Raptors' Fred VanVleet: Scores team-high 29 in return

VanVleet (hamstring) dropped 29 points (11-16 FG, 7-8 3Pt) to go with four rebounds, four steals and two assists in 28 minutes Saturday in the Raptors' 122-112 win over the Timberwolves.

Returning from a five-game absence due to a hamstring issue, VanVleet immediately caught fire from deep in the win, and even saw more playing time than the 25-minute restriction that he had been estimated to play under heading into the contest. The soon-to-be 26-year old is posting career highs in every counting stat thanks to his larger role and significant leap in playing time this season following the offseason trade of Kawhi Leonard to the Clippers. Coach Nick Nurse could again impose a light restriction on VanVleet's minutes again Monday, but it shouldn't dissuade fantasy managers from activating him ahead of Toronto's four-game week.

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