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February 3, 2019, 12:43 amJae Crowder - F - Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder started over Derrick Favors on Saturday and put up 11 points on three 3-pointers with four steals in a loss to the Rockets.
Crowder started due to the Rockets' lack of size as he was matched up with PJ Tucker for most of the night. He is outside the top-150 in value and has been trending down over the past month. Joe Ingles did not do much in this game as he had 11 points on 12 shots with two rebounds and two assists.
February 2, 2019, 8:55 pmJae Crowder - F - Utah Jazz
Jaw Crowder will start in Saturday's game against the Rockets.
The Rockets run small so it makes sense to get Crowder lined up with the starters. His value doesn't really change based on whether he starts or sits, but he could be around a lot of the action tonight so in that respect he gets a bump.
January 27, 2019, 11:21 pmJae Crowder - F - Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder scored 15 points on Sunday, taking all of his shot attempts from deep (5-of-10) while adding three rebounds and two assists for the night.
He's been heating up from long range recently, averaging 3.2 triples and 13.0 points per game over his last five. While his body of work with the Jazz this season is a far cry from his days in Boston, Crowder has improved on his lackluster 2017-18 campaign having found his place and role with them this season.
January 25, 2019, 3:57 pmRudy Gobert - C - Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert (right hamstring soreness) is questionable for Friday’s game against the Wolves.
If Gobert can’t go, Derrick Favors will get all the run he can while Jae Crowder, Gorges Niang and Ekpe Udoh will all get to fill the gap behind Favors.
Source: Jazz on Twitter
January 24, 2019, 1:31 amJae Crowder - F - Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder put up 15 points with six rebounds and he hit two four-point plays late in the fourth quarter to help the Jazz beat the Nuggets on Wednesday.
He shot 5-of-12 from the field and added three 3-pointers and two steals to the box score. Joe Ingles stuffed the box score with 14 points, five rebounds, eight assists and four 3-pointers. Both guys are providing late-round value on the season, with Ingles being the preferred option of the two.
January 17, 2019, 1:15 amJae Crowder - F - Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder put up 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting with five threes and three defensive stats in a big win over the Clippers on Wednesday.
Crowder is going to have his ups and downs, but he is ultimately their sixth man and will need to play well for them to make it to the playoffs. He is currently outside the top-150 value right now and is merely a 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
January 13, 2019, 1:31 amJae Crowder - F - Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder hit just 1-of-13 shots in Saturday's win over the Bulls, scoring six points with three rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 25 minutes off the bench.
Crowder went 1-of-7 from deep and with the iffy shot selection you're going to see him hit in waves, but the long-term result will always be something straddling the top-150.
January 4, 2019, 9:51 pmJae Crowder - F - Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder put up 16 points, three 3-pointers, five rebounds and a steal in Friday's win over the Cavs.
Crowder split time right down the middle with Derrick Favors tonight but his stat set gives him a nice crack at late-round value in 9-cat leagues even with the timeshare. He's not going to fit with every build around but he's a nice depth piece for any roster in need of triples, steals or rebounds.
January 2, 2019, 12:38 amJae Crowder - F - Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder scored a career-high 30 points on 9-of-15 shooting (including five threes) with six rebounds and 7-of-7 freebies in 27 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's loss to the Raptors.
Crowder will be a late-round asset or thereabouts for the rest of the season and if his stat set can help your squad, give him a look.
January 1, 2019, 6:08 pmJae Crowder - F - Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder (sprained thumb) will return from a one-game absence on Tuesday night.
Crowder basically got a glorified rest day on Saturday against the Knicks. He's fine to plug back into lineups in 9-cat leagues, as usual.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
December 31, 2018, 5:33 pmJae Crowder - F - Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder (sprained thumb) is probable ahead of Tuesday's game.
Crowder injured his thumb on Thursday and ended up sitting out on Saturday. He'll go back to splitting starts with Derrick Favors and is a solid late-round performer worth owning in 9-cat leagues.
Source: David Locke on Twitter
December 28, 2018, 4:24 pmJae Crowder - F - Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder (sprained thumb) will not play on Saturday against the Knicks.
Crowder sprained his thumb on Thursday night and left the game for good in the fourth quarter. With Grayson Allen (ankle) also out, Royce O’Neale, Thabo Sefolosha and Kyle Korver will split the majority of Crowder’s minutes.
Source: Jazz on Twitter
December 28, 2018, 12:51 amJae Crowder - F - Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder will not return to Thursday's game against the Sixers after suffering a sprained thumb, finishing with four points on 1-of-4 shooting with two rebounds, one steal and one three in 18 minutes off the bench.
Derrick Favors' minutes will kick up and the spare parts of Thabo Sefolosha, Kyle Korver and Royce O'Neale will get extra run if Crowder misses time. Crowder is always expendable so owners can move on for any hot free agent.
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