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Aron Baynes managed two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3PT) and one rebound across seven minutes during Thursday’s 111-108 win over the Hornets.

Fantasy Impact: Baynes drew the start and contributed little in a starting role, mustering up two points and logging seven minutes in Thursday’s win. Chris Boucher started the second half ahead of Baynes and clearly surpassed him in the Raptors rotation. Baynes has no fantasy value and can be waived in all league formats. The Raptors next scheduled game is Saturday, home against the Hornets.

Category: Game Recaps


Norman Powell provided 11 points (5-13 FG, 1-8 3PT) five rebounds, one assist and one steal across 19 minutes during Thursday’s 111-108 win over the Hornets.

Fantasy Impact: Powell has now scored double figures in four of his last five contests. He managed to score 13 points off the Raptors bench, but shot an abysmal 12.5% (1-for-8) from downtown. Powell can be used a streamer and should be rostered in most league formats, especially fantasy managers who have Kyle Lowry. He is averaging 10.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.7 triples across 22.6 minutes in 2020-21. The Raptors next scheduled game is Saturday, home against the Hornets.

Category: Game Recaps


Fred VanVleet produced 17 points (6-20 FG, 5-15 3PT), one rebound and eight assists in 36 minutes during Thursday’s 111-108 win over the Hornets.

Fantasy Impact: VanVleet has struggled from the field lately, shooting 35.8% (19-for-53) in his last three contests. Despite the recent shooting struggles, VanVleet has produced for fantasy managers as one of the primary options in Toronto’s offense. He is averaging 20.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.6 triples across 35.8 minutes in 2020-21. VanVleet will look to get his shot back on track when the Raptors host the Hornets on Saturday.

Category: Game Recaps


Kyle Lowry compiled 16 pints (6-10 FG, 4-5 3PT) 12 assists, six rebounds and two steals across 35 minutes in Thursday’s 111-108 win over the Hornets.

Fantasy Impact: Lowry logged his third double-double of the season in Thursday’s win over the Hornets. The veteran PG continues to stuff the stat sheet, but is shooting 39% (16-for-41) from the floor in his last three contests. He is averaging 18.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.0 triples across 36.3 minutes in 2020-21. Lowry is ninth in the NBA in minutes per game and has shown no signs of slowing down. The 34-year-old will look to continue his strong play when the Raptors host the Hornets on Saturday.

Category: Game Recaps


Chris Boucher scored a team-high 25 points (8-12 FG, 2-4 3PT, 7-8 FT) with 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks across 30 minutes in Thursday’s win over the Hornets,

Fantasy Impact: Boucher led the Raptors in scoring and recorded his third double-double of the season in Thursday’s win over the Hornets. He’s been on an absolute tear lately, averaging 20.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1,3 assists, 3.5 blocks and 2.8 triples across 28.8 minutes in his last three contests. The 28-year-old started the second half ahead of Aron Baynes in Thursday’s win, a promotion into the starting lineup could be next for Boucher. He will look keep things rolling when the Raptors host the Hornets on Saturday.

Category: Game Recaps


Alex Len managed zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3PT) one steal and one block across nine minutes during Monday's 112-111 loss to the Trail Blazers.

Fantasy Impact: Len joined the starting five and was held without a point in Monday's loss. He logged only nine minutes and hoisted up one field goal attempt. Len might be starting for the Raptors, but can be cut in all league formats as he continues to lose playing time to up-and-coming fantasy star Chris Boucher. The 27-year-old is averaging 2.3 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 0.9 blocks across 10.9 minutes in 2020-21. Len will try to get back on track in Thursday's contest against the Hornets.

Category: Game Recaps


OG Anunoby provided 18 points (6-9 FG, 4-6 3PT, 2-2 FT) four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block across 36 minutes during Monday's 112-111 loss to the Trail Blazers.

Fantasy Impact: Anunoby has now recorded at least one steal and one block in back-to-back games. He continues to have a key role in the Raptors rotation and is logging 34.9 minutes per game. Anunoby is a top-90 player in category leagues, averaging 12.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1,8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.8 triples over 10 contests in 2020-21. The Raptors next scheduled game is Thursday, home against the Hornets.

