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Cory Joseph | Guard | #6

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
College: Texas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (29) / SA
Contract: view contract details

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Cory Joseph scored 11 points with seven boards, four assists and one block in 24 minutes vs. the Knicks on Thursday.
That's three solid games in a row for Joseph, but he is still only getting minutes in the lower 20s. He's averaging 11.0 points, 4.3 assists and 3.6 boards over that span, but he is better suited for deeper leagues as long as Kyle Lowry is healthy. Jan 28 - 11:07 PM

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Cory Joseph scored 10 points with six assists, two boards and one turnover in Tuesday's win over the Wizards.

He shot 5-of-7 from the field and this was his second straight game with double-digit points. Kyle Lowry is day-to-day with a sprained wrist that he suffered at the end of Tuesday's game, so Joseph would be the next man up if the All-Star guard misses any time. For now, Joseph is just a speculative add in deeper leagues because Lowry insists that he is fine.
Jan 26 - 11:07 PM

Cory Joseph scored 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting vs. the Clippers, adding two rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals in 23 minutes.

The Raptors' bench came up huge tonight, combining for 51 points on 57.6 percent shooting, including a 7-of-13 mark from downtown. They were no slouches defensively, either -- Toronto allows just 96.8 points per game, fourth-lowest in the league, and they held the Clips' offense to only 94 points tonight. In spite of this solid performance, Joseph isn't a viable option outside of deep leagues.
Jan 24 - 9:07 PM

Cory Joseph scored 19 points off the bench during Thursday's overtime win over Orlando, to go with four assists, three boards, two steals and three turnovers in 36 minutes.

Joseph can occasionally put up points on the board, but he doesn't do it nearly enough for consideration in most leagues. He's averaging just 8.4 points and 2.9 assists on the season, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in most leagues despite today's outburst.
Jan 14 - 6:45 PM

Cory Joseph scored 13 points in 28 minutes during Sunday's home loss, hitting 5-of-9 shots with one 3-pointer, two boards and four assists.

He played the final 2:20 of the first half alongside DeMar DeRozan, with Kyle Lowry watching from the bench, then played almost the entire final 16 minutes of the game in small lineups. CoJo has been a nice pickup for Toronto but his real-world value isn't reflected in his fantasy value -- he's not even a top-200 player in 9-cat leagues.
Jan 4 - 12:53 AM

Cory Joseph finally broke out of his slump on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks, scoring 12 points with five assists, four boards, one steal and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

Raptors coach Dwane Casey revealed that Joseph had been playing through an illness for the past two weeks, so that likely explains why he was shooting just 38.3 percent in the month of December. He looked like he was feeling a lot better on Tuesday, so he's worth a look in deeper leagues if you need a low-end guard who can help you in assists and steals.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 10:39:00 PM

Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said that Cory Joseph has been playing through an illness for the past two weeks, and he may try to limit his minutes tonight in order to give some run to Delon Wright.

This illness can perhaps help explain Joseph's sudden drop off, as he's averaging just 4.4 points, 30 boards and 2.0 assists on a dreadful 21.2 percent shooting clip over his past five games. Joseph isn't a very attractive DFS punt play tonight with this news, and neither is Wright who has attempted just four shots (and missed all of them) through a total of 10 minutes (four games) this season.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 06:19:00 PM

Cory Joseph came off the bench for four points on 2-of-7 shooting Sunday, with one rebound, three assists and one block in 30 minutes.

Among players averaging 20+ minutes this season, only Reggie Jackson and Russell Westbrook make more of their field goals unassisted -- Joseph is at a whopping 79.3 percent as he creates his own opportunities with the second unit. He's averaging 9.0 points on 46.2 percent shooting in a healthy role, but doesn't have enough across-the-board appeal for use in 12-team leagues.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 10:13:00 PM

Cory Joseph missed all six shots from the field against the Pacers on Monday, scoring three points at the line with three rebounds and three turnovers in 28 minutes.

His minutes remain high, but he is not shooting the ball well at all. In his last two, he's made just 2-of-17 from the field, he doesn't have any steals, and only has four assists. He's only worth using in very deep leagues right now.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 09:30:00 PM

Cory Joseph played 32 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Bucks with 13 points, three rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

He's probably the third most valuable Raptor right now. Joseph was already getting a bump after the Jonas Valanciunas (finger) injury and now his value is up even more with DeMarre Carroll (knee) out. The Raptors are running an eight-man rotation, so he might be fringe guy in standard leagues. He's still only put up 10th-round value in his last five and that's close to his peak.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 01:09:00 AM

Cory Joseph played 34 minutes off the bench against the Hawks on Saturday with 10 points, one rebound, four assists, two steals and no turnovers.

The Raptors are rolling with their small-ball lineup these days. In fact, their lineup of Joseph, Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, DeMarre Carroll and Bismack Biyombo has a net rating of plus-52.7 in the last four games (17 minutes). Even though Joseph is working in reality, he's not putting up value in standard leagues.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 12:27:00 AM

Cory Joseph hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to get an 84-82 victory over the Wizards on Saturday, finishing with 12 points, six assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

Even before the buzzer-beater, he played down the stretch and that may not have even been due to the teams going smaller late. Joseph's playing time was trending down recently, so he's not a very attractive pickup in standard leagues.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 09:55:00 PM

Cory Joseph had another solid game off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Warriors, scoring 13 points with six assists, five boards and one steal in 28 minutes.

Joseph is really benefiting from the absence of Terrence Ross, and he is now averaging 13.2 points, 5.0 assists, four boards, 0.6 steals and 0.6 3-pointers in 28.2 minutes per game over his last five. If you need a guard, Joseph is certainly worth a look and he also doubles as an excellent handcuff to Kyle Lowry.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 02:18:00 AM

Cory Joseph's excellent play continued on Sunday, as he came off the bench for 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting, one 3-pointer, four rebounds and four assists in 26 minutes.

He was the catalyst for the Raptors' second unit and continues to thrive as the lead second-unit playmaker. Dwane Casey said last week that Joseph plays "like a pitbull" on defense and that he's an ideal fit in small-ball lineups, because he "doesn't play small." Fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to grab CoJo as a low-end point guard.
Source: Fox Sports
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 11:56:00 PM

Raptors coach Dwane Casey said that Cory Joseph has been a godsend to the Raptors' second unit.

"He’s been a godsend for us with the second unit," Casey said. "He’s who we thought he was. He’s learning guys’ [tendencies], I think he’s so used to throwing it to [Tim Duncan] or [Manu] Ginobili and getting out of the way, he’s got a little bit more to do with our team." Joseph will have to play more with Terrence Ross (thumb) out indefinitely, and he was able to score 15 points with five assists in 31 minutes during Wednesday's win over the 76ers. Joseph should at least be considered if you need a guard.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 10:20:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Cory Joseph
3Delon Wright
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Terrence Ross
3Norman Powell
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2James Johnson
PF1Luis Scola
2Patrick Patterson
3Anthony Bennett
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Bismack Biyombo
3Lucas Nogueira