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Khem Birch (knee) was not at practice on Wednesday as the Raptors prepare to take on the Bucks Thursday night. (Source: Michael Grange on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Birch has yet to practice since suffering the knee injury and is thus unlikely to return to the team for tomorrow’s tilt against the Bucks.

Category: Injury Updates

OG Anunoby (hip) did not practice on Wednesday with the Raptors as they prepare to take on the Bucks Thursday night. (Source: Michael Grange on twitter )

Fantasy Impact: With Anunoby missing practice Wednesday it seems unlikely that he will be able to return for Thursday’s tilt.

Category: Injury Updates

Gary Trent Jr. (calf) was back at practice Wednesday. (Source: Michael Grange on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Trent has missed the Raptors last two games due to the calf injury so it is encouraging to see him at practice and he will now likely carry the questionable tag into the Raptors game on Thursday against the Bucks.

Category: Injury Updates

Scottie Barnes finished with 19 points (8-16 FG, 3-6 3PT), seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, and four blocks on Tuesday night as the Raptors lost to the Grizzlies.

Fantasy Impact: Barnes just continues to perform for the Raptors, remaining one of the few bright spots they have had thus far this season. One thing of note is his recent improvement from three-point range. With teammates OG Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr. out with injury, Barnes has been asked to step out more and has done so with perfection. It's a promising sight for fantasy managers as his scoring floor increases on what seems like a nightly basis.

Category: Game Recaps

Pascal Siakam chipped in 20 points (9-19 FG, 1-6 3PT, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, five assists, a steal, and a block in Tuesday night's contest against Memphis.

Fantasy Impact: Siakam had a solid day on paper, but in reality there were a lot of looks that he should've made throughout the game. Nonetheless, it was a solid fantasy performance for the young forward and he will look to stay on a roll against Milwaukee on Thursday.

Category: Game Recaps

Fred VanVleet finished with just 15 points (6-13 FG, 1-5 3PT, 2-2 FT) on Tuesday night, salvaging some of his fantasy value with nine rebounds, three assists and a steal.

Fantasy Impact: VanVleet also turned the ball over four times, as it became evident that the Raptors desperately need their secondary scorers back from injury. The Grizzlies constantly put ball pressure on VanVleet and forced him into some tough shots all night long. He'll get a chance to bounce back against the Bucks on Thursday.

Category: Game Recaps

Chris Boucher didn't play on Sunday due to a coach's decision as the Raptors lost to the Celtics.

Fantasy Impact: Boucher had been battling a back injury a couple weeks ago, but he seemed to have recovered last week. If this isn't a setback, Boucher can be safely dropped in fantasy leagues with his only hope of returning draft capital value being through a trade which may take longer than fantasy managers would like. He's currently averaging 5.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game on some horrendous shooting splits of 38%, 20%, and 67% from the field, three-point range, and the line respectively.

Precious Achiuwa (right shoulder tendinitis) has missed the last three games due to his shoulder, but the Raptors will get him back for Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings. Achiuwa will return to a bench role with the team electing to keep Khem Birch as the teams starter.

Fantasy Impact: With the return of Pascal Siakam, Achiuwa doesn't carry much fantasy value.

Category: Injury Updates

Yuta Watanabe has been ruled out ahead of Thursday's game against the Jazz. (Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: It looks like Watanabe is close to returning, but his season debut will have to continue to wait.

Category: Injury Updates

Goran Dragic played 28 minutes on Saturday night, totalling 16 points (6-12 FG, 2-5 3PT, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

Fantasy Impact: With teammate Fred VanVleet out with injury, Dragic got the start and certainly delivered. It's currently unclear if VanVleet's injury is a long term issue, but Dragic seems to be locked into the starting role until he is able to recover.

Category: Game Recaps

Dalano Banton saw a career high 16 minutes on Wednesday night, and in turn dropped 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-3 3PT, 0-1 FT), one rebound, three assists, and a block.

