January 16, 2019, 11:08 pmKyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry's shooting slump persisted in Wednesday's 108-117 loss to the Celtics with him going 3-for-10 from the field, ending the night with 10 points, six boards, seven assists, a triple, one steal and one blocked shot.
He did fill up the box score, so that was a bit of a consolation but Lowry has been struggling with his shot for some time now, averaging .340 from the field over his last five games. His shot will eventually come back, making this a buy-low window for him.
January 16, 2019, 11:02 pmPascal Siakam - F - Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam was noticeably quiet in Wednesday's loss to the Celtics, mustering six points, seven rebounds and a steal in 36 minutes.
This is a low-end line from Siakam this season and is a good marker of what his floor looks like. That said, he's been a beast in 2018-19 and will resume his breakout campaign sooner rather than later.
January 16, 2019, 10:57 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard dropped one of his vintage lines on Wednesday, going 10-for-19 from the field and 11-for-11 from the line to finish the night with 33 points, four rebounds, two assists, two triples and four steals.
This is his 20th straight game where he's scored 20 or more points, the longest streak in the league this season. As long as he's not resting for maintenance, Kawhi has been money in 8/9 cat thanks to his shooting efficiency and steals.
January 16, 2019, 10:51 pmSerge Ibaka - F/C - Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka was active on the offensive end of the floor on Wednesday, dropping 22 points on 10-of-21 shooting and 10 rebounds.
He missed all three shot attempts from deep and did not record any defensive stats, so this is a somewhat hollow line from Ibaka. That said, the takeaway here is that he was an active participant on offense as those defensive numbers should eventually follow. He's been a reliable mid-round play all season thanks to his revitalized game.
January 16, 2019, 6:58 pmCJ Miles - F/G - Toronto Raptors
C.J. Miles (hip soreness) will not play on Wednesday.
Miles continues to be dogged by a hip issue. He's not in the rotation at the moment and shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters.
Source: Vivek Jacob on Twitter
January 16, 2019, 1:02 pmFred VanVleet - G - Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet (bruised thigh) will play on Wednesday night.
VanVleet played on Friday but sat on Sunday, and Toronto's next game is tonight. He got a nice stretch of rest and should be fully refreshed going forward. VanVleet will eat into Delon Wright's minutes a bit and is someone that should be owned in most 12-team formats, albeit as an end-of-roster type.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
January 15, 2019, 1:24 pmFred VanVleet - G - Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet (bruised thigh) is questionable ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Celtics.
VanVleet sat out on Sunday and Delon Wright had a nice fantasy line, so that's the expected outcome if he were unable to play tomorrow. Norman Powell might also get some extra minutes since he can handle the ball and has been playing well over the last couple of weeks.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
January 15, 2019, 1:17 pmCJ Miles - F/G - Toronto Raptors
C.J. Miles (hip soreness) is questionable to play on Wednesday.
Miles is currently out of the rotation but the door has opened a crack with OG Anunoby already ruled out for this game. He may get the call if the Raptors find themselves in need of more spacing, but that'll depend on his own status. Miles is not a fantasy option.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
January 15, 2019, 1:15 pmOG Anunoby - F - Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby (personal) will not be in the lineup on Wednesday.
It's a tough break, as Anunoby would be of help in defending Boston's perimeter players. His absence should result in more work for Norman Powell but there's not many fantasy implications here.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
January 13, 2019, 4:50 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard continued his dominant run in Sunday's road win over the Wizards, coming away with 41 points (15-of-29 FG, 3-of-6 3PT, 8-of-9 FT), 11 rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks.
Leonard briefly went to the locker room with an apparent hip or leg injury, though he was able to return fairly quickly and busted out some explosive moves in the extra sessions to assuage concerns. If you're still worried, know that it was his left leg — not the right leg that cost him basically all of last year. He's now scored 20 or more in the last 18 games and is shooting an absurd 52 percent in the process. He suffered from some bouts of tunnel vision in this one, especially late, but ultimately hit a number of big shots and led the team to another victory. Leonard played 45 minutes tonight, his most since January 21, 2017, and luckily the Raptors are off until Wednesday. It'll be a well-deserved rest for Kawhi.
January 13, 2019, 4:46 pmDelon Wright - G - Toronto Raptors
Delon Wright was the Raptors' only backup point guard on Sunday with Fred VanVleet (thigh) out of commission and cooked up 17 points, six rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer.
Wright hit 7-of-11 from the field but only played 22 minutes as both teams rode their starters heavily in the fourth quarter and both overtimes. He also made this a great 9-cat game by committing no turnovers, and this line was a nice example of his upside, as well as why we love him as a deep-league guy who has an outside shot at value in 12-14-team formats. If anything happened to VanVleet or Kyle Lowry, Wright would be a hot add. It's something to keep in mind for next season as he enters restricted free agency.
January 13, 2019, 4:39 pmPascal Siakam - F - Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam was a terror in Sunday's road victory, posting 24 points on 9-of-16 from the field to go with a career-high 19 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.
Siakam committed five turnovers and did foul out, though not before he logged 44 minutes in a double-overtime game. He got pretty much whatever he wanted on offense as a number of Wizards tried and failed to defend him once he got a head of steam going towards the cup, and he corralled a handful of key rebounds when it looked like the Wizards would finally get over the hump. Siakam is in the driver's seat for Most Improved Player right now.
January 13, 2019, 4:36 pmDanny Green - G/F - Toronto Raptors
Danny Green delivered 16 points, eight rebounds, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in Sunday's win over the Wizards.
Green also had the unenviable task of guarding Bradley Beal for 42 minutes, minus a few possessions, and largely held up well until Beal went supernova in the fourth quarter. Green also secured the final rebound to put this one away, though the fact that he missed one of the ensuing two free throws did keep things from being totally secure. Green's had a nice bounceback year after a few frustrating seasons in San Antonio and is richly rewarding owners who rolled the dice on him late in drafts.
January 13, 2019, 4:33 pmSerge Ibaka - F/C - Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka wasn't at his best on Sunday afternoon, finishing a double-overtime win with 10 points, four rebounds, a steal, a block, two 3-pointers and a 3-of-9 shooting line in 41 minutes.
Of course, Ibaka also hit a 3-pointer that would prove to be the game-winner in the final minute of the second extra session. He got the ball at the top of the arc after Kawhi Leonard rebounded his own miss and threw a nasty ball fake that left him with a wide open shot. On a day where Ibaka was largely off the mark, he knocked down the one that counted. He'll be a middle-round guy from here on out.
January 13, 2019, 4:31 pmKyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry posted 12 points, five rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in a whopping 50-minute performance on Sunday.
Lowry shot just 4-of-15 but helped keep the Raptors offense going, and he got them some big points in double overtime when it looked like they were totally out of gas. He missed a few open looks today but did manage to fill out the box score, so owners won't be too beat up about his game. Thankfully the Raptors are off until Wednesday so Lowry should get plenty of rest before he needs to play again.