Fantasy NBA
Utah Jazz Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Dante Exum, G10/16/2014 5:19:00 PM
Description: There is too much uncertainty regarding Jazz guard dante Exum, heading into the fantasy basketball season.
Insight: With owners not knowing how many minutes Exum will be getting each night, it would be smart to leave him undrafted. However, keep an eye on his production, as Exum could be worth a waiver move, as the season progresses.
Trey Burke, G10/16/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Jazz point guard Trey Burke will look to improve upon his rookie season.
Insight: He had solid averages of 12.8 points per game and 5.7 assists per game, but Burke shot only 38 percent from the field. Owners should target him towards the end of drafts, knowing there is potential for improved numbers.
Alec Burks, G10/16/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Jazz guard Alec Burks should be targeted towards the end of fantasy drafts.
Insight: He should give owners production in the points per game department, as he averaged 14.0 last season. However, none of his other numbers really stand out, making Burks a one-trick pony heading into the season.
Gordon Hayward, G/F10/16/2014 4:55:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward should be line for a breakout season.
Insight: He averaged a career-best 16.2 points per game, 5.2 assists per game, 5.1 rebounds per game, and 1.4 steals per game. Hayward should be right around his career-average of .365 from three-point land, and with all of this being said, owners need to target him in the early-to-middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Enes Kanter, C10/16/2014 4:48:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter will look to build off a solid 2013-14 campaign.
Insight: He averaged a career-high 12.3 points per game last season, along with 7.5 rebounds per game. Playing at the center position, owners would like to see more production in the rebounding department, along with his ability to block shots (0.5 BPG last season). Kanter should be shooting around 50 percent from the field, and will not kill you from the free throw line (73% last season), and as a result owners should target him towards the end of their drafts.
Derrick Favors, F/C10/16/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: Utah power forward Derrick Favors is looking to build off his career-best season.
Insight: He averaged a career-high in points (13.3 PPG), rebounds (8.7 RPG), assists (1.2 APG), and steals per game (1.0) last season, and at only 23-years-old is destined to improve on those numbers. He has a career .506 field goal percentage, along with a career-average of 1.3 blocks per game. Favors should be going around the fifth or sixth round of drafts, and owners should not be afraid to pick this potential breakout candidate. He also will have eligibility at the center position as well.
Gordon Hayward, G/F8/21/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: According to Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com, Gordon Hayward could be the next Team USA cut.
Insight: Sheridan wrote, "Of all the bubble guys, he (Hayward) did the least to distinguish himself." Hayward scored four points and had two steals on Wednesday against Dominican Republic. Andre Drummond, Damian Lillard, DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Korver, and Chandler Parsons join Hayward on the roster bubble as coach Mike Krzyzewski and his staff trim the roster from 16 to 12. Team USA heads to the World Cup of Basketball on Saturday.
Gordon Hayward, G/F7/9/2014 7:38:00 PM
Description: According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Jazz are prepared to match the Hornets max offer sheet to restricted free agent Gordon Hayward.
Insight: The 24-year-old Hayward was one of seven players to average 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game last season (LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Joakim Noah, Nicolas Batum and Michael Carter-Williams were the others) and one of five with at least 14 ppg, 5.0 rpg, and 5.0 apg. He's expected to sign a four-year, $63 million offer sheet with Charlotte on Thursday, but Utah won't let him get away.
Gordon Hayward, G/F6/29/2014 7:26:00 PM
Description: The Jazz are expected to match any offer for restricted free agent Gordon Hayward, according to beat writer Jody Genessy.
Insight: The Phoenix Suns are expected to make a significant offer to Hayward, but it appears he'll be a member of the Jazz next season. Hayward was one of seven players to average 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game last season (LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Joakim Noah, Nicolas Batum and Michael Carter-Williams were the others) and one of five with at least 14 ppg, 5.0 rpg, and 5.0 apg.
Enes Kanter, C4/16/2014 7:59:00 PM
Description: Quad tendinitis will prevent Jazz center Enes Kanter from suiting up Wednesday against Minnesota. SOURCE: David Locke, Jazz radio play-by-play
Insight: It's only Kanter's second absence of the year. Erik Murphy (0.3 ppg, 0.3 rpg) is active and could wind up starting in Kanter's place.
Marvin Williams, F4/14/2014 5:17:00 PM
Description: Jazz forward Marvin Williams (knee) is not expected to play Monday, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Enes Kanter started the last two games with Williams out and averaged 14.4 points and 11.9 rebounds over his last seven.
Marvin Williams, F4/12/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: Jazz forward Marvin Williams did not accompany the team Saturday for its game against Denver. SOURCE: Salt Lake Tribune
Insight: Williams, who is out with a bruised knee, missed last night's game as well. We're expecting Enes Kanter (12.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg) to start in his place.
