February 13, 2019, 1:27 amDonovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell couldn't get it going on Tuesday night, hitting 10-of-29 shots for 25 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in a loss to the Warriors.
Mitchell was sort of on an island in this one with the Jazz light on shot creators. The Warriors' switch-everything style is a major hurdle for Utah, as their natural distributors really can't make opponents pay with their own shots if they end up earning mismatches. As such, Mitchell was forced into a lot of tough looks. He's been able to climb up to top-50/70 (8/9-cat) value after a terrible shooting start and will continue to climb the rest of the way. He won't deliver on his ADP but he might be able to make it close with a big finish.
February 9, 2019, 8:41 pmDonovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell continued to roll on Saturday vs. the Spurs, delivering 23 points (9-of-22 shooting), five rebounds, five dimes, two 3-pointers and three steals.
The lackluster shooting is not a one-time, off-key note for Mitchell, who is dealing with an ugly shooting slump. He's shooting .386 from the field on 20.2 attempts over his last five games. He's a guy who can heat up in the second half of the season, so expect that percentage to climb back above the .400 mark sooner rather than later.
February 3, 2019, 12:56 amDonovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell did not shoot the ball well on Saturday in a loss to the Rockets as he had 26 points on 7-of-24 shooting in 36 minutes of action in a 98-125 loss to the Rockets.
He added six rebounds, nine assists, one steal and two 3-pointers to the box score. Mitchell is just top-70 in 9-cat formats right now, but he has been trending up and he is a top-35 value over the past month. Fellow star Rudy Gobert double-doubled with 10 points and 13 rebounds in this one. Neither guy made the All-Star team this season, but the future is bright for these two young stars.
February 2, 2019, 12:29 amDonovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell was noticeably quiet as he posted just 15 points (7-of-18 shooting), three rebounds, five assists and a steal in Friday's win over the Jazz.
Considering how hot Mitchell has been over the last month, we can give him a pass. The last time he failed to score over 20 points was January 4th, vs. the Cavs.
January 31, 2019, 12:59 amDonovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell only played 27 minutes as the Jazz got blown out by the Blazers on Wednesday, but still scored 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting.
He added four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer to the stat sheet. The Jazz got destroyed in this game, so that is the likely reason for the lackluster performance. None of the starters played exceptionally well in this game as both Rudy Gobert (15 points and nine rebounds) and Ricky Rubio (12 points and seven assists) neared their season averages with their performances. Mitchell and Gobert are the hot commodities to own in Utah and it will be interesting to see how the values of everyone will shake up if the Mike Conley trade rumor comes to fruition.
January 27, 2019, 10:57 pmDonovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell played the same sweet tune for the Jazz on Sunday and dropped a team-high 29 points (10-of-22 shooting) with four rebounds, five assists and two triples.
It was not one of the Don's best games lately with him going 7-for-10 from the line and failing to record a steal. That said, he's been a top-60 value over the last week and has shown this season that he can flirt with early-round value. That, however, was when Ricky Rubio was sidelined. Now that Rubio's back, expect Mitchell to settle into a top-30 to top-50 value range moving forward.
January 26, 2019, 2:41 amDonovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell posted 24 points, seven rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in Friday's 106-102 win over the Wolves.
It wasn't all roses as Mitchell went 7-of-24 from the field, but he's stringing big games together now and the only question is whether he's finally in form or if this is a deviation from his more muted run earlier in the season. For now we think he'll be more top-50 than top-30, but it's entirely possible that Mitchell streaks to the finish here.
January 24, 2019, 1:17 amDonovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz
In Wednesday’s crucial win over the Nuggets, Donovan Mitchell dropped 35 points on 12-of-25 shooting with six 3-pointers, six rebounds and six assists.
He also added two steals and two blocks to the box score. The Jazz have been on fire as of late due in large part to the outstanding play of Mitchell, who is averaging over 30 points per game in the last two weeks. He also has scored 30-plus points in five of his last eight games after doing it seven times last season. Fantasy owners should enjoy this hot streak, but do not view it as a sell-high just yet as his streak could continue for quite a while.
January 21, 2019, 11:56 pmDonovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz
The Jazz fell to the Blazers, 104-109 on Monday, but not due to a lack of effort from Donovan Mitchell who put up a laudable performance with 36 points on 12-of-28 shooting (10-of-12 from the line), with seven rebounds, five dimes, two triples and one steal.
Ricky Rubio was not himself yet and came off the bench, so Mitchell had the backcourt pretty much to himself as per his previous games. He's soared to early mid-round value after a rocky start and is showing no signs of slowing down. The same can't be said of Joe Ingles who disappointed with two points (1-of-7 shooting), two rebounds and six assists.
January 19, 2019, 12:11 amDonovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell overcame a bout with foul trouble to lead the Jazz to a 115-99 blowout win over the Cavs on Friday, tallying 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting, two rebounds, four assists, two 3-pointers and two steals.
It took a while, but now that he's in mid-season form, Mitchell has been balling out of his mind ever since Ricky Rubio went down. He's been running the show with the offense flowing through him like a raging river, so it will be interesting to see if he can keep up this torrid pace even after Rubio's return. Joe Ingles played facilitator in this one, recording a team-high eight assists that came with nine points, a rebound and a trey.
January 17, 2019, 1:00 amDonovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell put up 28 points on 10-of-22 shooting with six assists and three steals in a win over the Clippers on Wednesday.
Mitchell had a shaky start to the season, but he still holds top-70 value and is steadily rising as he is inside the top-20 over the past two weeks. He has the potential to be an early-round guy, so fantasy owners should hope that this hot streak lasts for the rest of the season.
January 14, 2019, 11:31 pmDonovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz in their 100-94 win over the Pistons on Monday with 28 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and three triples.
Mitchell is finally starting to hit the deep ball as he went 3-for-7 from beyond the arc and 9-for-21 from the field. He also went 7-for-9 from the line and hit a clutch and-one layup late in the fourth quarter to help push the Jazz past the Pistons. Spida is starting to figure things out just in time for the Jazz to make a strong push for the playoffs. He's finally paying owners back with top-20 value over the past two weeks.
January 13, 2019, 1:39 amDonovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell scored 34 points on 11-of-24 shooting (4-of-13 3PTs, 8-of-10 FTs) with six rebounds, six assists and two blocks over 38 minutes in the Jazz's 110-102 win over the Bulls on Saturday.
We've been needling owners to buy low while the market is still soft and in this case folks might still wonder if the recent boost is linked to the absence of point guards. Even if they do return and cut into his value, having this prolonged hot stretch is nourishing for both Mitchell and his fantasy GMs. He's sitting on top 60-70 value (8/9 cat) on the year now and top-30 numbers over the last two weeks.
January 12, 2019, 1:42 amDonovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell stayed in high gear in Friday's 113-95 win over the Lakers, dropping a game-high 33 points on 14-of-24 shooting and a full stat line.
Mitchell added four rebounds, nine dimes, four 3-pointers, a steal and two blocks to round out his majestic performance. He put on a clinic and has been skyrocketing up the rankings on the strength of his recent games, pulling his needle closer to that top-25, top-30 range.
January 9, 2019, 11:56 pmDonovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell turned in a fine performance in Wednesday's 106-93 win over the Magic, hitting 12-of-21 shots for 33 points, four rebounds, seven assists, a steal and four 3-pointers.
This is the Mitchell that fantasy owners were hoping to see when they invested an early-round selection in him. After one night it looks like he'll do some more ball-handling with the Jazz down two point guards but really the key to the next level for Spida is becoming a more efficient scorer. He delivered on that tonight but we'll need to see a few more of these games before declaring him back on the road to top-30 returns.