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Yuta Watanabe registered 21 points (7-11 FG, 2-4 3PT, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one block across 26 minutes during Friday's 113-102 win over the Magic.
Watanabe led the Raptors bench in scoring and poured in a career-high 21 points during Friday’s win. He took advantage of the uptick in minutes while Pascal Siakam (rest), Kyle Lowry (foot), and OG Anunoby (rest) were ruled out. He’s now scored double figures in back-to-back games. Watanabe has earned more playing time and will look to keep up his strong play when the Raptors host the Thunder on Sunday.
Yuta Watanbe provided 14 points (6-7 FG, 2-2 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist and one steal across 23 minutes in Saturday's 135-115 win over the Cavaliers.
Watanbe chipped in 14 points and recorded his first double-digit scoring performance of the season during Saturday’s win over the Cavaliers. The Raptors rested star PF Pascal Siakam with it being the first game of a back-to-back set. Watanbe doesn’t provide much fantasy production but can be used as a streamer when the Raptors sit Siakam. The Raptors' next scheduled game is Sunday, away against the Knicks.
Toronto Raptors Yuta Watanabe (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Minnesota.
The Raptors will continue to be without Watanabe and OG Anunoby (calf) on Sunday. Young guard Watanabe will now miss his third consecutive game with a nagging ankle injury. Expect Norman Powell to remain in the starting lineup with Stanley Johnson and DeAndre Bembry getting a boost in playing time off the bench.
Yuta Watanabe provided 12 points (4-5 FG, 2-3 3PT, 2-2 FT) six rebounds, two assists and two steals across 24 minutes in Friday's 126-124 loss to the Kings.
Watanabe led the Raptors bench in minutes and scored a season-high 12 points in Friday’s loss. Raptors HC Nick Nurse opted to give more playing time to Watanabe over Chris Boucher and Aron Baynes. Watanabe is averaging 18.3 minutes per contest, but doesn’t produce enough to be on the fantasy radar in most league formats. The Raptors next scheduled game is Sunday, home against the Magic.
Yuta Watanabe drew 27 minutes and was able to turn that into 10 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover.
Watanabe will likely lose a good chunk of his minutes once the newly acquired trade pieces arrive in Memphis. I would look elsewhere in all fantasy formats as Watanabe can not be trusted to provide a return on investment.