Marvin Williams, F4/11/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Utah power forward Marvin Williams (knee) will miss Friday's game, according to Jazz announcer David Locke.
Insight: Enes Kanter, who had 15 points and 19 rebounds Tuesday and has averaged 13 points and 9.3 rebounds over his last 26 games, will get the start and should be in all fantasy lineups.
Marvin Williams, F4/10/2014 5:59:00 PM
Description: Jazz forward Marvin Williams (knee) is doubtful for Friday's game, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Enes Kanter, who had 15 points and 19 rebounds Tuesday and has averaged 13 points and 9.3 rebounds over his last 26 games, will likely get the start and should be in all fantasy lineups.
Enes Kanter, C4/9/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter collected 15 points and 19 rebounds Tuesday in a loss to Dallas.
Insight: That's Kanter's highest rebounding total of the season. While many teams will be resting their starters down the stretch, Utah's rotation shouldn't see any sweeping changes over the final four games of the season. Make sure to have Kanter (12.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg) in your starting lineup Friday against Portland.
Marvin Williams, F4/8/2014 8:16:00 PM
Description: Jazz forward Marvin Williams will be available Tuesday against Dallas. SOURCE: Jody Genessy, Deseret News
Insight: His status had been in question because of a bruised knee. The 27-year-old has been held to single-digit points in each of his last four games.
Enes Kanter, C3/30/2014 7:18:00 PM
Description: Jazz PF/C Enes Kanter had 18 points and 12 rebounds in 31 minutes Sunday against the Thunder.
Insight: Kanter has started eight of the last nine games after coming off the bench for most of the season and averaged 12.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game over his last 16.
Alec Burks, G3/30/2014 2:41:00 PM
Description: Jazz guard Alec Burks is back after missing the last five games with a sprained ankle. SOURCE: Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune
Insight: We haven't seen him on the court in almost two weeks. Burks has played well since the All-Star break, averaging just under 15 ppg in his last 17 contests.
Derrick Favors, F/CHot3/28/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Utah center Derrick Favors took advantage of Anthony Davis' absence Friday to post 18 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks, two steals and two assists in 31 minutes.
Insight: Davis suffered an ankle injury after just four minutes of play and Favors easily handled Greg Stiemsma, Jeff Withey and Alexis Ajinca. Favors has scored three double-doubles in his last four games and picked up 13 blocks and seven steals in that span.
Alec Burks, G3/28/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Utah guard Alec Burks (ankle) will sit out Friday, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Burks is dealing with a sprained left ankle and will miss his fourth straight game. With Burks out, the Jazz have just played their starters more minutes rather than giving his playing time to someone on the bench. Prior to the injury, Burks had scored double-digit points in 20 straight games while averaging 28.4 mpg and 15.8 ppg in that span.
Alec Burks, G3/26/2014 1:35:00 PM
Description: Utah guard Alec Burks (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game, according to Jazz announcer David Locke.
Insight: Burks is dealing with a sprained left ankle and will miss his third straight game. With Burks out, the Jazz have just played their starters more minutes rather than giving his playing time to someone on the bench. Prior to the injury, Burks had scored double-digit points in 20 straight games while averaging 28.4 mpg and 15.8 ppg in that span.
Alec Burks, G3/25/2014 6:19:00 PM
Description: Jazz guard Alec Burks (ankle) is not expected to play Wednesday, according to Steve Luhm of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Burks is dealing with a sprained left ankle and missed the last two games. He has scored double-digit points in 20 straight games while averaging 28.4 mpg and 15.8 ppg in that span. With Burks out, the Jazz have just played their starters more minutes rather than giving his playing time to someone on the bench.
Alec Burks, G3/23/2014 1:20:00 PM
Description: Jazz guard Alec Burks (ankle) will miss a second straight game Monday against Detroit, according to Steve Luhm of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Burks is dealing with a sprained left ankle. He has scored double-digit points in 20 straight games while averaging 28.4 mpg and 15.8 ppg in that span. With Burks out, the Jazz just played their starters more minutes rather than giving his playing time to someone on the bench.
Enes Kanter, C3/23/2014 9:26:00 AM
Description: Jazz PF/C Enes Kanter has averaged 37 minutes per game the last two games and put up double-doubles in both.
Insight: Utah has started Marvin Williams at power forward most of the season, but Kanter has started the last two. With 12 games left, there's no reason for the Jazz not to see what they have in the 21-year-old Kanter, who has averaged 29.2 minutes, 13.4 points and 8.8 rebounds over his last 19 games.
