Chris Boucher

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  • Chris Boucher
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Chris Boucher filled in for the short-handed Raptors on Tuesday with a 19-point, 15-rebound double-double with two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes vs. the Suns.

    With both Serge Ibaka (right knee soreness) and Marc Gasol (left hamstring tightness) on the shelf, Boucher got some extra run and shot 5-of-12 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line. Boucher has all the tools needed to be a surprise fantasy staple, but he'll need a bigger opportunity to do enough to be rostered in most leagues.

  • Serge Ibaka
    PF, 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.

    Source: NBA.com

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chris Boucher
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Chris Boucher had it all against the Pacers on Sunday, putting up nine points, 11 rebounds, one 3-pointer and four blocks.

    That's quite an outburst in just 17 minutes of action. Boucher now has eight blocks over the last two games, during which he saw a total of 30 minutes. Boucher is still just a blocks specialist that sees 12 minutes on most nights for the Raptors, but that has some value in deeper fantasy formats. Marc Gasol's eventual return could remove the entirety of his minutes though.

  • Serge Ibaka
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Serge Ibaka (illness) has been upgraded to available for Wednesday's tilt vs. the Nets.

    Ibaka will make his return after being a late scratch on Monday night. He should be in line for additional opportunity with Marc Gasol (hamstring) still sidelined. With Ibaka's return, Chris Boucher loses any streaming appeal that he may have otherwise had.

    Source: Alex Schiffer on Twitter

  • Serge Ibaka
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Serge Ibaka will miss Monday's game due to illness.

    We're likely to see more of Chris Boucher without Marc Gasol or Ibaka available. Consider Ibaka day-to-day for now.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol (strained left hamstring) is being ruled out ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Pacers.

    Nick Nurse also said that the team might elect to rest Gasol through the All-Star break to give him extended rest. Serge Ibaka, who has been a top-20/25 asset in 9/8 cat leagues will continue to start in the meantime. Chris Boucher will also see extra minutes off the bench.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Chris Boucher
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Chris Boucher made an early impact, faded, and then padded his numbers in Sunday's stretch of garbage time to finish with 15 points, five rebounds, two steals and a 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Boucher came out hot with a quick eight points but then faded into the background a bit, though the overall package is solid. He continues to make the most of his opportunities whenever the Raptors are shorthanded and is seeing his playing time trend in the right direction. The upside here is ridiculous so you can view him as a short-term add that's in play until Marc Gasol returns.

  • Chris Boucher
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Chris Boucher checked in for 18 minutes in Friday's win over the Pistons, producing eight points, seven rebounds and three blocks.

    Boucher is benefiting from the absence of Marc Gasol, as expected. He did well to play this much against a team that isn't a great matchup for him, and deep-league managers can consider him an upside flier who should at least be able to pick up blocks. He's now played 13, 15 and 18 minutes since Gasol went down, which just isn't enough for standard-league attention even though he's trending in the right direction.

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol's hamstring will keep him inactive on Friday when the Raptors face the Pistons.

    We received a report from Nick Nurse on Thursday and based upon that update Gasol should not be missing too many games with the hamstring injury this time around. That being said, Serbe Ibaka is going to get a boost to mid-round value while Gasol is out, and Chris Boucher is going to carry deep league value at a minimum. The Raptors are still in no rush to get Gasol back in the lineup.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Head coach Nick Nurse told the media that Marc Gasol's recent hamstring injury is "not nearly as serious as last time".

    Gasol has already been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Cavs with tightness in his left hamstring but this report is encouraging for those who have Gasol on their fantasy rosters. When Gasol injured his hamstring in the middle of December, he missed 12 games and nearly a month of action. This report leads us to believe that Gasol will not miss nearly as many games as he did earlier in the season. Serge Ibaka will have an increase in value for as long as Gasol remains sidelined while Chris Boucher could also see additional opportunity.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol will miss Thursday's tilt vs. the Cavs as he deals with tightness in his left hamstring.

    With Gasol ruled out, Serge Ibaka will see an increase in his fantasy value while Chris Boucher could also see additional opportunity off the bench.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol (left hamstring strain) expects to return to game action for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Teammates Pascal Siakam and Normal Powell returned from their indefinite injuries on Sunday, and it seems like Gasol will follow suit against the Thunder. The soon-to-be 35-year-old will likely be eased back into the rotation at first but is worth a look for owners in the market for big man stats. Chris Boucher is expected to be bumped from the rotation.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Chris Boucher
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Chris Boucher had a big fourth quarter in Tuesday's eventual loss, playing through foul trouble to finish with 12 points, nine rebounds, two 3-pointers and three blocks.

    Boucher scored 10 of his points in the final frame and took advantage of some Hassan Whiteside laziness to get his threes off. He was a team-best plus-eight in this one and has probably earned more than tonight's 16 minutes in tomorrow's tilt with Charlotte.