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  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Raptors' head coach Nick Nurse heavily criticized Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Stanley Johnson and other new additions for not playing hard enough and not playing with the level of defense that is expected.

    Nurse was not subtle in his criticism of the new additions the roster. Perhaps this is "coach speak" so that the new guys play harder to start the season. It would be safe to assume that the rotation will be dominated by the players that were on the championship roster from a year ago.

    Source: Eric Koreen on Twitter

  • Sagaba Konate
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors have waived Sagaba Konate on Wednesday.

    Konate is likely to play for the Raptors G-League affiliate and is not on the fantasy radar. The Raptors now have 19 players on their roster with 12 of them on guaranteed contracts. This leaves three full-time roster spots and two two-way contracts.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw missed practice and will have an MRI on his injured knee.

    Raptors coach Nick Nurse does not believe that it's a serious injury. Either way, McCaw is not very valuable in fantasy.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Kyle Lowry
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry (left thumb surgery) said that he will be ready to go for opening night.

    Lowry, who will turn 34 in March, also said that he feels better than ever and credited that to how he takes care of his body. The Raptors are going to need Lowry to be a scorer this year, and he will have every opportunity to do so.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw (knee) missed Tuesday's practice after twisting his knee against the Bulls on Sunday, but the team expects him to be back soon.

    Although McCaw seems to win a ring every year, he's likely to start the year in a reserve role where his value is limited. McCaw is not on the standard-league radar.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol (rest) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.

    Gasol is getting eased back into the swing of things after a long FIBA World Cup run, but the 34-year-old will be ready for the regular-season opener.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Chris Boucher
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Chris Boucher was impressive on Sunday vs. the Bulls, as he went for 11 points, four blocks, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Boucher is emerging as someone to watch at the end of your draft with his ability to fill up a box score. He did this all in 20 minutes while the starters were resting, but Nick Nurse has been speaking highly of him. Keep an eye on his free-throw percentage, as he shot 2-of-6 in this one.

  • OG Anunoby
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    With the Raptors' usual leading scorers resting on Sunday, OG Anunoby delivered 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting, with four assists and two steals.

    Anunoby did a decent job as the lead dog for the Raptors, as Pascal Siakim, Kyle Lowry, Marc Gasol, Fred VanVleet, and Serge Ibaka all took a seat on Sunday. It is nice to see Anunoby deliver a productive line over his 27 minutes, and you should keep him in mind towards the end of your draft.

  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson took an elbow to the face on Sunday but has since returned to the game.

    Good to see RHJ dodge a concussion after injuries prevented his last season from getting started properly. He's only a deep-league target on a deep Raptors squad.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors will start McCaw, OG, Chris Boucher, Malcolm Miller and Terence Davis for Sunday's preseason game versus the Wizards.

    The Raptors are resting all of their stars and the bench mob should get solid run tonight. All of the starters are viable DFS options for tonight's slate.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Kyle Lowry
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry (left thumb surgery) will not play in Sunday's preseason game versus the Bulls.

    It seems that Lowry is still not ready, but the upgraded questionable tag earlier in the day shows that he is well on his way. Lowry will be looking to absorb some of the usage left behind from Kawhi Leonard and should be considered questionable going forward.

    Source: Doug Smith on Twitter

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors will rest Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka and Norman Powell for Sunday's preseason game versus the Bulls.

    Kyle Lowry will also sit this one out as his surgically repaired thumb needs a little more time. The reserves will get plenty of run and will be they are all in play as DFS candidates.

    Source: Doug Smith on Twitter

  • Kyle Lowry
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry (left thumb surgery) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's preseason game versus the Bulls.

    Lowry has yet to play in a preseason game so being upgraded to questionable is big. Ideally, the Raptors would like him to log some time before the opener.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol (rest) will not play in Sunday's preseason game versus the Bulls.

    Gasol made his first preseason appearance on Thursday and played a total of 18 minutes. Gasol played a ton during the FIBA World Cup and his rest is just precautionary to get him ready for the start of the regular season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell started at shooting guard on Thursday morning and delivered a team-high 22 points.

    Powell didn't add much else to the stat line beyond five 3-pointers, though he did go 7-of-11 from the field. He's worth a look in the late rounds of standard drafts if he wins the starting shooting guard spot, though the competition should ramp up. His main competition, Fred VanVleet, started at point guard with Kyle Lowry still out and put up 10 points, 10 assists and two steals. Patrick McCaw, another contender, scored seven points with a steal in 17 minutes off the bench. FVV and Norm are the names to know for fantasy.