Alec Burks, G3/22/2014 4:51:00 PM
Description: Jazz guard Alec Burks is doubtful to play Saturday against the Magic. He's dealing with a sprained left ankle.
Insight: Burks has scored double-digit points in 20 straight games while averaging 28.4 mpg and 15.8 ppg in that span. Utah will spread Burks' minutes out to several players.
Marvin Williams, F3/17/2014 6:45:00 PM
Description: Utah power forward Marvin Williams will return to the starting lineup Monday against the Rockets, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.
Insight: He sat out Friday because of a lower back injury and came off the bench Sunday. The team has been hesitant to hand over the starting job to 21-year-old Enes Kanter (12.2 ppg, 6.7 rpg) and instead has started Williams (9.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg) in 46 games.
Derrick Favors, F/CHot3/16/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Utah center Derrick Favors gave the Spurs all they could handle Sunday, recording a career-high 28 points, 10 rebounds and three steals in 33 minutes of play.
Insight: Favors has provided some hefty numbers over his last five games -- 18 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 1.4 spg, 1.0 bpg.
Marvin Williams, F3/16/2014 6:35:00 PM
Description: Utah power forward Marvin Williams will play Sunday, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.
Insight: He sat out Friday because of a lower back injury. Williams (9.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg) will come off the bench in his return but coach Ty Corbin said he could swap Williams and Enes Kanter when opponents start a stretch four. There's a chance that Kanter will start most of the games for the rest of the season, however.
Marvin Williams, F3/16/2014 12:52:00 PM
Description: Utah power forward Marvin Williams is listed as probable ahead of Sunday's game with San Antonio. SOURCE: Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune
Insight: He sat out Friday because of a lower back injury. Williams (9.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg) is shooting just 37.5 percent from the field in seven games this month. That's his lowest percentage since January 2013 (33.8).
Marvin Williams, F3/14/2014 8:16:00 PM
Description: Jazz forward Marvin Williams has a lower back strain and will miss Friday's game, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: The Jazz are still awaiting the results of Williams' (9.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.2 apg) MRI, so coach Ty Corbin won't risk playing him. Enes Kanter will get plenty of playing time in his place.
Enes Kanter, C3/14/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter, who has averaged 26.8 minutes, 14.1 points and 7.4 rebounds over his last 22 games (six starts), is expected to start with Marvin Williams (back) likely out Friday.
Insight: Kanter has averaged 31.9 mpg, 15 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.2 apg and 0.8 bpg in 25 starts this season.
Marvin Williams, F3/13/2014 8:43:00 PM
Description: Jazz forward Marvin Williams has a lower back strain and will get an MRI Friday, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Williams (9.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.2 apg) probably won't play Friday against the Clippers, allowing Enes Kanter to pick up more playing time.
John Lucas III, G3/12/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: Utah guard John Lucas III (ankle) is in a walking boot and will not play Wednesday, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.
Insight: The 30-year-old Lucas doesn't see much court time anyway (five min in last six games), so this won't change any lineups.
John Lucas III, G3/11/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: Utah guard John Lucas III sprained an ankle in Tuesday's practice and will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
Insight: The 30-year-old Lucas doesn't see much court time anyway (five min in last six games), so this won't change any lineups whether he plays or sits.
Enes Kanter, C3/8/2014 10:39:00 PM
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.
Alec Burks, GHot3/8/2014 10:34:00 PM
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.
Gordon Hayward, G/FHot3/8/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward had 22 points, eight assists, three steals and two rebounds in 44 minutes Saturday night.
Insight: Hayward is one of five players in the NBA averaging at least 16-5-5 (points/assists/rebounds), and he has added 1.5 steals and 1.2 threes per game.
Enes Kanter, C3/3/2014 10:23:00 PM
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.
Derrick Favors, F/CHot3/2/2014 8:35:00 PM
Description: Utah center Derrick Favors has averaged 15 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals his last four games.
Insight: Favors finally appears to be healthy after dealing with a hip injury for about a month. He had 17 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and one steal Sunday at Indiana.
Jeremy Evans, F3/2/2014 4:41:00 PM
Description: Utah forward Jeremy Evans (ankle) will play Sunday, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Evans sprained his left ankle during Saturday's practice and was a game-time decision Sunday. The 26-year-old is only averaging 19.3 minutes, 7.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
Derrick Favors, F/C2/28/2014 10:10:00 PM
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.
John Lucas III, G2/28/2014 1:23:00 PM
Description: Utah guard John Lucas III is questionable for Friday's game against Cleveland due to a stomach virus.
Insight: The 30-year-old Lucas doesn't see much court time anyway, so this won't change any lineups whether he plays or sits.
Derrick Favors, F/C2/24/2014 7:29:00 PM
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.
