Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter had a 13-10 double-double Saturday against Philadelphia.
Insight: The Jazz have given Kanter 26.6 minutes per game over his last 20 games and he has recorded 14.1 ppg and 7.1 rpg in that span. However, he doesn't provide much in the assist, block and steal categories.
Description: Jazz guard Alec Burks has scored double-digit points in 14 straight games and 23 of his last 26.
Insight: Burks has been good for 16.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 0.8 steals per game over his last 26 games despite coming off the bench in 21 of them. He had 19 points (three threes), two assists and two steals Saturday against the Sixers.
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter played 35 minutes off the bench Monday at Milwaukee and had 27 points, 14 rebounds and one steal.
Insight: Kanter put up 15.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per game from Jan. 25 to Feb. 22 while Derrick Favors dealt with a hip injury, but prior to going off Monday he had averaged just 22.7 minutes, 8.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in four games since Favors returned to the lineup. The Bucks led by 28 going into the fourth quarter and Favors only played 19 minutes in the game, allowing Kanter to get extra playing time.
Description: Utah center Derrick Favors played 32 minutes Friday against the Cavaliers, his most in three games since returning from a hip injury.
Insight: Favors didn't do much in those minutes, however, posting eight points on 3-of-9 shooting, three rebounds, two blocks and two steals. He averaged 27.5 minutes, 17.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 2.5 bpg the previous two games.
Description: Utah center Derrick Favors expects to return Monday against Boston. He's been out with a strained hip. SOURCE: Gary Washburn, Boston Globe
Insight: Favors (12.9 ppg, 9.0 rpg) will probably be on a minutes restriction so fantasy owners may want to wait a game or two before starting him. He had ten points and 14 rebounds against the Celtics when he played them earlier this year.
Description: Jazz center Derrick Favors Friday (hip) will miss Saturday's game, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Favors has been dealing with an injured hip since January and will miss his seventh game in the last 13 Saturday. Enes Kanter has averaged 34.5 minutes, 21.5 points, 10 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 blocks the last two games.
Description: Jazz center Derrick Favors (hip) will be a game-time decision Wednesday, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Favors aggravated his hip injury last Wednesday and left after just six minutes. He has been dealing with the injury since January and missed four of his last 10 games. Enes Kanter sees more minutes when Favors is out.
Description: Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson left Tuesday's practice with stomach issues, according to Steve Luhm of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Jefferson is listed as a game-time decision for Wednesday. The veteran has started all 52 of the games he has played this season and is averaging 26.8 minutes, 10 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks and Marvin Williams would absorb his minutes if he cannot play.
Description: Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward has made just 31.6 percent of his field-goal attempts and averaged 10.9 ppg over his last seven games.
Insight: He has scored in single figures in four of the past five games. He's only shooting 40.8 percent from the field this season but still has plenty of fantasy value due to his averages of 16.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.2 threes, 0.6 blocks and .833 free-throw percentage.
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter was benched in favor of Rudy Gobert Monday against Toronto after struggling on defense against Jonas Valanciunas. SOURCE: Salt Lake Tribune
Insight: Kanter played just 5:29 in the second half. "Whatever it was, I didn’t think Enes had the energy," Corbin said. "... Valanciunas got going early on him and [on offense] we weren’t able to get the ball where he wanted it." The Jazz have needed more from Kanter lately with Derrick Favors, Marvin Williams and Jeremy Evans dealing with injuries. He has averaged 13.9 points and 6.9 rebounds despite playing just 23.5 minutes over his last 16 games.
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter went off for 23 points and 14 rebounds Saturday in a loss to the Clippers.
Insight: What's significant is that Kanter was back in the starting lineup after coming off the bench for most of the last month. The talented 21-year-old could be ready to turn a corner. Fantasy owners should keep an eye out for Kanter (12.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg).
Description: Utah guard Trey Burke (illness) will start Friday against the Warriors, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.
Insight: Burke missed Thursday's practice due to a stomach virus but is good to go. Like any rookie he's been up and down, but is averaging 13.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 5.7 apg because he's received plenty of chances.
Description: Utah forward Marvin Williams (heel) will sit out Friday, according to Jazz announcer David Locke.
Insight: Williams' surgically repaired Achilles is sore. He's only averaging 21.6 minutes, 7.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.1 threes over the last eight games and can be ignored in most fantasy leagues. Jeremy Evans will start at power forward.
Description: Jazz center Derrick Favors (hip) will not play Friday against the Warriors.
Insight: Favors missed a game on Jan. 21 with the injury but had recorded double-doubles in two straight games so it's a surprise he'll have to miss this one. With Marvin Williams also out, Enes Kanter will have to play big minutes.
Description: Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson is dealing with a stomach virus and will be a game-time decision Friday against Golden State.
Insight: The tanking Jazz have started the 33-year-old in all 45 games this season and he has averaged 27 minutes, 10 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 threes per game. If he has to miss Friday's game it would be beneficial for Alec Burks and Jeremy Evans.
Description: Jazz center Derrick Favors rested during Wednesday's practice. He's been bothered by a sore hip recently. SOURCE: Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune
Insight: Favors has competed in Utah's last two games and we don't imagine the injury will be enough to sideline him Friday against Golden State. Though not spectacular in any one fantasy category, Favors has produced an impressive body of work this season (13.5 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 1.3 bpg).
Description: Jazz PF/C Derrick Favors (hip) will play Saturday against the Wizards, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.
Insight: Favors missed Tuesday's game due to a hip injury but was able to participate in Saturday's shootaround. He has started all 40 of the games he has played and is averaging 31 minutes, 13.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 steals per game this season.
Description: Jazz guard Alec Burks played 29 minutes and had 18 points Tuesday despite moving back to the bench with Gordon Hayward (hip) back in the starting lineup.
Insight: Burks started all five games Hayward missed and averaged 18.8 ppg. He should still have fantasy value even though he'll coming off the bench going forward. In his last 26 games, Burks has averaged 28.5 minutes, 14.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.7 threes.
Description: Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (hip) played Tuesday against the Timberwolves and came up big with 27 points, five rebounds and five assists.
Insight: Hayward missed the last five games due to a hip flexor strain. Welcome back. Alec Burks, who started and played well in Hayward's absence, returned to the bench but stayed hot anyway with 18 points of his own.
Description: Utah swingman Gordon Hayward (hip) missed his fourth straight game Friday against the Pistons and is questionable for Saturday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: Hayward last played Jan. 7, when he had 37 points but also suffered a hip flexor strain. Alec Burks had averaged 23.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.6 apg in his previous four games before Friday when he disappointed fantasy owners with just six points (on two attempts) in 28 minutes.
Description: Jazz guard Alec Burks has averaged 23.3 ppg in three games with Gordon Hayward (hip) out of the lineup.
Insight: Burks followed up his career-high 34 points Monday with 20 points Wednesday. Hopefully the 22-year-old will be given a chance to replace Richard Jefferson in the starting lineup when Hayward returns from his hip flexor strain.
Description: Utah swingman Gordon Hayward (hip) will be a game-time decision Monday against the Nuggets.
Insight: Hayward suffered a strained muscle in his left hip flexor Tuesday against the Thunder and missed his first game of the season Friday. The guard/forward has taken advantage of a sizable role with the tanking Jazz to average 17.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.2 threes and 0.7 blocks in 37 games this season.
Description: Jazz G/F Gordon Hayward is questionable for Friday's game against Cleveland after injurying his hip in Tuesday's win over OKC.
Insight: Hayward will be a game-time decision. He has turned it on since January began, hitting 60.4 percent of his shots (64.3 percent of his threes) and averaging 27 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 3.0 threes, 2.0 steals and 1.3 blocks over his last three games.
Description: Jazz G/F Gordon Hayward's 37 points helped Utah upset Oklahoma City Tuesday night.
Insight: Hayward has turned it on since January began, hitting 60.4 percent of his shots (64.3 percent of his threes) and averaging 27 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 3.0 threes, 2.0 steals and 1.3 blocks over three games.
Description: Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson is expected to be a game-time call Friday night against the Lakers. SOURCE: Jazz on Twitter
Insight: The 33-year-old is battling a back injury. Jefferson has posted double-digit points twice in a row after being held to single digits in his previous four outings. Even though he's getting decent playing time (26.5 mpg), we wouldn't recommend using Jefferson in fantasy.
Description: Jazz guard Alec Burks went off for 31 points in Monday' loss to Miami.
Insight: That's a new career-high for the 22-year-old. He also had seven blocks and four steals. Rookie Trey Burke may lose his spot in the starting lineup if Burks continues to outplay him (just three points in 31 minutes).
Description: Utah rookie point guard Trey Burke had 20 points and five assists Saturday against the Spurs.
Insight: Burke hasn't exactly been setting the world on fire, but he's getting a lot of chances. He's averaging 14 field goal attempts (4.3 3PA), 14.8 points on 39 percent shooting, 5.6 assists and 1.6 threes over his last 11 games.
Description: Jazz G/F Gordon Hayward put up 30 points in Friday night's win over Denver.
Insight: Hayward couldn't find his stroke from deep (1-of-5) but was 10-of-13 from inside the three-point line. He also had 13 boards and five assists. Hayward has scored 15 or more in each of his last four games.
Description: Utah SF/PF Marvin Williams (heel) is expected to play Wednesday, according to Jazz broadcaster David Locke.
Insight: Williams averaged 14 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.1 threes in eight games prior to missing the last four with heel inflammation. It's unclear if he'll rejoin the starting lineup in place of Enes Kanter.
Description: Utah PF/C Derrick Favors (back) should be able to play Wednesday, according to Jazz broadcaster David Locke.
Insight: Favors missed Monday's game with a llower back injury which has been troubling him for a while. When on the court he's an good fantasy option averaging 13.4 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.3 spg, 1.2 bpg.
Description: Utah SF/PF Marvin Williams (heel) is questionable for Monday's game against Portland.
Insight: Williams is dealing with inflammation in his surgically repaired heel, but the injury reportedly is not related to his surgery. If Williams and Derrick Favors (questionable) both sit out, the Jazz will be extremely thin up front.
Description: Utah center Enes Kanter will start Wednesday with Marvin Williams (Achilles) out.
Insight: Kanter has played just 15 minutes per game in three games since returning from an ankle injury. He has averaged 24 minutes, 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds over his last nine games after averaging 34.5 mpg, 16.4 ppg, 7.6 rpg and 0.8 bpg over his first nine.
Description: Utah rookie point guard Trey Burke had a season-high 20 points with six rebounds, three assists, two steals and four triples Saturday at Phoenix.
Insight: Burke has attempted 15.3 shots (and 5.0 threes) per game over his last three games. He only hit 37 percent overall but made 46.7 percent of his 3-pointers and all six of his free throws. He should be owned in all leagues now that he's healthy.
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter (ankle) practiced Thursday and will be a game-time decision Friday, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Kanter sprained his ankle in Sunday's blowout loss to OKC and missed Monday's game. He has averaged just 11.4 points and 5.9 rebounds over his last 10 games after producing 18.6 and 9.2 in his first five.
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter is questionable for Monday's game against Chicago with a sprained right ankle.
Insight: X-rays were negative and the 21-year-old Kanter will be re-evaluated Monday. He is averaging almost 32 minutes per game, 13.8 points and 7.0 rebounds which is almost double last season's production.
Description: Utah rookie point guard Trey Burke made his debut as a starter on Sunday against Oklahoma City.
Insight: It wasn't a great start, going 2-of-9 for 4 points with four assists and two rebounds. The good news is that he only turned it over one time. He's still on a minutes limit due to his surgically-repaired finger. At 21-years-old he'll certainly get better if given the time.
Description: Utah G/F Gordon Hayward played 35 minutes Friday night, so his knee must be OK.
Insight: Hayward banged his right kneecap in the first quarter Wednesday but played through the injury and participated in shootaround Friday. His precautionary X-rays were negative. His shot also was better Friday, as he made 5-of-12 from the field one game after going 1-of-17.
Description: Utah G/F Gordon Hayward (knee) will play Friday against the Mavericks, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Hayward banged his right kneecap in the first quarter Wednesday but played through the injury and participated in shootaround Friday. His precautionary X-rays were negative. He'll try to bounce back from a dreadful 1-of-17 shooting performance in his last game.
Description: Utah G/F Gordon Hayward (knee) will be a game-time decision Friday against the Mavericks, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Hayward banged his right kneecap in the first quarter Wednesday but played through the injury and participated in shootaround Friday. His precautionary X-rays were negative. If he does play, he'll try to bounce back from a dreadful 1-of-17 shooting performance.
Description: Utah point guard Trey Burke's surgically repaired finger is a bit sore after he made his NBA debut Wednesday, but coach Ty Corbin hopes to increase his minutes Friday. SOURCE: Jody Genessy, Deseret News
Insight: Burke missed the team's first 12 games with a broken finger before returning to play 12 minutes Wednesday night. He had 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting in the game. Burke will take over as the starting point guard sooner rather than later and should be owned in all leagues.
