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OG Anunoby scored a team-high 22 points (7-14 FG, 4-7 3PT, 4-4 FT) with four rebounds, three assists and two steals across 34 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Spurs.

Fantasy Impact: Anunoby led the Raptors in scoring and reached the 20-point plateau for the first time since April 2nd. He is having a career year for the Raptors in 2020-21, averaging 14.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.6 steals, and 2.3 triples across 33.0 minutes. Anunoby has scored double figures in four straight contests and will look to extend his streak to five games when the Raptors host the Magic on Friday.

Category: Game Recaps

Pascal Siakam registered 20 points (7-20 FG, 0-1 3PT, 6-7 FT), 11 rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block across 37 minutes in Wednesday's 117-112 win over the Spurs.

Fantasy Impact: Siakam filled the stat sheet and recorded his 11th double-double of the season during Wednesday’s win over the Spurs. He’s now dished out at least six assists in his last three contests. Siakam has been the go-to option in the Raptors offense with Fred VanVleet (hip) sidelined. The 26-year-old PF has a usage rate of 25.4% and is averaging 20.8 PPG across 46 games in 2020-21. Siakam will look to keep up his strong play when the Raptors host the Magic on Friday.

Category: Game Recaps

Toronto Raptors SG Gary Trent Jr. (ankle) has been ruled out Wednesday against the Spurs. (Source: Blake Murphy)

Fantasy Impact: After starting in place for Fred VanVleet over the past two weeks, Trent Jr will now sit with an ankle injury he suffered during Tuesday's loss to the Hawks. With De'Andre Bembry, VanVleet, Kyle Lowry, and Jalen Harris all out, the Raptors will be thin at the guard position. Malachi Flynn and Rodney Hood will likely start and see increased roles.

Category: Injury Updates

Raptors' PG Kyle Lowry has been ruled out of Wednesday's contest against the Spurs. (Source: Blake Murphy via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lowry will rest for a second straight game in order to let his foot injury fully recover. However, this comes on the second night of a back-to-back, so the move is a bit surprising. Expect another full dose of Malachi Flynn in Lowry's absence.

Category: Injury Updates

Malachi Flynn registered 22 points (8-18 FG, 6-13 3PT), five rebounds, three assists, and two steals across 35 minutes in Tuesday's 108-103 loss against the Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: Flynn was on fire once again from downtown and poured in a career-high 22 points during Tuesday’s loss. He’s made at least two or more triples in five of his last six contests. The Raptors rookie guard is averaging 14.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 2.0 steals, and 2.4 triples across 33.4 minutes over seven games in April. With the fantasy basketball playoffs around the corner, Flynn should be added in all league formats. The Raptors' next scheduled game is Wednesday, home against the Spurs.

Category: Game Recaps

Khem Birch provided 13 points (5-6 FG, 1-2 3PT, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, two steals, and one block across 25 minutes during Tuesday’s 108-103 loss to the Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: Birch was claimed by the Raptors after being released by the Magic in early April. He made his debut on Sunday and led the Raptors bench in scoring in only his second game with his new team during Tuesday’s loss. Birch is averaging 8.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and 0.5 blocks across 21.5 minutes over both contests. The Raptors' next scheduled game is Wednesday, home against the Spurs.

Category: Game Recaps

Toronto Raptors PG Fred VanVleet (hip) has been listed as to be without a timetable for a return to the Raptors. (Source: Blake Murphy)

Fantasy Impact: Coach Nurse said that he doesn't have an update on a timetable for VanVleet's return, adding that he doesn't think it's "good news." He's missed the past five games with a strained hip flexor and it looks like he'll miss at least a few more contests. Gary Trent Jr. will continue to start at the off guard in his place with Nurse being forced to roll with a bigger lineup that features Chris Boucher as his starting center.