Enes Kanter, CHot2/23/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter had a second straight 25-point game Saturday against the Timberwolves.
Insight: Kanter has averaged 34.7 minutes, 22.7 points and 9.0 rebounds his last three games, all of which came with Derrick Favors out of the lineup.
Derrick Favors, F/C2/22/2014 7:34:00 PM
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.
Enes Kanter, CHot2/22/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter saw 36 minutes Friday night with Derrick Favors sidelined with a hip injury.
Insight: Kanter came up big with 25 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocks and could do the same versus Minnesota on Saturday.
Derrick Favors, F/C2/22/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Utah was without center Derrick Favors Friday against Portland and he is doubtful for Saturday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: He's still battling an injured hip. Favors' absence will again open up minutes for Enes Kanter at center who posted 25 points and 10 rebounds Friday night.
Derrick Favors, F/C2/21/2014 2:30:00 PM
Description: Utah will be without center Derrick Favors Friday against Portland, according to beat writer Jody Genessy.
Insight: He's still battling an injured hip and didn't make the trip. Favors' absence will open up minutes for Enes Kanter (11.7 ppg, 6.3 rpg) at center.
Richard Jefferson, F2/19/2014 8:08:00 PM
Description: Richard Jefferson will get the start at small forward Wednesday versus Brooklyn. SOURCE: Jazz on Twitter
Insight: Jefferson (10.0 ppg) was dealing with stomach cramps earlier in the week but it looks like he's going to be okay. The 33-year-old hasn't missed a game yet this season.
Derrick Favors, F/C2/19/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: Utah will be without center Derrick Favors Wednesday against Brooklyn. SOURCE: Jazz on Twitter
Insight: He's still battling an injured hip. Favors' absence will open up minutes for Enes Kanter (11.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg) at center.
Derrick Favors, F/C2/18/2014 6:11:00 PM
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.
Richard Jefferson, F2/18/2014 5:26:00 PM
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.
Derrick Favors, F/C2/17/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Derrick Favors (hip) plans to play Wednesday against the Nets, according to Steve Luhn of 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.
Derrick Favors, F/C2/12/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Derrick Favors aggravated his right hip injury Wednesday and will not return, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Favors has been dealing with the hip injury since January and missed four of his last nine games coming in Wednesday. At least he'll be able to rest during the All-Star break.
Trey Burke, G2/11/2014 2:42:00 PM
Description: Jazz point guard Trey Burke will be active for Tuesday's game against Los Angeles according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune
Insight: Burke had been questionable with a back injury but he's ready to go. Among rookies, only Philadelphia's Michael Carter-Williams(6.4 apg) is averaging more assists than Burke (5.5 apg).
Gordon Hayward, G/FCold2/9/2014 9:31:00 AM
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.
Marvin Williams, FHot2/9/2014 9:14:00 AM
Description: Jazz forward Marvin Williams has scored 21 or more points in three straight games.
Insight: Williams has averaged 18.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.6 threes over his last five games. He doesn't have much long-term upside but he's worth a pickup while he's hot.
Trey Burke, G2/9/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: Utah guard Trey Burke was dealing with lower back pain following the Jazz' upset win over the Heat Saturday night, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.
Insight: Burke said he could barely walk to the locker room. The Jazz don't play again until Tuesday so he has plenty of time to get treatment. We'll call him day-to-day for now.
Derrick Favors, F/C2/7/2014 1:48:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Derrick Favors will play Friday at Dallas, according to Jazz radio voice David Locke.
Insight: Favors (13.5 ppg, 9.3 rpg) has missed the last three games with a hip injury. Enes Kanter will return to a bench role.
Jeremy Evans, F2/5/2014 12:57:00 PM
Description: Utah forward Jeremy Evans will be a game-time decision Friday at Dallas, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune. He's expected to practice Wednesday.
Insight: Evans injured his tailbone on a fall Friday and missed the last two games. He has averaged 19 minutes, 7.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 0.7 blocks and 0.5 steals this season.
Derrick Favors, F/C2/5/2014 12:56:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Derrick Favors (hip) will be a game-time decision Friday at Dallas, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Favors is expected to practice Wednesday after missing the last three games.
Enes Kanter, C2/4/2014 5:21:00 PM
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.
Marvin Williams, F2/4/2014 12:06:00 AM
Description: Jazz forward Marvin Williams' 23 points Monday against Toronto were his most all season.
Insight: Williams doesn't do anything to impress fantasy owners and shouldn't have a spot on most fantasy rosters.
Derrick Favors, F/C2/3/2014 12:59:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Derrick Favors (hip) did not play Friday and is unlikely to suit up for Monday's game with Toronto.