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Pascal Siakam amassed 22 points (9-17 FG, 0-2 3PT, 4-4 FT) 13 rebounds, 10 assists and one steal across 37 minutes during Monday's 112-111 loss to the Trail Blazers.

Fantasy Impact: Siakam logged his first triple-double of the season in Monday's loss to the Trail Blazers. He's been on absolute fire in his last five contests, averaging 23.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.2 triples across 36.2 minutes. The 26-year-old PF has recorded three straight double-doubles and will look to keep his streak alive in Thursday's contest against the Hornets.

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Stanley Johnson tallied seven points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3PT) eight rebounds, two steals and one block across 22 minutes during Tuesday's 100-93 loss to the 76ers.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson surprisingly logged 22 minutes during Tuesday's loss after playing just one minute in his previous two contests. He was the first player to come off the Raptors bench and led the second unit in minutes. Johnson is best left on the waiver wire unless his role suddenly increases. The Raptors next scheduled game is Thursday, home against the Knicks.

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Free agent C Marc Gasol has agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The financials aren't yet known but Gasol is returning to the organization that originally drafted him. What's notable is that the big man chose the Lakers over the Mavericks, Raptors, and other interested teams. Gasol will likely start at center for the Lakers with Anthony Davis manning the power forward position.

Category: Transactions


Serge Ibaka has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, with a player option in the second season, per Shams Charania. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This would be a major addition for the Clippers who lost the reigning Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell in free agency to the Lakers. Ibaka would help shore up the Clips frontcourt. The 31-year old posted 15.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 0.8 blocks per game while averaging 27 minutes and shooting 51-percent from the floor for the Raptors last season.

Category: Transactions


Toronto F Oshae Brissett has left the NBA Bubble to undergo surgery to remove loose bodies from his right knee. (Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brissett has yet to play in the NBA Bubble and only played in 19 games for the Raptors this season. There is no timetable for his return, and his absence will have no impact on the Raptors rotation. Brissett carries no fantasy relevance for DFS or season-long formats at this time.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions, Rumors


Paul Watson totaled 22 points (8-13 FG, 4-6 3PT, 2-3 FT), six rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes in the 117-109 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: With Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry resting in the final regular season game for the Raptors, Watson took over the backup point guard role. Although Watson is not relevant from a fantasy standpoint, he's someone to keep an eye on if something were to happen to VanVleet or Lowry in the post-season.

Category: Game Recaps


Matt Thomas scored a career-high 22 points (9-17 FG, 3-7 3PT, 4-5 FT) Monday. He also chipped in four rebounds and one assist over a team-high 37 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas took full advantage of his extended run with the depleted Raptors Monday night. The rookie could continue to see increased usage as the seeding round wraps up before spending more time on the bench again once the playoffs start.

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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson notched 11 points (4-9 FG, 0-4 3PT, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, five assists, and one steal over 26 minutes of play off the bench Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Hollis-Jefferson played his most minutes in a game since late February but wasn't able to take advantage. His six turnovers committed didn't help his final fantasy output. He has minimal fantasy value moving forward.

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Patrick McCaw will be leaving the bubble to receive treatment on the benign mass that he has on his knee. McCaw is expected to have a surgical procedure to clean up his knee, according to head coach Nick Nurse. (Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCaw was unable to play in any of the Raptors' games during the restart. The Raptors will not be able to replace McCaw on their roster, so they will be a man short for the rest of the season. McCaw did not have a huge role off the bench, but his minutes will probably be distributed between Terence Davis II and Matt Thomas. The Raptors' rotation should not look much different with McCaw out.

Category: Injury Updates


Dewan Hernandez suffered an ankle sprain in December, which sidelined him for the remainder of the Raptors games before the shutdown. Hernandez is now back to full health and has traveled to Orlando to join Toronto for the NBA restart. (Source: Austin Kent on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has only played in four games so far for the Raptors. He is currently listed as the fourth center on the Raptors roster, which has him planted near the end of the bench. The fact that he traveled with the Raptors to Orlando is a good sign for him and the restart could lead to some playing time for Hernandez. Unless there is an injury to the front court, Hernandez is unlikely to have any fantasy value, but he is a high energy player who adds even more depth to Toronto's roster.