Description: Utah G/F Gordon Hayward missed Thursday's practice, according to Jazz beat writer Jody Genessy
Insight: Hayward has a bruised right knee cap. He'll likely be a game-time decision. He's coming off a horrible 1-for-17 shooting performance Wednesday, but he's been a solid fantasy asset this season averaging 18.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.9 apg, 1.4 spg, 1.4 threes per contest.
Description: Jazz forward Derrick Favors played well in Friday night's loss to San Antonio.
Insight: The 22-year-old registered 20 points, 18 rebounds, three blocks and three steals. The 18 boards were a career-high. He should see huge minutes this season on a rebuilding Utah squad. That fact alone should be enough to make Favors fantasy relevant.
Description: According to Jazz beat writer Jody Genessy, point guard Trey Burke (finger) has been cleared to dribble and shoot.
Insight: Burke, who broke his right index finger in mid-October, will be reevaluated on Nov. 25. He's expected to start at point guard as soon as he's healthy; the Jazz have been trotting out Jamaal Tinsley and John Lucas III so far.
Description: Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward had a season-high 28 points in Wednesday's loss to Boston.
Insight: Hayward was coming off a 22-point effort Tuesday at Brooklyn. He should score plenty this season as Utah's No. 1 perimeter option, and his value is fortified by averages of 6.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists.
Description: Utah guard Alec Burks has scored in double figures in all four games this season.
Insight: Burks' best game came in the season opener, as he had 24 points, six rebounds and six assists and the Thunder, but he has scored at least 13 in each of the last three. He's averaging 30 minutes, 16.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 threes so far. His production could have been even better but he has made just 1-of-8 from 3-point range and 18-of-29 from the foul line.
Description: While Utah's Jamaal Tinsley started for the second straight game Tuesday night, John Lucas III once again played more minutes.
Insight: The 30-year-old Lucas has played 31 minutes or more in all four games but is averaging just 8.3 points, 3.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds. He's getting shots (10 FGA, 5.3 3PA per game) but has made just 32.5 percent from the field.
Description: Utah's Brandon Rush (knee) will see minutes in the first half of Tuesday's game, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.
Insight: Rush hasn't played since tearing his ACL on Nov. 2, 2012, when he was with Golden State. The guard has averaged 27 minutes, 9.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.7 blocks, 0.6 steals and 1.4 threes in 291 career games with the Pacers and Warriors. He can be avoided in fantasy for now as the Jazz ease him back into action.
Description: Utah center Andris Biedrins is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Brooklyn due to a sprained left ankle.
Insight: Biedrins doesn't have much fantasy value playing behind Enes Kanter and Rudy Bobert. His best season was 2008 when he averaged 11.9 ppg and 11.2 rpg at Godlen State but those days are long gone.
Description: Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward nearly had a triple-double Friday at Phoenix.
Insight: Hayward, who will become a restricted free agent following the season after the Jazz were unable to reach a new contract with him prior to the deadline, had 18 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to go with three threes in the game. He should lead Utah in scoring this season as the team looks to bottom out for a high draft choice.
Description: The Jazz were unable to reach a new deal with swingman Gordon Hayward before Thursday's deadline. SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports
Insight: The fourth-year G/F will now become a restricted free agent after the season. Hayward will have an opportunity to shake off a rough opening night performance (4-for-13 from the field against OKC) Friday when the Jazz take on Phoenix.
Description: According to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News, Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin isn't ready to announce his starting point guard for the season opener Wednesday.
Insight: It was supposed to be Trey Burke, but the rookie suffered a fractured index finger this preseason and will miss 2-4 more weeks. Either John Lucas III or Jamaal Tinsley will start Wednesday's game.
Description: Utah center Andris Biedrins is doubtful for Wednesday's game against Oklahoma City with a strained right rotator cuff.
Insight: Biedrins doesn't have much fantasy value playing behind Enes Kanter and Rudy Bobert. His best season was 2008 when he averaged 11.9 ppg and 11.2 rpg at Godlen State but those days are long gone.
Description: Despite reports to the contrary earlier this week, the Jazz aren't close to signing forward Gordon Hayward to a contract extension.
