams poured in a career-high 36 points vs. the Cavaliers on Saturday, but coach Dwane Casey singled out his defense for praise.

"Most of all, I'm impressed with Lou's defense," Casey said. "He had a reputation of being a scorer but now he's doing a much better job defensively for us, which allows him to stay in and guard guys like [Dion] Waiters and [Kyrie] Irving and people like that." Anything that keeps Williams on the court is terrific news for fantasy owners -- he's currently averaging 13.4 points, 1.5 threes and 1.3 steals in just 19 minutes per game.
Nov 23 - 9:59 AM

Lou Williams was unstoppable vs. the Cavs on Saturday, setting a new career-high with 36 points (9-of-19 FGs, 15-of-15 FTs) on Saturday, adding three 3-pointers, four rebounds and three steals in just 29 minutes.

He made 9-of-9 free throws in his first nine minutes alone, and this is an extreme example of the instant offense that Toronto was hoping he'd provide when they traded for him this summer. His 18-20 minute bench role isn't well-suited to sustainable fantasy value, unfortunately, and he's likely to remain an unsteady option in 12-team leagues.
Nov 22 - 10:49 PM

Lou Williams needed only 18 minutes off the bench to score a season-high 16 points on Sunday.

The instant-offense guard made one 3-pointer and stole the ball twice vs. the 76ers, and this marks his fourth straight game with double-digit points. That's worth noting in deep leagues, but it's not enough to consider adding him anywhere else.
Nov 9 - 9:27 PM

Lou Williams came off the bench for 11 points, two rebounds, one assist and two steals on 5-of-10 shooting in 24 minutes on Wednesday.

He didn't hit a 3-pointer and it's important to remember that two starters were out for the Raptors (Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas), but with Terrence Ross struggling badly, Lou-Will could be in line for more minutes. Keep an eye on him.
Nov 5 - 10:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Greivis Vasquez
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Lou Williams
3Landry Fields
SF1Terrence Ross
2James Johnson
PF1Amir Johnson
2Patrick Patterson
3Tyler Hansbrough
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Chuck Hayes
3Greg Stiemsma
4Lucas Nogueira