Category: Injury Updates

Toronto Raptors forward DeAndre' Bembry (hamstring) has been ruled out Tuesday against the Hawks. (Source: Blake Murphy)

Fantasy Impact: The injuries continue to pile up for a railing Raptors team. The Raptors will be down to 11 available players on Tuesday now, with coach Nurse likely playing everyone with the exception of Aron Baynes, who appears to be out of the rotation now in favor of Khem Birch.

Category: Injury Updates

Chris Boucher registered 17 points (6-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 14 rebounds and four blocks across 30 minutes in Sunday's 102-96 loss to the Knicks.

Fantasy Impact: Boucher pulled down 14 rebounds and recorded his 10th double-double of the season. He’s now logged a double-double in two of his last three contests. Boucher is averaging 16.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.3 triples, and 2.3 blocks across 28.3 minutes over his last six starts. The Raptors' next scheduled game is Tuesday, home against the Hawks.

Category: Game Recaps

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.

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Game Recaps

Rodney Hood will be available ahead of Toronto's game Saturday against Cleveland, but he will be playing on limited minutes. (Source: Doug Smith: Raptors on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Raptors coach Nick Nurse did not state what the minutes limit would be for Hood, but Toronto will likely remain cautions with him. The Raptors are expected to have 10 players available for this game.

Category: Injury Updates

Aron Baynes provided 10 points (4-9 FG, 1-4 3PT, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds and one assist across 21 minutes during Monday’s 103-101 win over the Wizards.

Fantasy Impact: Baynes started two of the past three games, but came off the bench during Wednesday’s win over the Wizards. He scored double figures for the first time since March 11th. Baynes is mainly an option in deep-league formats, averaging 5.8 points, 0.9 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 0.4 blocks across 18.5 minutes. The Raptors next scheduled game is Tuesday, home against the Lakers.

Category: Game Recaps

Paul Watson (knee) out Monday

Mon, Mar 29th 4:14pm EDT
By Kyle Williams

Toronto Raptors Paul Watson (knee) has been ruled out Monday against the Pistons. (Source: Blake Murphy)

Fantasy Impact: With Watson, DeAndre Bembry, and Patrick McCaw all being listed out on Monday, the Raptors rotation will be a bit thin. Look for Gary Trent Jr to see an extended run.

Category: Injury Updates

According to sources, the Toronto Raptors traded G Norman Powell to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Gary Trent Jr and Rodney Hood. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Powell was highly coveted on the trade block as a restricted free agent and he lands in a promising spot with the Blazers. Powell becomes the new starting SF, adding more offensive punch and much needed defense to the Blazers starting unit. Powell maintains his fantasy value but will likely take a hit in the scoring department having to play alongside Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.

Category: Transactions

Terence Davis managed six points (2-9 FG, 2-6 3PT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal across 23 minutes during Sunday’s 118-95 loss to the Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: With the Raptors short-handed, Davis entered the starting five and logged 23 minutes in Sunday’s loss to the Bulls. He’s averaging 9.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.5 triples over four games in the starting lineup in 2020-21. Davis can be used as a streamer while the Raptors are without Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet due to healthy and safety protocols. The Raptors next scheduled game is Tuesday, away against the Pistons.

Category: Game Recaps

Stanley Johnson provided 14 points (5-10 FG, 4-7 3PT) two rebounds, one assist, and two steals across 36 minutes during Thursday’s 132-125 loss to the Celtics.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson recorded season-highs in points, threes and minutes during Thursday’s loss. He joined the starting five for the second time this season while OG Anunoby was ruled out due to health and safety protocols. Johnson is a deep-league flyer at best, averaging 2.9 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 triples across 13.8 minutes. The Raptors next scheduled game is March 11th against the Hawks.

Category: Game Recaps

Raptors guard Patrick McCaw (knee surgery) has been upgraded to probable for Friday's matchup against the Timberwolves. (Source: Toronto Raptors Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is encouraging to see McCaw have the probable designation ahead of Friday evening's matchup. This will be his 2020-2021 season debut if McCaw suits up. It is worth monitoring what expected workload he will get, if any, tonight as we near tip-off.

Category: Injury Updates