Insight: Enes Kanter has proven to be a solid alternative to favors with 38 points and 21 rebounds over his past two games. Definitely worthy of a spot in any fantasy lineup.
Enes Kanter, C2/2/2014 10:01:00 AM
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).
Richard Jefferson, F1/31/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson (illness) will play Friday against the Warriors, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.
Insight: The tanking Jazz have started the 33-year-old in every game this season and he has averaged 27 minutes, 10 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 threes per game.
Trey Burke, G1/31/2014 10:03:00 PM
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.
Marvin Williams, F1/31/2014 10:01:00 PM
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.
Derrick Favors, F/C1/31/2014 9:51:00 PM
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.
Richard Jefferson, F1/31/2014 5:07:00 PM
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.
Marvin Williams, F1/31/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Utah forward Marvin Williams (heel) will be a game-time decision Friday, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.
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.
Derrick Favors, F/C1/31/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Derrick Favors (hip) will be a game-time decision Friday against the Warriors, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Favors missed a game on Jan. 21 with the injury but has recorded double-doubles in two straight games and should be able to play Friday.
Trey Burke, G1/31/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: Utah guard Trey Burke is questionable for Friday's game against Golden State with a stomach virus.
Insight: Burke missed Thursday's practice. Like any rookie he's been up and down, but is averaging 13.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 5.7 apg.
Derrick Favors, F/C1/29/2014 3:31:00 PM
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).
Derrick Favors, F1/25/2014 8:29:00 PM
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.
Derrick Favors, F1/25/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Jazz PF/C Derrick Favors (hip) will try to play Saturday, according to Jazz radio announcer David Locke.
Insight: Favors missed Tuesday's game due to a hip injury but was able to participate in Saturday's shootaround.
Derrick Favors, F1/25/2014 4:10:00 PM
Description: Jazz PF/C Derrick Favors participated in shootaround and could play Saturday against the Wizards. SOURCE: Steve Luhm, Salt Lake Tribune
Insight: Favors' right hip has been bothering him for almost a week. Enes Kanter (11.2 ppg, 6.1 rpg) would get the start at center if Favors is sidelined again.
Alec Burks, G1/22/2014 9:29:00 AM
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.
Gordon Hayward, G/F1/22/2014 12:20:00 AM
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.
Gordon Hayward, G/F1/21/2014 8:50:00 PM
Description: Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (hip) will play Tuesday against the Timberwolves.
Insight: Hayward (17.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4.9 apg) missed the last five games due to a hip flexor strain. Alec Burks has averaged 18.8 ppg in Hayward's absence, but will return to the bench.
Derrick Favors, F1/21/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: Utah big man Derrick Favors is not expected to play Tuesday night due to a hip issue.
Insight: Favors is averaging 13.5 ppg, 9.1 rpg this season. Enes Kanter will likely get most of the playing time. At least the Jazz are expected to get SG Gordon Hayward back in the lineup.
Gordon Hayward, G/F1/20/2014 5:17:00 PM
Description: Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (hip) will practice Monday and is likely to play Tuesday against the Timberwolves, according to Steve Luhm of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Hayward (17.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4.9 apg) missed the last five games due to a hip flexor strain. Alec Burks has averaged 18.8 ppg in Hayward's absence.
Gordon Hayward, G/F1/18/2014 7:16:00 PM
Description: Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward is still out with a strained hip flexor. SOURCE: Jody Genessy, Deseret News
Insight: Saturday's game against Minnesota will mark Hayward's fifth consecutive absence. Alec Burks has averaged 19 ppg in his place.
Gordon Hayward, SF1/18/2014 12:46:00 PM
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.
Gordon Hayward, SF1/17/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Utah swingman Gordon Hayward (hip) will miss his fourth straight game Friday against the Pistons, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Hayward last played Jan. 7, when he had 37 points but also suffered a hip flexor strain. Alec Burks has averaged 23.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.6 apg in his absence.
Gordon Hayward, SF1/17/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: Utah swingman Gordon Hayward (hip) sat out for the third straight game Wednesday and is questionable for Friday's game against Detroit.
Insight: Hayward last played Jan. 7, when he had 37 points but also suffered a hip flexor strain. Alec Burks has averaged 23.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.6 apg in his absence.
Enes Kanter, C1/15/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Utah center Enes Kanter had 25 points, 11 rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes Wednesday at San Antonio.
Insight: Kanter began the season as the starting center but his shoddy defense pushed him to the bench and has limited him to 25.5 mpg.
Alec Burks, G1/15/2014 10:46:00 PM
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.
Gordon Hayward, SF1/15/2014 8:07:00 PM
Description: Utah swingman Gordon Hayward (hip) will sit out for the third straight game Wednesday, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Hayward last played Jan. 7, when he had 37 points but also suffered a hip flexor strain. Alec Burks has averaged 25 ppg in his absence.
Gordon Hayward, SF1/15/2014 3:07:00 PM
Description: Utah swingman Gordon Hayward is unlikely to suit up for Wednesday's game in San Antonio. SOURCE: Jody Genessy, Deseret News
Insight: A strained hip flexor has kept him out for over a week. With Alec Burks (12.8 ppg) playing well, the Jazz shouldn't be in any rush to bring Hayward back.
Gordon Hayward, SF1/14/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: Jazz G/F Gordon Hayward (hip) will travel with the team for its three-game road trip that begins Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.
Insight: Hayward strained his hip flexor last week and missed the last two games. Alec Burks has been fantastic in his place, scoring 25 ppg, including a career-high 34 Monday.
Marvin Williams, F1/13/2014 8:24:00 PM
Description: Utah forward Marvin Williams is going to try and play Monday against Denver. He left the team's shootaround earlier with an illness. SOURCE: Jody Genessy, Deseret News
Insight: It doesn't sound like Williams (9.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg) is going to be 100 percent so it's fair to question how effective he will be. Fantasy owners should look elsewhere on Monday night.
Gordon Hayward, SF1/13/2014 7:55:00 PM
Description: Jazz G/F Gordon Hayward will miss his second game in a row Monday against Denver. SOURCE: Jody Genessy, Deseret News
Insight: It's been almost a week since Hayward strained his hip flexor but apparently he's still feeling the effects. Fantasy owners can plug in his backup Alec Burks (12.2 ppg) in the mean time.
Gordon Hayward, SF1/11/2014 3:08:00 PM
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.
Gordon Hayward, SF1/10/2014 7:21:00 PM
Description: Utah swingman Gordon Hayward is out for Friday's game against Cleveland. SOURCE: Jason Lloyd, Akron Beacon Journal
Insight: Hayward suffered a strained muscle in his left hip flexor Tuesday against the Thunder. This will be his first absence of the season. Alec Burks (12.1 ppg) will start in his place.
Andris Biedrins, C1/10/2014 1:04:00 PM
Description: Utah center Andris Biedrins is questionable for Friday's game against Cleveland due to flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Biedrins hasn't been fantasy worthy since 2008 when he averaged 11.9 ppg and 11.2 rpg at Godlen State. Those days are long gone.
Gordon Hayward, SFHot1/10/2014 1:00:00 PM
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.
Gordon Hayward, SFHot1/8/2014 9:30:00 AM
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.
Trey Burke, G12/27/2013 10:27:00 PM
Description: Utah guard Trey Burke has returned after briefly exiting with an ankle injury.
Insight: He had his ankle re-taped in the locker room after leaving in the first quarter. Fantasy owners have nothing to be concerned about.
Trey Burke, G12/27/2013 9:41:00 PM
Description: Jazz point guard Trey Burke exited with an ankle injury early in Friday's game against the Lakers.
Insight: Burke's return is questionable. Alec Burks and John Lucas III will split the point guard responsibilities while he's out.
Richard Jefferson, F12/26/2013 6:56:00 PM
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.
Gordon Hayward, SF12/23/2013 10:48:00 PM
Description: Jazz G/F Gordon Hayward came close to a triple-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists Monday at Memphis. He added four blocks, one steal and two threes in the game.
Insight: Hayward has pulled down double-digit rebounds in two straight games. He's been a solid fantasy option this season, averaging 16.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.6 assists 1.2 steals and 0.6 blocks.
Trey Burke, G12/18/2013 10:58:00 PM
Description: Utah rookie point guard Trey Burke scored a career-high 30 points on 12-of-20 shooting with eight assists, seven rebounds and four treys Wednesday at Orlando.
Insight: Burke came in shooting just 37.4 percent from the field, but he's going to continue to get a lot of chances to score.
Alec Burks, G12/16/2013 10:12:00 PM
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).
Trey Burke, G12/15/2013 10:11:00 AM
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.
Gordon Hayward, SF12/14/2013 9:45:00 AM
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.
Marvin Williams, F12/11/2013 8:52:00 PM
Description: Jazz SF/PF Marvin Williams will return from a four-game absence Wednesday against the Kings. SOURCE: Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune
Insight: Williams sat out a week because of a sore heel. With averages of 10.4 ppg and 5.2 rebounds per contest, he's a borderline fantasy player.
Derrick Favors, F12/11/2013 8:49:00 PM
Description: Jazz PF/C Derrick Favors is active for Wednesday's game against Sacramento. SOURCE: Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune
Insight: Favors had been out with a back injury. The 22-year-old is having his best season (career-high 13.4 ppg and 9.5 rpg) and is a double-double threat anytime he steps on the floor.
