Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward scored a team-high 30 points during Saturday's win against the Kings.
Insight: He went 13-of-23 from the floor and 1-of-1 from the line. Hayward also had three assists, two boards, three 3-pointers, two steals, and two turnovers. He is aberaging 19.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg, and 4.1 apg.
Description: Jazz guard Joe Ingles is doubtful to play against Sacramento Sunday due to back spasms.
Insight: Ingles hasn't proven to be of value to fantasy owners (4.1 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.5 apg), but his absence could allow Trey Burke to see more court time and he's played very well of late. Burke has averaged 14.6 ppg since he started coming off the bench eight games ago.
Description: Jazz guard Dante Exum played 25 minutes without scoring a point.
Insight: Exum likely disappointed fantasy owners after posting 15 and 13 points in his previous two games. But he's a rookie and inconsistency is what rookies do. Trey Burke was the leader of the Jazz backcourt Monday night.
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward continues to be a box score filler.
Insight: Hayward scored a team-high 24 points, and added three assists, four rebounds and three steals. We don't like that he's averaging 5.3 turnovers over the past three games, but he's still a nice fantasy option.
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter posted his second consecutive monster double-double.
Insight: After recording 24 points and 17 rebounds on Wednesday, Kanter went for 23 points and 16 boards on Thursday against the Bucks. He also had two steals, one block, and two turnovers. Kanter is a fine option at center.
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors will not play on Thursday versus the Bucks due to personal reasons according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: All the team has said is Favors will not travel to Milwaukee with the team for "personal reasons." Rudy Gobert will likely draw the start and is a great option for blocks and rebounds on Thursday. The Jazz are 0-3 without Favors this season.
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter will remain in the starting lineup according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Rudy Gobert has played very well lately while Kanter missed some time, but coach Quin Snyder made it clear that Kanter will start. Gobert, however, appears poised to steal some playing time from Kanter, so owners will want to keep a close eye on this situation.
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward scored 31 points in Utah's, 94-85, victory over the Los Angeles Lakers Friday.
Insight: Hayward was 12-for-18 from the field and made four 3-pointers. He also had seven assists, three rebounds, a steal and a block. Hayward is having a breakout season with averages of 19.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg, and 4.1 apg.
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter (14.0 ppg, 7.2 rpg) will get the start Tuesday against Golden State.
Insight: Rudy Gobert has played well in his absence, but Kanter will get his starting spot back. He posted 16 points and six rebounds in 21 minutes in his first action since injuring his ankle and should see more time as the starter.
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors had a noticable limp during Saturday's game, according to a Salt Lake Tribune report.
Insight: it looks like he can play through it, but no at a peak level. He played just 18 minutes against Houston, scoring 15 and pulling down seven rebounds. Fantasy owners can keep starting him, but he may be limited for a couple of games.
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter will not play on Wednesday versus the Bulls.
Insight: This will be the third straight game Kanter will miss. Rudy Gobert will replace him in the lineup, and Gobert should see some serious consideration from owners on Wednesday. There is even a possibility that Gobert takes the starting role from Kanter in the long-run.
Description: Jazz point guard Trey Burke miss the Monday morning shootaround due to illness and should be considered questionable for tonight's game against Indiana, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Burke had 28 points, six rebounds and six assists in Saturday's game, so this would be a blow to the team and fantasy owners. Rookie Dante Exum would likely get the minutes if Burke can't go.
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward led the team with 18 points on Friday.
Insight: Hayward has been a great scorer this season. He is averaging 19.2 ppg and over his last five games, he is averaging 20.4 ppg. During that same stretch, Hayward is shooting 61.9 percent from the 3-point line.
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward had his highest scoring output of the month on Wednesday.
Insight: Hayward had 29 points in 38 minutes against the Heat. He shot 9-of-13, going 4-for-5 from the 3-point line, and a perfect 7-for-7 at the foul line. Hayward also contributed seven assists, six rebounds and a block.
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward scored 20 points in 36 minutes Tuesday.
Insight: Hayward was just behind teammate Derrick Favors for the team-lead in scoring against the Spurs Tuesday. Hayward shot 7-for-13 from the field and 6-of-9 from the line. He also had seven rebounds, four assists and a steal. Although those are great numbers, Hayward also had five turnovers.
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors led Utah with 21 points in the, 100-96, victory over the Spurs.
Insight: Favors led the team with 20 shot attempts as he shot 50 percent. He contributed in every other category with eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal. Favors is putting up decent numbers this season, averaging 16.2 ppg and 8.5 rpg while shooting 56.5 percent from the field.
Description: Jazz guard Alec Burks (shoulder) took part in the Monday morning shootaround and might play tonight.
Insight: More likely he sits another game and comes back later in the week. Burks has averaged 13.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.0 apg over the first 18 contests. Rodney Hood will again shift from small forward to get the start at shooting guard, if Burks sits again.
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors led Utah with 21 points and 13 rebounds against the Magic on Friday.
Insight: It was Favors sixth double-double of the season. He also had five blocks, which is a season-high. Favors is averaging 16.3 ppg this season, and it is rising as he has scored at least 19 points in each of his last three games.
Description: Jazz guard Alec Burks (shoulder) will sit out another game Friday.
Insight: Burks has averaged 13.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.0 apg over the first 18 contests. Rodney Hood will again shift from small forward to get the start at shooting guard, but he will draw only low-end interest.
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward was one of the five starter to score in double-figures, during Wednesday's win over the Thunder.
Insight: He scored a team-high 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the floor and 7-of-14 shooting from the line. The free-throw percentage is surprising, but Hayward also had eight rebounds, three assists, and four steals. He did have an ugly eight turnovers as well.
Description: Jazz point guard Trey Burke had a solid game versus New Orleans.
Insight: Burke was 8-of-12 from the field, 2-of-3 from the line, and 2-of-5 from beyond the arc for 20 points. He also had four assists, one block,and four turnovers. Owners need his assist-to-turnover ratio to improve.
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward scored 31 points during Saturday's loss to the Pelicans.
Insight: He was 9-of-16 from the floor and 11-of-14 from the line. Hayward also chipped in eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block, and three turnovers. It was his third 30-point game of the season, and Hayward is now averaging 19.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.4 spg, while shooting 48 percent from the floor.
Description: Jazz point guard Trey Burke had an awful night against the Warriors on Friday.
Insight: He shot 1-of-8 from the field and finished with just two points. He did manage five assists and three rebounds but also turned it over three times. And for those into innovative basketball stats, the Jazz were minus-28 with Burke on the court.
Description: In case you hadn't noticed, Jazz guard Alec Burks has hauled in 24 rebounds over the past two games.
Insight: Double-digit rebounding guards don't come around very often. It appears his coach challenged him to be more aggressive and the results are stunning. Added to his 14.8 ppg and 3.0 apg, if he can keep it up, Burks could turn out to be a fantasy stud.
Description: Jazz point guard Trey Burke nearly posted a double-double in Tuesday's win over the Thunder.
Insight: He had 17 points, nine assists, one rebound, one steal, one block, and one turnover. Burke needs to get going for him to be more fantasy relevant, as he is averaging 10.5 ppg, 5.7 apg, and shooting 33 percent from the field.
Description: Jazz guard Alec Burks made fantasy owners happy on Tuesday night.
Insight: He was 5-of-8 from the field, 8-of-9 from the line, and 2-of-3 from downtown for 20 points. Burks also had 14 rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks, and three turnovers. Owners should not expect him to have double-figure rebounds very often, but will take it nonetheless.
Description: Jazz guard Alec Burks had a double-double on Saturday against the Raptors.
Insight: That doesn't really mean Burks had a great game. He had the weakest double-double a player can have with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and he shot just 4-for-11 from the field and 1-for-4 at the free-throw line.
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward had a monster night during Friday's win against the Knicks.
Insight: He was 11-of-18 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line for 33 points, six assists, three rebounds, four steals, two 3-pointers, and three turnovers. Hayward has seemingly taken a nice step forward this season.
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward had 12 points and five rebounds as he had the best statistical night of any Jazz player.
Insight: Hayward shot just 3-of-9 from the field, including 2-of-7 from the 3-point line. He did sink all four of his free-throw shots. Alec Burks led the Jazz in scoring with 14 points and Enes Kanter grabbed a team-high 10 boards, but Hayward had the best of both worlds with 12 and five.
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward had a double-double on Saturday to help Utah defeat Phoenix, 118-91.
Insight: Hayward scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. He also had three assists and a steal. Hayward scored 24 points in the first two games combined and being Utah lost those two games and won when he was more invovled, perhaps Utah asks Hayward to do a little more on offense.
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors had the game of his life on Saturday.
Insight: Favors scored a career-high 32 points in the 119-91 victory over the Suns. He made 12-of-22 shots and 8-of-9 attempts at the line. Favors also had nine rebounds, two steals, two blocks and an assisst. He has turned in three great games in the first week and has certainly raised eyebrows among fantasy owners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.