Derrick Favors

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  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) will not play on Monday.

    Derrick Favors has also been ruled out, making Jaxson Hayes a valuable short-term play. Okafor has now missed a week of action, so this seems to be a nagging issue for him.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) will not play on Monday.

    Favors is coming off two strong games but is unable to play. Jaxson Hayes will fill in for the big man. He's a solid play in daily leagues considering that Jahlil Okafor is also out.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Favors returned to the lineup after battling a hamstring strain to produce 22 points and 11 rebounds in Saturday's loss to the Clippers. If Favors sits this one out, Jaxson Hayes and Jahlil Okafor (questionable) would see extra minutes.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors doubled-doubled in Saturday's loss against the Clipper with 22 points, 11 rebouunds, three assist and one steal while shooting a perfect 10-of-10 from the field.

    Favors has been a top-30/50 player in 9/8 cat leagues over the past month and should continue to produce as long as he can stay healthy. Favors is averaging 12.6 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks during that span. Favors' biggest flaw is his poor free-throw shooting, and he went 2-of-4 from the line tonight.

    Source: NBA

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (right hamstring strain) has been officially ruled in for Thursday’s tilt vs. the Jazz.

    The return of Favors will likely make Jaxson Hayes and Jahlil Okafor a drop in standard leagues. However, it wouldn’t be foolish to hold onto Hayes for the next couple games to see how the situation develops.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) is out for Thursday’s contest vs. the Jazz.

    Okafor saw over 33 minutes in the Pelicans’ last game and was able to provide excellent value with the increased role. It didn’t last long as Favors and Ingram have returned from injury, likely forcing Okafor back to 30-team viability only.

    Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (right hamstring strain) says he's good to go for Thursday's game.

    Favors has missed the last two games but can be penciled back into lineups tonight. Jaxson Hayes and Jahlil Okafor should return to deep-league viability, though you can give each player another game or two if Favors is playing under a minutes restriction.

    Source: Jim Eichenhofer on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) is probable to play against the Jazz on Thursday.

    Okafor could see additional minutes if Derrick Favors and Brandon Ingram do not play. However, that seems unlikely as both players are also listed as probable. Okafor's recent performance where he scored 25 points to go along with 14 rebounds will only be repeated if the Pelicans are without several players in their frontcourt rotation.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (right hamstring strain) has been upgraded to probable for Thursday's matchup vs. the Jazz.

    If Favors does return to action on Thursday, Jahlil Okafor and Jaxson Hayes will see their values diminish dramatically. It is safe to drop either for someone who has a clearer path to opportunity down the stretch.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Brandon Ingram (right knee soreness) is questionable to play on Thursday.

    Ingram and Derrick Favors are "day-to-day" according to Alvin Gentry. Jaxson Hayes will have some appeal if they cannot play. Ingram has scored 25.1 points per game while shooting 40.7 percent from behind the arc.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (right hamstring strain) is questionable for Thursday's contest.

    Alvin Gentry would not commit to Favors playing against the Jazz, calling him day-to-day. Jahlil Okafor scored 25 points with 14 rebounds in his absence on Monday.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (right hamstring strain) will miss Monday's game.

    After being listed as questionable, the Pelicans will hold Favors out of action. Jaxson Hayes is someone to target in DFS leagues.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (right hamstring strain) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game versus the Pistons.

    Favors was forced to sit out of the last game and it would not be surprising to see him sit another given his muscle strain history. Jaxson Hayes has been playing well over the last three games and is worth streaming until Favors is back.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (right hamstring strain) is out for Saturday's game vs. the Celtics.

    This was the expectation after he did not return to the game on Friday. Favors has a long and sordid history with soft tissue injuries and the team will likely bring him back slowly, particularly given Jaxson Hayes' positive development in recent weeks. Favors' absence hurts the long-term outlook of this Pelicans' team, since they had finally started to string together victories with him in the lineup. It means that the Pelicans will struggle to correct their position in the standings, which will have an adverse effect on their incentive to play their veterans the rest of the way. Monitor this situation closely.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Jaxson Hayes
    PF-C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jaxson Hayes stepped up when Derrick Favors (hamstring strain) was ruled out of Friday's game with 18 points (7-of-9 FGs, 4-of-9 FTs), 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 29 minutes.

    Hayes has been on a roll and Favors' absence was the switch that opened up the floodgates. He's a worthwhile speculative add in standard leagues for his short-term upside. Favors managed to see just 11 minutes and chipped in two points, six rebounds, two steals and one block.