Insight: ESPN's Marc Stein hinted that the framework for a deal was in place but according to Yahoo that isn't the case. The two sides have until October 31st to work out a new deal. If no agreement is reached, Hayward could become a restricted free agent after the season.
Description: Utah power forward Derrick Favors has agreed to a four-year, $49 million contract extension. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: With Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap gone, the Jazz have decided to build their team around Favors. A former No. 3 pick, Favors (9.4 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.7 bpg in 2012-13) came to Utah in 2011 as part of the Deron Williams trade.
Description: Jazz point guard Trey Burke (fractured index finger) tweeted Tuesday that he should only be out 4-6 weeks, not 8-12 weeks as Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reported Monday.
Insight: Burke broke his right index finger in a preseason game over the weekend. His official timetable should be made available after he undergoes surgery. John Lucas III still will begin the season as Utah's starting point guard, but Burke will be back sooner than expected.
Description: Jazz point guard Trey Burke will undergo finger surgery on Tuesday. SOURCE: Jody Gennesy, Deseret News
Insight: Burke broke his right index finger in a preseason game over the weekend. He'll miss between eight and 12 weeks, which means that John Lucas III will open the season as Utah's starting point guard.
Description: ESPN's Marc Stein reports that John Lucas III will sign with Utah.
Insight: Lucas appeared in 63 games for the Raptors last season, contributing 5.3 ppg off the bench. The Jazz are hoping Trey Burke will emerge as the starter at point guard but Lucas could fill in until Burke gets the hang of things.
Description: Richard Jefferson was shipped to Utah Friday as part of a four-player trade. SOURCE: Contra Costa Times
Insight: Golden State sent Jefferson, Andris Biedrins, Brandon Rush and a slew of draft picks to the Jazz for Kevin Murphy in what equates to basically a straight salary dump. The deal freed up cap space, which the Warriors promptly used to sign free agent guard/forward Andre Iguodala. At age 33, Jefferson isn't the stat-stuffer that he used to be. He averaged a career-low 3.1 ppg during the 2012-13 campaign. Fantasy owners can probably ignore him next season.
Description: Ken Berger of CBS Sports reports that Charlotte is interested in signing free agent center Al Jefferson.
Insight: The Bobcats just drafted a big man in Cody Zeller but obviously they'd jump at the chance to get Jefferson. ESPN's Marc Stein mentioned last week that Jefferson is unlikely to re-sign with Utah.
Description: Utah big man Al Jefferson was the only one who came to play Wednesday against Memphis (22 points, 16 boards in 40 minutes).
Insight: Jefferson (17.8 ppg, 9.2 rpg) didn't get much help from his teammates as Utah finished with a season-low 70 points in the loss. If it's any consolation to Jazz fans, the Lakers would have made the playoffs anyway by virtue of their win against Houston.
Description: Utah center Enes Kanter (shoulder) will miss the rest of the season, according to the Deseret News.
Insight: Kanter will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his left shoulder. He dislocated the shoulder on March 27 against Phoenix. The 20-year-old could be a starter next season next to Derrick Favors if the Jazz let both Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap leave via free agency.
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter (shoulder) will miss Friday's game against Portland. He suffered the injury Wednesday.
Insight: Kanter flirted with fantasy relevance earlier this month when Utah big men Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson were both dealing with injuries but he only averaged 15 mpg in the six games prior to Wednesday.
Description: Jazz power forward Paul Millsap missed practice Thursday with "gastric distress," which sounds like a fancier term for an upset stomach. He will travel with the team to Portland and is expected to play Friday.
Insight: Teammate Randy Foye had the same issue but played Wednesday night.
Description: Jazz forward Gordon Hayward had 25 points, six assists, five rebounds and three treys Wednesday against the Suns.
Insight: Hayward is finally getting big minutes for Utah instead of Marvin Williams. The former Butler star is averaging 16.6 points, 3.6 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 34 minutes since the All-Star break.
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter left Wednesday's game with an injured left shoulder and will not return.
Insight: Kanter flirted with fantasy relevance earlier this month when Utah big men Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson were both dealing with injuries but he only averaged 15 mpg over his previous six games.
Description: Jazz guard/forward Gordon Hayward exploded for 27 points and eight assists Wednesday against Houston.
Insight: It took Utah a while to figure out Hayward's role but he's settling in nicely as the team's starting small forward. Hayward is averaging 20.3 ppg on 49.1 percent shooting over his last four games.
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