DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 18 Hrs
DeRozan scored 26 points (9-17 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 8-9 FT) with nine assists, four rebounds and a steal in 41 minutes during Friday's OT win over the Nets.
Over his last four games, DeRozan is averaging 21.8 points, 5.3 boards, 5.3 assists and 1.5 steals. His groin injury kept him from making a repeat appearance in the All-Star Game, but his current level of play is certainly worthy.
DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 3 Days
DeRozan scored 24 points (7-15 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 10-13 FT) with six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 33 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Pacers.
He's now gotten to the free throw line 23 times in the last two games, a sure sign that DeRozan is finally back in top shape after his groin injury. He won't be making another appearance in the All-Star Game this season, but he may yet return to his All-Star form in the second half.
DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 5 Days
DeRozan went off for 25 points (8-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 8-10 FT), to go with four assists, and six rebounds, and two steals in 35 minutes on Sunday.
Doreen seems completely back to form, after returning from a groin injury. Some rust was expected out of him coming out of the gate, but he seems to be picking up exactly where he left off before going down with the injury.
DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 8 Days
DeRozan struggled from the field against the Sixers on Friday, finishing with eight points on 4-of-14 shooting.
DeRozan turned in a trio of excellent performances after coming back from a groin injury, but he's struggled mightily in his last three games. Over that span, he's scored a combined 14 points on 6-of-34 shooting while recording just seven rebounds and six assists. At this point, he has to be viewed as a buy-low candidate, as it's tough to foresee his numbers dropping any lower.
DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 10 Days
DeRozan scored six points (2-11 FG, 2-2 FT) with three rebounds and a block in 33 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies.
The rust from his long layoff is showing, as DeRozan is just 9-for-38 (23.7%) from the floor over his last three games. Given how much of his fantasy value is tied to his scoring, his owners may want to consider parking him on their bench until he gets back to his usual level of play.
DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 11 Days
DeRozan failed to score a point (0-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT) but did add four assists and three rebounds in 26 minutes during Monday's win over the Bucks.
After racking up three straight 20+ point games following his return from a groin injury, DeRozan hit a wall on the second night of a back-to-back. Expect him to be back in form when the Raptors travel to Memphis on Wednesday.
DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 15 Days
DeRozan scored 25 points (11-18 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT) with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes during Friday's loss to the Hawks.
In his second game back from a groin injury, DeRozan didn't show any rust other than an uncharacteristically weak performance from the free throw line. Get him back into your fantasy lineup pronto.
DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 17 Days
DeRozan scored 20 points (9-14 FG, 2-4 FT) with four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 29 minutes as he made his return to the lineup from a groin injury on Wednesday.
His minutes were a bit limited and he mostly stuck to his mid-range game on offense, but this has to count as a very successful return to action for DeRozan, who'd missed 21 games with a groin injury. Look for the Raptors' shooting guard to shoulder his usual workload, and get to the free throw line with his usual frequency, very quickly.
DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 17 Days
DeRozan (groin) is officially listed as a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup with Philadelphia, Eric Koreen of the National Post reports.
The waiting game continues for the Raptors, as DeRozan's status likely won't be decided until an hour or so before Wednesday's 7:30 ET tip. The All-Star has been out for well over a month with a torn tendon in his groin.
DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 18 Days
DeRozan (groin) is expected to return Wednesday against Philadelphia or Friday against Atlanta, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.
DeRozan is essentially a game-time call for Wednesday's contest, and his status should be updated following morning shootaround. Coach Dwane Casey has not stated whether he'll bring DeRozan along slowly with any sort of minutes limit, but it's probably best to hold off on deploying him in daily formats until he has a game or two under his belt.