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DeMar DeRozan | Guard/Forward

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
College: USC
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Using Kyle Lowry's recent comments as a jumping off point, DeMar DeRozan said his game is right in the trash next to Lowry's.
DeRozan's recent play hasn't taken as big of a dip as Lowry's, but his averages of 17.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists over his last five games are all down from his season averages. While DeRozan doesn't provide much in terms of peripheral stats, he's still a solid top-75 fantasy player due to his ability to score in bunches. Feb 26 - 1:00 PM

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DeMar DeRozan scored 18 points on 7-of-21 shooting in Tuesday's road loss, while backcourt partner Kyle Lowry scored 11 points on 4-of-15 shooting.

DeRozan's fantasy value has tumbled thanks to career-low 39.6 percent shooting this season, and he's been slow to regain his All-Star form since returning from a groin injury in mid-January. He's still a steady top-75 producer in most formats, however, and an uptick in his offensive numbers would vault him into the early rounds.
Feb 24 - 11:41 PM

DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, one assist and three steals in Friday's win.

DeRozan has had a disappointing season and a small buy low window might still be open. He has mid-round potential.
Feb 21 - 1:04 AM

DeMar DeRozan spoke about his increased focus on getting to the free throw line.

"Corey Maggette, I remember when he was with Golden State, he used to lead the league in free throws and he would just tell me that that was a major part of being a scorer," DeRozan said. "If you want to be a scorer, you’ve got to get to the free-throw line, so, even if you can have off-nights, you can still have 20 and 25 [points] if you get to the free throw line enough. Ever since then, that’s a big deal to me." DeRozan is averaging 18.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.8 steals over his last five games and is a must-start fantasy player as long as he's healthy.
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 12 - 12:36 PM

DeMar DeRozan hit 6-of-18 shots and a 3-pointer for 23 points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals in Wednesday's win over the Wizards.

DeRozan's jumper with 12 seconds left proved to be the game-winner and he's rounding into form after missing a ton of time with a groin injury. DeRozan should be poised for a big second half.
Feb 11 - 11:25 PM

DeMar DeRozan flirted with a triple-double during a 123-107 win over the Clippers on Friday with 24 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, two steals and no turnovers.

He's done a great job in running the offense and has seen his assists rise in his last five. In that span, DeRozan averaged 6.4 assists, 18.8 points, 6.0 boards, 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks on 38.5 percent from the field. As great as those points, boards and dimes are, he's still going to have a capped upside in standard leagues due to no treys and sub-par shooting. Of course, he's capable of putting up big numbers in DFS and points leagues.
Feb 6 - 10:55 PM

DeMar DeRozan was fined $15,000 for his flagrant foul on Bojan Bogdanovic during Wednesday's game against the Nets.

DeRozan was rightfully ejected from the game on Wednesday, but the good news for his fantasy owners is that he isn't going to be facing a suspension. DeRozan can be deployed as normal moving forward and should be in line for a big game against the Clippers on Friday.
Feb 5 - 5:48 PM

Following their loss to the the Nets on Wednesday, DeMar DeRozan said the Raptors are frustrated.

DeRozan was ejected from the game on Wednesday after receiving a flagrant foul 2 on a play where he body-checked Bojan Boganovic. "I think tonight was just frustrating," said DeRozan. "The last two games, we're not playing like ourselves." DeRozan shouldn't face a suspension on this one and should be kept in all fantasy lineups as he's averaging 16.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 6.0 assists over his last five games.
Source: TSN
Feb 5 - 11:13 AM

DeMar DeRozan scored 16 points on 5-of-16 from the field against the Bucks on Monday, adding two rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers.

Things haven't gone well for DeRozan on offense in his last four, averaging 17.3 points, 5.3 boards, 6.0 assists, 0.8 steals, 2.0 turnovers and 0.3 treys. The good news is that he is filling up the stats sheet in other areas, but he won't be putting up early-round value with little output in treys and steals on sub-par shooting.
Feb 2 - 11:27 PM

DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points with 10 rebounds, seven assists and one block on 5-of-16 from the field in 43 minutes during a 120-116 win over the Wizards on Saturday.

He's has two games below 39 percent from the field in his last three and this sub-par game dropped him to 40.4 percent from the field on the season. Only 21.5 percent of his shots have come at the rim this season and he doesn't take treys, so it's going to be tough for him to be a top-40 fantasy player in standard leagues with those two issues.
Jan 31 - 11:13 PM

DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 24 points on Tuesday, hitting 7-of-15 FGs and 10-of-13 FTs with six boards, two assists, two steals and four turnovers in 33 minutes.

He's had some ups and downs in the eight games since he returned from a groin injury, due both to rust and the adjustment of Greivis Vasquez starting ahead of Terrence Ross. He's averaging 24.5 points over the past two games, making a combined 15-of-29 FGs and 18-of-23 FTs, so it's safe to say that he's recaptured last year's All-Star form.
Jan 27 - 9:52 PM

DeMar DeRozan said Sunday's win was the first time he felt "normal" since his groin injury.

DeRozan went off for 25 points, so it's safe to say his play jibed with the quote. "I just wanted to go out there and be aggressive. I came in [to the practice gym on Saturday] night and got some work in, working on my rhythm, working on a lot of in-game shots I always take," he said. This is DeRozan's first major injury, so it's natural for him to be a little timid upon his return. We're not concerned.
Jan 26 - 1:35 PM

DeMar DeRozan snapped a three-game offensive skid with 25 points on Sunday, adding one 3-pointer, six rebounds, four assists and two steals without any turnovers in 35 minutes.

The 25 points tied his season high, and they're a welcome sight after his recent three-game stretch of 4.7 points on 17.7 percent shooting. The Raptors have righted their ship with three wins in the past four games but they still have to shore up their defense, which is allowing 100.6 points per game (10th most in the league).
Jan 25 - 10:27 PM

DeMar DeRozan has struggled significantly over his last three games, scoring a combined 14 points over that span.

Since Terrence Ross was benched, DeRozan has been playing a lot more small forward but he doesn't blame his recent production on the switch. "It's not really about me playing the three, just my whole rhythm and feel of everything," DeRozan said. "Just get that back on track and let it come to me natural, like it was before. I kind of find myself looking for fouls now, instead of it coming naturally to me." To be clear, we fully expect him to be fine and it is just a matter of time before he starts scoring at an elite level again. It may not be a bad idea to float some buy-low offers if his owner is panicking.
Jan 24 - 11:40 AM

DeMar DeRozan logged 33 minutes vs. Memphis on Wednesday, but scored only six points on 2-of-11 shooting with three rebounds and one block.

DeRozan didn't attempt any 3-pointers and he added just one assist without any steals, making this a thoroughly disappointing line for his patient fantasy owners. The Raptors are 27-15 overall but just 11-8 on the road, and they've fallen from No. 1 in the Eastern Conference to No. 3, with the Bulls trailing by just half a game.
Jan 21 - 11:37 PM