Marvin Williams, F12/11/2013 3:23:00 PM
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.
Derrick Favors, F12/11/2013 3:22:00 PM
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.
Derrick Favors, F12/9/2013 8:02:00 PM
Description: Utah PF/C Derrick Favors (back) will miss Monday's game against the Blazers, according to Chris Haynes of csnnw.com.
Insight: Favors is out with a lower 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.
Derrick Favors, F12/9/2013 11:35:00 AM
Description: Utah PF/C Derrick Favors didn't play Saturday against Sacramento and is questionable for Monday's game against Portland.
Insight: Favors is out with a lower 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.
Marvin Williams, F12/9/2013 11:35:00 AM
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.
Derrick Favors, F12/7/2013 9:00:00 PM
Description: Utah big man Derrick Favors isn't playing Saturday against Sacramento. SOURCE: Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune
Insight: Favors is out with a lower back injury. It looks like Jeremy Evans may have to start at the four while Favors is out. After tonight, Utah's next game is Monday against Portland.
Marvin Williams, F12/7/2013 4:05:00 PM
Description: Utah SF/PF Marvin Williams (heel) is not expected to play Saturday, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Williams is dealing with inflammation in his surgically repaired heel, but the injury reportedly is not related to his surgery. He's day-to-day.
Jeremy Evans, F12/6/2013 9:55:00 AM
Description: Utah forward Jeremy Evans is questionable for Friday's game against Portland due to flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Evans is averaging 8.3 ppg and 4.4 rpg in 19 minutes. With Marvin Williams expected to miss, Evans could see more time and be a low-end fantasy option.
Marvin Williams, F12/5/2013 1:26:00 PM
Description: Utah SF/PF Marvin Williams is dealing with inflammation in his right heel and is not expected to be available for Friday's game against Portland.
Insight: It's poor timing for fantasy owners as Williams has posted double-digit points in each of his last four games.
Enes Kanter, C12/4/2013 7:43:00 PM
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.
Marvin Williams, F12/4/2013 2:12:00 PM
Description: Utah power forward Marvin Williams is dealing with inflammation in his right heel. SOURCE: Jody Genessy, Deseret News
Insight: It doesn't sound like he's going to play Wednesday against Indiana. It's poor timing for fantasy owners as Williams has posted double-digit points in each of his last four games.
Marvin Williams, FHot12/1/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: Jazz forward Marvin Williams has scored at least 12 points in seven of his last nine games.
Insight: Williams has started the last four games over Enes Kanter and averaged 35 minutes, 16.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.3 threes in his last three.
Trey Burke, G12/1/2013 10:18:00 AM
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.
Enes Kanter, C11/29/2013 5:58:00 PM
Description: Utah center Enes Kanter will return from his ankle injury Friday night against Phoenix. SOURCE: Steve Luhm, Salt Lake Tribune
Insight: Kanter only ended up missing one game. He's having a nice season so far with averages of 13.8 ppg and 7.0 rpg in 15 appearances.
Enes Kanter, C11/28/2013 1:59:00 PM
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.
Enes Kanter, C11/27/2013 5:16:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter (ankle) missed Wednesday's practice, 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. We should know more about his status for Friday after Thursday's practice.
Gordon Hayward, SFCold11/26/2013 8:11:00 PM
Description: Utah G/F Gordon Hayward has made just 29-of-102 (.284) from the field and 7-of-27 (.259) from 3-point range over his last seven games.
Insight: Hayward averaged 12.3 ppg in that span but added 4.9 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.9 blocks. He averaged 20.3 ppg on 46.2 percent shooting his first nine games.
Enes Kanter, C11/25/2013 7:35:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter isn't playing Monday against Chicago. SOURCE: Jody Gennesy, Deseret News
Insight: Kanter sprained his ankle in Sunday's blowout loss to OKC. That leaves Rudy Gobert (2.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg) as the only healthy center on Utah's roster.
Enes Kanter, C11/25/2013 10:37:00 AM
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.
Trey Burke, G11/25/2013 10:10:00 AM
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.
Gordon Hayward, SF11/23/2013 9:39:00 AM
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.
Gordon Hayward, SF11/22/2013 7:19:00 PM
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.
Gordon Hayward, SF11/22/2013 4:30:00 PM
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.
Marvin Williams, F11/22/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: Jazz forward Marvin Williams (nasal frature) is probable for Friday's game against Dallas.
Insight: Williams is averaging just 7.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 0.7 apg in seven games this season, so whether he plays or not won't change fantasy lineups.
