March 2, 2020, 6:53 pmFred VanVleetPG, Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet (left shoulder soreness) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game.
Norman Powell has flourished in his absence over the last two contests. This shouldn't be a long-term injury for VanVleet, but he could miss another game or two.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 2, 2020, 6:50 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka (right knee soreness) is considered questionable for Tuesday's game.
Ibaka last played on February 25. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson may continue to start if Ibaka is held out again, but he cannot duplicate Ibaka's considerable impact.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 1, 2020, 9:23 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby had his best game of the year on Sunday against the Nuggets, going for career-highs with 32 points (12-of-16 FG) and seven steals, to go along with seven rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers.
OG Anunoby is not messing around. He is suddenly one of the hottest players in fantasy, and this is quite the turnaround from the disappearing act he was pulling in the middle of the season. Many owners are regretting the decision to drop him during that slump which seems like ancient history after Anunoby registered 13 steals over his last two games. He is bound to slow down from this peak, but Anunoby is back to looking like a mid-round asset with this improved play.
March 1, 2020, 9:16 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry notched 17 points (4-of-14 FG, 7-of-7 FT), eight assists, five rebounds, two 3-pointers and four turnovers against the Nuggets on Sunday.
Lowry struggled shooting from the floor and put up too many turnovers, but he still dropped plenty of goodies over his 38 minutes. He could be entering a slump, but that shouldn't concern you too much. Lowry remains an early-round value.
March 1, 2020, 9:09 pmNorman PowellSF, Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell continued to play a large role for the Raptors vs. the Nuggets on Sunday, delivering 24 points, six rebounds and one 3-pointer over 40 minutes of action.
Powell is going to get all of the minutes he can handle for the short-handed Raptors. He's bound to hit more than one 3-pointer on most nights and is a must-add where available in standard leagues right now. Powell can be a real difference-maker who scores in bunches when he's hot.
March 1, 2020, 9:01 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam had a mixed performance against the Nuggets on Sunday, going for 16 points (6-of-21 FG), seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer.
The across the boxscore showing saved Siakam's night, but that shooting is a hard one to swallow. He also went for four turnovers in a game that you should just put on the backburner and look ahead to the next one. Siakam should be able to put together a better offensive showing against the Suns on Tuesday.
March 1, 2020, 4:42 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka (right knee soreness) will not play on Sunday against the Nuggets.
The Raptors roll into Denver without one of their two true point guards as well as both of their actual centers, so it could be a tough one today. Look for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Chris Boucher to split the work up front, though the Raptors might get creative with their lineups given all the injuries.
Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter
March 1, 2020, 4:40 pmFred VanVleetPG, Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet (left shoulder soreness) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Nuggets.
The Raptors are rolling into Denver extremely shorthanded. Kyle Lowry will play a ton while Terence Davis, Norman Powell and Patrick McCaw pick up the slack as playmakers off the bench. Powell's the best bet for fantasy production and should be scooped up in all leagues now that he's back from his injury.
Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter
February 29, 2020, 2:31 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka (right knee soreness) is being listed as questionable to take on the Nuggets on Sunday.
Ibaka missed Friday's game which allowed Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to start and put up a very pedestrian four points, nine rebounds, one assist and nothing else on 2-of-8 shooting. Chris Boucher wasn't able to get into a rhythm while playing only 16 minutes with Ibaka and Marc Gasol both out. We should see a better performance from both players if Ibaka remains out.
February 29, 2020, 2:20 pmFred VanVleetPG, Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet (left shoulder soreness) is questionable to face the Nuggets on Sunday.
VanVleet missed Friday's game and the Raptors are yet to give an official statement on the injury but the questionable tag seems to suggest it is not too serious. Norman Powell slid in as the starter on Friday, scoring 22 points in 36 minutes and should see plenty of time again if VanVleet misses more games with Patrick McCaw and Terence Davis taking care of the backup backcourt duties.
February 29, 2020, 8:15 amPatrick McCawSG, Toronto Raptors
Patrick McCaw (flu-like symptoms) played 20 minutes in his return after missing the previous three games.
McCaw missed all six shots from the field to finish with no points, four rebounds, one steal and one turnover. His minutes were expected to trend down with Norman Powell back in the lineup but Fred VanVleet's shoulder issue is now something to monitor. Nontheless, McCaw can be ignored in all formats as he is putting up only around top-250 per game value in 24.0 minutes per game this season.
February 28, 2020, 11:36 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam had a nice all-around game on Friday vs. the Hornets, finishing with 24 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in 39 minutes.
Siakam went 5-of-9 from the stripe on Friday, which is the only spot he hurt fantasy owners. He's only getting better overall, though, and has been very good over the last two weeks. During that time, he sits inside the top-30 and should carry a lot of managers into and through the fantasy playoffs.
February 28, 2020, 11:31 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry scored 21 points and added six rebounds and six assists in a loss on Friday at the hands of the Hornets.
Lowry got 38 minutes in this one, which is just above his season average. Lowry has been a fantasy superstar again this season, as he's firmly inside the top-30. He has been very consistent (again) and should not be on anyone's bench for any reason as long as he is healthy.
February 28, 2020, 11:27 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby had another nice game on Friday in a loss to the Hornets, putting up 16 points, nine rebounds, three assists and a whopping six steals, which set a career-high.
Holy steal. Anunoby extended his streak of games with at least one steal to 10 with this monster effort. He has settled into the top-80 with his recent hot stretch and is inching further away from the question marks surrounding his play midway through the season. Anunoby is a top-25 player over the past two weeks and needs to be on fantasy rosters in every league.
February 28, 2020, 11:23 pmNorman PowellSF, Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell (left ring finger) returned to action on Friday and put up 22 points and three assists in 36 minutes of floor time.
His return kind of came out of nowhere, but the Raptors are terrible at reporting and disclosing injury information so this is not shocking. The Raptors were thin tonight with only nine players, and Powell benefited from the absence of Fred VanVleet. On a per game basis Norm ranks safely inside the top-100 this season, so he's worth scooping up if you have space or a need. It helps that he's on a really good team as well.