Fantasy Impact: While Banton isn't putting up enough numbers to warrant a fantasy start, it is clear that the Raptors want him involved on a nightly basis. He may be worth a roster spot in deeper leagues and should certainly be on the radar of all fantasy managers moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Australian C Aron Baynes (knee) banged into Bradley Beal during a USA vs. Australia friendly on Monday night and had to exit the game early. (Source: Brian Windhorst on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Baynes, who most recently played for the Raptors this season, appeared to be in a good deal of pain just 4 minutes into the game when he collided with Beal. After a short stint in the locker room, Baynes returned back to the bench, although it remains to be seen how severe the injury is.

Category: Injury Updates

Toronto Raptors PG Kyle Lowry has reportedly declined the invitation to join the 12-man Team USA roster at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, per Adrian Wojnarowski. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The veteran point guard has reportedly declined an invite to join the 12-man Team USA roster due to his impending free agency. Lowry played in just 46 games on a Raptors team that lost 45 games and finished fifth in the Atlantic Division, averaging 17.1 points and 7.3 assists per game during the 2020-21 season.

Category: Rumors

Malachi Flynn scored a team-high 27 points (8-22 FG, 5-13 3PT, 6-6 FT), along with five assists, four rebounds, two steals and one block in 45 minutes during Sunday's 125-113 loss to the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Flynn led the Raptors with 27 points in Sunday’s season finale loss to the Pacers. His 27-point outburst on Sunday was a career-high. Flynn could have an expanded role with the Raptors next season if veteran PG Kyle Lowry moves on from Toronto via free agency. Flynn averaged 7.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.1 triples across 19.7 minutes in his rookie campaign.

Category: Game Recaps

DeAndre’ Bembry registered 23 points (9-22 FG, 1-5 3PT, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, four assists and three steals in 42 minutes during Sunday's 125-113 loss to the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Bembry entered the starting lineup for the first time since April 11th and poured in a career-high 23 points. He’s ended the regular season on a high note, scoring double figures in three of his last four contests. Bembry finishes the 2020-21 campaign averaging 5.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.4 blocks across 19.1 minutes.

Category: Game Recaps

Stanley Johnson compiled 15 points (5-16 FG, 2-6 3PT, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, and one steal across 35 minutes during Friday’s 114-110 loss to the Mavericks.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson followed up his career performance by recording a double-double in Friday’s loss. He’s now recorded double-doubles in back-to-back games. Since entering the starting lineup on May 11th, Johnson had averaged 19.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.7 steals, and 3.0 triples across 33.0 minutes over three games. Johnson will look to continue his torrid play when the Raptors host the Pacers in the regular-season finale on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps

Jalen Harris scored a game-high 31 points (12-21 FG, 5-12 3PT, 2-3 FT), along with four assists, two rebounds and one steal across 37 minutes in Friday's 114-110 loss to the Mavericks.

Fantasy Impact: Harris dropped a career-high 31 points during Friday’s loss to the Mavericks. He was initially doubtful for Friday’s game, but started and logged 37 minutes on Friday. Harris entered the starting five in the last two games and had averaged 24.0 points, 1.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals, and 4.0 triples across 31.5 minutes. The 22-year-old guard will look to continue his strong play in the regular-season finale against the Pacers on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps

After suffering a hand fracture on Saturday, Rodney Hood is expected to miss his second straight game Thursday against the Bulls. (Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hood's injury leaves the Raptors with just eight healthy bodies on the roster, so expect all of them to see solid minutes on Thursday against Chicago.

Category: Injury Updates

Paul Watson scored a game-high 30 points (10-13 FG, 8-11 3PT, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, one steal and one block across 25 minutes during Friday's 113-102 win over the Magic.

Fantasy Impact: Watson entered the starting five with Kyle Lowry (foot), Pascal Siakam (rest) and OG Anunoby (rest) ruled out. He buried eight triples and poured in a career-high 30 points during Wednesday’s win. Watson returned on Wednesday after missing his 11 games due to health and safety protocols. The 26-year-old is worth using as a streamer when the Raptors rest their key players. Watson will look to keep the momentum going when the Raptors host the Thunder on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps