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  • Donovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell hit 10-of-21 from the field on Saturday night, wrapping up a win over the Celtics with 28 points, three rebounds, six assists, three steals, a block and five 3-pointers.

    That's more like it from Mitchell, who jacked up 35 shots without a single assist in Utah's loss to Philly on Friday. He's been atrocious from the field this season but will climb back up towards early-round value as his shooting percentage gets hit with some positive regression.

  • Ricky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz

    Ricky Rubio delivered 20 points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals and two 3-pointers while shooting 6-for-13 in Saturday's road win.

    Rubio has continued his career-long trend of being frustrating in the season's opening months but he's been able to sprinkle in solid games like this a bit more frequently as the year has progressed. He's picking up a little bit of steam and should end the year with middle-round value.

  • Derrick Favors - F/C - Utah Jazz

    Derrick Favors went 4-of-6 from the field on Saturday night, posting 10 points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block in 24 minutes against the Celtics.

    Favors isn't a big-minute guy but if he's scoring efficiently like this he can grind out late-round value without much trouble. Rudy Gobert was quiet but solid with 12 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and a swat in this workmanlike win.

  • Alec Burks - G - Utah Jazz

    Alec Burks left Saturday's game to get his hand/arm wrapped but ended up playing 13 minutes, tallying two points and a steal.

    Burks can give Utah some scoring punch in a pinch but he didn't have it tonight. At least he was able to return after his injury scare.

  • Joe Ingles - F - Utah Jazz

    Joe Ingles was off his game on Saturday night, going 3-of-6 from the field for seven points, three rebounds, six assists and a 3-pointer in 27 minutes of action.

    Ingles couldn't replicate the success he had against Boston when the teams faced off in Utah but the Jazz were able to grind out the win anyway. The same can be said for Jae Crowder, who scored five points in 27 minutes. This game isn't one to overreact to in either case.

  • Raul Neto - G - Utah Jazz

    Raul Neto will be available to play on Saturday night.

    Neto has missed the entire season because of a strained right hamstring. He'll be Utah's third point guard and irrelevant outside all but the deepest of fantasy leagues.

    Source: Eric Walden on Twitter

  • Donovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell, after his 35-shot, 0-assist performance in the loss against the 76ers on Friday, said, "That's not who I am. That's not how I play. I know i'm still being aggressive, but I've go to be smart."

    Mitchell was the first to put up at least 35 shots without any assists since Carmelo Anthony did it in 2014 and Antoine Walker before that in 1998. He is shooting more this season at 19.2 attempts per game but hitting only 40.8 percent of his shots, the lowest percentage of anyone taking over 17 shots per game this season. Even though the Jazz are sub-500 on the season and coming off of two bad losses in a row, teammates and coaches remained in full support of Mitchell. Joe Ingles mentioned that he said to him during a timeout that if he feels good about the shot, he needs to shoot it. "He's our guy. That's what he does. He's aggressive. He doesn't need to over think it. He doesn't need to think that it's his fault that we lost. It's the last thing he needs to do is be worrying about it." Rudy Gobert said, "He needs to learn how to make the right decision at the right time. It's not easy. The NBA is hard. It's a tough league. He's learning." The Jazz are in Boston to take on the Celtics on Saturday.

    Source: ESPN.com

  • Ricky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz

    Ricky Rubio uncharacteristically struggled from the free throw line (4-of-9) but finished with 13 points, three rebounds, four assists, one trey and one steal in Friday's 107-113 loss to the Sixers.

    Rubio is a career 83.8 percent shooter from the stripe so this was clearly an outlying performance and can be labeled as such. He's a solid source of dimes and steals but is currently hurting owners in field goal percentage and turnovers, making him a stronger play in 8-cat.

  • Rudy Gobert - C - Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert had a rough time trying to contain Joel Embiid on Friday and it reflected in his production as he delivered just 12 points, 10 boards, an assist and one blocked shot.

    He had his hands full for sure and his five fouls were not timed well enough to give him room to deliver his usual fare. Gobert should bounce back in the next one as we chalk this one up to a tough matchup.

  • Joe Ingles - F - Utah Jazz

    Joe Ingles posted a well-rounded line in Friday's loss to the Sixers that featured him recording 14 points, two boards, two assists, two triples, three steals and one blocked shot.

    Ingles still has a buy-low window open, with him currently straddling the top-80 and top-90 range in 9-cat. His pendulum swung the other way after a hot start to the season but his value should land closer to the top-50 than top-100 after the dust settles.

  • Donovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell shot his way out of a shooting slump on Friday and finished the game with 31 points on 13-of-35 shooting (1-of-11 from deep) with two rebounds, four steals and one blocked shot.

    This high-scoring game is hopefully what the doctor ordered as Mitchell had been struggling as of late, shooting a dismal .371 from the field over his last five games. He's a top-75 player right now but he should climb up the rankings once he gets his shot in order.

  • Joe Ingles - F - Utah Jazz

    Joe Ingles scored eight points on 3-of-8 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds and two assists in the Jazz's 50-point loss to the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Ingles' line actually isn't terrible but it's definitely not in line with norms, and Donovan Mitchell's night fit that description too. Mitchell scored 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting with three rebounds, three assists, one block and five turnovers, and Jae Crowder also got tripped up with five points on 2-of-12 shooting. Games like this should be ignored for the most part.

  • Derrick Favors - F/C - Utah Jazz

    Derrick Favors scored eight points on 4-of-8 shooting with four rebounds, one steal and two blocks in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Mavs.

    Favors and Rudy Gobert (10 points, 10 boards, three steals, 2-of-6 FTs) survived, as did Ricky Rubio (11 points, three rebounds, three assists, four steals and one three). Rubio didn't show any signs of his back ailments and the takeaway here is to ignore 50-point losses. Favors has solidified his late-round value lately and he should be owned in all 12-team standard formats and all 9-cat formats.

  • Raul Neto - G - Utah Jazz

    Raul Neto (right hamstring) has been cleared to practice.

    Neto will be sent down to the G-League for a couple of rehab games before being brought back up. He's missed the entire season so far with this hamstring injury so it's good to see that he's close to making his way back. However, he doesn't hold much value for fantasy owners as he'll be behind both Ricky Rubio and Dante Exum when he returns.

    Source: Eric Woodyard on Twitter

  • Joe Ingles - F - Utah Jazz

    Joe Ingles totaled 19 points, six rebounds, five assists, one steal and three triples in Monday's win over the Jazz.

    Ingles got bloodied up in this one and was sporting a head wrap that looked like a giant headband but he's good to go going forward. Jingles gives you a bit of everything on most nights and is a set-and-forget middle-round play with top-50 upside.