TOR vs WAS Dream11: In this classic Eastern Conference match-up, the Toronto Raptors will host the Washington Wizards. The Raptors are three games below the 50% win mark while the Wizards are five games above that.
Raptors began the season in an impressive fashion but inconsistencies have plagued them lately. The team has some big-time players but there is a severe lack of bench depth. Toronto needs to shore up the bench before the trade deadline.
The Wizards have been playing an incredible brand of basketball this season. Conversely to the last season, this time around defense is the central theme for Washington, a team that has done well in many regards. There is some work to be done but still, the squad can build on this momentum.
Host: Toronto Raptors
Visitors: Washington Wizards
Match Timing: 6 December, @ 04:30 AM
Venue: Scotia Bank Arena
Raptors: Lack of bench depth
One of the major problems for the Raptors has been the lack of bench depth that has caused the burden to shift majorly on the starters. The players of the main five get exhausted by the end of the game and that has caused the momentum to drift away. Still, Siakam and Van Vleet, you get a combined 45 points or so. Barnes and Trent combine for 30-35 while apart from these four, there are no double-digit scorers. Chris Boucher’s game has receded this season which has created fractures for the bench.
Wizards: There are some issues
The Wizards players have eked out wins due to their defensive strengths more than the offensive game. Not only Beal’s production is down scoring-wise but Harrell, Kuzma, Dinwiddie have been up-and-down all season long. It isn’t an alarming situation in Washington by any means but yes, an improved offensive game by multiple players can carry them forward in a more inspiring fashion. There are some depth issues too without Hachimura and Bryant out of the fray but largely, Washington has been playing some high-quality ball.
Toronto Raptors| Washington Wizards
Games: 23| 23
Wins: 10| 14
Defeats: 13| 09
Toronto Raptors Team News
Raptors Expected Starting Five
Forwards: PF: Scottie Barnes SF: Precious Achiuwa C: Pascal Siakam
Guards: SG: Fred VanVleet PG: Gary Trent Jr.
BENCH: Delano Banton, Isaac Bonga, Chris Boucher, Justin Champagnie, Malachi Flynn, David Johnson, Svi Mykhailiuk, Yuta Watanabe.
Washington Wizards Team News
Wizards Expected Starting Five
Frontline: PF: Kyle Kuzma C: Daniel Gafford
Guards: SF: Bradley Beal SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope PG: Spencer Dinwiddie
After averaging around 30 points per game, Beal’s offensive numbers are significantly down this season. Still, the record is better this season for his team than it was at this point during the last season. He has scored 18 or more in four of the last five while dishing 6-9 assists mostly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-39
Fred VanVleet(TOR )
Fred is a gutsy guard whose production has bailed out the Raps a lot of times. The guard has become an exceptional scorer since the last couple of seasons. The sensational guard has scored 23 or more in four of the last five games while grabbing at least 5 rebounds in each game during that window. He is one of the options for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-49
Kyle is having a great season right season and has done an incredible job on both ends of the floor. He is averaging around 13 points and 9 rebounds this season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-30
Pascal Siakam (TOR )
Siakam dribbling skills are extraordinary for his size and he can chip in with high-yielding games regularly. He has scored at least 17 points in each of the last five games while grabbing at least six rebounds and also dishing four or most assists four times in that window.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-50
Gafford has played some of his best basketball lately. He has scored 11 or more in three of the last four games while also grabbing 10 rebounds in those games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33
Scottie Barnes(TOR )
Barnes has been an exceptional first-year player for the Toronto team. The Small/Big Forward has 17 or more in four of the last five games while grabbing at least seven rebounds and dishing at least three assists in each of those games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44
PG: F VanVleet(SP), R Neto
SG: B Beal(PP), S Mykhailiuk
SF: D Avdija, S Barnes
PF: P Siakam
C: D Gafford
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