Player News - Raptors

Date: Team: Pos:

DeMarre Carroll will rest on either Friday or Saturday in the upcoming back-to-back set this weekend.

The rest day will decide on the matchup for the Raptors against the Lakers and Hawks. Both of the games are at home and there is a one day cushion on each end -- the Raptors played Wednesday and will play Monday after the back-to-back. It probably makes more sense to rest Carroll in the up-tempo game against the Lakers on Friday and he does have the revenge factor against the Hawks, too. When he sits, Terrence Ross would be a nice DFS option while Norman Powell also benefits. Carroll is worth owning again, especially with the Raptors possibly dropping the back-to-back restriction next month.
Dec 1 - 2:58 PM

Cory Joseph had 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer in 28 minutes off the Raptors bench on Wednesday.

Joseph has been flying under the radar, but is averaging 12.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 3-pointers over his last five games. If you're in a deep league, give him a look.
Dec 1 - 5:15 AM

Kyle Lowry tied his season high with 29 points on Wednesday, making 8-of-13 FGs and 9-of-10 FTs with eight assists and a pair of steals in 37 minutes.

Lowry went 4-of-7 from downtown but this isn't likely to be the start of a sustained offensive surge. He's taken a backseat to DeMar DeRozan (24 points, nine boards, six assists) offensively this season, and he benefited from a matchup vs. Grizzlies rookie Andrew Harrison tonight. That said, Lowry is still an excellent, borderline-elite fantasy PG.
Nov 30 - 11:22 PM

Patrick Patterson recorded his first double-double of the season on Wednesday with 14 points and 13 rebounds in 30 minutes off the Raptors' bench.

Patterson made 5-of-10 shots with four 3-pointers, and he chipped in one steal to round out perhaps his best line of the season. He's heating up after a very slow start to the season, and is worth owning in most leagues as a reliable 3-point shooter who can chip in rebounds and steals without hurting you in any category.
Nov 30 - 11:20 PM

Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) was quiet in 23 minutes during Wednesday's home victory, posting six points on 3-of-6 FGs with four rebounds, one steal, one block and four turnovers.

JV tweaked his ankle on Monday but it was never considered serious, and his owners can continue to start him with confidence. Tonight's quiet line was likely the result of exceptionally strong play from backup big men Patrick Patterson and Lucas Nogueira, and it shouldn't have lasting implications.
Nov 30 - 11:20 PM

Jonas Valanciunas tweaked his ankle on Monday night, but coach Dwane Casey says the ankle is "nothing to worry about."

Casey said that JV could have checked back into the game on Monday night and played on the ankle if needed. Good news for Valanciunas owners as Jonas should be ready to roll on Wednesday.
Nov 29 - 1:40 PM

A full year after his initial injury, DeMarre Carroll says he "feels great just to be healthy."

It was around this time last year - less than a month into his first season with Toronto - that Carroll initially hurt his knee. "I need my legs to knock down my 3-pointers. It just feels good to be healthy and be able to go out there and help my team win," Carroll said. He has scored 10 or more points in five straight games for the first time since joining the Raps. Over this recent stretch, he's averaging 14.4 points on 55 percent shooting, including 46 percent from beyond the arc. He's totaled five steals and five blocks over the last three contests. Carroll may be cleared to play in both games of back-to-back sets around the new year.
Source: TSN
Nov 29 - 11:06 AM

Kyle Lowry lit up the 76ers on Monday for 24 points, eight assists, four rebounds, one steal and six 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

He finished with three turnovers, but made up for it by shooting 7-of-9 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line. He also hit all six of his triples. Lowry has been flying under the radar a bit due to DeMar DeRozan's hot start, but he's really picking it up, scoring 24 or more points in three out of his last five games. He's flirting with top-25 value in standard leagues and should be able to sustain it.
Nov 28 - 10:45 PM

Jonas Valanciunas double-doubled vs. the 76ers on Monday with 12 points and 11 rebounds, but he tweaked his left ankle and didn't return to the game.

He added two blocks and one steal in 22 minutes, shooting 6-of-12 from the field. J-Val went back to the locker room to get his ankle re-taped and he was available to return, but the Raptors built a comfortable lead and held him out as a precaution. This isn't the same ankle that he hurt in last season's playoffs and the injury is considered minor, but we'll keep him on the injury report to be safe. The Raptors take on the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Nov 28 - 10:41 PM

Terrence Ross scored a season-high 22 points with three rebounds and three triples in a 122-95 win over the 76ers on Monday.

He shot 8-of-11 from the field and hit all three of his free throws. Ross has been consistently playing minutes in the lower 20s and he was held to single-digit points in three out of his last five games, but he is capable of random scoring outbursts like tonight. He's not a standard-league asset while Toronto is healthy.
Nov 28 - 10:37 PM

DeMarre Carroll scored 10 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes vs. the 76ers on Monday.

The game was over by the third quarter, so that explains the low minutes. Carroll was an efficient 4-of-5 from the field and didn't turn the ball over, and this was his fourth solid game in a row (not including his DNP-Rest on Nov. 21). He's averaging 15.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.3 blocks, 1.8 steals and 2.8 triples in that span, so he's clearly trending up. Coach Dwane Casey expects him to start playing in back-to-back sets around the new year, meaning he will miss either Friday's game vs. the Lakers or Saturday's game vs. the Hawks.
Nov 28 - 10:30 PM

Jonas Valanciunas (left ankle) is available to return on Monday vs. the 76ers.

He came down on Paskal Siakam's foot and rolled his left ankle, but he simply went to the locker room to get re-taped. For what it's worth, this is not the same ankle that he injured in the playoffs last season. The Raptors are running away with the game, so J-Val may not return as a precaution. We'll have an update after the game.
Nov 28 - 9:10 PM

Raptors coach Dwane Casey said that DeMarre Carroll may be cleared to play in both games of back-to-back sets around the new year.

"We don't want to push it right now," Casey said. Carroll has played much better lately with averages of 15.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 2.5 treys on 52.3 percent shooting in his last four appearances, but it's tough for fantasy owners to rely on him due to the limited workload. Looking ahead, the next back-to-back set on the schedule is on Friday vs. the Lakers and Saturday vs. the Hawks. He's trending up after a slow start to the season.
Nov 27 - 1:13 PM

The Raptors have recalled Bruno Caboclo, Jakob Poeltl and Fred Van Vleet from of the D-League.

Poeltl is behind Jonas Valanciunas and Lucas Nogueira on the depth chart and is expected to be back in the D-League within the week.
Nov 27 - 11:34 AM

The Raptors have assigned Jakob Poeltl to their D-League affiliate.

Poeltl will play Saturday afternoon for the Raps D-League team, the 905. Poeltl started two games for Toronto earlier this month, but has played in just one of the Raps previous seven games.
Nov 26 - 9:30 AM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Dose: Elliott Keeps Rolling

    Dose: Elliott Keeps Rolling
  •  
    Mensio: Wk 13 Best Values

    Mensio: Wk 13 Best Values
  •  
    RotoPat: Wk 13 Rankings

    RotoPat: Wk 13 Rankings
  •  
    Dose: Risky Plays

    Dose: Risky Plays
  •  
    Stroup: NBA Waivers

    Stroup: NBA Waivers
  •  
    Dose: Can AP Have an Impact?

    Dose: Can AP Have an Impact?
  •  
    Summerlin: Wk 13 Waivers

    Summerlin: Wk 13 Waivers
  •  
    Dose: Adams Keeps Impressing

    Dose: Adams Keeps Impressing