January 17, 2020, 8:14 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry went to the locker room with two minutes left in the first half on Friday.
Lowry limped to the locker room in the first quarter after banging his knee. He was able to return to the game but left for the locker room early in the first half. Fred VanVleet should return soon and would see increased value with Lowry out. Norman Powell and OG Anunoby would also benefit.
Source: Doug Smith on Twitter
January 7, 2020, 10:07 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby continued his slide on Tuesday night with just eight points, six rebounds, a block and two 3-pointers on 3-of-9 shooting.
Anunoby had been a middle-round beast just a few weeks ago, but his last two weeks of value outside the top-200 has pushed him to a more reasonable top-110 standing. Anunoby's role should be safe but this was always the more likely outcome as opposed to his crazy hot start. He's a nice hold if you've got the room but if you need immediate help, you can probably cut the cord.
January 4, 2020, 8:50 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby was not much of a factor in the Raptors' win over the Nets on Saturday, contributing just seven points (3-of-6 shooting), three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.
The glaring absence of any defensive stats is the big takeaway here. He's been in swirling in a maelstrom of mediocrity after starting out the season like a mad hurricane. Anunoby's dip in defense and mental lapses have been slowing down his chances at an upswing recovery. He's a 50-50 hold in standard leagues, depending on your team's needs and place in the standings.
January 2, 2020, 10:49 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby returned to the starting lineup on Thursday and showed that it was a smart move with 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting, adding 12 rebounds, two 3s, three assists and two steals.
The bench treatment woke up OG and it looks like he's ready to roll as a mid-round value once again. He's an MIP candidate but the bumps along the way were to be expected. He's still someone worth owning in standard leagues.
January 2, 2020, 6:45 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
Coach Nick Nurse has decided to replace Rondae Hollis-Jefferson with OG Anunoby in the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. the Heat.
OG came off the bench for the first time all season in their last game against the Cavs but still played over 30 minutes. He will move back into the starting lineup and should be deployed in lineups as usual.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
January 2, 2020, 2:29 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
Nick Nurse said that he is again considering making a change to the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Heat after making a change for Tuesday's game.
OG Anunoby came off the bench in favor of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in Tuesday's win over the Cavs, but he may re-enter the starting lineup at either of the forward spots. Hoollis-Jefferson or Patrick McCaw would seem to be the most likely to move to the bench if coach Nurse makes another lineup alteration.
Source: Paul Jones on Twitter
December 31, 2019, 10:14 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby scored 12 points off the bench on Tuesday against the Cavs, hitting 5-of-8 shots (including two threes) with seven rebounds, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes.
Don't get worked up about the starting vs. bench thing and if playing off the bench can get him more usage, then it'll be a good thing. Anunoby has fallen back into last year's pattern of disappearing in the box score and it's pushed a once early-round start into late-round territory. That said, we've seen what happens when he unlocks his game and for that reason he should be on rosters.
December 29, 2019, 8:48 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry flashed his multifaceted fantasy game on Sunday versus the Thunder, sprinkling in 20 points (6-of-13 FG, 6-of-6 FT), five assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal and one block.
Whether or not the Raptors want to push Lowry to 39 minutes a night is an open debate, but there is no doubt that he delivers the goods. Turnovers have been an issue with 22 over the last four games, but Lowry continues to be a steadying force on fantasy rosters everywhere. Selling high while he is healthy and still in Toronto is not the worst idea. OG Anunoby had a rough go in comparison tonight, with this being the fourth time out of the last five games that he has registered a single-digit points total. Anunoby's minutes have been suffering as a result, and it is a bit difficult to imagine how he ever emerges as a consistent scorer while surrounded by veteran options.
December 23, 2019, 10:46 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby played well in the Raptors' OT loss to the Pacers on Monday, delivering 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting with 12 rebounds, one trey, two steals and one block in 43 minutes.
Anunoby is on track for an amazing breakout campaign and is a serious contender for the Most Improved Player of the year award. Sky's the limit when you're talking about his potential this season, just sit back and enjoy the ride.
December 22, 2019, 6:11 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka had a tough go of it on Sunday, shooting 3-of-11 from the field to finish with six points, five rebounds and a block in 24 minutes.
Ibaka and most of the starters just didn't have it today, and they spent most of the second half on the bench as the bench group did all the heavy lifting. Expect better from Ibaka going forward and don't let this stinker cloud your judgment. OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet are in that boat as well, as the former had six points and six rebounds in 29 minutes while the latter shot 2-for-13 en route to 10 points, a steal and a triple in 28 minutes.
December 20, 2019, 10:35 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby came away with 18 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two threes in Friday's win over the Wizards.
Anunoby was diving all over the floor tonight and picked up a bloody nose for his troubles, though it could've been much worse considering he missed time earlier this season with an eye injury. He started at power forward and logged 33 minutes, and Anunoby should be in all lineups for the rest of the way as his breakout campaign will get a boost from Toronto's various injuries.
December 18, 2019, 9:38 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby finished Wednesday's road victory with 19 points (7-of-12 FG), eight rebounds, three assists, a block and two 3-pointers.
Anunoby did a lot of his scoring early when the Pistons decided to completely ignore him for some reason. The breakout has flown under the radar a bit but is definitely legit, and Anunoby is rolling along with top-80/60 value in 8/9-cat leagues.
December 16, 2019, 9:45 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby scored 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting while adding nine rebounds, one assist and one steal on Monday.
Anunoby is back in form and delivered a decent line in only 28 minutes of action. He should be in all lineups.
December 11, 2019, 10:22 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby finished Wednesday's contest with 13 points, seven rebounds, a steal and two blocks.
Anunoby has been floating around top-50 value all season and has the chance to stay there given his defensive contribution. He should be starting for teams whenever he suits up.
December 9, 2019, 11:16 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol had a good all-around game on Monday in a 93-92 win over the Bulls with nine points (4-of-7 FGs), nine rebounds, five assists, two steals, four blocks and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.
Gasol has certainly dropped off a cliff this season in fantasy, but here's a reminder that he can still do everything and be a great last big man on your roster. He's a fine hold, but if he doesn't fit your team, there are plenty of available players that could help you more. OG Anunoby also put up defensive stats again with two steal and two blocks tonight.