Trey Burke, G11/21/2013 4:50:00 PM
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.
Derrick Favors, F11/21/2013 4:19:00 PM
Description: Jazz forward Derrick Favors has scored in double figures in nine consecutive games and 12 of 13 games this season.
Insight: He's averaging 13.6 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.7 blocks per game this season.
Gordon Hayward, SF11/21/2013 12:03:00 PM
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.
Trey Burke, G11/20/2013 10:46:00 PM
Description: Utah point guard Trey Burke had 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting in just 12 minutes Wednesday in his NBA debut.
Insight: Burke missed the team's first 12 games with a broken finger. He should take over as the starting point guard sooner rather than later and should be owned in all leagues.
Brandon Rush, G11/20/2013 4:14:00 PM
Description: Jazz G/F Brandon Rush has already been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans. SOURCE: David Locke, Jazz play-by-play
Insight: Knee issues have limited Rush to just ten minutes of court time this season. It isn't clear when he'll be able to play again.
Trey Burke, G11/20/2013 1:38:00 PM
Description: Utah point guard Trey Burke is set to make his NBA debut Wednesday at New Orleans. SOURCE: Jody Genessy, Deseret News
Insight: Burke will come off the bench. He should eventually overtake John Lucas III as the starting point guard. The rookie out of Michigan missed the team's first 12 games with a broken finger.
Trey Burke, G11/19/2013 5:40:00 PM
Description: According to Jazz PR director Jonathan Rinehart on Twitter, Trey Burke (finger) practiced at full speed Tuesday but will not play Wednesday against the Pelicans.
Insight: Burke, who broke his right index finger in mid-October, is nearing his return. He should be owned in all leagues, as he'll get huge minutes at point guard once he's healthy.
Derrick Favors, F11/16/2013 9:20:00 AM
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.
Gordon Hayward, SF11/15/2013 8:07:00 PM
Description: Utah G/F Gordon Hayward will start Friday's game against San Antonio. SOURCE: Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune
Insight: He was questionable coming in because of a bruised shin. The 23-year-old from Butler is having his best season yet with averages of 20.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 5.0 apg in his first nine contests.
Gordon Hayward, SF11/15/2013 11:33:00 AM
Description: Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward is questionable for Friday's game against San Antonio due to a shin injury.
Insight: Hayward has upped his game this season, averaging 20.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 5.0 apg over nine contests. He'll be a game-time decision.
Trey Burke, G11/11/2013 9:32:00 PM
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.
Trey Burke, G11/8/2013 4:21:00 PM
Description: According to Jazz beat writer Jody Genessy, point guard Trey Burke (finger) will see a hand specialist Monday.
Insight: Burke, who broke his right index finger in mid-October, should have a more exact timetable for his return after meeting with the specialist.
Marvin Williams, F11/8/2013 2:32:00 PM
Description: Jazz forward Marvin Williams (right Achilles surgery) is questionable for Saturday's game against Toronto.
Insight: He's yet to make his debut this season, but it could come Saturday night. Even if he's ready to go he won't get enough time.opportunities to be of much value to fantasy owners.
Enes Kanter, CHot11/6/2013 10:10:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter had a second straight 20-point game Wednesday against the Celtics.
Insight: The 21-year-old Kanter is averaging 35 minutes, 18.6 points and 9.2 rebounds. If he's somehow still available in your league, don't hesitate to pick him up.
Gordon Hayward, SF11/6/2013 10:07:00 PM
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.
Alec Burks, G11/5/2013 10:12:00 PM
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.
John Lucas III, GCold11/5/2013 10:08:00 PM
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.
Enes Kanter, CHot11/5/2013 10:04:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter had 21 points, eight rebounds and three assists but also turned the ball over seven times Tuesday at Brooklyn.
Insight: The 21-year-old Kanter is in full breakout mode -- he's averaging 17.8 points and 9.5 rebounds over the first four games this season.
Brandon Rush, G11/5/2013 7:17:00 PM
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.
Jeremy Evans, F11/5/2013 11:51:00 AM
Description: Utah forward Jeremy Evans is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Brooklyn due to a strained right rotator cuff.
Insight: He's yet to play this season and sitting behind Derrick Favors he'll get few minutes even when healthy.
Andris Biedrins, C11/5/2013 11:50:00 AM
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.
Gordon Hayward, SF11/2/2013 9:38:00 AM
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.
Gordon Hayward, SF11/1/2013 7:10:00 PM
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.
John Lucas III, G10/29/2013 5:56:00 PM
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.
Andris Biedrins, C10/28/2013 4:55:00 PM
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.
Gordon Hayward, SF10/26/2013 8:06:00 PM
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.