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  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell (left finger fracture) is active for Friday's game against the Hornets, and he will be in the starting lineup.

    Powell's recovery came awfully fast, and it's a good thing as the Raptors needed some more bodies to fill in for Fred VanVleet (left shoulder). Powell was giving late mid-round value earlier in the year, but it could be tougher to do that while his teammates are healthy. If you have space he is worth a 12-team flyer to see how the roster shuffles out. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will also start on Friday, in place of Serge Ibaka. RHJ should have some value as long as Ibaka and Marc Gasol are out, although Chris Boucher may have even more upside for his blocks.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell (left finger fracture) is probable for Friday's matchup against the Hornets.

    Powell recovered quicker than expected, as information on his injury was a blackhole until the last week or two. If he's ready for substantial minutes he could slide right into Fred VanVleet's (left shoulder) slot in the lineup, but it'd be a bit surprising to see him leap right back into the thick of the rotation.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet (left shoulder) has been suddenly ruled out for Friday's contest against the Hornets.

    This one we did not see coming. With VanVleet out the Raptors will turn towards Terence Davis to play alongside Kyle Lowry. Davis has been playing well lately, and should be in for a solid night of work for a thin Raptors squad. Norman Powell is also probable on Friday, although it's unclear how big of a role he is ready for. The severity of FVV's injury is unknown, so be sure to check back for a proper diagnosis.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Serge Ibaka
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Serge Ibaka will not play on Friday against the Hornets due to right knee soreness.

    With Ibaka and Marc Gasol (hamstring) both sidelined the Raptors will turn to Chris Boucher. Boucher will have some value as a DFS or streaming pickup, especially if you are seeking blocks. Ibaka needs to return soon if he is going to continue being a mid-round value with Gasol injured.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw (flu-like symptoms) is probable to face the Hornets on Friday.

    McCaw appears on track to return barring any setbacks. Even with additional opportunity, McCaw has shown that he doesn't have the stat set to provide standard league value. He is worth a look in 20-team leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Serge Ibaka
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Serge Ibaka (right knee soreness) is questionable ahead of Friday's contest vs. the Hornets.

    Ibaka has seen his role expand with Marc Gasol (hamstring) sidelined. He has played well but struggled mightily against the Bucks on Tuesday. If Ibaka misses time, Chris Boucher could have streaming appeal in the short-term while the Raptors will be forced to play small.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol (left hamstring tightness) is making progress in his rehab but has no timetable for a return.

    Last week Nick Nurse speculated that Gasol would need 8-12 games before the playoffs to get back into shape, and it looks like the Raptors might take it as slow as possible with the veteran big man as long as his playoff preparedness isn't in jeopardy. Serge Ibaka and Chris Boucher will continue to hold it down.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell (left finger fracture) was able to go through practice on Thursday and is questionable to play on Friday.

    Earlier this week it was announced that Powell would miss another week, but he looks to be ahead of that timetable. Norm has been a solid middle-round option this season and is worth scooping up if available. The Raptors figure to plug him right back into his 6th/7th man role.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Pascal Siakam
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Pascal Siakam splashed five 3-pointers on his way to 22 points (6-of-14 FGs) on Tuesday in a home loss to the Bucks while adding six rebounds, three assists and a block in 38 minutes.

    It's the third time in five games that Siakam has drained at least five 3-pointers. Siakam just continues to improve, tossing in more threes and even a few more blocks recently. He probably won't make it to Giannis Antetokounmpo's level in reality, but with the discrepancy in free throw percentage and threes, he's nearly caught him in fantasy production.

  • Kyle Lowry
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry hit just 2-of-12 field goals vs. the Bucks on Tuesday, putting up 10 points, four rebounds, six assists, a block and a three in 41 minutes in a 97-108 loss.

    Lowry's field goal percentage is always on the low side, but this one is an outlier. The near-34-year-old has continued to get it done for fantasy teams at the same clip that he has for the past few seasons.

  • Serge Ibaka
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Serge Ibaka had a poor-shooting night, going 2-for-15 from the floor (1-for-10 from deep and 0-for-2 from the line), totaling just five points, five rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes in a loss to the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Ibaka has been solid with Marc Gasol (left hamstring tightness) on the shelf, but this was his worst game of the season. He should bounce back quickly to his recent middle-round production.

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell (fractured finger) is expected to be re-evaluated in one week.

    Powell will wind up missing the month of February, with an eye toward returning for the stretch run. He has provided top-60/70 per-game value in 9/8 cat leagues on the year and makes for a promising stash candidate for owners who can afford to wait for him. Continue to monitor his status.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw (illness) will not play against the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Terence Davis is in line for additional minutes when the Raptors take on the only team ahead of them in the Eastern Conference standings.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw (illness) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Bucks.

    Terence Davis would be in line for additional minutes if Patrick McCaw can't suit up for this one.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw is considered questionable for Tuesday's game due to flu-like symptoms.

    McCaw has missed two games with the illness. He is not worth owning in fantasy.

    Source: NBA Injury Report