January 21, 2020, 12:15 pmHenry EllensonPF, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors have acquired the rights to Henry Ellenson from the Nets for Justin Anderson.
This trade was made through each team's G League affiliation, and Ellenson is likely to stay down there while the Raptors are healthy. Ellenson remains off the fantasy radar.
Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter
January 20, 2020, 5:55 pmFred VanVleetPG, Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet scored 20 points in Monday's win over the Hawks, adding four rebounds, two assists, and three steals.
VanVleet shot 11-for-14 from the foul line which allowed him to overcome his 4-for-11 on field goals. He also scored 29 points on Saturday. The guard hasn't missed a beat despite being out for two weeks earlier this month with a hamstring injury.
January 20, 2020, 5:43 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam scored 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting with six rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block on Monday against the Hawks.
Not an overwhelming line, but not too shabby either. Siakam's minutes are down a bit from where they were prior to his groin injury which has impacted his scoring totals, but fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned.
January 20, 2020, 5:35 pmNorman PowellSF, Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell scored 27 points with one rebound, one assist, and two steals in 25 minutes while shooting 6-for-9 on threes in Monday's win over the Hawks.
Powell was off to a slow start in this one but got hot in the second half. He has scored at least 20 points in every game since he came back from injury on January 12. Fred VanVleet's return simply hasn't hurt his value yet.
January 20, 2020, 1:33 pmFred VanVleetPG, Toronto Raptors
Nick Nurse said that he will probably shuffle the team's starting lineup for the second half of the season and that he is still undecided on how today's lineup will shake out.
If the Raptors were to make a change to the starting lineup, the most likely move would seem to be bringing Fred VanVleet off of the bench. Regardless if FVV starts or comes off the bench, he is still going to get his minutes and usage, while closing out games. Continue to ride him while he is in the lineup.
Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter
January 19, 2020, 1:34 amFred VanVleetPG, Toronto Raptors
In his return from a two-week absence, Fred VanVleet scored 29 points in Saturday's 122-112 win over the Wolves, chipping in four rebounds, two assists and four steals.
Not only did he shoot the ball efficiently (11-of-16) but he also held on to the ball and only committed one turnover. Though he only registered two assists, the four steals, make this one of the cleaner fantasy games for VanVleet this season. Look for him to keep it going as he is providing top-30 player return so far this season.
January 19, 2020, 1:27 amKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry scored 28 points in Saturday's win, chipping in seven rebounds, two assists and a steal.
The 28 points for Lowry is a nice but is muted a bit as he was only able to register two assists. Coming in to this game he is sixth in the league for assists per game with almost seven. The two is his lowest output all season whereas the 28 points is the highest point total this month.
January 19, 2020, 1:21 amPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam scored 14 points in Saturday's win over the Wolves, chipping in four rebounds, three assists and four blocks.
The backcourt players had the hot-hand in this one and limited Siakam to just 10 field goal attempts. Unfortunately, except for the defensive stats this seemed to take him out of the picture as he only registered four rebounds. No worries here as Siakam is still a beast.
January 19, 2020, 1:17 amNorman PowellSF, Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell scored 20 points in 25 minutes off the bench in Saturday's win, chipping in three rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Powell has scored over 20 points in four consecutive games off the bench. Even with the return of teammate Fred VanVleet, Powell has continued to get shots up, averaging 14 field goal attempts a game. He is worth hanging on to in most leagues.
January 18, 2020, 7:44 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka will be replaced in the starting lineup by Fred VanVleet with the combo guard returning to action for Saturday's game against the Wolves.
Ibaka had been humming along with top-80/60 value in 9/8 cat leagues over the past month with the team dealing with a multitude of injuries. Now with everyone back, Ibaka's role and usage going forward are going to take a hit. He is still worth holding onto in standard leagues to see how it all shakes out.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
January 18, 2020, 6:44 pmFred VanVleetPG, Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet (hamstring) will make his return to the lineup in Saturday's game against the Wolves.
FVV is expected to play in 7-8 minute stints as the team looks to ease him back into the lineup. Norman Powell is likely to be affected the most when VanVleet gets back up to speed. Make sure to get VanVleet back into your lineup as he has been a top-30 per game player on the season.
Source: Eric Smith on Twitter
January 18, 2020, 6:19 pmFred VanVleetPG, Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet (hamstring) is being listed as questionable to play in Saturday's game against the Wolves.
Nick Nurse stated earlier in the week that VanVleet could return this weekend, so there is a real chance the Raptors get their sparkplug combo guard back for this one. Norman Powell would take the biggest hit should FVV be able to go.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 17, 2020, 10:54 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry briefly left Friday's game after banging his knee but was able to return and said he'd be fine in the postgame media session.
Lowry finished with 11 points, three rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers, but more importantly, only logged 22 minutes thanks to Toronto blowing the Wizards away. The fact that he was able to get a head start on his rest might be big for his chances of suiting up in tomorrow's game in Minnesota. Check back for another update tomorrow, but you can tentatively pencil Lowry into lineups.
January 17, 2020, 9:48 pmNorman PowellSF, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors cruised to a 140-111 win over the Wizards on Friday, led by 28 points, five rebounds, two assists, three steals, a block and four 3-pointers from Norman Powell.
Powell now has 10 games of 20-plus points this season, including three in a row after missing almost a month because of a shoulder dislocation. He's worth starting in all leagues until further notice, and he's playing so well that even the return of Fred VanVleet doesn't figure to affect him all that much.
January 17, 2020, 9:46 pmTerence DavisG-F, Toronto Raptors
Terence Davis took over the fourth quarter of Friday's blowout win, scoring 17 points and finishing the game with a career-high-tying 23.
Davis also added seven rebounds, three assists and five 3-pointers while going 9-of-16 from the field. After a brief dip in play and a subsequent callout from Nick Nurse, Davis has been excellent. His fantasy appeal should wane with Fred VanVleet expected back tomorrow but TD remains a solid deep-league asset.