Chris Boucher

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  • Chris Boucher
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Chris Boucher put up nine points, nine rebounds, a block and a 3-pointer off the bench in Friday's victory.

    Boucher, who is never shy about getting his shots up, went 3-for-8 from the field in 22 minutes. He's very much a stat magnet but seems unlikely to have a regular role in the postseason rotation. Boucher may be a situational option for Nick Nurse but he'll be tough to draft in playoff formats.

  • Chris Boucher
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Chris Boucher was a beast off the Raptors' bench on Wednesday, exploding for a solid performance with 19 points (7-of-12 FG, 1-of-2 FT), nine rebounds, four blocks and four 3s.

    Boucher has been quiet as of late, but the absence of Serge Ibaka (right knee contusion) opened up an opportunity for big minutes and a high usage rate in this one. Don't look too much into it though.

  • Serge Ibaka
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Serge Ibaka (right knee contusion) has been ruled out ahead of Wednesday's contest vs. the Sixers.

    Ibaka will miss Wednesday's game as the team looks to be fully healthy to start the playoffs next week. Chris Boucher should continue to see some additional opportunity and can be streamed after his last performance – 25 points (9-of-15), 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Serge Ibaka
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Serge Ibaka (right knee contusion) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game versus the Sixers.

    Ibaka could miss his second straight game for the Raptors as he continues to battle with a knee injury. They are locked in to the two-seed and so this could certainly be a case of the coaching staff opting to play it safe leading into the playoffs. If he misses the game, Chris Boucher is the player to target after he went off for 25-and-11 during Monday's victory over the Bucks.

    Source: NBA Injuy Report

  • Chris Boucher
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Chris Boucher was dominant in Monday's 114-106 win over the Bucks, posting 25 points with 11 boards, two dimes, two steals, two blocks and three triples.

    Boucher has always been an exciting prospect and fantasy asset whenever the Raptors are short on their rotation and tonight was that night. Serge Ibaka (knee) rested tonight and Boucher took full advantage. He has the highest fantasy ceiling out of all of the Raptors' frontcourt players after Ibaka.

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet (right knee hyperextension) and Serge Ibaka (right knee contusion) have both been ruled out of Monday's game against the Bucks.

    As the Raptors prepare for another deep playoff run, they have elected to go without both VanVleet and Ibaka on Monday. Neither injury appears to be too serious and this could simply be a case of getting them some rest. In their absence, look for Norman Powell, Terence Davis, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and and even Chris Boucher to have a shot at increased value.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Chris Boucher
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Chris Boucher got rotation minutes for the first time in his career in 2019-20 and turned 13.2 mpg into top-260/225 (8/9-cat) value.

    Boucher was coming off a year in which he was named both G League MVP and Defensive Player of the Year, and he carried that momentum over to the NBA level with a breakthrough season. In his limited playing time he averaged 6.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 0.5 triples. He still lacks the strength necessary to hang with the league's bigger bodies down low and it's put him in a tweener PF/C role, but his length and energy result in plenty of rebounds, blocks and deflections. Some more refinement as a team defender could make him a serious weapon, and fewer instances of block-chasing would also help him stay on the floor. Boucher's stat set is gold and he's someone to know in case he ever comes into a larger role.

  • 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