July 28, 2020, 6:21 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby brought the defense during Tuesday's loss, managing three blocks and one steal to go with 10 points and one rebound in 20 minutes.
Anunoby was first man off the bench for the Raptors but started the second half with Serge Ibaka moving to the bench. This could be the look the Raptors are going for moving forward, something that will afford Ibaka the opportunity to play backup center. Anunoby put together a tremendous season although consistency remains an issue. His defensive upside alone lends itself to fantasy value and Anunoby should be someone to target in either the sixth or seventh rounds.
July 27, 2020, 11:52 amOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby finished Sunday's scrimmage with seven points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks.
Coach Nick Nurse is looking for Anunoby to step up and be a more consistent threat on the offensive end once the season resumes. OG, known for being a stout defender, averaged 10.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game before the season was paused. When speaking to the media after the game Nurse said, "I (would) just like him to be a bigger part of the offense and just a tough matchup to guard with his shooting, his size, his driving, and his posting." Anunoby has showed more confidence in his offensive game during the team's first two scrimmages and the team hopes it will carry over into the remainder of the season.
Source: Mike Ganter of the Toronto Sun
July 20, 2020, 3:12 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby moved back into the starting lineup in the wake of Kawhi Leonard's departure and it did wonders for his fantasy game, with the third-year player returning top-90/70 value (8/9-cat).
Anunoby had to miss Toronto's playoff run due to a bout of appendicitis, but he made it clear that he's a two-way force to be reckoned with in case anyone forgot. The Raptors empowered him to become more than a spot-up shooter and he responded with a surprisingly solid post game and great recognition of how to use his athleticism on drives. While those gains are important, Anunoby's fantasy bread was buttered in the cash counter categories: 1.4 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.3 triples per contest. Anunoby should only continue to improve as he refines his game, which is a wonderful thought for fantasy GMs.
March 9, 2020, 11:36 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting to go with five rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer on Monday.
Anunoby logged 33 minutes and delivered a triple-one for owners tonight. He's usually much better on the offensive end, but tonight the Raptors got big games from their other starters.
March 9, 2020, 11:31 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby was ejected late in the game on Monday, finishing with seven points, five rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.
Norman Powell (left ankle sprain) left the game early and did not return. Anunoby will see increased usage if Powell misses time, but Fred VanVleet was questionable for Monday and could return next game. Anunoby should still be able to carve out late-round standard-league value for defensive stats and threes.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
March 9, 2020, 9:40 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby returned to the game on Monday after heading to the locker room in the first quarter.
The Raptors' PR said that Anunoby had to leave the game because he lost a contact. Luckily there was nothing serious with Anunoby, but his teammate Norman Powell (ankle) left the game and will not return. Anunoby will see a boost in usage without Powell, but Fred VanVleet should return any day and put a dent into Anunoby's usage. Anunoby will still contribute in threes and defensive stats and is worth holding in standard leagues.
Source: Mike Ganter on Twitter
March 9, 2020, 9:22 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby headed to the locker room on Monday shortly after colliding with Norman Powell under the basket.
Powell headed to the locker room immediately after the collision but Anunoby was able to stay in the game. However, Anunoby followed his teammate to the locker room shortly after. Patrick McCaw and Terence Davis will likely step up if Powell and Anunoby are unable to return.
Source: Sarah Todd on Twitter
March 6, 2020, 1:15 amOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby scored 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go with four rebounds, three steals and three triples on Thursday.
Anunoby was on a roll while Serge Ibaka (knee) was out and it's good to see him continue his strong play with him back in the lineup. He should be owned in all leagues based on his defensive potential alone, but he's also averaged 13.9 points and 1.4 triples over his last 10 games.
March 3, 2020, 7:44 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka (sore right knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Suns.
There was some hope that he would be able to suit up on Tuesday but he is going to wind up missing his third game in a row. In his stead, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and especially OG Anunoby will be the big winners in the Raptors' front court. The Raptors take on the Warriors next, on Thursday, so hopefully Ibaka will be able to return to action for that one.
Source: Michael Grange on Twitter
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.
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 21, 2020, 11:01 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby started Friday's game vs. the Suns and scored 12 points, grabbed five rebound and blocked four shots in 38 minutes.
Anunoby led the Raptors in minutes on Friday and this was a good showing for the young forward out of Indiana. However, he has been far too inconsistent to trust in 12-team leagues this season. If he can block shots like he did on Friday his value could see a nice little boost.
February 10, 2020, 11:36 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby exploded on Monday against the Wolves with 25 points (10-of-13 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), 12 rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.
The season-high point total is impressive, but Anunoby won't shoot like this often. The Raptors were also missing Norman Powell, Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol in this contest, so temper your expectations for him. With that said, he's worth an add if you need a little of everything off the wire.
February 8, 2020, 12:22 amOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby returned from the dead in Friday's win over the Pacers, scoring 16 points and swiping five steals to match his career-high.
It has been three weeks of uninspiring play from Anunoby. If there ever way a buy-low candidate, it is Anunoby. He will be a hot add after this performance but he has been such a disappointment this year it's hard to trust him unless you have an open spot for him. Anunoby is likely a victim of expectations that were much too high for him to realistically achieve. Proceed with caution.
February 5, 2020, 10:04 pmRondae Hollis-JeffersonSF, Toronto Raptors
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (right ankle sprain) returned to action in Wednesday's win over the Pacers but was not much to speak of in 13 minutes as he was scoreless and had just two rebounds and one steal to his name.
RHJ will see his minutes ramp up as he gets closer to 100 percent. The Raptors will need help, especially with OG Anunoby hitting rock-bottom tonight with his own scoreless outing, adding just three rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes.