January 31, 2020, 12:55 amDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell was awful in Thursday's 100-1067 loss to the Nuggets, scoring four points on 1-of-12 shooting to go with five boards and eight dimes.
Mitchell started off the game missing his first nine shots from the floor and finally converting his only field goal on his 10th try. He was still able to dish out dimes, but down the stretch he barely touched the ball as Jordan Clarkson poured in 37 points. He'll be much better than tonight in the future.
January 29, 2020, 11:18 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell shot 10-of-10 from the line on Wednesday on his way to scoring 31 points (9-of-20 from the field) with four assists and three triples in a 127-120 loss to the Spurs.
Mitchell's perfect free throw shooting on high volume provided a big boost for his owners in that category, and he's improved to .857 free throw shooting on the season after shooting .806 from the line last season. Mitchell is top-40 per game and just outside the top-20 in total value on the season. His owners can rest easy knowing that Mitchell will continue this production the rest of the way.
January 27, 2020, 11:48 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell did his best to carry the Jazz in Monday's 117-126 loss to the Rockets with 36 points on 14-of-25 shooting to go with three boards, four assists, three steals and three 3-pointers.
Mitchell tried to keep the Jazz in the game and the lack of numbers outside of scoring were due to the fact that no one on the Jazz had it going on offense besides him and Bojan Bogdanovic. The good news is that he kept up his efficiency with his high-volume scoring tonight. The rest of the stats will trickle in soon.
January 25, 2020, 8:19 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell went 5-for-11 from downtown en route to his team-high 25 points on 9-of-25 shooting to help power the Jazz over the Mavs on Saturday.
Mitchell rounded out his line for the night with eight rebounds, five dimes and two steals but also was responsible for five of the team's 13 turnovers. Ironically, he was a minus-3 on the +/- column. Joe Ingles was the best Jazz player in that area with a plus-14 as he quietly put up nine points on 3-of-7 shooting with one 3-pointer, four rebounds, five asssits and two steals of his own. The key difference was that Ingles did not turn the ball over at all in his 29 minutes of action.
January 23, 2020, 12:40 amDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell dropped 23 points (8-13 FG, 4-8 3PT) on Wednesday, while tacking on four rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Mitchell did his damage in just 22 minutes as the game was blowout from the start. The scoring and triples were efficient and we can chalk up the lack of counters to game flow. Mitchell's value is hovering around the top-40 on the year.
January 20, 2020, 11:09 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz in their 118-88 blowout win over the Pacers on Monday, scoring 25 points on 11-of-19 shooting to go with two boards, three dimes, two steals, a block and two triples.
Mitchell did well scoring the ball, but the boards and assists leave some room to be improved. He's been much better in that department as a whole this year though, so we'll give him a pass, but it'll be interesting to see if he can maintain the increased production with Mike Conley being re-integrated into the lineup.
January 14, 2020, 10:18 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert feasted on Tuesday with 22 points (9-of-12 FGs), 18 rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks in 37 minutes as the Jazz beat the Nets 118-107 on the road.
Gobert isn't exactly living up to his ADP, but his stats are close enough to his career averages that there's not really anything to complain about other than a small dip in blocks. Donovan Mitchell had a nice line with 25 points, three 3-pointers, four assists and a steal in 36 minutes in the victory.
January 14, 2020, 6:21 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell (illness) will play against the Nets on Tuesday after missing Sunday's game against the Wizards.
Donovan has hit a little bit of a slump over the past two weeks with value outside of the top-100 in 9/8 cat leagues, but he is in a nice rebound spot against the Nets. It's a good idea to gauge the trade value of Mitchell's owner in your leagues while he is in a mini-slump.
Source: David Locke on Twitter
January 13, 2020, 5:23 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell (illness) listed as probable for Tuesday.
Emmanuel Mudiay's minutes should take the biggest hit as Mitchell returns from a one-game absence. With Mike Conley still absent, Mitchell should continue to dominate in a variety of categories. He has averaged 24.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting from the field.
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January 12, 2020, 1:12 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell (illness) will be held out of Sunday's game against the Wizards.
Mitchell timed his illness perfectly since the Jazz are going against the sorry Wizards on Sunday, and it looks like holding Mitchell out is a strategic choice by the Jazz and not something we should expect to linger. Mitchell put up a season-worst dud on Friday and you have to wonder whether illness played a part in it. As usual, there's not much streaming value in Utah when one of their stars sit, but you can expect Joe Ingles to take over all or most of the primary ballhandling duties while Emmanuel Mudiay and Jordan Clarkson each will get a significant minutes and usage bump.
Source: Chris Miller on Twitter
January 10, 2020, 11:14 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell had one of his worst games of the season on Friday, scoring only four points (2-for-9 shooting) with four assists, two steals and a rebound.
Despite the horrible showing from Mitchell, the Jazz were able to take care of business against an over-matched Hornets team. This is nothing more than a blip on the radar for what's been a nice season for Mitchell so far.
January 6, 2020, 10:27 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell scored 19 points on 7-of-18 shooting to go with four rebounds, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers on Monday.
Mitchell's increased assist numbers seem to be a trend that's sticking as he initiates more action with the ball for his team. It would be a welcome addition to his stat set as he rounds out his game and explores his ceiling without Mike Conley. The number should definitely take a bit of dip when Conley returns though.
January 4, 2020, 9:40 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell dropped 32 points (14-of-21 from the floor) along with six assists and four 3-pointers vs. the Magic on Saturday.
Mitchell is inside the top-30 on the season and shouldn't fall far from there moving forward. He is averaging 6.7 assists since Mike Conley has been out. Mitchell's assists will take a hit when Conley returns but he won't lose much production in other categories as he is the number one option in Utah.
January 2, 2020, 11:16 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert finished Thursday's road win with 17 points (8-for-11 FG), 12 rebounds and three blocks.
Gobert continues to get going in the right direction and took advantage of a nice matchup in this one. Donovan Mitchell also scored 17 points to go with four boards, seven assists and two 3-pointers, though he also shot 6-of-14 from the field. These two are the highest-value Jazz players in fantasyland and will remain as such.
January 2, 2020, 10:24 amDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Coach Quin Snyder reiterated that the Jazz defense has not prioritized creating turnovers and fastbreak opportunities, which has hurt Donovan Mitchell's steals and scoring opportunities especially.
The Jazz rank dead last in the league in total steals and 28th in the league in points off of the fastbreak. These two downturns have affected Mitchell in particular, since his steals are down to a career-low 1.2 per game on fewer deflections per game. In addition to the low steal rate, Mitchell's fastbreak opportunities are down nearly 20% this season, which means fewer easy buckets. Mitchell is still ranked in the top-35 range and his per-minute numbers in prior years point to a higher ceiling, but this is a reminder that the Jazz system, both on offense and on defense, has historically not been conducive to elite fantasy production. His upside is capped given these systemic restraints and the fact that he hasn't been able to crack 2nd-round value even with Mike Conley out, but Donovan Mitchell is as solid as it gets inside the top 40.
Source: Salt Lake Tribune